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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
+1 800-909-4233
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Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city. Join us on one of our Urban Kayak tours or Sunset Tour. We also offer an Oak Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak or Nature Hiking Tour. Offering expeditions, tours and courses throughout the Vancouver Island region, our guests will experience all the wild West Coast has to offer. Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ certified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation. Victoria’s premier paddling and outdoor adventure company. Want to try something different? We are also a premium stand up paddle tour operator in the southern Vancouver Island and Victoria region.
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1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I had a day to spare in Victoria and went with Ocean River for a inner/outer harbour tour. They were very professional and safe and did an outstanding job. I would definitly use them again.

Thank Terry M
stephaniebrown1990, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Terry, thank you so much for the review. We are very happy to hear you had a great experience out on the water with our team exploring the beautiful Harbour.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

My pal Colin and I were on holiday with our wives, we were keen to kayak in Victoria but disappointed to learn that the season was really over. However under recommendation we made a personal approach to Ocean River at the store and we delighted...More

Thank reidslarg
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We are so happy to hear you were able to get out an enjoy what Victoria has to offer! It truly is a magical place and although we have very mild weather year round the ocean still takes a rapid turn in the fall/winter months...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a really lovely learning experience with Janette Galan. She patiently taught us a lot of skills in terms of paddling and control. Yes, there was repeated dunking so that you can learn how to do rescues, but although the lake was cold, Janine...More

Thank John P
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

John, thank you for taking the time to leave a review we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time learning some new skills - even if it was a little cold and soggy. Better to be cold and wet...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We organized group activities for a client who was hosting their annual conference in Victoria. Ocean River Sports was excellent to work with! They are truly professional and experienced on the water! The equipment is top notch and their guides are all wonderful and experienced....More

Thank wendysears
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Wendy, thank you for your review! We were very excited to get out on the water with your team and get you all paddling together and working together in a completely new way. Working with corporate groups is a passion of ours and it is...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Just completed Ocean River's Basics course with terrific Janette Galan. Couldn't have asked - for a better instructor - thoughtful, helpful and such a delight. Really assisted me overcome my initial fears of tipping and I learnt so much. A great day course for any...More

Thank Judith C
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Judith, thank you for leaving a review! Wonderful to hear that you had a great experience out on the water with Janette. We are so happy you are feeling more comfortable in a kayak now and are not afraid of tipping - soon you will...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful day exploring Victoria's inner harbour . Our guide Gina is an enthusiastic Victoria native who still delights in the incredible mountain views and close up encounters with seals . We kayak quite a bit and this was easily one of the...More

Thank visiitingdoc
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with our kayak guide Gina. We are very lucky to have her on our team and to be able to explore the waters of our beautiful west coast...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We did a group booking for a 3 hour tour of the Gorge waterway and Inner Harbour with Nathan and Jo. It was the first time I have kayaked and I am hooked. They made it so easy and I enjoyed all the views. It...More

Thank Miila P
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Miila, thank you for leaving a review. Nathan and Jo are wonderful and we are very lucky to have them. Great to hear you are hooked on kayaking now - hopefully we will see you out on the water. Starting off with a tour is...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

A great kayak with Lee! The inner harbor tour is a great combination of nature and city views and lots of interesting commentary on both from Lee, our excellent guide. I can't think of a better way to spend a day in Victoria - if...More

Thank 456jessica
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Jessica, thank you for the review. We are very happy to hear you were able to get out and enjoy kayaking in the harbour. We are always surprised about all the history and environmental facts that all of our guides are constantly teaching us here....More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

I won $150 towards a free paddle lesson at the Reel Paddler's Film Festivale in Spring and i finally got around to taking it before it expired. Jordie is a great instructor. I understand he is good with a Euro paddle, however, for rmy lesson...More

Thank jcthacker
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. So glad you were able to use the Gift Certificate! Hopefully, we will see you at the Reel Paddling Film Festival again this year! Jordie is wonderful and we are very lucky to have him. See you out on...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

A perfect way to spend the day! I have been to Discovery Island twice now and both times I have loved it. Our guide Tanner helped make the experience great with his upbeat enthusiasm for the outdoors. He was very knowledgeable and informative about the...More

Thank J P
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for the review J P. It means a lot to us to receive feedback. Tanner really is awesome. Discovery Island is such a different and unique place to explore that you really hit the nail on the head with saying it is for...More

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