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Ocean River Sports

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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Discovery Island Kayak Tour! Our co-guides were Ben and Nathan, and both were terrific. There were six participants on the tour, and that was a great size. I had been kayaking twice before and definitely consider myself a beginner; some of...More

Thank Kendra A
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon Seaside814694 Thank you for sharing your experience with us - your level of detail in your review made it feel like we were right there with you on your adventure! We're very glad to hear that even though you consider yourself a beginner,...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Sophie and Jannette hosted a small group of us on a kayak tour from their premises to a turn around by Harrison Island. They were helpful and friendly, gave us good advice for getting in and out of the kayaks, which was done dockside. They...More

Thank Jenny T
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jenny, Thank you for leaving a review and for joining us out on the water! It sounds as if you had an amazing experience with our gear, our guides and what our city has to offer. We believe viewing Victoria from the seat of...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

An excellent place to get gear specific to kayaking or paddle boarding. Knowledgeable staff for rentals and lessons.More

Thank stopfer
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Stopfer, We sincerely appreciate your review of our gear and staff here - thank you for that. It sounds as if you have experienced both sides to our business: retail and adventure, and we thank you for your kind words. Join us again anytime...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had so much fun with our guide Ben! He was a blast and so friendly and helped me figure out how to kayak. It was definitely a fun first experience for us going around Discovery island and seeing all the animals.More

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OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Starcalleralloria, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave a review! It sounds like you had an amazing experience learning how to kayak with Ben - we are certainly lucky to have him. Please come back anytime and join us...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I had booked a stand up paddle boarding tour through the store only to find out when I got there no one else had booked that day. So I got to enjoy a 2.5 hour 1 on 1 instructional from Wes and then was asked...More

Thank John M
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to share your SUP experience with us! We always appreciate reviews like yours. Wes is a fantastic SUP instructor, full of energy, professionalism and knowledge. You are certainly lucky to have a private instructional tour, something that...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Great way to get out of town and into some pretty pristine environments. We were lucky with a gorgeous calm day that allowed us to circumnavigate Discovery Island and some additional islands/channels. Guides Ben and Jeanette really know their stuff, and care about the wilderness,...More

Thank aliciadawnp
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Alicia, It sounds like you had a great time on our Discovery Island Tour! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Ben and Janette are both excellent guides and we are lucky to have them both on our team. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Crafts and company were great, well looked after, 5-6 hour trip including transfer to island, kayaked all way round and saw lots of wildlife direct from the kayak.More

Thank PhilandSue M
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Phil and Sue, We appreciate the time you took to leave a review! It sounds as if you were part of our Discovery Island Kayak adventure, certainly an amazing and unique way to visit a beautiful and relatively untouched area just outside Victoria. We...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

We enjoyed our Kayak tour of Oak Bay with our guide Janette. It was relaxing and informative and exciting all at the same time.More

Thank FitzFamilyMom
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning FitzFamilyMom Thank you for leaving a review for your tour with Janette! We certainly agree that kayaking can be peaceful and relaxing, and we are so glad you enjoyed Janette. She is a great part of our team, and we are lucky to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our Kayaking tour with Emma. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour took us out through the inner and outer harbour and to seal island, a beautiful way to see the landscape and wildlife. We would highly recommend Emma as a...More

Thank Julie M
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Julie, Our team appreciates your kind words and thoughtfulness with this review! Emma is certainly a great asset to our team, knowledgeable and engaging, and we also wish her luck in her marine biology degree. It sounds as if you had a great experience,...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

There's much more to stand-up paddling than meets the eye! Our instructor, Duncan, was very knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic and encouraging ... in short, a great lesson with a great teacher!More

Thank DaithiODuinn
OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello DaithiODuinn, We appreciate the positive feedback and kind words! Thank you for taking the time. Duncan is a fantastic SUP coach, among his many other skills! We hope your experience translates into feeling that much more confident on the water, and encourages you to...More

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