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Address: 1824 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-909-4233
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Thu - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
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Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River...

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 kayaking adventure company.

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USD 59.76*
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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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USD 59.78*
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Victoria Harbour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
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USD 59.72*
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Victoria Harbour Sunset Kayak Tour

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Half day kayak to Channel Islands - Terrific trip with knowledgeable guide

Since the other people registered for the trip called in sick, I was the only person on the three hour trip with Janette. We paddled out of Oak Bay - perfect weather - to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
lauryn_mclelland
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Since the other people registered for the trip called in sick, I was the only person on the three hour trip with Janette. We paddled out of Oak Bay - perfect weather - to the Channel Islands. We saw lots of harbour seals, birds and marine life. Janette, the guide was super - friendly and fun. She was extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Bill and Graydon accompanied us (2 adults, 4 kids). It was a great tour - perfect weather. We saw seals, porpoises, and birds. We even took a swim on the beach at Samuel island. Bill and Graydon were friendly, professional, and great with kids. Highly recommended.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

For years we've visited Victoria but never had the chance to kayak the inner harbour. This last year we elected to try the harbour tour with their guide, Gary. We ended up touring not only the inner harbour but the outer harbour as far as Fleming Point Beach on a great day. I've also taken kayak courses in prior years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a family group, some beginners, so experienced kayakers, it was wonderful for all of us!! Staff were super helpful and friendly and very interesting in the tour - lots of ocean facts and local history. Was a wonderful day!!

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1 Thank Marilyn J
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great tour :) Had an amazing guide who was very knowledgeable about the area we were touring and BC in general - he gave us some great tips for an upcoming trip we have planned to the gulf islands! Well organised tour, tasty lunch included, and lots of beautiful things to see (seals, variety of birds, otters, historical lighthouse, and... More 

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1 Thank jolanny
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our guide Reuben Buerge met us at the Oak Bay Marina. Both single and double kayaks were loaded onto a pontoon boat, which took us across the treacherous currents of Plumper Passage to Discovery Island. Upon disembarking in Rudlin Cove, Reuben set us up with kayaks and led us around both Discover Island and the Chathams. I have been in... More 

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1 Thank Bettenhausen2015
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Being from Victoria we always wanted to try paddle boarding...so for our Anniversary and part of our bucket list we decided to try paddle boarding and take an introductory lesson. It was an amazing morning, Mark was our instructor and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and confident on the water. The scenery is spectacular.... More 

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1 Thank Hedda17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We rented two tandem kyaks. Was really straight forward. Their kyaks are good & they are super helpful if you're new. Only reason i didnt give a 5 is because the harbour isnt an exciting place to paddle. But the business itself deserves 5. I believe they have other locations in different parts of the island etc.

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1 Thank Ghufran S
Beaumont, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Nathan and Rueben were so easy going and knowledgable about the area. They really kept their eye on everyone to ensure we were all safe and happy. The kelp got in the way a lot but that's part of the experience. Saw lots of seals and tiny crabs.

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1 Thank lakershome123
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was just our family and our guide Tanner who made the day absolutely perfect for the four of us. The most common refrain was "It's your trip". We paddled, we hiked, we jumped on rooftops. We paddled with seals, learned about birds and poked around in tidepools. I'm picky. I'm high maintenance. This is a fantastic way to spend... More 

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