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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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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing trip out to Discovery Island today with Tanner our fantastic guide. Everything was perfect from the weather to the paddling conditions. What a great way to spend a day if your in Victoria, thoroughly enjoyed it.More

Thank happykath8
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Kath, thank you for taking a moment to leave a review. Discovery Island really is a gem sitting atop the waters just off the coast of Victoria on Vancouver Island and we are very grateful that we get to explore it so often in our...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Took Discovery Island tour with Nathan on Friday. Lived and boated around southern Vancouver Island for decades, but never been to Discovery Island. Tour was excellent, as was the guiding and interpretation by Nathan. Full marks for all.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Such a great experience kayaking around Discovery Island and we are very pleased to hear you were able to enjoy it. Many people live here their whole lives and never get to experience this magical...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

It was FANTASTIC! Nathan was our guide and let me tell you; for being as young as he was he sure knows his stuff! He gave us so much interesting information about the area and let us eat sea lettuce (which was so good) ....More

Thank trogers571
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! Nathan is great and it is always a pleasure passing on these comments to him because we know how deserving he is. The cookies though right? :P Nothing helps fuel you for a kayaking tour around discovery island like...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My wife & I did a 3 hour paddle tour with Nathan as our guide. We left Oak Bay and paddled towards Cadboro. Nathan taught us about the bull kelp forests, fried egg jellyfish, sea lettuce, and much more. After turning around and pointing our...More

Thank Garth G
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Garth, thank you for the wonderful review. It sounds like you were able to see a lot of wildlife, which is spectacular! Nathan is a great guide and we are lucky to have him. It is great that you were able to get out and...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We just finished a 3 hour kayak tour of the islands and shoreline around Oak Bay with our amazing guide John. We had a perfect weather morning, calm waters and sunshine warming us up. John was a treat, entertaining us with great stories and informing...More

Thank Stanley B
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Stanley, so glad to hear you had a great time out on the water with John. He really is great and we love how aware he is, and happy to share his knowledge. Oak Bay is a beautiful area to paddle in and it is...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Weather perfect with blue sky's and calm seas. Combined with knowledgeable & fun guidance by Nathan & Gina, paddled through the clear, clean waters surrounding Discovery Island, encountering numerous seals in the waters around us and bald eagles flying in the skies above...Mother Nature at...More

Thank Beantowner7
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your experience was. Nathan and Gina are great and we are very lucky to have them on our team. Discovery Island is such a magical place to explore...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our guide, Emma, was relaxed and flexible with our needs. Emma has great knowledge of the area and shared lots of fun and interesting information. The rest of the staff was helpful, professional, and pleasant to work with. The equipment was in great condition. I...More

Thank Rebecca G
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Rebecca, thank you for leaving us a review. Emma is wonderful and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring the Gorge and Harbour with her. Hopefully, we will see you out on the water next time. -Stephanie

Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had a great time paddling with Jeanette of Ocean River on our maiden voyage in a kayak. Great guide, great equipment. Highly recommended. ill be back.

Thank fcom111
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate it. Glad to hear you had a good time out on the water with Jeanette. See you on the water next time :) -Stephanie

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had a fabulous time and our guide / instructor was great. I believe his name was Rob, and he was knowledgeable and gave us great tips which worked like a charm. Would definitely go back for a second / third / etc. paddle board experience!More

Thank SwissNadja
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Nadja, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We greatly appreciate it. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with Rob. He is a great part of our team. See you out...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have wanted to try SUP for a couple of years and when I found a friend who wanted to take a lesson too, we knew Ocean River Sports was who we needed to book with. Rob was our guide and he was great. He...More

Thank Louise H
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Louise, thank you for leaving us a review! We really appreciate it. Great that you had a wonderful time out on the water learning to SUP with Rob. He is a great instructor and we are very lucky to have him on our team. Hopefully,...More

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