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3-Hour Sail

| Empress Dock A, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3Z1, Canada
+1 250-885-2311
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Wonderful time

My husband and I went out for this 3 hour afternoon sailing trip. The boat was so neat and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NancyCarol516
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Tempe Arizona
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Beautiful Afternoon

I am so pleased to have found this beautiful wooden, tall sail, rich with history ship. Captain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
singleladyadventures
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Clearwater, Florida
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Smell the gentle ocean breeze as it lures you away from the dock through Victoria’s bustling inner harbour and out into the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca aboard the historic Tall Ship Duen. All guests young and old are encouraged to participate in sailing; so tug on the sheets that haul the sails! As we begin silently swooshing through the ocean, become mesmerized by the magnificent snow-capped Olympic Mountains and the majesty of the City of Victoria. Relax and savor your picnic or a sip of wine as we keep our eyes peeled for some of BC’s world famous killer whales, or sea lions and bald eagles. Swap tales with other guests and try to stump the crew with questions, we’re rich with knowledge about the local marine life. And if we don’t really know the answer, be prepared for a wee tale! Our sails run Wed-Sunday from June 15-September 7th. We run two three hour sails beginning at 9 am and 2 pm respectively. We also run a 1.5 hour evening cruise, starting at 7 pm.
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| Empress Dock A, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3Z1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went out for this 3 hour afternoon sailing trip. The boat was so neat and the crew (Mitch and Cam) were great. They let us help if we wanted and were very safety minded at all times. It was a lovely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so pleased to have found this beautiful wooden, tall sail, rich with history ship. Captain Drew and 1st mate Ryan were great. Capt. Drew gave us a brief history of the s/v “Duen” which was built in 1939. In addition to daily sails...More

Thank singleladyadventures
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Rob M, Owner at 3-Hour Sail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Leslie! Great review! We appreciate it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship is beautiful, the crew is a lot of fun and lets everyone join in the sailing. This is a wonderful way to see the picturesque city of Victoria from the water. The ride in the zodiac was a lot of fun and we...More

Thank Eileen G
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Rob M, Manager at 3-Hour Sail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's so great to hear, Eileen! We're so happy you had a good time and that it was a magical experience for you. Thanks so much for your review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing - absolutely nothing -half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Wind in the Willows, and wind in your sails. Pick a "windy" day, because that is the motor that will be driving the experience. Sit on the deck,...More

Thank Joseph O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday my Sister, who was visiting from out of town, and I had a wonderful 3-hour cruise on the Duen. The experience was terrific. Mike, Ryan and Mitch were an engaging and helpful crew who did everything they could to accommodate whatever level people wanted...More

Thank Laurie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally got the sail up an hour and fifteen minutes after leaving the berth. We were not very far out - about even with the cruise ship jetty - and we just drifted around. Nothing was said, but we were offered a zodiac boat ride...More

Thank patV8477FY
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Rob M, Manager at 3-Hour Sail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pat, We're sorry to hear you didn't have a good time. Unfortunately when there's little wind, it's pretty hard to have a full sailing experience. Our captain and first mate tried hard to make sure you had a positive experience by offering music, rhib...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a morning sail on vacation with our two daughters - ages 7 and 5. Captain Drew and First Mate Cam were awesome and especially good with the girls. Captain Drew played an improv song for the kids and even had bubbles on board...More

Thank Thomas Michael R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us decided to go on a sunset sail boat adventure. Our captain and mate were fabulous giving us a history of the beautiful boat originally from Norway. We left at 7:30 pm and got back shortly after 9:00 pm. Beautiful evening. Warm,...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We went out on the 3 hour sail from Victoria Harbour. Captain Drew and First Mate Cal made this an exceptionally fun yet relaxing voyage. Before we set sail they explained all the safety matters to us in a confident, thorough but enjoyable way. Once...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great time out on the first sail of the season. Captain and crew were friendly and professional. Safety and fun were paramount. We had a great time learning about the history of the ship and Victoria! Would highly recommend.

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Chris W
8 June 2018|
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Response from Rob M | Property representative |
Hi Chris, The cost per person for the three hour sails (leaving at 9 am and 2 pm) is $89 per person, including tax. Our 1.5 hour sails leave at 7 pm and are $65 CAD. We book Wednesday through Sunday, and reservations can... More
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Petals1948
24 April 2017|
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Response from Rob M | Property representative |
We could pick you up there if need be, however; there are shuttles that goes from the Cruise Ship Terminal to the inner harbour. If you get off across from the Empress Hotel we are right there. Unfortunately, we do not have... More
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