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Victoria Waterfront Tours

7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
+1 250-858-9090
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Wonderful Experience for the Whole Family

This was an amazing day in an incredible part of the world. Nici was such a wonderful person to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rob K
Great tour of victoria harbour

Nici was a great guide, providing in depth information on all the local wildlife inhabitants. Never... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jamie W
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We are located in the best location to kayak Victoria's Outer Harbour ! Amazing Olympic Mountain vistas,seal colonies, blue herons, eagles, jellies, star fish and kelp forests are just around the headland from our shop. We offer several guided sea kayaking tours that range from an Inner Harbour paddle to a true West Coast paddling experience with a catered picnic on Cherry Beach. Enjoy the flavor of a local marina and paddle with us in Victoria's amazing ocean environment. Along with our kayaking tours we are now offering Victoria Sightseeing Tours. Join us in exploring the beaches west of Victoria as well as the unique markets close to the city. We also have a city tour with a kayaking tour combined. We look forward to exploring with you!
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7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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+1 250-858-9090

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an amazing day in an incredible part of the world. Nici was such a wonderful person to work with prior to our arrival and prepared us for everything we needed. My family of five (kids ages 14-19) enjoyed the views, but especially the...More

Thank Rob K
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was absolutely my pleasure to host your family kayaking to see the harbour seals. I enjoyed your fun and exuberant family. Each of you were excellent paddlers! Thank you also for treating me to lunch from Murchies - delicious! Thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nici was a great guide, providing in depth information on all the local wildlife inhabitants. Never having kayaked before, she provided a good tutorial and we went out with confidence. On the water, she highlighted features about the harbour, the ocean ecosystem and took us...More

Thank Jamie W
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review Jamie! We appreciate you taking time to complete it. I would like to thank you for your sense of fun and enthusiasm. It made our tour great! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver Island! Stay Well....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the four hour trip to Brothers Island and back. Nici was a terrific host and after conducting a short instructional session where she clearly explained the equipment and techniques involved, we were off. The weather was great with many of the local sea life...More

Thank tamblers
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! This tour was so amazing with talented paddlers and very thoughtful, kind guests. Our longer tours give us a chance to get to know each other a little better and sharing lunch in the kayaks is fun!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an amazing day on the water with Nici; she took us on a fabulous trip to Cherry Beach. We felt very comfortable with her as she shared her knowledge first with a lesson and safety tips for open water kayaking and then with...More

Thank Laurie H
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Laurie. We really appreciate your comments. We did have a beautiful day paddling and exploring the coastline. You were such excellent company. I very much enjoyed meeting you and sharing our amazing west coast with someone who loves...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had an awesome day kayaking along the Coast with Nici. She did an excellent job orienting us to the kayak on land, then we set out along the coast. I loved that her location was outside the main harbour area so it was a...More

Thank albertaloner
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

We did end up having great conditions for kayaking. The weather can be unpredictable in March but we ended up having a pretty awesome paddle. Thank you for being intrepid kayakers and getting out there! We appreciate your review. Thank you so much! Nici

Reviewed 23 February 2017

I went out with Nici one on one for about 2 hours. Nici was a great tour guide, she had everything prepared before the trip, explained all safety procedures thoroughly such that i am confident to be on a single kayak in open waters on...More

Thank Jessica W
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

The best part of our tour was seeing you feel confident paddling n your own kayak and feeling a sense of accomplishment. The water was crystal clear in our little cove during our tea break. Hunting for shells and enjoying the sun and the sea...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nici Baughman is an excellent instructor. I have never been in a kayak before and needed to get one lesson under my belt before my holidays. She is very informative, thorough and knows her business! I was a little nervous due to the wind conditions,...More

Thank Marie H
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed paddling with you Marie. I enjoyed seeing your confidence and enjoyment for kayaking build throughout the lesson. You have awesome listening and learning skills! I hope you have a great paddling adventure on your upcoming trip. Thank you so much for your...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016

Nici Baughman was excellent. I spent great time kayaking with awesome group after our ocean optics conference. It was amazing to see the sea lion hunting and throwing fish around. Too cool! I was very happy to see the sun come out and warm us...More

Thank Ahmed E
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

You are right about the great people on our tour Ahmed! It was great to paddle with people from different parts of the world who were good friends. You did an awesome job paddling over 12 kilometres! Thank you for your humour and enthusiasm for...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

I organized a day trip for 14 people (mostly total beginners) as an after-meeting activity during a conference in Victoria. Nici Baughman was excellent on all counts, including being very fast to respond to emails over several months of conference organization work. The trip itself...More

Thank Curtis M
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

It was our pleasure to host your group kayaking to the Lighthouse. October is the best month to encounter the juvenile sea lions. We had quite a show with one sea lion hunting and tossing his fish out of the water. Awesome! We really appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nici was the reason that Victoria Waterfront Tours is a "must do" for anybody with paddling or no paddling experience to explore the scenic Victoria inner harbor.

Thank dlprowse
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! We appreciate it. I hope you had an awesome visit in Victoria with some excellent hockey games. Go Royals! Kindly Nici

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