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About Victoria Harbour Ferry
Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the ocean! Take a Harbour Tour, historic Gorge Waterway Cruise, or hop on an H2O Water Taxi as you explore inner harbour destinations. Visit us on the dock in front of the Empress Hotel. From there, a VHF Captain can take you to Victoria's best-kept secret: Fisherman's Wharf! Feed the seals, grab some lunch from Barb's Fish and Chips, check out the funky float homes, go for a whale-watching or kayak adventure with Eagle Wing or Kelp Reef, and pick up an ice cream cone from Jackson's on the way back into town! We have something for everyone...Including the Pickle Pub Crawl! Come down anytime to pick up a wristband, which you can use for four harbour ferry rides to "hop" from one harbour brewpub to another. Plus, groups of four or more get free appetizers at each location! So much to do, and so much to see...Victoria Harbour Ferry!
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Mia W wrote a review Apr 2021
Ottawa, Canada14 contributions7 helpful votes
My partner and I recently moved to the Victoria area and decided to take a harbour tour to get to know the harbour and in preparation for eventual visitors. I booked the wrong day by accident but they were very accommodating. Our captain, Perry, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. It's not cheap but as it was just us, not bad for a private tour. Having a tour on a little harbour taxi is quite fun. We hopped off at Fisherman's Wharf and had fish and chips then hopped back on to go to Empress dock/downtown. We couldn't get on the first taxi/ferry as it was full but the captain called another one to come and told us it would be two minutes. It was probably even less than that but nice to have an idea of the wait time. We would recommend it and plan to take/send our family on one, when they visit.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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LasVegasLover777 wrote a review Mar 2021
Victoria, Canada5 contributions8 helpful votes
The ferry service is ok at best....ask the staff what they feel about the company. Not complimentary. My suggestion is not to support this company and take a cab. The tours are hopeless and overpriced also.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dale H wrote a review Oct 2020
Kelowna, Canada6 contributions
we caught the ferry after whale watching tour from empress hotel to fisherman's wharf with a detour to china town
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dana D wrote a review Sep 2020
11 contributions28 helpful votes
Nice water taxi, its a little pricey but nothing beats soaring back across the water with an unmatched view of downtown
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JennyD wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada17 contributions1 helpful vote
A nice short boat ride to see the downtown view from the water. even better on a beautiful day. Family friendly.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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