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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4R4, Canada
+1 800-909-4233
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US$ 60.43*
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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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US$ 60.45*
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Victoria Harbour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
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US$ 60.39*
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Victoria Harbour Sunset Kayak Tour
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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: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4R4, Canada
Downtown
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+1 800-909-4233
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took a beginner stand-up paddle boarding course on a calm sunny day on Elk Lake and was very pleased! The instructors were very nice, experienced and really enjoyed what they were doing. All equipment needed for a course is included in the price, perfect...More

Thank Keith_Porter27
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Keith, thank you for such a kind review! It is greatly appreciated. We are glad the weather was so nice for you and that you enjoyed the course. Sometimes taking classes can seem really boring but we try really hard to make them fun because...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Joe for the awesome kayak tour of the Inner Harbour and Gorge Waterway. It was great to see Victoria from the water side.More

Thank Lynn P
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lynn, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pretty lucky to live in a place like Victoria, BC where you have the chance to see the city from the streets, the air and the water in many different ways; from...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had a great trip in the inner harbour of Victoria! Great instructions and safety lesson prior to taking off in our double kayaks. Very knowledgable guide who listened to what we wanted to do and planned accordingly. They supply great fully waterproof jackets in...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

hossboss6, we are so happy to hear you had a great time! Jordie is wonderful, we are very lucky to have him. If you took any photos don't forget to tag us in them as we would love to see the tour through your eyes....More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Fantastic introduction to Kayaking. Janette and Gary the Instructors were first class and made the day very enjoyable and relaxed. Very experienced instructors in a safe and friendly atmosphere. This course is a must for anyone who wants to discover the sport of sea kayaking....More

Thank Tommy H
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Tommy, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the course! Janette and Gary are wonderful, we are very lucky to have them on our team. Happy to hear we will see you on the next course. There is nothing like getting out on...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

We visited Victoria in June 2017, and we are avid outdoor enthusiasts. We had a great time renting paddle boards for 2 adults and 3 teenagers, and Tanner was a pleasure to spend time with. Thank you for accommodating all of us on our vacation!

Thank roseinsac
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Roseinsac, so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out with Tanner and on the Stand Up paddleboard tour. Was this your first time paddleboarding? We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 21 September 2016

First time sea kayaking, we received excellent instruction from Reuben. His knowledge of the area and wildlife was great and really added to the experience. The perfect September sunny weather helped as well! Highly recommend this for a peaceful, tranquil day out.More

1  Thank Jane M
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Jane, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Discovery Island Tour. Had you been kayaking before? Did you see any wildlife specifically on your tour? Oak Bay and the coastline in front is an amazing place to explore, and we agree, having...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

A very good harbour tour. We were newbies and our guide, Nathan, was very helpful with kayaking skills. We had a wonderful day on the water.More

1  Thank Don S
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Don, so glad to hear that you were able to get out there and experience paddling in our harbour. We trust that you feel more confident as a paddler now after some time with Nathan on the water? He is a wonderful guide - he...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

My girlfriend and I had a great time on the Discovery Island kayak tour. After having to reschedule due to bad weather, when we actually got out there it was a perfect day. Tanner and Amy were great guides, very knowledgeable, and fun yet professional.

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was the best kayaking day we ever had thanks to the wonderfully combined forces of nature and our guide, Rueben. The sunny weather and diverse scenery were awesome enough, but it was Rueben's enthusiasm for and knowledge of the area (history, geography, oceanography) along...More

1  Thank PearlGoesKayaking
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Had a lovely 3 hour paddle exploring the coastline around Saturna. Bob was a great host with suggestions for our stay on the island, the kayaks were in excellent shape and we had a very small group. Great location next to ferry terminal and restaurant...More

2  Thank hooleymamma
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