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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$ 60.20*
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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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US$ 60.22*
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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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“kayak tour” (41 reviews)
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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 21 August 2015 via mobile

It was sunny, warm, and calm - the perfect day for this beginner and two friends to take a kayak tour. We three locals were joined by another two women visiting from Winnipeg. Our guide was Reuben, an extremely capable, responsible, and friendly young man...More

Thank empias
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

We are glad you enjoyed our Disco tour, and appreciate the feedback as it helps us make our tours the best possible for our future clients! We'll be sure to let Reuben know you had a great time! Now that you've caught the kayaking bug...More

Reviewed 21 August 2015

My boyfriend and I took a stand-up paddle boarding lesson for my birthday. We booked at the last minute and Ocean River Sports accommodated us, even though they don't usually do same-day bookings. We couldn't have asked for a better guide - he was patient,...More

Thank RebeccaStevenson
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Coordinator at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2015

Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your review. Graydon will be happy to hear that you had such a great time on your birthday! We would love to have you back again. Have you heard about our weekday evening rentals? They are at a discounted...More

Reviewed 20 August 2015

We took Ocean River's day trip to Discovery Island. I wanted to show friends from England the wild beauty of this part of the world. Our two guides, Graham and Rueben, were superb. Young guys just brimming with enthusiasm for the natural and human history...More

Thank TimVictoria
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thank you so much for the feedback! our Disco tour is a great way to introduce visitors and locals alike to the unique beauty of Vancouver Island. We hope to see you again at our Oak Bay, downtown ,or even Saturna Island locations. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was such an excellent, affordable, all day event of easy kayaking around Discovery Island which is a short boat ride away from beautiful Oak Bay in Victoria! It was my first time in a kayak and our guides, Rueben and Jeannette were not only...More

Thank Saturnanana
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thanks for the review! We love sharing the natural beauty of Discovery Island with our clients. Hoe to see you paddling with us sometime in the near future! Adventure Centre staff

Reviewed 13 August 2015

We paddled with Tenesley at 9:30 am. He was very knowledgeable! Being beginners, he very clearly explained to us how to use the kayaks. As we paddled, he told us information about the wildlife, plants, islands, and even some anecdotes about the local history. I...More

Thank Connie D
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thanks for coming on our Oak Bay shoreline tour! We'll be sure to pass on the feedback to Tenesley. If your every feeling even more adventurous, you should try our Discovery Island tour! Hopefully see you again soon. Adventure Centre staff

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic time. The instructor was great. Super friendly and made the experience that much better. I will definitely use their tours again.

Thank alvarezsax
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thanks for the feedback! We pride ourselves in having great guides, and I'm sure anyone of them would love to get out there with you next time, whether its in the inner harbor, Oak Bay or even on Saturna Island! Adventure Centre staff

Reviewed 12 August 2015

Wonderful day of kayaking around Discovery Island and other nearby islands. Reuben our guide was so knowledgeable about kayaking, about the natural environment and also the history of the area. He made the five of us feel very comfortable in the water and took very...More

Thank bethtrotter
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Glad to hear you enjoyed Discovery Island! we will be sure to let Reuben know you enjoyed the trip, and thanks for the feedback, we love to hear peoples opinions as they help us give everyone the best possible experience! Adventure Centre staff

Reviewed 9 August 2015

What a beautiful paddle we had. Our guide Seth was knowledgeable and warm. I got some useful paddling tips and he made my dad, who had never been in a kayak, feel very comfortable. We saw lots of seals, some jelly fish, heard some local...More

Thank Marney M
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thanks for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again. We will be sure to let Seth know you had a great time! Adventure Centre staff

Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

First class service on an amazing kayak tour of the Discovery Islands. The guides were amazing! It was like being miles away when you were actually very close to Victoria. I would highly recommend this adventure.

Thank Tim R
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thanks for coming on the Disco with us! We love getting to introduce people to the natural beauty of Discovery Island. Truly a not to be missed adventure. Thanks Adventure Centre staff.

Reviewed 8 August 2015

Ocean River Adventures did a fabulous job in every respect. They have a service that picks you up at various hotels in Victoria. We were staying at a VRBO place and assumed we'd need to get ourselves to a nearby hotel, but they were happy...More

Thank theathnc
Ocean River A, Adventure Centre Staff at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

Thank you for such positive feedback, we'll be sure to let Graham know. We take a lot of pride in our Discovery Island tour, as it is a truly not to be missed experience. Hope to see you again sometime. Adventure Centre staff

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