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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour provided by Ocean River Sports

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Mingle sightseeing with a foray into nature—and enjoy a perspective on Victoria that many visitors miss—with this beginner-friendly kayaking tour of Victoria Harbour. In the afternoon, make your own way to the meeting point in downtown Victoria, and get acquainted with your gear. After a training session, head out onto the water. Look out for wildlife like eagles, cormorants, and seals as you admire the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, the Fairmont Empress hotel, and more.
Highlights
  • This beginner-friendly tour makes kayaking fun and accessible
  • All necessary training and equipment is included for your ease
  • Enjoy the special opportunity to explore Victoria Harbour by boat
  • Spy wildlife and major city landmarks, and learn more from your guide
Important Information
Departure Point
450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kayaking requires some upper body strength and endurance
  • Children aged 10–15 years must be accompanied by an adult; children aged 3–9 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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speedy2018 wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions5 helpful votes
Nick was our guide this week on an extended harbour tour. Because it was just myself and my 18 year old daughter in a tandem we were able to paddle out to Seal Island - what an experience!! Loved loved loved the seals and had time to just sit and admire them from a distance -
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
Responded 6 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad that you had a great time with Nick and it was a summer highlight for you!
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keanna wrote a review Aug 2020
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Had a great kayaking experience with our guide Emma. She was a great person to be on the water with.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Thank you for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your afternoon with Emma. She is always a pleasure to paddle with.
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Che_53 wrote a review Aug 2020
Victoria, Canada80 contributions19 helpful votes
Earlier this week we organized two tandem kayak rentals for today. Very windy weather at our departure time resulted in unsafe conditions. The staff were proactive. A staff member called us and offered us a full refund. I will definitely support this business in the future.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
Responded 7 Aug 2020
I am sorry you paddle didn't work out as certainly winds can be unpredictable. We appreciate your support!
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Kukeseen wrote a review Jul 2020
Madrid, Spain13 contributions18 helpful votes
We had an amazing afternoon tour of the harbor. Our guide was fun and provided great explanations of the surroundings. We saw some seals, jellyfish and local flora. It was definitely one of the best experiences about our trip to Victoria.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
Responded 17 Jul 2020
We are so happy you enjoyed your tour, Victoria's waterways are fabulous.
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Chris B wrote a review Jul 2020
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions4 helpful votes
What a great place. Excellent service (thank you John) and good equipment. Great value, too. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
Responded 6 Jul 2020
Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.
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About the operator

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JayceN2
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Paddle Boarding
It was very fun! The staff members were super friendly, and very thorough with teaching how to get onto the board s
leanne923
leanne923
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Excellent instructors and course content that fit well in timeframe
Completed the Level 1 Sea Kayaking course with ORS. Both instructors were excellent. Course content was well delive
Hannahnwieder
Hannahnwieder
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Recommend!
Had a super nice time kayaking the harbour. Very pretty and the instructions were good. Friendly staff!
KarasKove
KarasKove
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Gordon Brown is amazing!
Did the "rough water and tidal paddling" kayak course with Gordon Brown a few weeks ago and it was by far the most
rocdok2015
rocdok2015
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Oak Bay Kayak Shack great
Rented a Delta 17.5t at the Oak Bay Marina paddle shack- Simon and Westley were awesome to deal with- super experie
mariayev
mariayev
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Excellent Service
Great service. Guide didn't waste time. He got us on the water right away. Very enjoyable experience. Equiptment wa
grauer2017
grauer2017
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Great weekend for learning and paddling!
We recently completed Sea Kayak Level 1 with Ocean River and Gordon Brown. Absolutely the best instruction we have
jordanz693
jordanz693
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Kayak coaching from Gordon Brown
I've just finished 3 sessions of basic skills with Gordon Brown as my instructor/coach. It was life changing -- an
Traveler86984
Traveler86984
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Easy In and Easy Out!
Wonderful 5-Star service and experience. We rented a tandem kayak on a sunny Sunday in September 2020. Departure fr
TerrieRolph
TerrieRolph
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Getting it right, right from the start.
I took the Paddle Canada Level One course in September, 2020, with Gordon Brown. I am very new to kayaking, having
sarahgN2661UI
sarahgN2661UI
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Sea Kayaking Level One Course
My husband and I took the Sea Kayak Lvl 1 with Gordon Brown. It was my first time in a kayak and I went in with a
GailC282
GailC282
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An excellent learning experience!
My husband and I recently took the introductory paddling course to refresh kayaking skills learned many years ago.
sandikoop
sandikoop
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A great day
We had a beautiful day kayaking around the lovely Discovery and Chatham Islands. Very touching to see the mural of
H2738LJlynnet
H2738LJlynnet
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Fun in the sun
We had a tandem kayak and spent two wonderful hours self touring the harbour. Lovely staff, really easy to deal wi
Ugotthis1life
Ugotthis1life
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Awesome staff and awesome Day on the Paddleboards
We were greeted with friendly staff and instructions which were really helpful and appreciated. It was a gorgeous d
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