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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
+1 800-909-4233
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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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1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
+1 800-909-4233
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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 20 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 14 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
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My friend Naomi and myself had an awesomeee tour to Discovery Island with our guides Tanner and Amy!! They were super friendly and it was obvious that they enjoyed their jobs. Lots of enthusiasm and very knowledgable about the area! Would love to go for...More

2  Thank daniellemlapointe
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had a great trip out of Oak Bay in kayaks with Nathan Troost, our guide, whose knowledge and anecdotes were educational and entertaining at the same time, all the while feeling safe and enjoying the calm way of travelling along the shoreline. Would definitely recommend...More

2  Thank SabOxon
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a fantastic tour exploring the wonders of Saturna Island. Graydon our tour guide was awesome. Being a local he was very passionate and knowledgeable. The views were stunning and I would highly recommend this tour to any one and any ability level. Can't...More

3  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I took the basic kayak skills (Including Rescues) course recently and found the instruction to be excellent. Not only did we have a comprehensive list of what to bring we also were able to rent or borrow any equipment we did not...More

2  Thank Brightburn
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