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Kelp Reef Adventures

#2 of 108 Tours in Victoria
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Address: 12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
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Kayaking is the best way to see Victoria. We specialize in safe, fun and...

Kayaking is the best way to see Victoria. We specialize in safe, fun and educational kayak tours of Victoria's Harbour and waterfront. Our floating location at Fisherman's Wharf is a 10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and 20 minutes from downtown on the scenic boardwalk. We are the closest kayak shop to the Juan de Fuca straight, so when conditions allow, we will paddle along the coast to the kelp forests and an island the harbour seals frequent. Along the way we may see different shore birds like eagles, osprey, oystercatchers, cormorants, and the great blue heron. Starfish, jelly fish and kelp crabs are usually hiding just below the surface. Kayaking is easy and we make it easier by offering paddling jackets, gloves and a bottle of water. Plus on our kayak launch you won't even get your feet wet!

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for some reason, I have two profiles Haggis569 is the other so this review is kind of redundant but I wanted to make sure that my review received maximum exposure. I am a Victoria... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

for some reason, I have two profiles Haggis569 is the other so this review is kind of redundant but I wanted to make sure that my review received maximum exposure. I am a Victoria local and have for whatever reason not paddled the inner harbor or anywhere else for that matter for over 20 years. My wife was a first... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was my first time kayaking and it couldn´t have been better. The group leader was brilliant, super friendly, he knew what he was doing and enjoyed it, which made us all have a great time. The scenery is breathtaking and the ride very well thought out and safe. Great activity to do while in Victoria.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a whim my wife and I called to see if there was room for us on a two hour afternoon tour. The staff were unbelievably friendly and accommodating, assuring us they would find room and that they would have "everything we would need for a great day on the water". They were not kidding, once we arrived at their... More 

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Ottawa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend taking a kayak tour with Kelp Reef Adventures at Fishermans Wharf. They are great people and great gear. Thom led our tour, starting with getting everyone comfortable with equipment setup and safety. During the tour he shared his extensive knowledge of ocean flora and fauna. By the end of the tour, I felt pretty confident about solo... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you Brad and Brandon for taking us out on an amazing adventure! Both of you are very friendly and knowledgeable, we definitely had so much fun! We'll definitely recommend you to our friends and guests!

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Thank lthe2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had such an amazing day today with Isabelle. Such a knowledgeable and fun guide! Perfect weather, beautiful location, and I will definitely do this again! Thank you Brad, Katherine, and Isabelle!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 20-something daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed a 2-hr guided kayak tour in and around the Harbor. Thom was a friendly, relaxed, and knowledgeable guide. He teaches you all the basics of maneuvering the kayak. Trust me, you can do it. Once you're out paddling along, he talks about the local ecosystem as you explore the coast line. You're apt... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with Thom for a 2 hour kayak tour . I have to admit at first I was slightly nervous, since I have little to no experience kayaking. However, he quickly made me and my daughters feel at ease. We had a great time exploring the harbour and testing our skills at kayaking. The rest of the staff were... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous morning out on the water with our guides, Thom and Isabelle. I went tandem with Isabelle and it was so nice to chat about the local area and feel so comfortable on the water. The trip was full of interesting local information and great knowledge of the local wildlife. We can't thank them enough for the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to take a kayak tour on my last day of my visit to Victoria, and left it wanting to move to Victoria, buy a kayak and spend my entire time on the ocean. Our tour guides Thom and Chantal were very easy going and a pleasure to spend time with. They made sure to inform us of any... More 

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