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3-Hour Sail

| Empress Dock A, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3Z1, Canada
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Fun in the sun!

Had a blast out in the boat with Captain Rob and Banjo Pete. Even got our own little banjo... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Lucy S
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so cool to see the harbour from another angle!

as a local it was super fun to see the harbor from another angle! we took the evening harbor tour... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
leavonsalzen
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Victoria, Canada
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Smell the gentle ocean breeze as it lures you away from the dock through Victoria’s bustling inner harbour and out into the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca aboard the historic Tall Ship Duen. All guests young and old are encouraged to participate in sailing; so tug on the sheets that haul the sails! As we begin silently swooshing through the ocean, become mesmerized by the magnificent snow-capped Olympic Mountains and the majesty of the City of Victoria. Relax and savor your picnic or a sip of wine as we keep our eyes peeled for some of BC’s world famous killer whales, or sea lions and bald eagles. Swap tales with other guests and try to stump the crew with questions, we’re rich with knowledge about the local marine life. And if we don’t really know the answer, be prepared for a wee tale! Our sails run Wed-Sunday from June 15-September 7th. We run two three hour sails beginning at 9 am and 2 pm respectively. We also run a 1.5 hour evening cruise, starting at 7 pm.
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| Empress Dock A, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3Z1, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had a blast out in the boat with Captain Rob and Banjo Pete. Even got our own little banjo performance.

1  Thank Lucy S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

as a local it was super fun to see the harbor from another angle! we took the evening harbor tour so no actual sailing, but we had our glass of wine and sat with warm blankets and hats provided, the crew was funny and friendly,...More

Thank leavonsalzen
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful...so full of peace ..serene...energizing I enjoyed this so much...Thank you for sharing your boat with us.. I have so wanted to experience what it would be like sailing on a tall ship. It was exciting.. And we had such an amazing day...beautiful sunny day...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Thane is an exquisite vessel. It is so beautifully maintained and well worth experiencing. We took a 1.5 hour evening harbour cruise and had a blast. Rob was great - very friendly and made sure everyone was warm and comfortable. We got to explore...More

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Sail was not really a sail. With 15 knot winds, they refused to raise the main sail, said winds were too strong, thus the boat moved about 2 mph. After 2 hours, the wheel cable broke and we had to return to port, thus...More

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Can't go wrong with this best bang for your buck experience. Wonderful relaxing sail out of the harbour on a very hot afternoon so all the warm clothes we brought weren't needed. Too bad the wind was non-existent but no matter, we trolled along at...More

Thank Pastorash
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Prior to departing Rob took the time to explain safety procedures as well as describing the ships fascinating history. Rob and Pete were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Upon exiting the harbour a few of us got to raise the sails, and on the...More

Thank graham m
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Great, fun sail, hands on! Well worth the time! Beautiful day, Rob & Banjo Pete were great hosts! Thanks Rob, Pete! Helen V. & I (Ted) had a good time!!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What an incredible adventure! Captain Rob and Banjo Pete were fabulous hosts and made our sail a day to remember. From hoisting the sails, to the many shared laughs, and beautiful sights, this is a must do trip in Victoria!! I can't wait for the...More

2  Thank 77Wanderlust77
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Went for the 9am sail. It was cooler than expected but Captain's Rob and Pete were prepared for all of us with blankets and jackets. It was a great way to see the coast. This was our first sailing experience and would definitely do it...More

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Chris W
8 June 2018|
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Response from Rob M | Property representative |
Hi Chris, The cost per person for the three hour sails (leaving at 9 am and 2 pm) is $89 per person, including tax. Our 1.5 hour sails leave at 7 pm and are $65 CAD. We book Wednesday through Sunday, and reservations can... More
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Petals1948
23 April 2017|
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Response from Rob M | Property representative |
We could pick you up there if need be, however; there are shuttles that goes from the Cruise Ship Terminal to the inner harbour. If you get off across from the Empress Hotel we are right there. Unfortunately, we do not have... More
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