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3-Hour Sail

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3-Hour Sail
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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...more
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| Empress Dock A, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3Z1, Canada
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All reviews tall ship beautiful boat warm blankets sea shanty beautiful afternoon spend an afternoon knowledgeable crew three hours amazing history victoria harbour highlight of our trip visit victoria a lot of fun an amazing experience ogden point banjo pete
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We booked a 3-hour sail as a surprise for my husband. It was great to hear the history of the Duen and as well that it is used during the off season for teaching sailing to youth. The captain was amazing and so up beat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Monika H
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A perfect way to spend an afternoon in Victoria if you’re looking for something very different! I am travelling solo and went on the 2pm sail 09/01. had an absolutely amazing experience. The crew were friendly, professional and engaging where we got to help out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Megan L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We booked a private evening charter with 3-hour sail for our wedding night as a surprise for our families. It was an amazing experience! Asta was very helpful and accommodating during the booking process. Mitch, Cam, and Kirsten provided wonderful service and ensured that everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brynne L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had the good fortune to join 3-Hour Sail for a voyage recently. It was wonderful! Drew, Mitch and Ryan were excellent hosts and engaged the passengers in many aspects of sailing a tall ship. It was a delightful way to spend an afternoon and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GayeK
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went out for this 3 hour afternoon sailing trip. The boat was so neat and the crew (Mitch and Cam) were great. They let us help if we wanted and were very safety minded at all times. It was a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

I am so pleased to have found this beautiful wooden, tall sail, rich with history ship. Captain Drew and 1st mate Ryan were great. Capt. Drew gave us a brief history of the s/v “Duen” which was built in 1939. In addition to daily sails...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank singleladyadventures
Rob M, Owner at 3-Hour Sail, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much, Leslie! Great review! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

The ship is beautiful, the crew is a lot of fun and lets everyone join in the sailing. This is a wonderful way to see the picturesque city of Victoria from the water. The ride in the zodiac was a lot of fun and we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eileen G
Rob M, Manager at 3-Hour Sail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

That's so great to hear, Eileen! We're so happy you had a good time and that it was a magical experience for you. Thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 4 August 2018

There is nothing - absolutely nothing -half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Wind in the Willows, and wind in your sails. Pick a "windy" day, because that is the motor that will be driving the experience. Sit on the deck,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Yesterday my Sister, who was visiting from out of town, and I had a wonderful 3-hour cruise on the Duen. The experience was terrific. Mike, Ryan and Mitch were an engaging and helpful crew who did everything they could to accommodate whatever level people wanted...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Finally got the sail up an hour and fifteen minutes after leaving the berth. We were not very far out - about even with the cruise ship jetty - and we just drifted around. Nothing was said, but we were offered a zodiac boat ride...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank patV8477FY
Rob M, Manager at 3-Hour Sail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Pat, We're sorry to hear you didn't have a good time. Unfortunately when there's little wind, it's pretty hard to have a full sailing experience. Our captain and first mate tried hard to make sure you had a positive experience by offering music, rhib...More

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Chris W
8 June 2018|
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
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