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Address: 7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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We are located in the best location to kayak Victoria's Outer Harbour !...

We are located in the best location to kayak Victoria's Outer Harbour ! Amazing Olympic Mountain vistas,seal colonies, blue herons, eagles, jellies, star fish and kelp forests are just around the headland from our shop. We offer several guided sea kayaking tours that range from an Inner Harbour paddle to a true West Coast paddling experience with a catered picnic on Cherry Beach. Enjoy the flavor of a local marina and paddle with us in Victoria's amazing ocean environment. Along with our kayaking tours we are now offering Victoria Sightseeing Tours. Join us in exploring the beaches west of Victoria as well as the unique markets close to the city. We also have a city tour with a kayaking tour combined. We look forward to exploring with you!

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Awesome kayaking for March

We had an awesome day kayaking along the Coast with Nici. She did an excellent job orienting us to the kayak on land, then we set out along the coast. I loved that her location... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
albertaloner
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Edmonton, Canada

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beauty full place ideal for weekends getaway, amazing food, very hospitable people , must visit garden and see this buildings

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome day kayaking along the Coast with Nici. She did an excellent job orienting us to the kayak on land, then we set out along the coast. I loved that her location was outside the main harbour area so it was a nice, quiet paddle. We saw a variety of wildlife and she knew interesting facts as... More 

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

We did end up having great conditions for kayaking. The weather can be unpredictable in March but we ended up having a pretty awesome paddle. Thank you for being intrepid kayakers and getting out there! We appreciate your review. Thank you so much! Nici More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went out with Nici one on one for about 2 hours. Nici was a great tour guide, she had everything prepared before the trip, explained all safety procedures thoroughly such that i am confident to be on a single kayak in open waters on my own. We sat for a little while for a tea break and she made... More 

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

The best part of our tour was seeing you feel confident paddling n your own kayak and feeling a sense of accomplishment. The water was crystal clear in our little cove during our tea break. Hunting for shells and enjoying the sun and the sea air is the best thing ever! Thank you for paddling with us Jessica and for... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Nici Baughman is an excellent instructor. I have never been in a kayak before and needed to get one lesson under my belt before my holidays. She is very informative, thorough and knows her business! I was a little nervous due to the wind conditions, but after she explained all the environmental elements and signs to look for, I was... More 

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

I thoroughly enjoyed paddling with you Marie. I enjoyed seeing your confidence and enjoyment for kayaking build throughout the lesson. You have awesome listening and learning skills! I hope you have a great paddling adventure on your upcoming trip. Thank you so much for your review. It is very much appreciated Nici More 

Fort Collin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Nici Baughman was excellent. I spent great time kayaking with awesome group after our ocean optics conference. It was amazing to see the sea lion hunting and throwing fish around. Too cool! I was very happy to see the sun come out and warm us up during lunch.

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

You are right about the great people on our tour Ahmed! It was great to paddle with people from different parts of the world who were good friends. You did an awesome job paddling over 12 kilometres! Thank you for your humour and enthusiasm for kayaking. Nici More 

Sammamish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I organized a day trip for 14 people (mostly total beginners) as an after-meeting activity during a conference in Victoria. Nici Baughman was excellent on all counts, including being very fast to respond to emails over several months of conference organization work. The trip itself was perfect for the group: well organized, safely run, scenic, and with an excellent lunch... More 

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to host your group kayaking to the Lighthouse. October is the best month to encounter the juvenile sea lions. We had quite a show with one sea lion hunting and tossing his fish out of the water. Awesome! We really appreciate your review. Thank you so much! More 

Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nici was the reason that Victoria Waterfront Tours is a "must do" for anybody with paddling or no paddling experience to explore the scenic Victoria inner harbor.

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! We appreciate it. I hope you had an awesome visit in Victoria with some excellent hockey games. Go Royals! Kindly Nici More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Nici is such a great host. Such a great tour with lots of animals and birds. We got to see them very close up. We worth it the paddle out to Seal Island.

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your review......we really appreciate it! We are all about our ocean's amazing wildlife! Keep Exploring! Nici More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife, my four boys (aged 19-9), and I spent a morning with Nici kayaking to and around Seal Island. We were a little apprehensive, as we had never kayaked before. Nici was amazing, the scenery was beautiful, and the seals were great. I highly recommend Victoria Waterfront Tours. We would definitely go again if we make it back to... More 

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Dave! It was a pleasure to paddle with an energetic and enthusiastic "band of brothers"! Your family was SO polite and helpful throughout the tour. Completely enjoyable. Thank you again. Kindly Nici More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We are a family of 3 (2 adults and teenager) who wanted a combination of the tours Nici offers. She kindly accommodated us with a full day private kayaking trip with a lovely homemade lunch. She was completely flexible with our starting time, as we were on a 3 hour time difference and requested a slightly later start time. There... More 

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Anna. It was an amazing day! It was great that we decided to go despite the irregular weather reports as it turned out to be perfect paddling conditions. I so enjoyed paddling with your entertaining and energetic family. Your humour and enthusiasm made it a great adventure. Stay Well and safe travels... More 

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