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“Fun and relaxing evening.”
Review of 3-Hour Sail

3-Hour Sail
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 Tall Ship Thane. 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 history. And if we don’t really know the answer, be prepared for a wee tale!
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“Fun and relaxing evening.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Had a wonderful time on our evening sail and looking forward to a day sail on our next visit to Victoria!

Visited June 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Time on the Water”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My wife and I sailed with Rob and Pete for the three hour sail on the Thane and had a very enjoyable time. It was a bit cool out on the water, but we were provided with plenty of warm clothing to wear. My wife felt that Abby, the ship's dog, was one of the high points of the trip.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“3-Hour Sail”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

My wife and I just did the 3-hour tour and thoroughly enjoyed the sailing, it was the highlight of our trip to Victoria. Rob and Pete were friendly hosts and made you feel welcome and had plenty of stories to share. We intend to sail again on the tall ship Thane on our next visit to Victoria.

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Anniversary Sail.”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Wanting something a little different for our anniversary this year, my husband and I decided to give sailing a try. We could not have been happier with not only the boat and sailing adventure itself, but also with Sue and Len - who were friendly, informative, and maintained excellent communication throughout the booking process. We were able to bring a romantic picnic (complete with bottle of wine) to enjoy during the sail and, though they were fortunately not necessary the day we were out, Sue and Len had plenty of weather appropriate supplies for everyone on board.

We cannot wait to go back out in the Spring with the children - and perhaps set aside another evening in the Summer to take in one of the shorter sunset sails. If you get the chance to add this to your trip, or for anyone who lives in the area, we definitely recommend it. Just make sure to find out if there is a special event downtown and allow ample time to find parking! If all else fails, the Empress Hotel has public parking available and is only a very short walk to board.

Visited October 2013
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2 reviews
“Fantastic time they were great with kids!”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Went on the three hour sail and it was great! Len and Sue are very interesting and have a wealth of knowledge to share if you just ask. We took our 10 year old son who is fish obsessed and they even let him bring his rod and try his hand off the boat. Len even lent him his lure as it was more appropriate for ocean fishing. There were two other kids on the boat as well and they really made it interactive and fun for them. Great value for the money compared to other boat excursions and very relaxing and enjoyable.

Visited August 2013
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