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Ocean River Sports

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Fantastic kayaking experience

We thoroughly enjoyed the Discovery Island Kayak Tour! Our co-guides were Ben and Nathan, and both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kendra A
Outer harbor tour by kayak

Sophie and Jannette hosted a small group of us on a kayak tour from their premises to a turn around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny T
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Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city. Join us on one of our Urban Kayak tours or Sunset Tour. We also offer an Oak...more
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1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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+1 800-909-4233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Discovery Island Kayak Tour! Our co-guides were Ben and Nathan, and both were terrific. There were six participants on the tour, and that was a great size. I had been kayaking twice before and definitely consider myself a beginner; some of...More

Thank Kendra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sophie and Jannette hosted a small group of us on a kayak tour from their premises to a turn around by Harrison Island. They were helpful and friendly, gave us good advice for getting in and out of the kayaks, which was done dockside. They...More

Thank Jenny T
Ocean River A, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us kayaking, we hope your conference in Victoria was a success.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place to get gear specific to kayaking or paddle boarding. Knowledgeable staff for rentals and lessons.

Thank stopfer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had so much fun with our guide Ben! He was a blast and so friendly and helped me figure out how to kayak. It was definitely a fun first experience for us going around Discovery island and seeing all the animals.

Thank starcalleralloria
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I had booked a stand up paddle boarding tour through the store only to find out when I got there no one else had booked that day. So I got to enjoy a 2.5 hour 1 on 1 instructional from Wes and then was asked...More

Thank John M
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Great way to get out of town and into some pretty pristine environments. We were lucky with a gorgeous calm day that allowed us to circumnavigate Discovery Island and some additional islands/channels. Guides Ben and Jeanette really know their stuff, and care about the wilderness,...More

Thank aliciadawnp
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Crafts and company were great, well looked after, 5-6 hour trip including transfer to island, kayaked all way round and saw lots of wildlife direct from the kayak.

Thank PhilandSue M
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We enjoyed our Kayak tour of Oak Bay with our guide Janette. It was relaxing and informative and exciting all at the same time.

Thank FitzFamilyMom
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our Kayaking tour with Emma. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour took us out through the inner and outer harbour and to seal island, a beautiful way to see the landscape and wildlife. We would highly recommend Emma as a...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

There's much more to stand-up paddling than meets the eye! Our instructor, Duncan, was very knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic and encouraging ... in short, a great lesson with a great teacher!

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