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About Ocean River Sports
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 Harbour Kayak tours or SUP Tours. We also offer an Oak Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak Tour, recognized as one of the top tours in Victoria. Offering expeditions, tours and courses throughout the Vancouver Island region, our guests will experience all the wild West Coast has to offer. Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ certified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation. Victoria’s premier paddling and outdoor adventure company. Want to try something different? We are also a premium stand up paddle tour operator in the southern Vancouver Island and Victoria region.
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Discovery Island Kayak Tour

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6 hours 30 minutes
from US$192.89
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Kiki wrote a review Sep. 2021
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
My partner and I did the Paddle Canada Level 1 kayak course at Ocean River Adventures with Nick and it was amazing. We learned a lot and I am so glad I took this course. Nick was awesome and knew what he was talking about. He kept the course interesting. I would highly recommend this company and course if you would like to learn more about kayaking.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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AC wrote a review Aug. 2021
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions5 helpful votes
Took kayak level 2 with Ocean River, partnered with Footprint. The five-day course was held in Desolation Sound. The instructors and the overnight assistant guide were all excellent. They made learning new skills easy and established a safe environment for us to try out new skills. The food was delicious everyday and we were well nourished throughout the days. I'd recommend Ocean River to anyone who's interested in taking a course.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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sandy z wrote a review Aug. 2021
Victoria, Canada63 contributions55 helpful votes
The day started windy, and as we got in the kayaks, the wind disappeared. The clouds floated away, and the water adventure began. Karen was our guide, and she was great. She checked in on how we were all doing and offered places to rest and watch the wildlife, from booking the trip to docking the kayaks, an amazing experience. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports
Responded Aug. 18, 2021
Sandy, Thank you for choosing Ocean River Sports for your Victoria kayak adventure. We do everything we can to give you an awesome experience and we’re glad to hear that’s exactly what you had.
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Rosie wrote a review Aug. 2021
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
We had an awesome time in Oak Bay with Lee. The weather allowed us to go further out to explore some of the small islands, seeing lots of seals and different sorts of birds. We felt very safe, and the kayaks themselves were brilliant. Lee also took lots of photos and sent them through that night. Absolutely loved the 3 hours, and would highly recommend the Oak Bay tour to anyone.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Guide at Ocean River Sports
Responded Aug. 18, 2021
Hey Rosie, Thanks for the awesome endorsement! I was so happy to get you guys out to the islets to see the seals and abundant bird life. Thanks for booking with me and letting me share the beautiful scenery and incredible wildlife of our Ok Bay Shoreline Tour. Hope to see you again Lee
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Jay wrote a review Jul. 2021
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Had a fantastic time kayaking around Discovery Island with "Ocean River Adventures". Out guide, Nick was interesting and passionate about kayaking. He made us all feel "safe" on the water. I would highly recommend the trip to anyone wanting to do something a bit different.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Ocean River Sports
Responded Jul. 17, 2021
Thank you for joining Nick on the great tour, the Discovery Island area is wonderful and we are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves.
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