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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4R4, Canada
+1 800-909-4233
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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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US$64.80*
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Victoria Harbour Sunset Kayak Tour
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US$64.87*
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Victoria Harbour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
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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 Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak or Nature Hiking Tour. 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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4R4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We organized group activities for a client who was hosting their annual conference in Victoria. Ocean River Sports was excellent to work with! They are truly professional and experienced on the water! The equipment is top notch and their guides are all wonderful and experienced....More

Thank wendysears
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just completed Ocean River's Basics course with terrific Janette Galan. Couldn't have asked - for a better instructor - thoughtful, helpful and such a delight. Really assisted me overcome my initial fears of tipping and I learnt so much. A great day course for any...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Judith, thank you for leaving a review! Wonderful to hear that you had a great experience out on the water with Janette. We are so happy you are feeling more comfortable in a kayak now and are not afraid of tipping - soon you will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delightful day exploring Victoria's inner harbour . Our guide Gina is an enthusiastic Victoria native who still delights in the incredible mountain views and close up encounters with seals . We kayak quite a bit and this was easily one of the...More

1  Thank visiitingdoc
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with our kayak guide Gina. We are very lucky to have her on our team and to be able to explore the waters of our beautiful west coast...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a group booking for a 3 hour tour of the Gorge waterway and Inner Harbour with Nathan and Jo. It was the first time I have kayaked and I am hooked. They made it so easy and I enjoyed all the views. It...More

Thank Miila P
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Miila, thank you for leaving a review. Nathan and Jo are wonderful and we are very lucky to have them. Great to hear you are hooked on kayaking now - hopefully we will see you out on the water. Starting off with a tour is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great kayak with Lee! The inner harbor tour is a great combination of nature and city views and lots of interesting commentary on both from Lee, our excellent guide. I can't think of a better way to spend a day in Victoria - if...More

Thank 456jessica
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jessica, thank you for the review. We are very happy to hear you were able to get out and enjoy kayaking in the harbour. We are always surprised about all the history and environmental facts that all of our guides are constantly teaching us here....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won $150 towards a free paddle lesson at the Reel Paddler's Film Festivale in Spring and i finally got around to taking it before it expired. Jordie is a great instructor. I understand he is good with a Euro paddle, however, for rmy lesson...More

Thank jcthacker
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review. So glad you were able to use the Gift Certificate! Hopefully, we will see you at the Reel Paddling Film Festival again this year! Jordie is wonderful and we are very lucky to have him. See you out on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect way to spend the day! I have been to Discovery Island twice now and both times I have loved it. Our guide Tanner helped make the experience great with his upbeat enthusiasm for the outdoors. He was very knowledgeable and informative about the...More

Thank J P
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review J P. It means a lot to us to receive feedback. Tanner really is awesome. Discovery Island is such a different and unique place to explore that you really hit the nail on the head with saying it is for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing trip out to Discovery Island today with Tanner our fantastic guide. Everything was perfect from the weather to the paddling conditions. What a great way to spend a day if your in Victoria, thoroughly enjoyed it.More

Thank happykath8
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kath, thank you for taking a moment to leave a review. Discovery Island really is a gem sitting atop the waters just off the coast of Victoria on Vancouver Island and we are very grateful that we get to explore it so often in our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took Discovery Island tour with Nathan on Friday. Lived and boated around southern Vancouver Island for decades, but never been to Discovery Island. Tour was excellent, as was the guiding and interpretation by Nathan. Full marks for all.More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Such a great experience kayaking around Discovery Island and we are very pleased to hear you were able to enjoy it. Many people live here their whole lives and never get to experience this magical...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was FANTASTIC! Nathan was our guide and let me tell you; for being as young as he was he sure knows his stuff! He gave us so much interesting information about the area and let us eat sea lettuce (which was so good) ....More

Thank trogers571
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! Nathan is great and it is always a pleasure passing on these comments to him because we know how deserving he is. The cookies though right? :P Nothing helps fuel you for a kayaking tour around discovery island like...More

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