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Kelp Reef Adventures

12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
+1 250-386-7333
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Get up close and personal with playful harbour seals.

Whether you have novice or experienced kayakers in your group, this is the perfect harbour tour for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cderoy
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Edmonton, Canada
First time kayaker

First off, Brad and Catherine are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet! It was such a pleasure... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
aderoy
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St. Albert, Canada
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Kayaking is the best way to see Victoria. We specialize in safe, fun and educational kayak tours of Victoria's Harbour and waterfront. Our floating location at Fisherman's Wharf is a 10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and 20 minutes from downtown on the scenic boardwalk. We are the closest kayak shop to the Juan de Fuca straight, so when conditions allow, we will paddle along the coast to the kelp forests and an island the harbour seals frequent. Along the way we may see different shore birds like eagles, osprey, oystercatchers, cormorants, and the great blue heron. Starfish, jelly fish and kelp crabs are usually hiding just below the surface. Kayaking is easy and we make it easier by offering paddling jackets, gloves and a bottle of water. Plus on our kayak launch you won't even get your feet wet!
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12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
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+1 250-386-7333

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Reviewed yesterday

Whether you have novice or experienced kayakers in your group, this is the perfect harbour tour for you. Tucked in the far end of Fisherman's Wharf is this wonderful little secret. My daughter and I took a two hour excursion with Brad and the time...More

Thank cderoy
Reviewed 2 days ago

First off, Brad and Catherine are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet! It was such a pleasure to get to know them a little bit. They are so friendly and passionate about what they do. I have only kayaked on small lakes before,...More

Thank aderoy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really glad I found this place for an end of season tour that went a little further out of the harbour. The guide and owner was awesome and we had a really enjoyable morning enjoying the water, watching seals, and chatting with the others in...More

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3 hour morning kayak tour. Our guide Brad was really knowledgeable and made sure we were all comfortable on the water. We saw loads of seals and had plenty of time to view and photograph them. All the gear we needed was...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had an awesome time kayaking with Brad. Brad was super helpful, friendly, and experienced. We took the 3 hour morning kayaking tour and had so much fun with the seals in the ocean nearby. Next time we are planning to take...More

Thank 靖山 楊
Reviewed 1 week ago

My guide was Izzy, I don't want to mess up spelling her name so that is how I am going to write it hah! Myself and my GF had an awesome time on our 3 hour tour, saw lots of rock sausages and other sea...More

Thank Brian c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was 9/11/17 with Brad. We couldn't have asked for a more lovely experience. Brad was professional, kind and extremely educational. He placed me at ease and I felt comfortable despite limited experience in kayaking. He communicated effectively and his knowledge base of the area...More

Thank agbradleymd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the best things to do in Victoria! The tour takes around 3 hours of easy paddling on a single or double sea kayak. It is an excellent way to explore beyond the city of Victoria and discover the sea animals that live...More

Thank Marie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters and I had a great kayak experience with Isabelle. I had never been kayaking before and she was very patient in teaching me what to do. She had great knowledge of the area and was a wonderful guide.

Thank mccurdy2200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year we already did a tour with Kelp Reef Adventures and we simply had to do one again this year. Our guide Isabelle did a marvellous job. She instructed our group of six with charm and humour, never left anything unexplained. She gave us...More

Thank corneliae649
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Justin W
22 July 2017|
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Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Thats right, our tours depart from fisherman's wharf, a floating community of float homes, restaurants and of course eco-tours. The address is 1 Dallas Rd., Victoria.
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Sue N
23 August 2016|
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Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Hello Sue If you have the time to devote to a full day kayak tour it is worth going to Beecher Bay. We have the opportunity to see more variety of wildlife because there is the chance to see whales near Race Rocks. I don't... More
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Šárka Š
27 October 2015|
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Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Hello Where we go on our tours depends on the ocean conditions. The outer harbour and kelp forests can only be reached on calm days but in January we have frequent storms. Of course it's still possible to see harbour... More
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