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Awesome half day tour with Emily.

Our group of four had a great morning cruising along the harbour and coastline. We did get to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brigitte035
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Calgary
A Great Couple of Hours

We hired double kayaks and had a really lovely couple of hours on the water. The team at Victoria... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TimjcD
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Regardless if this is your first kayaking adventure or if you are perpetually wet behind the ears, our kayak tours and rentals are a great way to see Victoria and the local marine wildlife from a unique vantage point. Located in the heart of...more
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1006 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group of four had a great morning cruising along the harbour and coastline. We did get to the point to see some seals and will always treasure that memory as we got to be so close to these beautiful species. The relaxing pace and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hired double kayaks and had a really lovely couple of hours on the water. The team at Victoria Kayaks were so helpful and the otter that we saw was a real treat.

Thank TimjcD
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad we could help! We will let Harry (Otter) know you enjoyed seeing him.

Reviewed 6 days ago

My best friend and I were travelling and found Victoria Kayaks through the Ocean Island Inn. We did a two and a half hour tour starting at 9:30 and had the most amazing time! We heard lots of interesting stories from our lovely tour guide...More

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Kyra!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I rented a two seater kayak to explore the Victoria harbour and we had a great time. Such an awesome way to see the harbour and explore. A bit more affordable to rent the two seater as opposed to two separate kayaks....More

Thank SLB111
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you had fun. Double kayaks are our cheaper option for rental but sometimes we have two people who both like to be in charge and we find giving them each a single kayak makes for a more enjoyable time on the water. Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The energetic staff make this a good experience for all levels of paddlers. The equipment is well maintained. The route, equipment and basic technique were all explained. Water and snacks were provided, as were lots of breaks with explanations of local scenery and features.

Thank Peggy M
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, Peggy. We love our job and try our hardest to help you love paddling, too. Good equipment, great instruction, informative stories and hilarious jokes are all part of our tour package. Oh, and snacks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here are lovely, they greet you like old friends. The process to get a group ready is done in a relaxed yet efficient style with loads of encouragement for newbie paddlers. The escorted tour along the Gorge is great! Lots to see and...More

Thank foodfan1956
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks! We try to treat others as we wish to be treated - fun, friendly and efficient. Once everyone is on the water we have stories, information, paddling tips and even snacks that we like to share. And yes, we are right next to Red...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a solo traveler I was completely unprepared to kayak during my trip. Not only did they give me a place to store my purse, which was way too big, I was given a hat to wear and sunscreen! That is above and beyond. The...More

Thank Gina T
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Gina. I’m really glad you had such a good time. We try our best to think of everything so that if you haven’t planned to go kayaking we can still make it happen for you. We have sunscreen, hats, even a few sunglasses, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other kayak companies required at least 2 people for a harbour tour, which is difficult as solo traveler on a pretty cold day. At Victoria Kayak, I was the only one, and we still went out and discovered the harbour. Thank you for this experience.More

Thank Naomi G
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You are welcome, Naomi! We get a lot of solo travelers and we welcome the opportunity to show them the sights. We love an excuse to get on the water even if it is with one paddler at a time. Our guides cherish the intimacy...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

My wife, Jan and daughter Jasper and I did a kayak tour. It was very, very positive. First off- the weather was terrific, so thanks for arranging that. Our host Emma was over the top friendly and knowledgeable and that gave us great comfort from...More

Thank KevinFromVic
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Oh, the weather? Yeah, we planned that. We hire our guides for their personalities (and kayaking ability) and we got extra with Emma. We have been trying to figure out how to bottle...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I had a Sunday off in Victoria and decided to spend it learning to Kayak in Victoria Harbour. My guide Jenn was an excellent teacher and did a wonderful job of setting up the Kayak for me and then showing me the basics. We had...More

Thank John k
VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review, John. We love helping people start their kayaking adventures. Taking a guided tour is the perfect way to see the sights, learn something interesting about the local area and get a paddling lesson at the same time. Plus, you...More

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Jacqueline L
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Response from VictoriaKayakTours | Property representative |
We have a "dock box" for large items like pack sacks and shoes. You can leave your purses and wallets with our staff inside our dock shack. We also have dry bags for special items such a medical devices (EpiPens etc). And... More
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