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“kayak tour”(9 reviews)
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We are located in the best location to kayak Victoria's Outer Harbour ! Amazing Olympic Mountain vistas,seal colonies, blue herons, eagles, jellies, star fish and kelp forests are just around the headland from our shop. We offer several guided sea...more
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7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The kayaking experience was the highlight of our time in Victoria. We were able to take our time and take in the experience, seeing many seals, jellyfish, and birds. And we played a 'kelp' horn and had a cup of tea while out on the...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We have had some amazing fall weather in Victoria and I'm glad you were able to experience the ocean on such a beautiful day!! We do like to have a warming cup of tea on our cooler days! Thank you so much for your review...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Nice trip with Nici. She showed us all the wildlife in the area and we learned much more than only to paddle. And not to forget: the homemade cookies :-> Great!More

Thank Reto M
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Reto. I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies! We like to bring a yummy dessert on our longer lunch tours. It was awesome to spend the day with you learning a lot about Switzerland. Thank you for the excellent...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

What a great day we had on the water today. Saw seals galore, paddled through scenic seascapes, ate kelp and more! Nici is a knowledgeable, safety oriented guide and my husband and I could not have been more pleased with our tour. Definitely worth the...More

Thank Susan L
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you very much for your review Susan. I totally enjoyed your enthusiasm and your brilliant smile! This was the first clear day in a while - glorious for sure! I hope your visit to Victoria was awesome! Kind Regards. Nici

Reviewed August 19, 2018

WOW!!! Niki is AMAZING! She took our family of four adults (21, 25, and 50 somethings) on a truly spectacular tour. This is the best value/ kayaking experience in Victoria, hands-down. Niki's prior career as a teacher shows through - she tailors the tour to...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

It was a great pleasure to meet you and your family and to host you on a kayaking tour to Seal Island and Split Rock. Your family loves the outdoors and has experience hiking, running marathons and paddling. We enjoyed some wonderful paddling conditions while...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

We spent a lovely afternoon visiting the seals, but the tour is more than that. Experience the richness of the all the flora and fauna that share their space with us humans. With comfortable, well-maintained equipment, and a guide that shares the joy of exploring...More

Thank Paul.mr B
kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Paul thank you so much for your review and for a completely peaceful paddle. Your ability to really savor the ocean and its beauty created a memorable "time out" on our tour. Kind Regards Nici

Reviewed August 7, 2018

My husband and I went on the 3.5 hour tour yesterday, and we had a wonderful time! Nici welcomed us upon arrival, provided all the necessary equipment as well as good basic kayaking instruction before going out on the water. She took us past Seal...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

You are very welcome Shelley! It was a pleasure to paddle with you and to see how much you both enjoyed being out on the ocean. That makes the tour excellent for me as well. Thank you very much for taking time to write us...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Would (and have) recommended this tour for anyone visiting the area. Saw tons of interesting things, including seals galore!!More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

The harbour seals are having their pups now and it is a busy place at Seal Island! They will be nursing for about 8 weeks before they are weaned. It is the very best time of year to experience their colony. I am very glad...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018

We rented the kayaks and took our own tour around Victoria Harbour. They provided great instruction and safety tips. Equipment is clean and up-to-date.

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your kayak rental! We appreciate it. Kind Regards Nici

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on this kayaking tour yesterday. We chose it because of the excellent reviews and the chance to see ocean wildlife. We were not disappointed! We saw river otters, harbour seals, bald eagles, oyster catchers, turkey vultures and jellyfish. It was...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

You are most welcome Amber! The pleasure was all mine. I really enjoyed paddling with fellow Saskatonians(?). It is always the best tour when people are fascinated with the wildlife and nature as you were. So rewarding!! Thank you so much for your review. We...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Nici was super welcoming and an excellent guide. Loads of local and kayaking knowledge combined with a lovely personality. I can wholeheartedly recommend this company - loads of fun and an educational experience - if you're thinking a out it, go and do it!

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you Nicolas!!' Your review is very much appreciated. Thank you for the great conversation and humor! So enjoyable!! Stay Well. Nici

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