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Victoria Waterfront Tours

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7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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Seals, gentle water, and Nici!

I was visiting a friend in Victoria and we wanted to try kayaking. Thankfully my friend found... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
EdmontonKaren
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Edmonton
Wonderful day with enjoyable company

I cannot imagine a more glorious day of kayaking than we had with Nici. At first, I wondered... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
JYC51
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Victoria, Canada
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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 kayaking tours that range from an Inner Harbour paddle to a true West Coast paddling experience with a catered picnic on Cherry Beach. Enjoy the flavor of a local marina and paddle with us in Victoria's amazing ocean environment. Along with our kayaking tours we are now offering Victoria Sightseeing Tours. Join us in exploring the beaches west of Victoria as well as the unique markets close to the city. We also have a city tour with a kayaking tour combined. We look forward to exploring with you!
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7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

I was visiting a friend in Victoria and we wanted to try kayaking. Thankfully my friend found Victoria Waterfront Tours - they are excellent! I'm pretty sure any of the similar companies in the area can get you in a kayak and on the water....More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

You're right Karen. I do have as much fun as my clients! There is no better place to be than on the ocean exploring and enjoying the wildlife. I very much enjoyed paddling with you and thoroughly enjoyed your delight in the harbour seals. Thank...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

I cannot imagine a more glorious day of kayaking than we had with Nici. At first, I wondered whether four hours in a kayak would be too much for someone like me who had not kayaked before; but four hours seemed much shorter, mostly because...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

It really was a glorious day to paddle to the Brother's Islands. The ocean was calm, the sun was shining and our group was so fascinated and interested in every ocean treasure we encountered it helped me to experience it as though it was the...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We were surprised when Nici said she would go with just 2 of us. We were appreciative of her knowledge and skill of both kayaking and the area. She truly shares her passion of kayaking with you enriching our experience. Loved all the critters, Oyster...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

It was a picture perfect day out on the ocean with you two! It was a peaceful and relaxing tour thanks to the great company!! It would be my pleasure to paddle to the Lighthouse with you. Thank you so much for your review. You...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

My daughter and I went out with Nici this past weekend. It was really our first time kayaking and we enjoyed it so much that we are now buying a kayak :-) Nici is super friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She made the trip so much...More

Thank Ken M
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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Kayaking with both yourself and your daughter was a pleasure Ken. You have such great enthusiasm and interest in everything. It is infectious! It was so nice to see you both enjoying each other's company so much. Thank you for your kind review. We really...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Unfortunately weather was against us, so we didn't get to Seal Island, but Nici gave us a great time paddling around the bay, she is knowledgeable and gave us some insight on the area. We were lucky enough enough to see eagles. Would recommend Nici...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Thank you for your review Debbie. I am always disappointed when we aren't able to get out to Seal Island. My goal for my clients is to have the best possible paddling experience seeing the marine wildlife in the Salish Sea. I am glad you...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

This was an amazing day in an incredible part of the world. Nici was such a wonderful person to work with prior to our arrival and prepared us for everything we needed. My family of five (kids ages 14-19) enjoyed the views, but especially the...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

It was absolutely my pleasure to host your family kayaking to see the harbour seals. I enjoyed your fun and exuberant family. Each of you were excellent paddlers! Thank you also for treating me to lunch from Murchies - delicious! Thank you very much for...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Nici was a great guide, providing in depth information on all the local wildlife inhabitants. Never having kayaked before, she provided a good tutorial and we went out with confidence. On the water, she highlighted features about the harbour, the ocean ecosystem and took us...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2017

Thank you so much for your review Jamie! We appreciate you taking time to complete it. I would like to thank you for your sense of fun and enthusiasm. It made our tour great! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Vancouver Island! Stay Well....More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Booked the four hour trip to Brothers Island and back. Nici was a terrific host and after conducting a short instructional session where she clearly explained the equipment and techniques involved, we were off. The weather was great with many of the local sea life...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! This tour was so amazing with talented paddlers and very thoughtful, kind guests. Our longer tours give us a chance to get to know each other a little better and sharing lunch in the kayaks is fun!...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

We spent an amazing day on the water with Nici; she took us on a fabulous trip to Cherry Beach. We felt very comfortable with her as she shared her knowledge first with a lesson and safety tips for open water kayaking and then with...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review Laurie. We really appreciate your comments. We did have a beautiful day paddling and exploring the coastline. You were such excellent company. I very much enjoyed meeting you and sharing our amazing west coast with someone who loves...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

We had an awesome day kayaking along the Coast with Nici. She did an excellent job orienting us to the kayak on land, then we set out along the coast. I loved that her location was outside the main harbour area so it was a...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

We did end up having great conditions for kayaking. The weather can be unpredictable in March but we ended up having a pretty awesome paddle. Thank you for being intrepid kayakers and getting out there! We appreciate your review. Thank you so much! Nici

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