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Victoria Harbour Ferry

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Always enjoyable to tour the Harbour in water taxis

We took the harbour tour in a water taxi twice; once in June 2017 and another one this year in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
loveistanbu
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Dublin, Ireland
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Very relaxing and informative

Visited Victoria BC in early May. This tour was recommended by a fellow tour participant. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the ocean! Take a Harbour Tour, historic Gorge Waterway Cruise, or hop on an H2O Water Taxi as you explore inner harbour destinations. Visit us on the dock in front of the Empress Hotel. From there, a VHF Captain can take you to Victoria's best-kept secret: Fisherman's Wharf! Feed the seals, grab some lunch from Barb's Fish and Chips, check out the funky float homes, go for a whale-watching or kayak adventure with Eagle Wing or Kelp Reef, and pick up an ice cream cone from Jackson's on the way back into town! We have something for everyone...Including the Pickle Pub Crawl! Come down anytime to pick up a wristband, which you can use for four harbour ferry rides to "hop" from one harbour brewpub to another. Plus, groups of four or more get free appetizers at each location! So much to do, and so much to see...Victoria Harbour Ferry!
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the harbour tour in a water taxi twice; once in June 2017 and another one this year in March. The captains are friendly and courteous and give nice tidbits about the history of various sites in the area.

Thank loveistanbu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Victoria BC in early May. This tour was recommended by a fellow tour participant. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed and informative tour. Our tour guide Andy was great. Told us lots of information that you just don't get from bigger tour...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to do the 75 min gorge tour and on the map it looked like the Chinatown stop would be the one to take us. So we were prepared to pay 60 bucks for the short tour. When we got there they said the...More

1  Thank dlarocqu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Ferry to Fisherman's wharf. Interesting commentary by the boat captain. I wish I had more time to explore some of its other stops.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this ferry from our hotel(the delta)to fishermen wharf.so cute ,great way to get from point a to b without walking.I think it was 6$ per person ,must try for fun

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched these little water taxi's go back and forth through the Inner Harbor for 2 days and finally couldn't take it anymore and had to experience one for ourselves. We only went from Fisherman's Wharf across to the Songhees Pier, had lunch and then...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Fisherman's Wharf to Chinatown and the cost was $6 Canadian. The captain was a friendly guy but he didn't tell us anything about what we were seeing. Was quiet the entire ride.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pretty good way to spend an hour and fifteen minutes and thirty dollars. you get a very good look at the gorge in the inner harbour and we got a lot of history and legend from our very charming tour guide who obviously knew a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gorge cruise is a 75 minute tour up the gorge on a 10 passenger electric boat! Our guide was Christopher who was an excellent and interesting historian! Blankets are on board, in case you get chilled! Well worth the cost!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much like taking a city bus, these boats follow a similar route. You get a unique view of Victoria, and don't forget to visit Fisherman's Wharf with its eclectic restaurants and funky floating homes. You can ether take the taxi back, or tale the shoreline...More

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mands2004
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we got on at about 9.15 AM
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mands2004
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
According to their office, 9am to dusk. In June, dusk is around 9pm.
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askls
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Robert T | Reviewed this property |
I am not an operator, but the ferries are running (floating?) and currently timed to a business day.
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