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Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters

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Address: 792 Government St Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A1, Canada
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+1 250-708-0201
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the...

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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A Fun Excursion

The Victoria Clipper is a ferry service from Seattle WA, USA to various points in British Columbia, CA. It runs year round. Packages are available. This review concerns a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Compassrose87
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Bucks County, PA

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Victoria Clipper is a ferry service from Seattle WA, USA to various points in British Columbia, CA. It runs year round. Packages are available. This review concerns a package tour to Victoria, B.C. Canada. Passage was smooth, efficient and timely. The ferry has a restaurant dockside, but offers limited food, beverages, souvenirs and some duty free items aboard. Bathrooms... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These little tugboat-shaped ferries prance across the harbour like cute rubber-ducks in a bath-tub. They look adorable... and yet provide an extremely practical way to view beautiful Victoria Inner Harbour. Choose a sunny day and get ready to be amazed. This 45-60 minute tour is definitely worth it.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent way to take a fun mini-ferry ride and combine it with a stop for food and drink Spinnaker's brewpub, which has outdoor seating to watch the Inner Harbour boats and pedestrians along the walkway. Take the ferry one way, and walk the other. Pirate section along the walk is a hit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a summer ferry service that takes you across the Inner Harbour. It is fairly affordable and a great way to avoid having to walk around. A great diversion for the whole family.

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new mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Victoria Harbour has the darn cutest little water taxis you are ever going to see. They are not cheap but your will be smiling ear-to-ear from point A to point B on the harbour. Just a feel-good way to putt-putt around. The water taxis are yellow and black checked. And do not miss the ballet at 10:45am on Sunday that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us went on a morning gorge tour. It lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes. It was very good. The captain had grown up on the Gorge and the tales of his experiences made the tour very interesting. We saw salmon jumping, a blue heron and a seal. We would definitely take one of the other tours next time... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We used the water taxi to get from the inner harbour to Fisherman's Wharf where our whale watching trip departed. At first it was slightly disconcerting to realise that before we went to our destination the taxi was going to take other passengers to different stops, but we realised that it made perfect sense for the "taxi driver" and also... More 

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Vicharbourferry, Marketing & Communications at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us such a fabulous review, Beeper53! What a great day...a Victoria Harbour Ferry Harbour Tour, a whale watching tour and you were able to check out Fisherman's Wharf! We hope you come back again so we can welcome you aboard one of our electric boats and take you on a tour of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was a cute little way to see the harbour and the drivers seemed to know a lot about the history. We did find it very pricey for how far u actually went I think it was around $55 for the two of us.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We absolutely loved the rides on these cute 'pickle' boats. You get a different perspective from the water of the local sights, The Empress, The Parliament Buildings, the Fisherman's Village with all the house boats, and sea animals. The first little boats we went on were green but they also have checker boards and other colours on them as well.... More 

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Almonte, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took this little 45 min. water tour while in B.C. The cost was minimal and there is also a discount for seniors with I.D. The tiny little tug boat tour held possibly 10 people plus the captain. Cute little tug boat shaped boat and cozy. I especially enjoyed when we were in the area of permanent boat houses which... More 

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Vicharbourferry, Marketing & Communications at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review, fluffyb2016! We're so glad you had a great time taking our Harbour Tour and seeing all the wonderful sights around the Inner Harbour. I will pass along your review to our sales staff and captains. Hope to welcome you aboard again soon! Karen Gates Victoria Harbour Ferry More 

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