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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour

By Ocean River Sports
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Mingle sightseeing with a foray into nature—and enjoy a perspective on Victoria that many visitors miss—with this beginner-friendly kayaking tour of Victoria Harbour. In the afternoon, make your own way to the meeting point in downtown Victoria, and get acquainted with your gear. After a training session, head out onto the water. Look out for wildlife like eagles, cormorants, and seals as you admire the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, the Fairmont Empress hotel, and more.
from
₱3,970.63
per adult
from
₱3,970.63
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:
3h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • This beginner-friendly tour makes kayaking fun and accessible
  • All necessary training and equipment is included for your ease
  • Enjoy the special opportunity to explore Victoria Harbour by boat
  • Spy wildlife and major city landmarks, and learn more from your guide

  • Professional guide
  • Kayak equipment
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W, Canada Your meeting location is at our dock facility at the foot of Swift St in downtown Victoria. Just below the Craft Brew Pub at 400 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7132KAYAK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kayaking requires some upper body strength and endurance
  • Children aged 10–15 years must be accompanied by an adult; children aged 3–9 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour?
Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour price starts from ₱4,023.70. Discover and book Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour cancellation policy?
Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour?
Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour is hosted by Ocean River Sports. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ocean River Sports on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7132KAYAK

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

tomshrub
tomshrub
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Fantastic kayaking adventure
Went on the discovery island kayak tour during our honeymoon in Victoria. In summary: had an absolutely brilliant t
Vacationer286
Vacationer286
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West Coast Paddling at its Best
My husband and I did the Discovery Island Kayak tour in July 2022 and we had a great time. We had Lee and John as
hollyljohnson
hollyljohnson
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Professional coaching
I had a wonderful three hours of coaching with Lee in preparation for an upcoming wilderness kayaking trip. It was
annjackson61
annjackson61
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A great day of Discovery
We had a wonderful day kayaking around and hiking on Discovery Island with John and Lee. After a short boat ride i
gerard_morton
gerard_morton
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Great trip for all abilities
Wonderful experience. We were a small group of varying kayaking experience. But were all able to enjoy the fabulous
Sara C
Sara C
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Great Family Adventure
Great experience for kids teens and adults, beginners or advanced kayaker. We saw jelly fish, starfish and seals. G
Joanne G
Joanne G
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Excellent safety course!
Nine of us took a 4-hour kayak safety course with two guides in the Inner Harbor of Victoria last weekend. What a
jeffpX2530AJ
jeffpX2530AJ
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The best way to explore Oak Bay shoreline
We joined the 3-hr Oak Bay Shoreline tour. It was the last day we stayed in Victoria. We wanted to find something
leebrent
leebrent
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Desolation Trip - Cherished Education and Experience
Six of us in our group were guided in the wilderness through Desolation Sound. The experience was a lifetime memory
Tack44
Tack44
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UNBELIEVABLE!!
We did the 3 hour tour out of Oak Bay marina. Can't say enough good things. Saw whales (not common to see them, but
JayneT427
JayneT427
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Solid instruction in level one kayaking skills
We recently completed a level 1 kayak skills course with Ocean River. The instructors were skilled and excellent a
arianab420
arianab420
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First Timer
My partner and I did a half-day at Oak Harbor. Cory and Ally were fabulous tour guides! They were patient and kind,
tamarap111
tamarap111
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Excellent kayak skills building
Wonderful instruction on Level 1 Paddling with Jaccinda. Can't recommend it high enough for safety, clear instructi
CriticalLINK
CriticalLINK
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Brillant customized training session
Lee Philips customized a fabulous wet exit training and recovery for a group of 4 of us out of their Oak Bay locati
L8425NHchristinaf
L8425NHchristinaf
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Great Kayak Training at Ocean River Sports
My partner and I took the One Day Basic Kayak course from the Ocean River team this past March 2022. It was a great
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Che_53
Victoria, Canada80 contributions
Couples
Earlier this week we organized two tandem kayak rentals for today. Very windy weather at our departure time resulted in unsafe conditions.
The staff were proactive. A staff member called us and offered us a full refund.
I will definitely support this business in the future.
Organized, efficient and easy to deal with.
Written 6 August 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
I am sorry you paddle didn't work out as certainly winds can be unpredictable. We appreciate your support!
Written 7 August 2020
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sandy z
Victoria, Canada72 contributions
The day started windy, and as we got in the kayaks, the wind disappeared. The clouds floated away, and the water adventure began. Karen was our guide, and she was great. She checked in on how we were all doing and offered places to rest and watch the wildlife, from booking the trip to docking the kayaks, an amazing experience. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone.
Written 17 August 2021
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OceanRiverAdventures
Sandy, Thank you for choosing Ocean River Sports for your Victoria kayak adventure. We do everything we can to give you an awesome experience and we’re glad to hear that’s exactly what you had.
Written 18 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada923 contributions
Great to get travelling again . got back to Victoria & spent a few hours with Nick. My husband & I wanted to get a 'tune up' for the Summer kayak season .. we have kayaked in Nanaimo about a dz. times & just bought our own kayaks (not with us this day) Nick is a GREAT guy, he knows his stuff and how to teach/review in a FUN, laid back way - but he is serious when he taches to ensure you take in the info & implement well .. We REALLY enjoyed our time in the harbour, went up to the Gorge & he 'played' a bit in the rapids .. while we watched - fun to watch. It was a beautiful afternoon full of lessons/learning/review & plain 'ol paddling fun.
We'd go again just to have some time with Nick !! ;)
Written 5 July 2021
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OceanRiverAdventures
Yes, Nick is a gem of a teacher, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Safe paddles :)
Written 6 July 2021
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Kukeseen
Madrid, Spain13 contributions
We had an amazing afternoon tour of the harbor. Our guide was fun and provided great explanations of the surroundings. We saw some seals, jellyfish and local flora. It was definitely one of the best experiences about our trip to Victoria.
Written 16 July 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
We are so happy you enjoyed your tour, Victoria's waterways are fabulous.
Written 17 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mbres911
Victoria, Canada33 contributions
Friends
Five of us took an evening harbour tour. All of us were "novice" level and the guide managed appropriately to our experience and aspirations.
"Lee" the guide was highly engaging, informative and patient.
We had a solid orientation and a scenic +2 hours in the water. The vantage point of the Harbour complete with sea life such as seals and herons was incredible.
Go for it!!
Written 17 July 2019
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Hi mbres911, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Glad we were able to successfully get you out there to enjoy the Victoria Harbour and all the natural beauty and creatures it has to offer! Lee is a super knowledgeable and valued member of our staff team and always manages to make everyone feel at home on the water :). Hope to see you on another adventure! Cheers,
Written 20 July 2019
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dinaesther
Parkland, FL50 contributions
Couples
Karen our guide was awesome...she got us set up for the tour with all the appropriate gear and took us up and down the harbor area for three wonderful hours. She was knowledgeable, informative with a great warm and friendly personality. It was a gorgeous day in Victoria, the water was super calm and the high quality “Delta” kayaks allowed my wife and I to navigate the waters with ease. Thanks for an amazing afternoon!
Written 1 July 2019
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Hi Dinaesther! Thank you for this lovely review! We are so happy that your tour with Karen was such a great experience for both you and your wife. We strive to make every experience a great one by using the best gear and having an awesome and knowledgeable team to match. We hope to see you out there again soon! :)
Written 1 July 2019
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Rommel B
1 contribution
Beautiful weather. The water is ideal for learning how to kayak! The instructors Allison (Ali) and Jennaka are awesome !!!
Written 14 August 2022
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OceanRiverAdventures
We agree, our instructors are pretty great ;-) So glad you got so much out of the course, and that the weather was so cooperative that day! Perhaps we will see you for a Level 1 course some time in the future!
Written 16 August 2022
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Pamela S
2 contributions
So impressed with their team and customer service. Had a fantastic time because of their expertise. Great experience all around. Special shout out to the individual who helped me get out on the water, unfortunately I didn't catch her name.
Written 6 July 2021
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OceanRiverAdventures
Hi Pam, We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself, I am very proud of our great crew, we hope to see you again.
Written 7 July 2021
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Paige S
25 contributions
Family
Nick was our guide this week on an extended harbour tour. Because it was just myself and my 18 year old daughter in a tandem we were able to paddle out to Seal Island - what an experience!! Loved loved loved the seals and had time to just sit and admire them from a distance - one even swam under our kayak. Nick was awesome - personable and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this - best thing we did all summer!!
Written 5 September 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad that you had a great time with Nick and it was a summer highlight for you!
Written 6 September 2020
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keanna
1 contribution
Couples
Had a great kayaking experience with our guide Emma. She was a great person to be on the water with.
Written 25 August 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
Thank you for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your afternoon with Emma. She is always a pleasure to paddle with.
Written 26 August 2020
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