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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 V8W 1W5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-708-0201
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Description: Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From...
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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Water Taxi Ballet

In addition to the great way to get around the Victoria Harbour it is a must to see the water taxi ballet. They look amazing but they are very maneuverable too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In addition to the great way to get around the Victoria Harbour it is a must to see the water taxi ballet. They look amazing but they are very maneuverable too.

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the West Bay Marina & RV Park in Esquimalt and discovered the easiest way to get to downtown Victoria for shopping and sightseeing was by hopping on the Harbour Ferry which comes right into the marina. We took it down to the docks in front of the Empress. We went for lunch and walked around Victoria waterfront... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We took the Gorge cruise - more like a creek, for an hour, went inland, friendly skipper, told us much about the surrounding history and current day issues in the area. Cost C$24.00 each for the hour and good value

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Our boat's captain, George, gave the seven of us a great tour. You get the sense of the development of Victoria over the years. We took the gorge tour and got to see the historic section followed by the industrial (yes, we need recycling and construction materials facilities) section and then the residential sector. Take a lunch with you and... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We've visited Victoria many times but this was our first time on the Gorge cruise. What a delightful and informative way to spend an hour. We traveled through the inner harbour and up the gorge. You get a totally different perspective. We were so fortunate to have Buzz as our captain who was born and raised on the river. He... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love bobbing around the harbor in these funny, little boats. We took both the harbor and gorge tours and got off and wandered around Fisherman's Wharf. We got to see seals, otters, seaplanes up close, Navy vessels and more. The captains are funny and accommodating and it's a great way to relax and rest the feet. Make time to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We found this one hour tour on a Pickle Boat amusing and informative. Our captain's commentary to the 9 passengers on this small vessel where interesting, with a touch of humour. The Gorge has more history than we expected.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Late on a Saturday afternoon 4 of us took a one hour ferry ride through the Victoria Harbour and the Gorge Waterway. It was nothing short of a delight. Our captain, Chris Causton, was charming, funny and full of interesting historical information about the harbour and the Gorge. I have lived in Victoria for 20 years yet I learned so... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a narrated 45 minute tour on a 12 passenger ferry. You can get off at Fisherman’s Wharf and then re-board. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour on a great spring day.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I love the Harbour Ferries, and love recommending them to our out-of-town visitors. It was quite a treat to see the practice for the 30th Anniversary Ferry ballet - from the deck of a rental condo I look after at Mermaid Wharf. I have taken the ferries numerous times - from Swift Street dock, to Fisherman's Wharf, and around the... More 

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Address: Address: 792 Government St Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-708-0201
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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