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Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters

Address: HQ: 189 Dallas Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9 , Canada (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 250-708-0201
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Ranked #40 of 113 Activities in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the ocean! Take a Harbour...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We took the harbour tour in these cute little vessels and it was a ton of fun. The Captain stopped at a number of docks around the harbour and gave a running commentary as to the significance of the different areas. This tour was one of the high-lights to our Victoria visit. I encourage you to do the tour next... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Hi Rick - thanks a million for taking the time to give us your review. We are thrilled that this tour was a highlight for you. I'll be sure to let our captains know! More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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99 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While in Victoria my husband and I walked to the harbour to enjoy the active harbour. We really liked the Harbour Ferries! These little boats are called "Pickle Boats" as they are shaped like pickles! On Sundays 5 of them do a Pickle Boat Ballet and maneuver several patterns to music in the harbor. It lasts for about 1/2 hour... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review! We are so pleased to hear that you got a true experience of our inner harbor. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If your traveling to BC you should see Victoria, its beautiful. Ive being there in September and done the harbor tour, it was relaxing and very great guides. The fisherman harbor is great and there is an history about a totem pole that was cut in almost half because it was too high for aviation. Great tour, next time i... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Joan, relaxing and informative - we couldn't as for a better guest experience. Thank you for taking the time to review! More 

BEAVERTON
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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

There are two different cruises in the little boats, the harbor cruise and the gorge cruise. I took the gorge cruise and it was great fun, we saw interesting places, a sea otter, heron and had a very good guide explain the history of the area. A nice way to spend an hour or so on a sunny afternoon. It... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

David, thank you for taking the time to review our Gorge Cruise. Did you see any salmon that day? More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Cute little ferries that putt around the harbour from point to point or on a selection of tours. Very relaxing way to get around and see some of the harbourside including a stop at Fishermans Wharf. About 45 minutes to an hour. Recommended.

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Murray - thank you so much for your positive review. We hope that the rest of your time in Victoria was equally as relaxing! More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We took a bus in Vancouver that would take us to Vancouver Island when our destination was Victoria. It was amazing to see the huge bus enter the ferry innards, we were asked to unboard the bus and go upstairs to the decks. People did so in an orderly manner and soon all places were taken, you must know where... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Cata, thank you for a great review though I suspect it was meant for BC Ferries. :) Regardless, we are always happy to hear about any positive experience that visitors have on our island. More 

Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

What started out as an enquiry about water taxis to Fisherman's Wharf turned into a fun exploration of the inner gorge of Victoria's harbour. The Gorge Tour takes about an hour and runs up to the narrows. Our captain, Buzz, grew up on the Gorge and delighted us with stories of his childhood on this lovely stretch of water that... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review and for mentioning our Captain by name. We will share this Buzz - I'm sure it will make his day. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We bought a multi trip pass which the two of us could use. It saves money and was convenient in getting around. We found the drivers explanation of how to use this a little confusing as they talk about stops. Don't think, like we did, that these ferry's have a set route to calculate your stops. A stop really means... More 

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Annette, thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. Your feedback is particularly as it points out areas that we are working to improve upon. We appreciate your comments and will use them in our planning for next year. More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My kids and I love to go on this little boat when friends and family are visiting. I recommend looking up routes and prices before getting on - we were over charged once.

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Guest Relations Manager at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we love it when locals use our service! Were you given a refund when you were overcharged? If not, please call the office so we can make it right. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

While staying in Sidney BC we drove to Willow Beach which is southeast of Victoria BC not too far. A nice relaxing sandy beach. Street parking available in a quiet neighborhood. Great views for bird watching and offshore in general.

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