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Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters

1234-N Wharf Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9 , Canada (Downtown)
+1 250-708-0201
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Ranked #37 of 93 Activities in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We have been using this mode of transport on the Inner Harbour for the past few weekends! Mainland family members have been coming to the island wanting to try this fascinating experience travelling around to Fisherman's Wharf! Great to see the Coho ferry or Harbour Air float planes. This style of travel allows individuals to see the Victoria in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Hop-on hop-off small ferries that toodle all around the inner harbor and/or up the Gorge waterway. A lovely, relaxing way to see Victoria from the water. Rest your feet for an hour and enjoy the local captain give you a personal commentary. We took my elderly mother (out of her wheelchair) and she loved being out on the water. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An enjoyable ride with beautiful scenery and well priced. Looking forward to another water taxi ride my next time in Victoria.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took this company's yellow "H2O water taxi" from the inner harbour to Fisherman’s wharf. The wharf is the second stop (about 8 minutes) and cost 5$ per person (one way). You can buy a return ticket for 9$ per person or walk back to the city by taking a beautiful waterfront path (15 to 20 minutes’ walk) along the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We chose the Combo tour for $40 CAD, which consisted of both the Inner Harbour Tour and The Gorge Tour. Taken separately, the tours are $25 CAD, so you save a little if you buy the combo. Our 1st tour was The Inner Harbour Tour in order to eat fish and chips at Barb's on the waterfront. Our tour narrator... More

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Marketing Assistant at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough review. We're very sorry to hear that we disappointed you following your Fisherman's Wharf visit. Fisherman's Wharf is the official end of the narrated portion of the Harbour Tour, which is usually communicated to Harbour Tour passengers before they depart the boat to visit Fisherman's Wharf. The reason... More

Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Was planning on doing one of their much advertised pickle pub crawls for a girls night. They wouldn't take reservations but suggested we be there at 6. We showed up 15 minutes early and were informed that there were already about 200 people out ahead of us so we would have at least a 5 boat wait at each stop... More

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VictoriaHarbourFerry, Marketing Assistant at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience and are very sorry we could not accommodate your group. We have been regularly monitoring the operations of the Pickle Pub Crawl, which is a newer Harbour Ferry service, and brainstorming how to make the process run more smoothly, so feedback is much appreciated. Next year, Saturdays will likely be... More

Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice way to get an overview of the harbor. About $25 and 45 minutes. Narrated and interesting historical tidbits. Definitely worth the money and a nice way to sit down for awhile when downtown! Our wait was only 10 minutes.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To celebrate a friends 50th birthday we went on the Pickle Pub Crawl! It was so much fun to visit the different pubs and enjoy a pint and a free appetizer! (Groups of 4 get a passport for a free appy at each pub.). The harbour ferries were a great way to travel between the pubs. We went to Lido,... More

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phoenix
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed being on the water in Victoria so decided to take the 60 minute gorge tour on the little harbor ferries. We had an excellent guide who explained in detail whatever we were seeing. This tour passes ship yards, companies, private homes, private boats, and passes under several bridges. We saw several people swimming and doing standup paddleboarding in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great way to see the harbour and hear some history from the great tour guide. We only had 7 of us on the tour which was perfect but I'm sure they normally hold a lot and he was very informative in our 1 hr cruise around and down the harbour. For $24 bucks it was a great tour and well... More

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