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Ocean River Sports

1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
+1 800-909-4233
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$63.38*
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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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$63.40*
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Victoria Harbour Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
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$63.34*
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Victoria Harbour Sunset Kayak Tour
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Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city. Join us on one of our Urban Kayak tours or Sunset Tour. We also offer an Oak Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak or Nature Hiking Tour. Offering expeditions, tours and courses throughout the Vancouver Island region, our guests will experience all the wild West Coast has to offer. Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ certified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation. Victoria’s premier paddling and outdoor adventure company. Want to try something different? We are also a premium stand up paddle tour operator in the southern Vancouver Island and Victoria region.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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+1 800-909-4233
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

An excellent re-introduction to kayaking after 20 years. Lee, our instructor was first-class. Friendly, helpful and supportive for all the different abilities within the group. He was so enthusiastic that we all are keen to move on to the next level.More

Thank mikieb217
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your course. Lee is a wonderful instructor and makes learning so much fun. Great that you are taking the time to learn the proper skills and feel comfortable out there on the water - it is so important so...More

Reviewed August 29, 2017

Thousands of miles apart, My Mom flew to Washington State to spend time with me, her daughter, and her grand-babies. We realized then, that it had been over 10 years of spending one on one Mother/Daughter time together. We prepared ourselves with passports, ferry tickets...More

Thank cookwithholly
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Holly(wood), thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful and thoughtful review! We greatly appreciate it. Tanner is one of a kind for sure and we are so lucky to have him as a part of the team. His joy...More

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Our hotel concierge sent us their recommendation of Ocean River Kayaking Discovery Island Tour and we are so grateful they did! We explored truly beautiful waterways and remote islands with expert guides and top of the line kayaks & gear. Nathan was terrific. He explained...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We had our 35th Anniversary this last weekend and decided to try something different like Kayaking! What a wonderful evening! Our guide Ben, was very patient with a couple of old folks who had never kayaked before. The evening could not have been better, calm...More

Thank Wes R
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Wes, so glad to hear you had a great time out with Ben. What a great activity to do on your anniversary! The Gorge waterway is a beautiful place to kayak and we love offering tours there. Hopefully, you will get out on the water...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017

Bob led us on a great tour around Winter Cove and Samuel Island. He was patient and helpful, encouraging us to improve our paddling and confidence as we enjoyed some great sights. We even beached at Irish Bay and went for a quick swim! This...More

Thank ELIZABETH G
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Elizabeth, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring the waters with Bob. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it means the world to us. How was the water temperature? -Stephanie

Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

My son Brayden and I came to Ocean River Sports for kayaking / canoe lessons. Our guide was amazingly patient, funny and very knowledgeable. We definitely got much more than the money that we paid for the lesson. An excellent experience!!More

Thank Brayden H
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you and your son had a great experience! Getting skills and taking classes can sometimes seem like a drag but we try to make it fun as well as informative. Not to mention now you can get out...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017

We booked 4 kayaks for our annual staff retreat on Saturna, and we had a great time. We only had a couple hours, so they took us out in the 'Shuttle' where we got a tour of the island before being dropped on a silty...More

Thank Colin C
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Colin, thank you so much for leaving a review. We are glad your team was able to get out on the water together and have a great experience. Saturna really is an oasis so close to Victoria and an Island we hope that everyone has...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

We had a wonderful day exploring Discovery Island -- the most relaxing 4+ hours of kayaking we've ever had. Saw dozens of seals, many with with their babies, sea ducks we had not seen before, beautiful souring bald eagles and lots of other sea and...More

Thank exb11
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful review. Harry Potter? That is a first - but how wonderfully magical! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Nathan and were able to see so much wildlife. Discovery Island really is in a world all...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a great day! Started of with a nice boat trip to the island, spotted a sea lion on the way. During the kayaktrip the guide Tanner told me a lot about the wildlife and made it a very personal trip with interesting conversations! (Thats...More

Thank ruudvangerven88
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

So glad to hear you had an AWESOME experience out kayaking with Tanner. These kayak tours make it really easy to become friends with your guide - it is hard not to bond over the beauty that is Discovery Island. Hopefully we see you out...More

Reviewed August 13, 2017

nathan was a great guide and made us novice kayakers feel very comfortable and provided insightful and interesting comments.

Thank Phil R
Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Phil, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Nathan is great and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with him. See you on the water. -Stephanie

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