We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kelp Reef Adventures

Features Animals

Kelp Reef Adventures
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (520)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“kayak tour”(102 reviews)
“river otters”(45 reviews)
“ladies night”(23 reviews)
Kayaking is the best way to see Victoria. We specialize in safe, fun and educational kayak tours of Victoria's Harbour and waterfront. Our floating location at Fisherman's Wharf is a 10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and 20 minutes from...more
12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
+1 250-386-7333
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Victoria
from $89.20
More Info
from $90.61
More Info
from $72.48
More Info
Reviews (999)
There are newer reviews for Kelp Reef Adventures
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
983 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews kayak tour river otters ladies night baby seals dry bags seal rookery great kayaking great guide kayaking experience saw seals experienced kayakers local wildlife sea life fisherman's wharf morning tour explained everything longer tour
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 983 reviews
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Brandon was a fantastic guide and gave us some local history and pointed out wildlife along the way. The highlight was the harbor seals...28 of them basking in the sun today. Thanks Brandon and Kelp Reef!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 425Dan
Reviewed June 27, 2018

It was a gorgeous day out in the harbour with Kathryn and Brandon. They were very thorough in providing our group instructions and guidance before we took off, to ensure our safety. They were knowledgable, fun, and you can tell that you love what they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Honestly I don’t know where to begin, my kayak tour with Brandon was absolutely amazing! He is so knowledgeable about the area and the views of the inlet and marine life were fantastic! These guys are are a real gem that I happened to stumble...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank christina m
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Had a great time! The harbour and guides were lovely. It was a perfect day for kayaking and I can't wait to get out there again.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chase C
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Kayaking was a ton of fun with these people! I loved every bit of it. It was a nice relaxed time. Perfect for first-timers who just wants to see Victoria in a different view. 11/10 Would Kayak again.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Aaron A
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Kids 15 and 11 has a great time seeing harbor seals, jellyfish and enjoyed a kelp snack. Husband and I Kayaked with this company 8 years ago and were glad we came back. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 458staceys
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I went on a Kelp Reef 2-hour kayak tour with my company for a team building exercise/excursion. The staff and guides were all friendly and ensured that we all had fun. Some of my teammates had never kayaked before and they were able to complete...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank juliannepj
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Brandon, was awesome. We kayaked at a leisurely pace, saw harbor seals in the water, Canadian geese, swans and just about everything we needed to experience the harbor in Victoria. We would highly recommend this adventure not be missed while visiting Victoria, BC!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KarlTeri S
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I paddled a tandem kayak on a trip led by co-owner and guide Brandon. Despite our inexperience everything went smoothly and we enjoyed seeing seals, a sea lion, a river otter, and a variety of other sea life. Enjoyed very much!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Guide202827
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Wasn't sure if this inexperienced person could handle a 3-hour tour, but so glad that it was recommended! Brandon and Kathryn were amazing guides; they were very encouraging. We saw a huge purple starfish, had a snack with a couple of seals and tasted some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank travel-geek514
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 204 nearby hotels
Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
1,997 reviews
.20 miles away
Inn at Laurel Point
2,466 reviews
.35 miles away
Huntingdon Manor Hotel
957 reviews
.39 miles away
The Oswego Hotel
2,279 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,207 nearby restaurants
The Fish Store at Fisherman's Wharf
641 reviews
.07 miles away
Nourish Kitchen & Cafe
446 reviews
.33 miles away
Il Covo Trattoria
727 reviews
.16 miles away
AURA waterfront restaurant + patio
664 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,730 nearby attractions
Westsong Walkway
90 reviews
.44 miles away
Black Ball Ferry Line
955 reviews
.51 miles away
Fisherman's Wharf
3,823 reviews
.08 miles away
David Foster Harbour Pathway
24 reviews
.36 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jenna C
April 12, 2018|
Response from Sara M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenna, last summer we did some kayaking in the area of Victoria to see the seals (it was the breeding season so there were loads of seal cubs). Greetings.
Google Translation
July 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Thats right, our tours depart from fisherman's wharf, a floating community of float homes, restaurants and of course eco-tours. The address is 1 Dallas Rd., Victoria.
Sue N
August 23, 2016|
Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Hello Sue If you have the time to devote to a full day kayak tour it is worth going to Beecher Bay. We have the opportunity to see more variety of wildlife because there is the chance to see whales near Race Rocks. I don't... More