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Address: | Empress Dock A, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3Z1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-788-4263
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Smell the gentle ocean breeze as it lures you away from the dock through...

Smell the gentle ocean breeze as it lures you away from the dock through Victoria’s bustling inner harbour and out into the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca aboard Tall Ship Thane. All guests young and old are encouraged to participate in sailing; so tug on the sheets that haul the sails. As we begin silently swooshing through the ocean, become mesmerized by the magnificent snow-capped Olympic Mountains and the majesty of the City of Victoria. Relax and savor your picnic or a sip of wine as we keep our eyes peeled for some of BC’s world famous killer whales, or sea lions and bald eagles. Swap tales with other guests and try to stump the crew with questions, we’re rich with history. And if we don’t really know the answer, be prepared for a wee tale!

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My husband had always wanted to sail on an older sailing ketch so when I spotted the 3hour sail on the internet I enquired immediately. It was my husbands birthday treat and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
becelover
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Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My husband had always wanted to sail on an older sailing ketch so when I spotted the 3hour sail on the internet I enquired immediately. It was my husbands birthday treat and it didn't disappoint. From the word go we were welcomed and made to feel comfortable. The ship is beautifully maintained and a real credit to Rob the owner.... More 

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3 Thank becelover
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went on both the afternoon 3 hour sail and the evening sail. They are very different experiences. The afternoon goes out of the harbor and you get the sails up and go more. Its more about the sailing experience. Evening is more of a cruise around the inner harbor while the sun goes down, maybe get sails up, maybe... More 

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6 Thank Keith Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Was such an amazing time! Beautiful boat so much fun highly recommend this!!!! The owner/operator was so friendly and knowledgable

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3 Thank Jacquelinemarie92
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Super friendly and knowledgeable, very relaxing and nice experience out on the water. This isn't for adventure seekers, but if you want to have a nice day out on the water with a glass of wine and friends, look no further! And you can help raise the sails and sit out at the front of the boat, which is beautiful.... More 

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2 Thank Jamila D
Pratt, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Rob and his crew are the best and most gracious hosts we experienced on our visit. We had never sailed before and were anxious to experience and learn the bare basics. They allowed us to participate in the operations of the ship while patiently answering our millions of questions. From the second we stepped on board we were confident we... More 

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4 Thank Bejue
Tempe, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

we were so pleased with our walking history tour given by Nicole combined with the gorgeous sunset cruise. Ron and Sheery were gracious telling us about their lives, the history of the hand built, incredibly Eco-friendly ship and maritime tales all while guiding us through the inner harbor. They placed a high regard on our safety as well as our... More 

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2 Thank Okopie
Grande Prairie, Canada
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90 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Going out on a sailing ship was on my friends bucket list, so we booked an afternoon sail. The couple who own the ship were very friendly, as was Pete, the Captain. The day turned out to be a lot calmer than we had originally anticipated, but Rob and Pete did everything they could to get us in the wind.... More 

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3 Thank Inlovewithsue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We were given the impression that we were going to be given a bit of a history lesson about the area. Sail and if there was not any wind at least putt around a bit. But no wind meant get us out to the edge of the harbour and drift like being on an air mattress. If i didn't have... More 

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2 Thank caddism
Victoria, Canada
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93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Took hubby for a sail. Being a prairie boy, he has always wanted to go sailing. Having been thwarted by the weather a few times, we lucked out with beautiful weather. the seating is not the most comfie, but the sailing was amazing. we didn't get too far as there wasn't a lot of wind, but the peacefulness of just... More 

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3 Thank maskedbee
medford
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I recently surprised my husband with a 3 hour sail. He has always wanted to sail and this was a perfect way for him to experience it. Luckily we had wind and could raise the sails! It was a great morning and Rob and Pete were eager to answer questions. It was a cold morning and they provided blankets, extra... More 

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