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Victoria Kayak

1006 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T4, Canada
+1 250-216-5646
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Amazing Time in the Pouring Rain

On our trip to Victoria, what my wife wanted most was to kayak on the Inner Harbour. We're from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CWGross
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Calgary, Canada
Awesome half day tour with Emily.

Our group of four had a great morning cruising along the harbour and coastline. We did get to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brigitte035
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Calgary
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Regardless if this is your first kayaking adventure or if you are perpetually wet behind the ears, our kayak tours and rentals are a great way to see Victoria and the local marine wildlife from a unique vantage point. Located in the heart of historic Victoria Harbour, Victoria Kayak is just steps away from the Empress Hotel, Royal BC Museum and the BC Legislature in downtown Victoria. There’s no better way to kick off a stay in Victoria than with a kayak adventure!
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1006 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip to Victoria, what my wife wanted most was to kayak on the Inner Harbour. We're from the prairies, and I'm terrified of deep water, so this sounded awful but I went along with it anyways. The morning of our adventure, the skies...More

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

While we keep trying to tell people that rain is the best time to kayak, thanks to you they might just believe it! Though we never guarantee wildlife, rain tends to coax it out, perhaps because it is calm and quiet out. We have gear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four had a great morning cruising along the harbour and coastline. We did get to the point to see some seals and will always treasure that memory as we got to be so close to these beautiful species. The relaxing pace and...More

Thank Brigitte035
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Brigitte, We love it when the wildlife shows up for our tours. Happy that we could help make your day fabulous.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We hired double kayaks and had a really lovely couple of hours on the water. The team at Victoria Kayaks were so helpful and the otter that we saw was a real treat.

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad we could help! We will let Harry (Otter) know you enjoyed seeing him.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

My best friend and I were travelling and found Victoria Kayaks through the Ocean Island Inn. We did a two and a half hour tour starting at 9:30 and had the most amazing time! We heard lots of interesting stories from our lovely tour guide...More

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Kyra!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I rented a two seater kayak to explore the Victoria harbour and we had a great time. Such an awesome way to see the harbour and explore. A bit more affordable to rent the two seater as opposed to two separate kayaks....More

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you had fun. Double kayaks are our cheaper option for rental but sometimes we have two people who both like to be in charge and we find giving them each a single kayak makes for a more enjoyable time on the water. Thanks...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

The energetic staff make this a good experience for all levels of paddlers. The equipment is well maintained. The route, equipment and basic technique were all explained. Water and snacks were provided, as were lots of breaks with explanations of local scenery and features.

Thank Peggy M
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for the review, Peggy. We love our job and try our hardest to help you love paddling, too. Good equipment, great instruction, informative stories and hilarious jokes are all part of our tour package. Oh, and snacks!

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

The staff here are lovely, they greet you like old friends. The process to get a group ready is done in a relaxed yet efficient style with loads of encouragement for newbie paddlers. The escorted tour along the Gorge is great! Lots to see and...More

Thank foodfan1956
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! We try to treat others as we wish to be treated - fun, friendly and efficient. Once everyone is on the water we have stories, information, paddling tips and even snacks that we like to share. And yes, we are right next to Red...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

As a solo traveler I was completely unprepared to kayak during my trip. Not only did they give me a place to store my purse, which was way too big, I was given a hat to wear and sunscreen! That is above and beyond. The...More

Thank Gina T
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thanks Gina. I’m really glad you had such a good time. We try our best to think of everything so that if you haven’t planned to go kayaking we can still make it happen for you. We have sunscreen, hats, even a few sunglasses, and...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Other kayak companies required at least 2 people for a harbour tour, which is difficult as solo traveler on a pretty cold day. At Victoria Kayak, I was the only one, and we still went out and discovered the harbour. Thank you for this experience.More

Thank Naomi G
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

You are welcome, Naomi! We get a lot of solo travelers and we welcome the opportunity to show them the sights. We love an excuse to get on the water even if it is with one paddler at a time. Our guides cherish the intimacy...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

My wife, Jan and daughter Jasper and I did a kayak tour. It was very, very positive. First off- the weather was terrific, so thanks for arranging that. Our host Emma was over the top friendly and knowledgeable and that gave us great comfort from...More

Thank KevinFromVic
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Oh, the weather? Yeah, we planned that. We hire our guides for their personalities (and kayaking ability) and we got extra with Emma. We have been trying to figure out how to bottle...More

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Jacqueline L
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Response from VictoriaKayakTours | Property representative |
We have a "dock box" for large items like pack sacks and shoes. You can leave your purses and wallets with our staff inside our dock shack. We also have dry bags for special items such a medical devices (EpiPens etc). And... More
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