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Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters

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Address: 792 Government St Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A1, Canada
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+1 250-708-0201
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the...

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!

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What a great way to get around!

Victoria Harbour has the darn cutest little water taxis you are ever going to see. They are not cheap but your will be smiling ear-to-ear from point A to point B on the harbour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2016
aprilgirl415
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Victoria Harbour has the darn cutest little water taxis you are ever going to see. They are not cheap but your will be smiling ear-to-ear from point A to point B on the harbour. Just a feel-good way to putt-putt around. The water taxis are yellow and black checked. And do not miss the ballet at 10:45am on Sunday that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Four of us went on a morning gorge tour. It lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes. It was very good. The captain had grown up on the Gorge and the tales of his experiences made the tour very interesting. We saw salmon jumping, a blue heron and a seal. We would definitely take one of the other tours next time... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We used the water taxi to get from the inner harbour to Fisherman's Wharf where our whale watching trip departed. At first it was slightly disconcerting to realise that before we went to our destination the taxi was going to take other passengers to different stops, but we realised that it made perfect sense for the "taxi driver" and also... More 

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Vicharbourferry, Marketing & Communications at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us such a fabulous review, Beeper53! What a great day...a Victoria Harbour Ferry Harbour Tour, a whale watching tour and you were able to check out Fisherman's Wharf! We hope you come back again so we can welcome you aboard one of our electric boats and take you on a tour of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Was a cute little way to see the harbour and the drivers seemed to know a lot about the history. We did find it very pricey for how far u actually went I think it was around $55 for the two of us.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We absolutely loved the rides on these cute 'pickle' boats. You get a different perspective from the water of the local sights, The Empress, The Parliament Buildings, the Fisherman's Village with all the house boats, and sea animals. The first little boats we went on were green but they also have checker boards and other colours on them as well.... More 

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Almonte, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I took this little 45 min. water tour while in B.C. The cost was minimal and there is also a discount for seniors with I.D. The tiny little tug boat tour held possibly 10 people plus the captain. Cute little tug boat shaped boat and cozy. I especially enjoyed when we were in the area of permanent boat houses which... More 

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Vicharbourferry, Marketing & Communications at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review, fluffyb2016! We're so glad you had a great time taking our Harbour Tour and seeing all the wonderful sights around the Inner Harbour. I will pass along your review to our sales staff and captains. Hope to welcome you aboard again soon! Karen Gates Victoria Harbour Ferry More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Looking to pass a sunny afternoon we decided on the cute little ferries and weren't sorry. The trip up the Gorge was beautiful in itself, but was made excellent by the informative and interesting conversation of the captain. Pointing out quirky facts and fine views we hardly noticed the time passed and would recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a very sunny late summer afternoon travelling up the gorge. Captain Buzz spent his childhood years here and told many tales of his adventures. A great way to view the city.

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Vicharbourferry, Marketing & Communications at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Davidfirving! Captain Buzz offers a lovely Gorge Cruise. Check out a little video of him in action on the front page of our website. We're glad you had such a great time and hope that you check out our Harbour Tour or Pickle Pub Crawl the next time you are in Victoria. Thanks again, Karen... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

My wife and I were the only passengers on the harbour cruise we selected - so we had direct dialogue with the skipper who shared interesting stories about the harbour and the sights. We stood by to watch seaplanes coming and going, inspected the retirement condos and floating homes. ON our return, we decided to get off at Fisherman's Wharf.... More 

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Vicharbourferry, Marketing & Communications at Victoria Harbour Ferry Tours and Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send us a review John S. What a treat to be able to take a private Harbour Tour! It's not often that passengers get the chance to have such a one on one experience while on one of our tours. If you have time...you should check out our Gorge Cruise on one of our... More 

Titchfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Used this as a water taxi from fisherman's wharf to the harbour and it 2as excellent. Good value and so much more fun than a regular land cab! Informative guide too.

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