Oak Bay Marina
Oak Bay Marina
4.5
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The Oak Bay Marina is a full-service marina located just ten minutes from downtown Victoria, situated in a sheltered bay in south Oak Bay, with spectacular views of Mount Baker in Washington State. The marina offers fishing charters, kayak tours, and a gift shop. The Marina Dockside Eatery and the Marina Restaurant are also located at the Marina for those who want to grab a bite to eat.
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Harold W
Victoria, Canada1,676 contributions
Feb 2020
Stopped by late morning and thought I might have a late breakfast or early lunch in the dining room. I was just a few minutes too early so ended up downstairs. This place is busy and for good reason. The coffee is great, the snacks are very good and the service is fantastic. I would stop here again.
Written March 2, 2020
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daniel f
Kemble, Canada780 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is not only a great place to enjoy the view,or do some shopping,but for a few dollars you can buy fish chunks and feed the local harbour seals right off the dock,there are some nice boats to see also,this is a great spot for children ,as the seals are very entertaing,cheers
Written July 19, 2016
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The seals are a highlight for most of the visitors to the Marina, who can resist their cute faces? The Marina also hosts a gift shop, the Marina Dockside Eatery and the Marina Restaurant & Sushi bar, so is a perfect stop off during a scenic drive along the coast. Thanks for the review. Sincerely, Steve Sinclair General Manager, Oak Bay Marina & Complex.
Written July 22, 2016
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YukonSarah
Airdrie, Canada268 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
What fun for the kids to feed these wild seals. There are about 6 seals that hand out in the marina (they know they get feed). You can buy food for them in the gift shop at the marina. One of the seals will even spin for you if you spin the food for him.

Just remember these are wild animals, they can jump - don't get too close.
Written September 2, 2015
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RobertMJThompson
Victoria, Canada739 contributions
Jul 2020
During COVID there is reduced stuff here unless you own a boat. The restaurant is closed except for take-out. Plenty of parking if you just wish to have a place to sit and see the sea. There are picnic tables and some art along the shore.
Written July 3, 2020
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just0netraveler
Victoria, Canada247 contributions
Feb 2019
The view to the East is amazing, and a nice place to walk by the water.
Large parking lot to stop and close to Oak Bay for restaurants and shopping.
Written September 29, 2019
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Lgaroy V
Victoria BC, Canada3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
EXPLORE THE WATERS AND ISLANDS OFF VICTORIA AND OAK BAY B.C.Iconic Oak Bay Tour with captain Brian.
Our family had an incredible experience on the amazing Oak Bay tour. Our captain, Brian was very knowledgeable, friendly and extremely patient. He was very knowledgeable about the marine life of Oak Bay waters and islands . We booked a family tour w/ kids with Captain Brian, highly recommended by our friends. He was keen on giving detailed explanation for context, and a wonderful operator. I don't know what he could have done better, because the outing was iconic and perfect. We were able to see seals, cormorants, and eagles. And getting close enough to hear their every breath and see them gracefully move through the water.
The boat tour was amazing and I know it made an impact with the kids. This tour is a must!

David
Written July 10, 2019
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Jenny406
Victoria, Canada34 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Great location for an intimate dinner or special family occasion with fine dining in mind. Beautiful view over the water as you eat.
Written August 7, 2018
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creativejourneyer
Vancouver Island, Canada33 contributions
Feb 2016
I like this pull in for getting amazing views of the Salish Sea ( old name Juan de Fuca strait) Lots of parking. Walk the docks, buy a bag of fish bits in the marina shop, walk down the plank and feed the seals up close and personal. Now, i understand why they called them sea dogs. One apha fellow would slap his front fin if we slowed down on fish delivery. Fun for kids of all ages. There is a coffee shop, with lunch and desserts. Above is a fancier restaurant and sushi restaurant. You can walk a sidewalk ring round the parking lot, there's a couple of small beaches down below. One day i saw a whale swiimming the edge of the ring. not an every day occurence, in the distance on a clear day you'll see Mt Baker ( volcano). Lovely spot to see the full moon.
Written February 7, 2016
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The views around the Oak Bay Marina are lovely. Lots of boats of course and opulent homes. We stopped here to admire the scenery and have a bite to eat.
Written May 10, 2023
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DAD11
Toronto, Canada249 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
While in Victoria visited family, we had lunch at Oak Bay Marina. It was a great recommendation. The service was well paced and not intrusive as we were catching up with family we had not seen in many years. The food was very good and the chef allowed my husband to order from the full sushi menu which isn’t offered at lunch.
Written October 30, 2021
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