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Kelp Reef Adventures
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Owner description: 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 downtown on the scenic boardwalk. We are the closest kayak shop to the Juan de Fuca straight, so when conditions allow, we will paddle along the coast to the kelp forests and an island the harbour seals frequent. Along the way we may see different shore birds like eagles, osprey, oystercatchers, cormorants, and the great blue heron. Starfish, jelly fish and kelp crabs are usually hiding just below the surface. Kayaking is easy and we make it easier by offering paddling jackets, gloves and a bottle of water. Plus on our kayak launch you won't even get your feet wet!
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We had a wonderful two-hour tour with Brandon. We had not kayaked before and Brandon helped us feel comfortable right away. He was also very knowledgeable about the wildlife of the area. While kayaking, we saw seal pups, eagles, and a river otter! We would definitely do it again - a highlight of our trip!

1  Thank Lauren F
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

I took my 7 year old daughter whale watching one day (saw some Orcas from 200-300 metres away during a 3.5 hour journey) and then the next day we did Kelp Reef Adventures.

Kayaking with sea life is SO much better than sitting on a boat for 3.5 hours hoping to see some. Immediately fun, easy to do (rudder helps a ton for those who aren't experts) and you get feet away from sea life vs hundreds of metres.

And my daughter loved Brandon - she even managed to get him to put kelp on his head so he could be a true Merman... :)

Well done Kelp Adventures!

Thank keith L
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Austin, our guide, was absolutely excellent! Wonderful time kayaking around...ocean calm & weather was perfect! We’d come back & do this again for sure. Thanks so much for a fun morning Austin!

Thank Ellewall
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We loved our 3 hour tour with Austin. We couldn’t get enough of the seals and their pups, Eagles, river otters, and beautiful views. One of the best things we did!

Thank Cruiser704098
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

If you like kayaking and you like Victoria, you’ll be in good hands. Brandon is a patient and knowledgeable guide and knows the equipment and area well.

Thank Brian K
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