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“Fabulous kayak adventure”
Review of Victoria Kayak

Victoria Kayak
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I took our teenage daughter and niece for a kayak adventure with Victoria Kayak. It was our first time in bonafide kayaks so we went for the guided tour especially as the Victoria inner harbour is one of the busiest waterways in Canada. Joanna, one of the owners, was our guide and shared her considerable knowledge about kayaking, the botany of the sea and the wildlife we got to view "up close and personal." We highly recommend Victoria Kayak and Joanna and plan to go back for another adventure.

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Awesome! Thanks.

Joanna

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

My husband and the boys rented some kayaks for an hour at $20 per hour. Very reasonable. Nice place to kayak around just avoid the planes landing!

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Thanks for the nice review.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our family of four had a great adventure with Joanna, her husband Aaron, and Amy. Even though we were kayaking "newbies", we (wife and I, along with our 14 and 10 year old) were quickly trained and led through the harbor to the gorge. Only down side was lack of seal sighting due to a barge being in their normal hang out spot. Highly recommend if you want a way to see the harbour water front and learn a little about Victoria.

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Thanks for the review. You were newbies at the beginning but pros by the end -- we have the pictures to prove it! Every tour tends to be a bit different and I don't know where those seals go when the barge is parked on "their" logs. It was nice that the Great Blue Heron put in an appearance - we paid him good money to cover for the seals. Glad we could celebrate the 4th of July with you! --Joanna

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

It was my first time in Victoria, BC, and I'd heard that kayaking around the inner harbor was an absolute must, so I decided to give it a try. No regrets whatsoever! Great tour - informative and funny, nothing is rushed, your preferences are taken into consideration when planning the route... simply fabulous! Thanks!

Nun auf Deutsch, weil der Tour-Guide mich gebeten hat, den Erfahrungsbericht auf mehrere Sprachen zu schreiben :D Das Wetter war herrlich! Bis zum Seal Island sind wir gefahren - insgesamt hat's 2,5 Stunden gedauert. Ich würd's jedem emfpehlen!

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VictoriaKayakTours, Guide/Assistant Dock Rat at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hi Suhrud - you guys were awesome and I had a great time hanging out with the three of you. Spectacular weather, too bad the only seals we found were swimming - but that Canadian Goose seemed to like you. Thanks for the great review in German :D -- good thing there is Google Translate or I would be lost. Danke! --Aaron

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I highly recommend to book a kayak tour with Victoria Kayak!
I've never been kayaking before and decided to try it during my stay in Victoria and it was a wonderful experience! Although I was afraid at first to flip over, everything turned out to be good due to the guides' help who explained everything and helped me to navigate the boat. They made me feel really comfortable and welcome and we had a very nice tour in the evening hours including an energy bar break to refuel ourselves ;-)

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VictoriaKayakTours, Guide/Assistant Dock Rat at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Thank you Tabea - and you win for the review from the greatest distance away! It was great to meet you and you had no problem with that single kayak. I really enjoy watching people improve during our tours and with a few tips you were a pro by the end. --Aaron

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