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“Great Way to Try Kayaking”

Victoria Waterfront Tours
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Owner description: We are located in the best location to kayak Victoria's Outer Harbour ! Amazing Olympic Mountain vistas,seal colonies, blue herons, eagles, jellies, star fish and kelp forests are just around the headland from our shop. We offer several guided sea kayaking tours that range from an Inner Harbour paddle to a true West Coast paddling experience with a catered picnic on Cherry Beach. Enjoy the flavor of a local marina and paddle with us in Victoria's amazing ocean environment. Along with our kayaking tours we are now offering Victoria Sightseeing Tours. Join us in exploring the beaches west of Victoria as well as the unique markets close to the city. We also have a city tour with a kayaking tour combined. We look forward to exploring with you!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Everyone in your group will enjoy a guided tour around the Victoria waterfront with Nici of Victoria Waterfront Tours. Our first venture was on a beautiful calm fall day when seal sightings were plentiful. Our second trip with Nici featured a delicious picnic lunch on a lovely rocky beach. We spotted curious seals, saw oystercatchers clutching shellfish in their red beaks, and enjoyec leisurely paddling through fascinating kelp forests and herring runs. Nici's calm, patient manner took away any jitters of the novice first time kayakers in our group as she expertly guided us past islets and wavy parts. We'll be back!

Thank Cookingkid
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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

We had a wonderful day with clear, mostly calm water. There was a clarity to the water that made seeing the bottom of the ocean really beautiful. It was great to paddle with other ocean enthusiasts.Thank you for your great company on our paddle and thank you very much for your review! It is Most appreciated!

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Nikki , kayaking tour's owner is nice and very carring. I learned kayaking with her help during one trip. Everybody who come to Victoria must try kayaking, its easy, joyful and awesome. It worth trying!

Thank levitskaya_k
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Nici was very friendly and helpful. Her company is very well prepared and has proper equipment. We all needed and enjoyed the tutorial before actually getting into our kayaks out into the water.
We practiced various maneuvers in the kayak taught to us by Nici before we were ready for our trip to Seal Island. We didn't see any seal but we did see otter, a sea starfish, and an eagle preying on baby duckling. What a great outdoor experience on the water.

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Due to the nature of kayaking it is very weather dependent. Went a nice day, albeit somewhat windy so stayed in the harbor. Guide (Nici) was very personable and a great instructor, very knowledgeable but didn't over teach. Would go again for sure

Thank KFraser27
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Nici is amazing.

Right from the phone call to enquire enquire about her services, through to her sending us some photos from the trip, Nici was delightful. Her experiences on the trips, and with a variety of people are ever so evident in all our time with Nici.

I wanted to do something special for my Dad's 75th birthday. Nici knew all the right questions to ask, how to set us up comfortably, and entertain old and young alike on the trip.

Her attention to ever detail, from safety to paddle strokes, to where to find the seals, to the beautiful lunch made for an interesting, enjoying day.

I highly recommend heading out with Nici.

Lisa

Thank Lisa M
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