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Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city. Join us on one of our Urban Kayak tours or Sunset Tour. We also offer an Oak Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak or Nature Hiking Tour. Offering expeditions, tours and courses throughout the Vancouver Island region, our guests will experience all the wild West Coast has to offer. Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ certified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation. Victoria’s premier paddling and outdoor adventure company. Want to try something different? We are also a premium stand up paddle tour operator in the southern Vancouver Island and Victoria region.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 20:00
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1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 5th Wedding anniversary by going on a kayak tour. Our guide, Emma, was wonderful! Highly recommend!!! 👍👍 We highly recommend the Inner Harbour tour! The float planes were landing and taking off all around, little water taxi boats zipping...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Rick, thank you for leaving a review. We are so pleased to hear that your anniversary was special. What a great activity for an anniversary! The inner harbour of Victoria is a very exciting place to explore in a kayak and we are so glad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day at sea in kayaks. Tanner and Ben guided with fun and professionalism. Our part of the group with Tanner appreciated his willingness to seize the opportunity as he found and followed 5 orchas (at required distance) for an extended time. Trip of a...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your kayak tour and that Tanner offered a unique experience and went with the flow as soon as the orcas showed up. Seeing whales is not a common occurrence and we are pleased that you were able...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided at the last minute that we’d like to do the Oak Bay morning kayak tour. Although the website said the tour was full, we decided to show up and take our chances. Ben and Tanner graciously allowed us to join...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Keith and Therese, we are so pleased that you were able to join us on an Oak Bay kayak tour! We heard about your luck with the whales, that is wonderful that you were able to see so much wildlife on your kayak tour. Oak...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just took the basic level kayaking course and Mark and Gordie were amazing! They were so thorough and taught in incremental steps that helped me to relax...especially when it was time to practice capsizing!! I was nervous but they were so calm and confident...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

agelay, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear you felt relaxed and comfortable on the water and that you felt that you built on your skills in a steady and manageable pace. The fear of capsizing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just completed one day basic kayak training from novice level, in a group of ten with 2 instructors, at Thetis lake near Victoria. The course included equipment introduction and use, safety awareness and essentials, planning and preparation, loads of paddling skills (yes there...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

James, thank you for the review! We are so pleased to hear that you found the kayak course informative and thorough. Getting out on a kayak course is so helpful in making sure you feel safe and prepared on the water on any future paddling...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on their Discovery Island kayaking trip earlier this week with Mark and Sophie and it was awesome! It was a mix of exciting and relaxing. I got to see a wolf which was cool (and something that is apparently rare to see on...More

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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Curtis, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Yes, the trip over to Discovery Island can get wet due to the currents and winds in the area - it is part of what makes the tour so exciting but it can be...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing time the staff at ocean river are very knowledgeable I and will be back in the future. Thanks again I feel 100% more confident on the water. Now I just want to keep progressing my skills. Highly recommendMore

Thank Matt S
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Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Ocean River Sports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Matt, so glad to hear you enjoyed the course. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you on another kayaking course in the future and running into you out on the water on...More

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