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Kelp Reef Adventures

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12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
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Shore Excursion for Alaska Cruise

Our guide, Brandon, was awesome. We kayaked at a leisurely pace, saw harbor seals in the water... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KarlTeri S
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Great morning on the water

My wife and I paddled a tandem kayak on a trip led by co-owner and guide Brandon. Despite our... read more

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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!
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12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide, Brandon, was awesome. We kayaked at a leisurely pace, saw harbor seals in the water, Canadian geese, swans and just about everything we needed to experience the harbor in Victoria. We would highly recommend this adventure not be missed while visiting Victoria, BC!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I paddled a tandem kayak on a trip led by co-owner and guide Brandon. Despite our inexperience everything went smoothly and we enjoyed seeing seals, a sea lion, a river otter, and a variety of other sea life. Enjoyed very much!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wasn't sure if this inexperienced person could handle a 3-hour tour, but so glad that it was recommended! Brandon and Kathryn were amazing guides; they were very encouraging. We saw a huge purple starfish, had a snack with a couple of seals and tasted some...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

SIMPLY AWESOME! Had a little private 3h tour with Brandon during sunny morning. We saw seals, otters and herons and kelp and more herons and seaplanes going in and out and lots and lots more of everything all around the inner and outer harbor of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

FABULOUS kayak tour today!!!! Thank you, BRANDON for the amazing adventure!! You made our first time, memorable!!!! Johnny and Maureen!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour! Learned a lot of neat facts about everything from Brandon our awesome tour guide. Boats are very stable and comfortable! No experience needed! Saw tons of wildlife including sea birds, seals, river otters, deer, bald eagles, jellyfish and more! I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience when we went for our two hour tour. You could not of asked for a better tour guide. Brandon was great right from the get go. Very helpful and very knowledgeable. We got up close with jelly fish and crabs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd never kayaked before going to Kelp Reef in Victoria BC and was pretty nervous about it. But our guide Brandon was great. Totally reassuring, helpful and informative. Turns out we were his first too - the customers after he and his brother took over...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our two hour kayak ocean adventure. We got to see wildlife and enjoy the beauty of Victoria.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I went on this trip by myself whilst on holiday in Victoria and really enjpyed myself. The kayaks are stable the customers are provided with everything needed. Down to sunscreen and water proof jackets. Brendan our guide was informitive, nice and professional. We got the...More

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Justin W
23 July 2017|
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Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Thats right, our tours depart from fisherman's wharf, a floating community of float homes, restaurants and of course eco-tours. The address is 1 Dallas Rd., Victoria.
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Sue N
24 August 2016|
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Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Hello Sue If you have the time to devote to a full day kayak tour it is worth going to Beecher Bay. We have the opportunity to see more variety of wildlife because there is the chance to see whales near Race Rocks. I don't... More
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