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Victoria Kayak

1006 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T4, Canada
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Get Out On The Water With Victoria Kayak!

The staff here are lovely, they greet you like old friends. The process to get a group ready is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
foodfan1956
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Vancouver, Canada
Great Experience!

As a solo traveler I was completely unprepared to kayak during my trip. Not only did they give me a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina T
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Orlando, Florida
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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!
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“seal island” (11 reviews)
“full monty” (4 reviews)
“half day tour” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1006 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff here are lovely, they greet you like old friends. The process to get a group ready is done in a relaxed yet efficient style with loads of encouragement for newbie paddlers. The escorted tour along the Gorge is great! Lots to see and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a solo traveler I was completely unprepared to kayak during my trip. Not only did they give me a place to store my purse, which was way too big, I was given a hat to wear and sunscreen! That is above and beyond. The...More

Thank Gina T
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Gina. I’m really glad you had such a good time. We try our best to think of everything so that if you haven’t planned to go kayaking we can still make it happen for you. We have sunscreen, hats, even a few sunglasses, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Other kayak companies required at least 2 people for a harbour tour, which is difficult as solo traveler on a pretty cold day. At Victoria Kayak, I was the only one, and we still went out and discovered the harbour. Thank you for this experience.More

Thank Naomi G
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are welcome, Naomi! We get a lot of solo travelers and we welcome the opportunity to show them the sights. We love an excuse to get on the water even if it is with one paddler at a time. Our guides cherish the intimacy...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, Jan and daughter Jasper and I did a kayak tour. It was very, very positive. First off- the weather was terrific, so thanks for arranging that. Our host Emma was over the top friendly and knowledgeable and that gave us great comfort from...More

Thank KevinFromVic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a Sunday off in Victoria and decided to spend it learning to Kayak in Victoria Harbour. My guide Jenn was an excellent teacher and did a wonderful job of setting up the Kayak for me and then showing me the basics. We had...More

Thank John k
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, John. We love helping people start their kayaking adventures. Taking a guided tour is the perfect way to see the sights, learn something interesting about the local area and get a paddling lesson at the same time. Plus, you...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I would highly recommend Victoria Kayaks in Victoria, BC. My builder business group was in Victoria & we reserved kayaks prior to the meeting so all was set when we got there. Kip was at the dock early Saturday morning & had things ready to...More

Thank Jay S
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for the detailed review, Jay. I am glad that we were able to accommodate your group and that you all enjoyed yourselves.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I had a marvelous paddle with my guide out to seal rocks. I really couldn't ask any more of the guide or the staff who handled my booking. We saw plenty of bird life and seals, and the cute little harbour ferries chugging past. It...More

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

I am happy to hear that you had such a fabulous time on our Seal Island tour. We would totally recommend the tour to a first time paddler, whether they choose a single or double kayak. Our guides are fantastic teachers and usually have everyone...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Staff was wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable. It was the most non-fussy, easy going experience getting set up with everything - we just loved it. We decided to do the self-guided little tour, and it was perfect for us. Gorgeous views all around!!

Thank Danyel G
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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Happy that you like our easy going, non-fussy, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great that you had a good time. Thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon kayaking with our informative and friendly guide, Sophie. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour on a gloriously sunny afternoon and enjoyed every minute. The tour was interesting and relaxing and tailored to suit our level...More

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

I'm glad you had such a great time and that you saw seals! Sophie enjoyed her time with you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Rented kayaks with 6 family members from the UK this summer. Staff were fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Paddled from the Inner Harbour and up the Gorge, saw a couple of seals and otters.

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VictoriaKayakTours, Owner at Victoria Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Sounds like you had the ultimate rental! We specialize in those. Thanks for the terrific review.

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Jacqueline L
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We have a "dock box" for large items like pack sacks and shoes. You can leave your purses and wallets with our staff inside our dock shack. We also have dry bags for special items such a medical devices (EpiPens etc). And... More
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