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Victoria Waterfront Tours

7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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Great kayak rental experience

Service and directions were excellent. They let me know where to go and what to avoid. I saw a ton... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brandon W
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Victoria, Canada
Excellent!

Nici and Garrett were excellent. Worthwhile training at the start made for a seamless trip after... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Christine P
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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!
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7-475 Head St, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5S1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service and directions were excellent. They let me know where to go and what to avoid. I saw a ton of animals on my trip including a dozen seals, two sea lions and a sea otter. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review Brandon! You were a pleasure to deal with on our end as well! I am very glad you were able to experience the marine wildlife and get out in the fresh air!! Stay Well. Nici

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Nici and Garrett were excellent. Worthwhile training at the start made for a seamless trip after! We all went as a big group and everyone had fun! We all recommend this place!

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

What a fun, fabulous and energetic tour Christine! Your family has a great sense of humour. Thank you for sharing that with us! Thank you also for writing this review for us. We really appreciate you taking time for that! Have your best day! Nici

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Nici provided an excellent tour that was professional, educational, safe and most importantly fun! We were taken on an adventure to see lots of sea life, plants , shore birds and beautiful coastline parks. She was able to share her love of the ocean and...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for your review Shelley. I appreciate you taking time to share thoughts about your experience paddling with us. You were an intrepid, strong kayakers. Your humour helped make our tour so enjoyable. Kind Regards. Nici

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I went on the Kayak Tour with Victoria Waterfront Tours (VWT) and had an absolutely amazing time. 5 Stars  Tour: The tour itself was great. We went around a bunch of little islands and saw a variety of seals, jellies, seaweed, starfish, birds, etc....More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I did my research before booking this tour - as there are lots of kayak tours and rental places in Victoria. Hands down this was THE BEST tour ever - Nici was a kind, gracious and knowledgeable host. She took her time, provided us with...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

You are most welcome Mandy! It was an awesome morning with you four beautiful girls, the harbour seals and the sunshine. It was a treat to see how much everyone enjoyed the playful antics of the harbour seals, the jellies and playing in the kelp...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

My sister and brother-in-law were visiting from out of town and all three of us went on the 3-hour seal island kayaking tour with Nici. We had the best time! None of us had kayaked very much and Nici was great at showing us the...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

It was awesome to spend time playing with the frisky harbour seal pups. I think they liked your kayak! The seal pups are at a stage when they are curious and playful just before they are weaned. It is one of the best times to...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful time kayaking with Nici. She picked us up directly from the cruise ship, and was an excellent tour host. Her kayak equipment was in great shape and easy to use, and she was attentive to safety. We did...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so very much for writing us this review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your kayaking outing with us. It was earlier that we were out paddling and a bit chilly still, but we enjoyed seeing the harbour seals and the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My girlfriend and I took the 5 hour Fisgard Tour, and we thouroughly enjoyed our excursion with Nici. She is a very fun, and engaging person, who is very knowledgable about the area, and showed us all the wildlife, local information, and was just incredibly...More

Thank Steven S
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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Our tour to Fisgard Lighthouse was a lot of fun because you loved kayaking so much! Your experience and joy just being out on the water was evident with every dip of the paddle and glide of the kayak. Thank you for sharing the day...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Nici was a super tour guide, very friendly and knowledgable. We had initially thought of just renting kayaks and going on our own, but I am very glad that we decided on the tour. She was...More

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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review for us! It was a treat to see your family enjoying each other's company so much and spending some time enjoying nature together. The conditions were perfect for exploring the sea and marine wildlife....More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I booked the Fisgard Lighthouse tour for myself and my parents since it was my dad's birthday. Nici was extremely helpful, accommodating, and patient with my parents that were struggling quite a bit in the beginning. And then we actually had a mini celebration for...More

Thank Julia V
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kaynic, Owner at Victoria Waterfront Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

It was a lot of fun to help your dad celebrate his birthday in a small way on our tour to Fisgard Lighthouse. Despite our language difference we made a unique connection. Thank you for translating for us and for sharing the special warmth of...More

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