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“Great little ferry, ideal for a family”

Victoria Harbour Ferry
Ranked #2 of 22 Transportation in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the ocean! Take a Harbour Tour, historic Gorge Waterway Cruise, or hop on an H2O Water Taxi as you explore inner harbour destinations. Visit us on the dock in front of the Empress Hotel. From there, a VHF Captain can take you to Victoria's best-kept secret: Fisherman's Wharf! Feed the seals, grab some lunch from Barb's Fish and Chips, check out the funky float homes, go for a whale-watching or kayak adventure with Eagle Wing or Kelp Reef, and pick up an ice cream cone from Jackson's on the way back into town! We have something for everyone...Including the Pickle Pub Crawl! Come down anytime to pick up a wristband, which you can use for four harbour ferry rides to "hop" from one harbour brewpub to another. Plus, groups of four or more get free appetizers at each location! So much to do, and so much to see...Victoria Harbour Ferry!
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The harbour tour runs on a lovely ferry that transports you around Victoria harbour. A great tour for families but not that engaging for adults alone.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TomNIwona
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Such a fun way to see Victoria's Inner Harbour. Little did we know that floatplanes actually use the harbour as an airport - all the activity with planes coming and going added a little excitement to what is a very pleasurable and relaxing cruise. Was so nice to see areas and little enclaves that we wouldn't have otherwise known about. Learned just enough to make it interesting, but not overwhelmed with information. Just a perfect little way to spend 45 minutes or so in Victoria's beautiful harbour!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank pagespringers
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We happened to get a free token to take the water taxi from fisherman's wharf back to the Empress. The ferry was painstakingly restored and absolutely lovely. Our captain was a bit gruff until he found out my dad was a sailor and then we got along famously. It was dark and the lights on the water were magical.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ToriM
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Took a quick trip from one side of the harbour to West Victoria. A relatively inexpensive way to enjoy a wee boat ride in the open air, take fun photos and travel by water.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Took the 75 min tour of the Gorge in Victoria. $30pp. Good value and nice to get out on the water. Our captain was very knowledgeable of the area and the interesting history of the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tanya A
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