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Discovery Island Kayak Tour

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Departure Point
Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay, BC V8S, Canada
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guide, kayaks, and all paddling equipment included
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kayaking requires some upper body strength and endurance
  • Children aged 5–11 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kestrel_Kendra wrote a review Oct 2018
10 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed the Discovery Island Kayak Tour! Our co-guides were Ben and Nathan, and both were terrific. There were six participants on the tour, and that was a great size. I had been kayaking twice before and definitely consider myself a beginner; some of the other
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Date of experience: September 2018
Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Discovery Island Kayak Tour
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Good afternoon Seaside814694 Thank you for sharing your experience with us - your level of detail in your review made it feel like we were right there with you on your adventure! We're very glad to hear that even though you consider yourself a beginner, you felt safe and enjoyed your experience on the water with Ben and Nathan. They are both excellent guides, and we are glad you agree with us! We welcome you back anytime to experience kayaking with us again. All the best, The Ocean River Team
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aliciadawnp wrote a review Sep 2018
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great way to get out of town and into some pretty pristine environments. We were lucky with a gorgeous calm day that allowed us to circumnavigate Discovery Island and some additional islands/channels. Guides Ben and Jeanette really know their stuff, and care about the
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Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Discovery Island Kayak Tour
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Good morning Alicia, It sounds like you had a great time on our Discovery Island Tour! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Ben and Janette are both excellent guides and we are lucky to have them both on our team. Thank you for noticing we are a local operation :) - it is something we are very proud! We welcome you back any time to experience Victoria from a kayak with us again. Kind regards, The Ocean River Team
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PhilandSue M wrote a review Aug 2018
13 contributions3 helpful votes
Crafts and company were great, well looked after, 5-6 hour trip including transfer to island, kayaked all way round and saw lots of wildlife direct from the kayak.
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Date of experience: August 2018
Response from OceanRiverAdventures, Manager at Discovery Island Kayak Tour
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Dear Phil and Sue, We appreciate the time you took to leave a review! It sounds as if you were part of our Discovery Island Kayak adventure, certainly an amazing and unique way to visit a beautiful and relatively untouched area just outside Victoria. We do hope you will come out again with us! All the best, The Ocean River Team
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OfftoPointsNorth wrote a review Aug 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
At first I just thought this tour would simply go over to Discovery Island and paddle around awhile and look at some birds, and when I first saw the price I thought it seemed a bit high, but we went for it anyway, our family of four. And boy was I surprised and impressed by the
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Date of experience: August 2018
Response from Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Island Kayak Tour
Responded 8 Aug 2018
What a great experience for your family. Discovery Island is such a magical oasis to explore and we are so happy you decided to book the tour. We try our best to make adventure affordable and priced for the value of the tour and we are pleased to hear you thought that this tour was a great value. Hope to see you on the water again soon.
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Amy G wrote a review Aug 2018
4 contributions
Nathan took my Dad and I and another man from Phillidelphia on a 6.5 hour kayaking trip to Discovery Island. It was both of our first time in a kayak on the ocean and I've been wanting to do a tour for a few years now and we finally did it! It was an amazing experiance and a
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Response from Ocean River A, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Island Kayak Tour
Responded 7 Aug 2018
Amy, what a great experience for yourself and your father. We are so pleased you were able to come along on the discovery island kayak tour with us. We are so blessed to have this beautiful island right in the backyard of Victoria ready to explore. Nathan is a wonderful guide and we are happy to hear you felt safe and enjoyed your time on the water kayaking with him. Hopefully we see you again! If you haven't already joined our mailing list make sure to sign up on our website so you get info of when we are selling off our rental fleet boats at huge discounts.
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About the operator
By: Ocean River Sports
Kennely J
Great Time
I just finished a rolling client with Lee and Ben, at Pearson College. It was a great learning experience how they
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Douglas A
Victoria, Canada
Amazing Customer Service
I bought a pair of Blunstone boots from this store a few years back which I used at work. I maintained them but
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David M
Lee Phillips Private Lesson
Amazing time of year to be out on the water. Very little boat traffic in the inner harbor on a very calm day. Lee
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Charles H
Special course with Gordon Brown
I went on a special course with Gordon Brown, a famous kayak instructor. Apparently Ocean River Sports has set up
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Bj P
Great conditions for the activity (rough water kayaking), terrific instruction by a clearly highly advanced instructor
The one day workshop was not cheap but very good value. My skill level and confidence improved a lot.
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Ocean River Level 1 Paddle Canada course
I just took this weekend course from Ocean River and it was worth every penny. The guides were knowledgeable,
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Kennely J
Green land paddle and rolling clinic.
The Rolling Clinic at Person Gollege with James Manke (throught Ocean River Sports) was an excellent experience.
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Very Peaceful and Serene Tour
We took the sunset kayak tour with Lee as our tour guide back in July of this year. He was an excellent tour
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Grace M
Duncan, Canada
Introductory navigation & marine weather course
Lee was a great teacher. He was well informed on the subject. The hands-on part of the course was a bit of an
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Collingwood, Canada
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Have shopped here on a number of occasions, passionate and friendly staff out do themselves on every visit.
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  • Duration: 6h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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