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Kelp Reef Adventures

12 Erie St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4X5, Canada
+1 250-386-7333
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A COOL PLACE TO KAYAK

Went on a 3-hour kayak trip in the inner and outer harbors. Saw harbor seals, birds, and otters... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kim M
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Miami, Florida
Amazing guide and ride

We visited Victoria for a week, and the kayaking with Thom, our warm, informative and amazingly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nitaspiel
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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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

Went on a 3-hour kayak trip in the inner and outer harbors. Saw harbor seals, birds, and otters. Brandon our guide was awesome with so much information about the area. He's the guide you want and this is the company to go with.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Victoria for a week, and the kayaking with Thom, our warm, informative and amazingly competent guide on our kayak tour with Kelp Reef Adventures was one of the greatest activities of our vacation. We had kayaked before on single kayaks on a lake...More

Thank nitaspiel
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked a kayak outing for the morning and were not disappointed. Austin was knowledgeable about the area and took us to some beautiful spots. We got to see some sea life and get away from the busy part of the harbour. We would recommend...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing time with friends and family on the kayak tour! It was my first ocean kayaking experience, but definitely not the last! Got to learn some cool fun facts about the wildlife thanks to our wonderful tour guide Isabel 😃

Thank Gurjot B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Austin and Brandon were awesome! We had a group of 11 and our guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. We felt safe and secure with them. They took us to see baby seal pups and we even saw an otter. It was one of my...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I both had a great time! Austin was a great guide! He provided an experience mixed with great kayaking knowledge / guidance, flora and fauna information, history of the surrounding area, cool local tips, and great stories. He kept us informed and...More

Thank kare2fly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I signed up for the 9:00 Monday tour. Katherine was there for sign up and she was very informative as to what to expect on our first kayaking experience. She suggested we go on the Monday as opposed to the Sunday as...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Austin rocked as a tour guide for our kids. We only had 2 hours and he squeezed in an excellent experience.

Thank Eric2751
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to see Victoria harbour and Brandon was very friendly and knowledgeable with local folklore, and sights. The only problem was a skirt fail which left our daughter wet and cold.

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kayak tour and in particular our guide Isabelle was bloody brilliant! We had very good and up to date equipment and you also get the bonus of hats, sunglasses and a bottle of water. I opted for the 1 person kayak, but you also...More

Thank Jack N
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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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Šárka Š
28 October 2015|
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Response from KelpReefAdventures | Property representative |
Hello Where we go on our tours depends on the ocean conditions. The outer harbour and kelp forests can only be reached on calm days but in January we have frequent storms. Of course it's still possible to see harbour... More
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