A Great Kayaking Tour with Ocean River Adventures
On our recent visit to beautiful Victoria, BC, my wife and I enjoyed an excellent Kayaking Tour with Ocean River Adventures. Having never experienced real Sea Kayaking before, this was a great introduction and a wonderful way to see part of the city from the water.
Enjoy a relaxing Kayak Tour with an Experienced Guide
Ocean River Adventures Sightseeing from the Water
One of the great things about travel is experiencing something new and exciting along the way. My wife and I are always looking for something different and off the beaten path when visiting new places. We have both enjoyed a limited amount of simple kayaking on various lakes, but have always wanted to try kayaking on the sea and what a better location than in Victoria British Columbia!
Ocean River Adventures has been in business for over 30 years in Victoria offering a huge selection of tours, a huge retail store, kayaking school, rentals and much more. The perfect choice for beginners or experienced individuals wanting to enjoy a unique kayaking tour.
Ocean River Sports – Getting You Out There
The company’s slogan is “Getting You Out There” and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. Experience kayaking safely and discover the beauty of Victoria from the water. We chose their popular 3 hour scenic Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour for our first adventure.
This is a perfect choice for beginners like ourselves or for those experienced at kayaking looking for a relaxed guided paddling tour out on the water!
After a brief introduction and instruction on how to safely navigate and paddle, our guide led us into the water to begin our journey up the scenic and calm waters of the Gorge Waterway. This is an area of the city that stretches from the inner harbour and follows along a narrow waterway surrounded by residential waterfront homes and businesses.
Along the way, we made several stops with our very informative guide pointing out areas of interest and some history along the way.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Guides with Ocean River Adventures
Our 3 hour paddle up the Gorge waterway was peaceful and relaxing and after our instruction on how to maneuver our craft, we found it incredibly easy to paddle, very stable and a lot of fun even for us beginners! So if this may be something you have always wanted to try, and if you are physically able, then definitely go for it!
With your instructor going over safety and basic operation beforehand, you will be surprised just how easy it is and fun!
The scenery you will experience from out on the water is unlike that from shore and definitely worth taking in! There’s so much to see and do outdoors in the Capital City of British Columbia and a kayak adventure is definitely something I would highly recommend during your visit.
Below, I have added Ocean River’s official website for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information on their different tours, prices, times and much more!
Safe travels and Happy Paddling!
A Big Thanks to Ocean River Adventures for Hosting our 3 hour Kayak Tour on our recent visit to Victoria. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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