If you're interested in kayak tours and rentals Ocean River's downtown kayak rental location (1824 Store Street) is still open.
The Oak Bay Marina offers kayak tours and rentals through our partner Ocean River Adventures. We have both single and tandem kayaks that are perfect for exploring the water surrounding Victoria.
All tours include mandatory safety gear. Our fleet is comprised of the highest quality watercraft. Large or small we’ll have a boat to fit you!
For more information, or to book a tour, come see us at the Oak Bay Marina Office, or call us at 250-598-3369
Departing from our outpost at the Oak Bay Marina, paddlers will explore the nooks and crannies of Oak Bay’s historic coastline. Legendary Jimmy Chicken Island and the nearby islets are ideal for viewing resident harbour seals, river otters can be seen scurrying up the rocky outcrops of Cattle Point, and the Chain Islands in the Oak Bay Ecological Reserve are home to nesting seabirds such as cormorants, oyster catchers, glaucous–winged gulls, and even rhinoceros auklets. Accompanied by vistas of the Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker and the Olympic Mountains - cast in hues of pink and purple during the evening hours - this is an ideal West Coast kayaking location.
Duration: 3 hours
Departs: 10 AM Daily & 6PM Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Experience the wilderness of the West Coast, only minutes from downtown Victoria. A short boat ride through the Chain Islets to Discovery Island will leave you in this pristine island group. The day will be spent exploring by kayak and by foot as well as a stop for a provided lunch. An unforgettable day of beautiful scenery and good company awaits!
Duration: 6.5 hours
Departs: 9 AM Daily
A guided tour, with an experienced naturalist guide, from the comfort of our Discovery Island Shuttle. Learn about West Coast Canada’s rich marine life and ecosystems, then walk through the forested trails on Discovery Island within the Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park. Minimum of 4 guests required, inquire if interested.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Departs: 10:30 AM Daily
Join us for our new, 2-day overnight kayak tour to Discovery Island, just off Victoria’s shores! Explore the nooks and crannies of this scenic island archipelago and check out the marine life on nearby islets. With the Olympic Mountains to the south and Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands to the east, there is always a vista that will take your breath away. Discovery Island features pristine kayaking on southern Vancouver Island. Our qualified guides will give you an experience to be remembered! Tents and all meals are provided for this adventure!
Dates: June 18-19, July 16-17, August 13-14
Want to go on your own adventure? Kayak Rentals are available for rent by the hour or day.