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Discovery Island Kayak Tour provided by Ocean River Sports

Discovery Island Kayak Tour

Discovery Island Kayak Tour
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Book in advance
from HK$1,529.91 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Come out and experience some true west coast wild just minutes from downtown Victoria. This tour is quickly becoming our most popular and is one of the top tours in Victoria. Sitting just off Oak Bay, but across the treacherous Plumper Passage, Discovery Island was long a place people just looked at from a distance. But now, thanks to our “Discovery Shuttle,” paddlers of all ability levels can get out there!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7132P7
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Guide, kayaks, and all paddling equipment included
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay, BC V8S, Canada 1327 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC V8S 2N4
Inclusions
Guide, kayaks, and all paddling equipment included
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay, BC V8S, Canada 1327 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC V8S 2N4
Duration
6h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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.
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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
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sandikoop
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
A great day
Sep 2020
We had a beautiful day kayaking around the lovely Discovery and Chatham Islands. Very touching to see the mural of Takaya. Guides Lee and Jon were extremely knowledgeable and personable. I learned a lot about the area and shared many laughs.
Written 14 September 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
Thank so much for joining our guides paddling in a magnificent area.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Soledad M
Hamilton, Canada30 contributions
Explore and learn!
Aug 2020 • Family
I went with my friend and teenage daughter and she actually loved it! Nick and John were very friendly, knowledgeable and humours. They took their time to make sure we enjoy and we’re confortable kayaking since it was our first time.
We had the opportunity to see around 50 seals, we saw a eagle nest, and many more different birds.
I highly recommended. It is an experience that I will repeat without second thoughts.
I paid for the lunch but we got a last minute email saying the lunch wasn’t included because of Covid 19- so I wish the fee that I paid for the three lunches be redirected to the guides as a tip.
Thank for the amazing experience 🎉
Written 4 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OceanRiverAdventures
We are so happy you had an amazing trip and we will be happy to send our guides that fee as a tip. We are sorry for the confusion regarding the lunches.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seawaka
2 contributions
Discovery Island Adventure!
Aug 2020
Highly recommend the Discovery Island Kayak tour.
Ocean River picks you up on a their customized pontoon boat full of kayaks and leisurely transports you out to Discovery Island. We enjoyed every moment navigating around and through stunning channels on both Discovery Chatham Island, our certified guide Ben couldn't have been nicer providing us with all sorts of marine knowledge and island history throughout the day and even found us a remote beach with a beautiful view to lunch on. if your looking for a one day adventure this is it!.
Written 11 August 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
We are so happy you enjoyed your trip with Ben, Discovery Island never disappoints. We hope to see you again!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deborah J
1 contribution
Discovery Island Kayak Tour
Sep 2019
This was a wonderful adventure! The scenery was absolutely awesome and Brian was an exceptional guide! We learned so much! Thank you for such an incredible adventure! Highly recommended!
Debby, Paula and Janet
Written 12 September 2019
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OceanRiverAdventures
We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. Discovery Island is a very special place, and having Brian (our leader) as your guide is a bonus. Thank you for choosing Oceanriver Sports!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KimpLovesCritters
Burbank, CA6 contributions
Fantastic scenery. . . and seals!!!
Aug 2019
This was the highlight of our trip to Victoria. We had a fantastic guide in Nathan, who was a trooper in the rain. I wonder whether he was hoping we would cancel? Well, he was great and pointed out all the wonderful scenery and wildlife. We saw so many seals and birds, and Nathan taught us about the Arbutus tree. We had lunch in the rain, and even getting wet that sandwich was delicious!! Seriously, the only way I could be happier about this activity would be if we'd seen the lone wolf.
Written 31 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for joining Nathan. Indeed he is a wonderful guide, and paddling in the rain can be some of the best times on the water. We are so happy this was a highlight of your trip to Victoria.....come visit again.
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Rhonda
1 contribution
Even the kids loved it!
Aug 2019
Our guide was great. He was very knowledgable and very good with the kids (8, 10 & 12) Keot the facts interesting and even played a point game with them!!
Written 12 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello back40adventures, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We love exposing paddlers of all ages to the beautiful west coast outdoors that we call home here. We hope to see you on the water again soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

redsusan32tedder
Cardiff, UK3 contributions
Awesome scenery kayaking
Aug 2019 • Family
Our guides were friendly, very knowledgeable about the marine life and made this a very enjoyable day kayaking all around the island. Taken at a leisurely pace enabling us to really experience nature. Loved it.
Written 3 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
OceanRiverAdventures
We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us, Discovery Island is a magical place and we are glad that had a chance to experience it with us.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NatAl
1 contribution
Seals! And another seal! and...
Jul 2019 • Family
This tour was absolutly great. Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable, knew the area very well (animals, currents, winds etc!) He also was being very respectful of the animals and explained the rules we had to respect in order to limit our effect on wild life. We saw bald eagles, cormorant and many seals. It was "sporty" as the wind picjed up but Paul made sure our path was secured and fun! All three of us had a realy good time. Thanks Paul! Nathalie Alain & JP
Written 25 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Nathalie, Alain and JP Thank you for sharing in detail your experience with Paul who was able to show you around Oak Bay and the wildlife that can be seen there. Paul is very knowledgeable about that area and we are so glad to have him be able to show others his passion on the water. We hope to see you again soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steph O
Calgary, Canada16 contributions
Best Day Ever!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Three of us booked the Discovery Island Tour last minute, and we are so glad we did!!

Everyone we dealt with was absolutely wonderful.

The girl that took the reservation was very helpful and knowledgable, and made sure we knew everything we needed to before we arrived. She even made sure we had lunches that fit our dietary restrictions; a vegan and a lactose intolerance. I think her name was Cassie?

When we arrived at the marina, we met Ben. What a great guy. He knows so many fun facts about the area, the wildlife, and the history of Discovery Island. He made sure everyone was comfortable all day long. We lucked out and were the only 3 people on the tour, but that did not diminish his enthusiasm.

We saw so many seals, jellyfish, crabs, eagles, and even ate some kelp!

The whole day was a success and everyone had a blast. I hope we will get to do this again in the future. I highly recommend this company, this tour, and all of the people that work there!
Written 3 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Stephohsaurus, We are so so happy that you had such an amazing experience with us! Our entire staff loves the work that we get to do both on and off the water and try our best to make the whole process as easy and memorable as possible. We are glad to hear that you had such as blast out on Discovery island with the wonderful Ben! We sure hope to see you again soon on your next paddling adventure! :)
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dlg282018
Victoria, Canada11 contributions
Awesome Tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I went on this tour an we had an amazing time. Our guides, Ben and Shayla (sp?) were very knowledgeable about Discovery Island and the Chatham Islands. We were hoping to possibly see the wolf that lives on the island, but we didn't. While we were out we saw lots of sea birds, seals and even a sea lion. I would definitely do this tour again.
Written 1 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi dlg282018! Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! We are so happy you enjoying your adventure out at Discovery Island with the wonderful Ben and Shayla. There is so much marine life to see out there and maybe next time the chance to see the Discovery's lone wolf! We look forward to seeing you again soon! :)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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