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Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier specialty kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognized as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports outfitter & tours provider in North America.

Victoria Harbour Paddle Shack

Canoe Brewpub Marina, bottom of Swift St.
450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3

Ph: 250.381.4233
Em: adventure@oceanriver.com

Summer Hours:
Daily 9:30am – 5.30pm

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Victoria Harbour Kayak Shack

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450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3
Bottom of Swift St at Canoe Brew Pub Marina

Rental Hours: We are now open and following strict WorkSafeBC Covid-19 social distancing regulations. Reservations required for tours and courses.   Reservations recommended for rentals of kayaks and SUPs. 

Ph: 250.381.4233
Email: adventure@oceanriver.com

You can paddle down and explore the inner Harbour or explore up the protected waters of the Gorge Waterway. Both options are equally exciting and beginner-friendly. Maximum group size is 4 participants.

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Oak Bay Kayak Shack

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1325 Beach Drive Victoria, BC

Rental Hours: We are now open for the summer.  Rental reservations are required for either a 9:30am or 1:00pm start. Rentals are for 3 hour time slots.   Drop ins can be accommodated but reserving is always best.  

Ph: 250.381.4233
Email: adventure@oceanriver.com

Looking for something a little more exposed and rugged? The coastline along Oak Bay is breathtaking and teeming with wildlife for you to view. Please note that rentals are subject to wind and we have the right to cancel rentals at any time. Group size: 4 participants

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Saturna Island Kayak Shack

Lyall Harbour, right next to the Lyall Harbour Ferry Terminal.

Rental Hours: We are closed due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Please check back later.

No tours are scheduled and only group custom tours will be possible. Contact us for more info on this.  

Ph: 1.800.909.42331.800.909.4233
Email: adventure@oceanriver.com

Daily – Closedfor the season except for arranged rentals.

A real adventure hot spot located in the heart of the Southern Gulf Islands, our Saturna Island Kayak Shack gives you access to a whole other world that feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Please note that rentals are subject to wind and we have the right to cancel rentals at any time.

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