Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & current owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognised as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports instructional & tours provider in North America.
Team Building – Learn, Laugh, Empower, and Bond
Some of the many benefits of Team Building with Ocean River Sports include:
- Learning through challenging, rewarding, and fun activities
- Creating bonds with other team members
- Connecting with the outdoors
- Developing new skills and inspiring confidence
- Learning from experts in the fields of kayaking/SUP and team building
- Creating building blocks for successful long-term team relationships
What we provide:
- Professional and Fun Team Leaders and Educators
- Highly Certified Kayak and SUP instructors
- All Kayaks/SUPS, equipment and paddling gear
- Engaging, rewarding activities and games
- Spacious, professional venues to hold pre- and post-activity get-togethers
- Tea, coffee and snacks
Depending on the goals and motivations of your team, we can also arrange an expert guest speaker catered to your needs.
Why choose us?
Ocean River Sports is recognized as a leader in the paddlesports industry and has been a key influencer in the community for the past 37 years. We have the highest quality paddlesport equipment in Victoria—recognized as the best kayak school in western Canada in 2012. Our Instructors and Facilitators have decades of experience between them and are chosen for their professionalism and fun attitudes.
Ocean River runs all on-water activities, arranges meal reservations, and arranges lecture rooms. If required—and together with the clients—we select the very best business coaches/facilitators.
Locations will be at our downtown location (1630 Store Street) or at the Oak Bay Marina
Team building seasons are from April 15-June 15 and from September 15-October 31st, but we can also arrange team building outside of these times by special request.
- Groups are up to 12 participants.
- Time: 4-5 hours, depending on the need of the group; including lunch
Please contact us for inquiries and a quote at 250-381-4233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We organised group activities for a client who was hosting their annual conference in Victoria. Ocean River Sports was excellent to work with! They are truly professional and experienced on the water! The equipment is top notch and their guides are all wonderful and experienced. We would not hesitate to recommend Ocean River Sports for business or pleasure!
-Lewis & Sears Marketing and Event Management, Nanoose Bay, Canada
We went out after work in a huge group, and we had a blast! The staff were helpful and gave us the direction we needed to be safe and have a good time. Once we were out on the water we were having so much fun! It’s a really interesting way to spend a day. While we were out, we saw an otter, multiple herons and a seal sunning himself. We also got to see the Johnson St Bridge go up to allow a ferry to pass through! We had an awesome, safe and unforgettable experience.
– Nisa J, New York, USA
Kayak-based geology field trip
I organized a 4-hour long kayak-based geology field trip from Island View Beach, a short distance north of Victoria. I retained ORS to take of the logistics: supply the kayaks and gear, the guides, the transportation and the lunches. The 12 participants were from all over the world. ORS did an excellent job in all aspects. All participants, most of whom had not kayaked before, thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the kayaking experience. ORS was very professional. If I run this field trip again, I will definitely use ORS.
-Doug, Victoria BC, Canada
Group Tours Always Outstanding
We book group tours with Ocean River Sports each summer for a large group of international youth. The Ocean River Team never fails to exceed our expectations with their friendly staff, dedication to safety and entertaining tours. This experience will always be one to remember and I highly recommended it to individual or group kayakers. Thank you Ocean River!!
-Farrah, Arequipa, Peru
Best kayaking experience in Victoria
We were recommended to go to Ocean River Sports if we wanted to do any kayaking around Victoria because it is the original spot for anything adventure! The staff were very nice and enthusiastic about getting you in the water. They brought us around the harbours and bays of Oak Bay pointing out landmarks, and sea life. I would, and will recommend Ocean River Sports to anyone with an appetite for adventure and a good time in Victoria!
– Joshua, Toronto ON, Canada