Why Book With Us?  Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier specialty kayak and adventure companies in North America.

With over 30 years of “inspiring you to get out there” to explore and experience the great outdoors, Ocean River includes an outstanding retail store, kayaking school, tours, rentals and a performance paddling club.

Our unique location just north of the Johnson St. Bridge allows us the opportunity to kayak from our own docks and explore Victoria’s wondrous Inner Harbour or if it’s windy and marine traffic to busy, the Upper Harbour and the Gorge Waterway.

We employ Paddle Canada or Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of British Columbia trained instructors in order to give you the safest and highest quality tours possible.

Our responsible travel policy acts as a guide line to ourselves, our crew and our clients in dictating how we behave in regards to the environment, our social responsibility and our economic health.

Because you deserve the best

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We're located in Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay, and Saturna Island.
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Paddling Magazine Article – Kayaking in Victoria BC


We get a lovely mention in a great article by Virginia Marshall on Paddling Magazine’s site here.

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