• Quality Kayak and SUP  Rentals
    Quality Kayak and SUP Rentals
  • Three locations: Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay, and Saturna Island
    Three locations: Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay, and Saturna Island

Ocean River Rentals

Please read our updated Covid-19 Protocols by clicking here.

Want to go paddling alone or with friends? Renting a kayak, stand-up paddle board is a great activity and alternative to owning your own boat or board. Rent for an afternoon and explore the waters of Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay or Saturna Island. Rent a boat for a few days and take off on your own adventure – as long as you have the necessary safety knowledge and proper transporting equipment for our gear.

No matter what you are looking for we have you covered. Our fleet is the largest in town and is comprised of the highest quality watercraft. Large or small, we’ll have a boat or stand-up paddle board to fit you and get you out on the water! We are following strict WorkSafe BC and Covid-19 guidelines while getting you safely on the water.

Rates
Time  Downtown Single Kayak/Paddleboard Downtown Tandem Oak Bay single Oak Bay Tandem
2 Hours $40 Single or SUP $60 Tandem N/A N/A
3 Hours $50 Single or SUP $75 Tandem $50 $75
1 Day $75 Single or SUP $120 Tandem
Add day $55 Single or SUP $75 Tandem

Please note:

  • In the winter, rentals are dependant on your skill level, the weather, and the availability of our staff. We also have Stohlquist Drysuits, Wetsuits, Surf Stand-Up Paddleboards and Hydrofoils available to rent off-site in the winter. Please call or e-mail in advance.
  • Off-site rentals available. You must have adequate roof racks, straps and foam/cradles to safely transport a kayak/SUP. Please email adventure@oceanriver.com or call 250-381-4233 to arrange.
  • Are you a local? We have a local’s punch card available to help you save! Ask us about our punch cards.
  • You can use up to $100 of credit from rentals if you purchase a kayak within 30 days of the rentals.
  • All rental prices include safety gear.

No reservations needed. All rentals are based on a first come first serve basis. Just stop by and we’ll get you on a boat or board!

Safety Gear

All Rentals Include All Mandatory Safety Gear

  • Paddle
  • PFD
  • Spray skirt
  • Throw-line
  • Pump
  • Leash for SUP

Optional equipment: Spare paddle and/or paddle float.

Purchase a Gift Certificate

Looking for the gift of adventure? Purchase a gift certificate here. Gift Certificates will need to be redeemed in store and exchanged for a paper certificate.
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Downtown Kayak Shack

Book Single or SUP

Book Tandem Kayak

450 Swift St, Victoria, BC

June 1 – October 4   Daily: Rental Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm

Ph: 250-3814233
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.

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Oak Bay Kayak Shack

Book Single Kayak

Book Tandem Kayak

Book SUP

1325 Beach Drive Victoria, BC

OPEN YEAR ROUND (depending on weather conditions)

Rental Hours: 9:30am-4:30pm. For reservations please the above buttons. Walk in rentals are available depending upon availability.  For information about our fall programs, please go to the following link:

https://linktr.ee/paddling

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.

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Saturna Island Kayak Shack

Lyall Harbour, right near the Ferry Terminal.

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

Ph: 1.800.909.42331.800.909.4233
Email: adventure@oceanriver.com

Daily – Closed.

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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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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