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.
There are other companies offering tours to various regions throughout Victoria and Vancouver Island, so why trust us?
Over 30 Years of Experience
Ocean River has over 30 years first- hand experience running tours on Vancouver Island. Having worked as tour leaders and adventure guides our destination knowledge as well as knowledge of a client’s needs and expectations are second to none.
Due to this experience we have an intimate knowledge of Victoria and Vancouver Island. We know the waterways, the islands, the sights, the culture, the people, the seasons and much more. We know where to find the best restaurants, which local tour operators provide the best service, and have a very close connection with local tourism agencies that help ensure we are constantly up to date on things important to you.
We have developed such a passion for Vancouver Island, its land and seascapes, its people and its culture that we want to share with you all the beauty and wonder of this fantastic region of British Columbia and Canada.
Ocean River Adventures is the #1 recommended kayaking company by concierge in Victoria
Strong Customer Focus
We promise only the best in adventure! Our focus is on you and your experience while traveling with us. We are based in Victoria on Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada and keep constantly up to date with changing conditions and new and exciting developments in order to provide you with the best kayaking adventure experience possible.
We Use Only Professional Local Guides and Operators
Ocean River Adventures employ Paddle Canada or Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of British Columbia trained instructors and guides in order to give you the safest and highest quality tours possible. Throughout our tours it is often necessary to employ the services of other local operators to provide various activities and guiding services. These operators are carefully selected based on many things. These include the standard of service provided, the quality and safety standards of any equipment provided, the level of certification and licences held by the providers, and also the insurances that these operators possess. Another important aspect for us is the way these operators conduct themselves in regards to respecting local cultures and the environment.
We are a fully insured tour operator on both land and water. Our vehicles and our crew hold comprehensive insurance and the company holds extensive insurances to protect against any unforeseen circumstances.
Ocean River Adventures booking conditions have been carefully prepared to protect you in regards to health and fitness requirements, conditions of booking and in the event of cancellations or amendments due to unforeseen circumstances. Conditions are clearly laid out so that you can be very clear about any requirements and as such this avoids any confusion at a later date.
Other Companies Trust Us
We work with many of our local hotels and other adventure travel operators worldwide including some of Canada’s leading inbound tour operator offering the broadest selection of Canadian adventure product. These industry partners and wholesale travel agencies require the utmost in regards to standard of service, quality of equipment, and legal guarantees such as insurances & booking conditions and we are proud of our relationship with them.