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.
We are so happy that you chose us to get you into a new kayak. Owning a kayak opens up so many doors to adventure and we believe you are going to fall in love with the lifestyle your new kayak will offer you.
If we can help in any way along your journey please reach out and ask. We have a few recommendations to make sure you get the most out of your kayak both on and off the water.
Get the right gear to extend your season and your adventures
Owning a kayak is 80% of being a kayaker, make sure you have what you need to get the most out of your kayak and your intended uses for it. Are you planning on checking out a few different paddling spots around your home? Are you hoping to paddle in the fall and spring, maybe even the winter? Are you going to get into longer multi-day paddling trips? There is so much more to kayaking than just the Transport Canada Required gear, the paddle and the kayak and we are so excited to help you navigate these waters.
A few other things to consider to get the most out of your Kayak are:
Take a course and develop those skills
Having a strong skill set on the water is vital to enjoying your time in your new kayak. We offer quality training and lessons so that you can feel comfortable paddling for your abilities. Expanding your knowledge allows you to safely explore new paddling locations. If you are looking for ways to expand your skills please take a course with us.
Some of our most popular courses are: