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My girlfriend and I took a full day trip to Discovery Island. Santiago was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable, fun and relaxed. Worth every single penny.

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A day of activity steeped in nature, guided by knowledgeable people who love what they do... We kicked off our Victoria experience in the best way possible!

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My wife and I chose to do a five day kayaking expedition out of Tofino to give us more experience in wilder waters, and to get some additional instruction. The experience was brilliant!

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Ocean River Adventures and their staff are top notch. This is my second outing with them. I took their day long basic kayaking and highly recommend this company. Their store is a kayaker's dream.

toursOffering tours throughout Vancouver island, you can experience the playful seals of Victoria’s picturesque harbour or enjoy the wild West Coast from tufted puffins and the fun loving sea otters of Kyuquot Sound to the orcas and rocky shoreline of Desolation Sound. We have it all!

groupsWe offer a variety of special options for School Groups, Incentive groups, Sports groups, Team Building, Special Interest and Women Only Kayaking Tours and are the only company in Victoria with sufficient guides, instructors & kayaks to accommodate group requests.

rentalsFrom our convenient waterfront location, Ocean River Adventures offers top quality rental kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP’s)to ‘get you out there’ fast! Voted ‘Best Kayak Store in Canada’, your satisfaction is our promise. Group rentals welcome.

coursesOcean River Adventures excels in kayaking programs custom tailored for every level. From our introduction to Kayaking courses to our advanced Sea Kayaking Courses, Guide and Trainer courses and Youth Camps, we have you covered! When you want the best, call Ocean River


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 in the business Ocean River includes an outstanding retail store, kayaking school, kayaking and adventure tours, kayak, canoe and SUP rentals and a performance paddling club. Experience the best of Island culture with Ocean River Adventures today.