Come and explore the coastline and waters of Victoria's Inner Harbour. You can tour Victoria from a new perspective and have chance encounters with harbour seals, river otters, great blue herons, bald eagles and many more species of seabirds! Whether kayaking, or paddle boarding you’re sure to have a great time on our wonderful waters! Or let one of the Harbour Ferries take you on a relaxed tour up the gorge or all around the Inner Harbour! There is certainly something for everyone in Victoria’s picturesque harbour!
Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
Victoria and its surrounding area are considered to have some of the best kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding around. Vancouver Island has approximately 3,500 kilometers of ocean coastline, 700 lakes, 160 rivers and 890 streams! These waterways are located amid spectacular West Coast scenery and are shared by an abundance of marine creatures and wildlife. Ocean River Sports, Kelp Reef Adventures, SUP Victoria are a few of our favourite recommendations for fun on the water!
Harbour Tours & Water Taxi’s
Harbour Ferries are a unique way to see Victoria’s Inner Harbour, operating every day of the summer from 9AM to 9PM! Whether using the harbour ferries for a "harbour hop" or guided tour of the harbour or Gorge Waterway cruise, this is a unique way to experience Victoria's Inner Harbour. The Harbour Ferries also perform a Water Ballet every Saturday (July and August only) and Sunday (May to September 23rd only) at 10:45am in Victoria's Inner Harbour. This entertaining 12 minute "ballet" is a favourite of locals and tourists and must not be missed!
Pickle Boat Pub Crawl
Are you feeling a little bit more adventurous? Let your Harbour Ferry boat Captain be your designated driver!! Join in on this one-of-kind pub crawl. For more information check out the Victoria Harbour Ferry website.