Victoria Kayak ~ Tours & Rentals

Regardless if this is your first kayaking adventure or if you are perpetually wet behind the ears, our kayak tours and rentals are a great way to see Victoria and the local marine wildlife from a unique vantage point.

Located in the heart of historic Victoria Harbour, Victoria Kayak is just steps away from the Empress Hotel, Royal BC Museum and the BC Legislature in downtown Victoria. There’s no better way to kick off a stay in Victoria than with a kayak adventure!

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Kayak Tours

$4900/starting at
  • A seaside exploration of west coast marine life. On your kayak adventure, you may be greeted by harbour seals, great blue heron, river otters and if really, really (and we mean really) lucky an Orca.
  • Daily Departures at:
    9:30 AM & 1:30 PM Year Round
    7:00 AM & 5:30 PM Summer

Kayak Rentals

$4000/starting at
  • Your own self guided adventure! We have single kayaks, double kayaks, and even triple kayaks. That means everyone, including the dog, can go for a paddle.
  • Available starting at 9:00 AM
    Last Rental departure by 6:00 PM Summer
    (by 2:00 PM Winter)


$6900/starting at
  • Looking for something different? And we are not talking about a new tattoo, a bouffant hairdo or those tiny dogs in strollers – although we have no problem with any of those things. Experience Victoria’s many celebrations in a unique way. You will also find discounts and gift certificates here.
  • See our Schedule for times
Preferably clothing – but we don’t judge. Ok seriously, if possible, we suggest athletic clothing appropriate for the weather. Ideal kayak clothing is fast drying and moisture wicking. A long sleeve shirt is always a good choice for sun protection. We also suggest you wear sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses and a hat — but we’re not your mother, so it’s your choice.
Victoria Kayak is very happy to host group tours and rentals. We have hosted Girl Guides, Stags/Stagettes, Birthday Parties and Team Building evens to name just a few. Our location in heart of downtown Victoria is just steps away from the Empress Hotel the British Columbia Legislature and the Royal BC Museum making it a perfect meeting place for all. For groups of 7+ persons please call 250-216-5646 or email for a group rate and to book.
We think kayaking and kids go together like water and ducks. We even have a special kayak that carries two people plus a small child (under 4 years old) making it a triple kayak! We have life jackets (PFDs) for children and babies and find the duration and sights along the tour route engaging enough to keep them occupied. Pre-teen children can easily paddle a double kayak with an adult while children 14 years and older will be able to manage a single kayak.

Victoria Kayak Guide Facts (sort-of)

Bilingual Guides 56%
Guides that like Sushi 87%
Trained Guides 96% (wait-what?)
Guides with webbed toes 66%
Guides that prefer women’s underwear 99%

Latest From The Dock

Squid Eggs – Weird

So there we were, out in Finlayson Arm, near Brentwood Bay with not enough sun screen and a lack of water (note to self - read the Victoria Kayak FAQ). Anyway, we pulled up on shore to take a break and do some beachcombing when we spotted this...

Crew Bio – Cory

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Crew Bio – Jen

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Our Mad Skillz

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic introduction to sea kayaking this afternoon with a patient and encouraging guide. This is a great way to get a different view of Victoria and get up close to the aquatic wildlife (we saw seals, heron, otters and jelly fish…oh my!).
Rjgalbraith, Trip Advisor
Great guide and a fantastic trip to seal island. Lots of things to see including a seal that swam over to say hello!
Mark, Facebook
Had an awesome trip today at an amazing price. Joanna is awesome and knowledgeable, and made me feel right at home. Spent 2 1/2 hours out on the water in beautiful weather, would fully recommend to anyone!
SRose001, Trip Advisor
Wonderful experience paddling with my 8 year old son for his birthday. Not sure how but they managed to make the sun shine on a rainy day. 😉
Our guide took the time to make the trip fun, easy and educational. It was worth every penny!
Jessica, Facebook
Second time here and never disappointed.
Eric, Facebook