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Since Victoria is located on Vancouver Island … you can imagine that there is no end of water-related sports and activities to enjoy!  Whether you are a hard-core adventurer, or prefer a more relaxing way to spend your time … you’ll find it all here!

If you don’t have your own equipment, you can find many great companies who will rent to you – or hire a charter company and simply sit back and relax!  Check out our tours page for more information on boat tours.

FISHING

  • Victoria Marina's

Marina’s & Boat Rentals Around Victoria

Marina's & Boat Rentals Around Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island, BC If you prefer to go out fishing on your with or without your own

  • Tulista Boat Ramp, Sidney, BC

WHERE TO LAUNCH YOUR BOAT IN VICTORIA, BC

If you are going fishing, or just want to get your boat out on the water for some sight seeing around Victoria and Southern Vancouver

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Fly Fishing around Victoria and Vancouver Island

Fly Fishing around Victoria and Vancouver Island, BC Waters surrounding Victoria and lower Vancouver Island, BC offer a host of opportunities for fly fishing whether

  • fishing charters

Fishing Charters in Victoria

Fishing Charters in Victoria The waters surrounding Victoria and lower Vancouver Island offer some world class fishing opportunities and you don't want to miss out

  • Salmon Fishing Victoria BC

Fishing in Victoria, BC

Fishing in Victoria BC Victoria, on Vancouver Island, BC, is an angler’s paradise, surrounded by the ocean and stunning scenery with a large variety of

KAYAKING/PADDLEBOARD(SUP)/SURFING

  • ORS Tours

PADDLING TOURS AROUND VICTORIA

If you'd like to explore Victoria and area from the water whether in a kayak or standup paddle board, here are some great ideas for paddling tours:     Join Ocean River Sports - Victoria's

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ROWING IN VICTORIA

Victoria is a major center for competitive rowing in Canada. It’s mild climate allows for year round access to the waterways. There are two major rowing centers in Victoria, one at Elk Lake and the

  • Kayaking Instruction

PADDLING INSTRUCTION IN VICTORIA

Looking to find good Kayak, Canoe and SUP instruction in Victoria, BC? Whether you’re a resident or a visitor looking for some quality lessons to get you started in kayaking, canoeing or standup paddle boarding,

  • Scenic Rentals Victoria

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

If you'd love to try SUP-ing (stand-up paddleboarding) but you don't have your own equipment, here's a chance to not only try it out, but you can name your own spot and this company will

Historic Marine Paddle Route Re-Discovered

Victoria Waterways Loop -  A Circle Paddle Route The Portage Victoria, BC has a unique marine water way that almost connects Victoria Harbour with Esquimalt Harbour a few kilometers to the west. All

BC Marine Trails Network

BC Marine Trails Network If you are planning a paddling or small boat trip on the BC Coast you need to have a look at the BC Marine Trails Network. The BCMTN is a non-profit

  • Whitewater paddling Victoria

Whitewater Sports Around Victoria

Whitewater Sports Around Victoria and Vancouver Island Cowichan River   Whitewater paddling around Victoria and Vancouver Island, including kayaking, canoeing and rafting, is primarily a winter sport. While the rest of the country is

  • Nitinat Kiteboarding

Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing in Victoria

Kite Boarding and Wind Surfing Around Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island, BC Victoria and southern Vancouver Island, BC is a paradise for windsurfers and kite boarders. There is a large choice of scenic locations, so

  • Paddling Victoria, BC

Safety Guidelines for Paddling Around Victoria

Safety Tips & Important Information for Paddling in Victoria and Around Southern Vancouver Island, BC The Inner Harbour Victoria is the gateway to world class paddling destinations around Vancouver Island, BC. Being

Kayak, Canoe, SUP Rentals – Strike out on your own!

Kayak, Canoe & Stand up Paddle Board Rentals – For those who prefer to create their own experience! If you want to strike out on your own for some aquatic exploration of the Victoria area,

  • Jordan River Campground

JORDAN RIVER REGIONAL PARK

Campsites at Jordan River If you want to camp directly on a beach, this might just be the place.  It's not big, it's not fancy ... but it's right on the beach.  It's

  • Tod Inlet-gowland tod park Visitor in Victoria

TOD INLET – A HIDDEN GEM

Tod Inlet in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park One of our favourite spots in Victoria is tucked in behind Butchart Gardens where thousands of people visit every year but have no idea that this hidden gem

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WHERE TO PADDLE IN VICTORIA HARBOUR

Kayak in Victoria Harbour There are some wonderful paddling opportunities right in Victoria Harbour. Whether you a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board (SUP), whether you're a beginner or an expert, you can tailor

  • long beach

LONG BEACH IN TOFINO, VANCOUVER ISLAND

SIGHTSEEING/PADDLING/WHALE WATCHING/SURFING Vancouver Island Because Vancouver Island is fairly small (about 460 km - or 290 mi x 80 km - or 50 mi) it's easy to get anywhere in a day. But

DIVING

  • Scuba Dive Shops Victoria

DIVE SHOPS IN VICTORIA

Dive Shops in Victoria This is is list of the scuba diving shops in and around Victoria, BC. Frank Whites Dive Store Frank Whites Dive Store is a PADI 5 Star, full service Scuba shop

  • Dive Charters Victoria

Diving Charters in Victoria

Diving Charters in Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island   If you're looking for partners to dive with around Victoria or just wanting to get to some more exciting dive locations, the Dive Charter companies listed

  • Diving Victoria

Diving in Victoria

Diving in Victoria and Around Southern Vancouver Island British Columbia is one of the world’s best dive destinations, and the waters around Victoria on Vancouver Island offer some of the most spectacular diving opportunities whether

SAILING

Classic Boat

The Pacific Northwest is considered one of best cruising spots in the world, and Victoria offers an easy gateway to the spectacular waters surrounding southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands truly making it a sailor’s paradise!   There is a large network of marinas and marine parks on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands making getting ashore easy and an abundance of wildlife including orcas, grey whales, humpback whales, Dahl porpoise, sea lions, harbour seals, river otters, great blue herons, eagles, loons and more.  To truly experience a visit to Victoria and the islands, you need to get out on the water – and there are lots of great companies here to help you do just that, whether you are looking for a short sailing tour, a week long skippered charter or just want to rent a boat and set your own course.

SAILBOAT RENTALS

Are you an experienced sailor and want to head out on your own?  These companies offer ‘bare boat’ rentals for you to do just that!

COOPER BOATING

Sailboat Rentals At Cooper we make your charter vacation easier and more enjoyable by allowing you to plan and book your vacation online. Cooper has the newest yachts of any charter fleet in

ISLAND CRUISING

Bareboat Charters Ideal for qualified skippers who want to set sail on their own. These individuals will appreciate that at Island Cruising, the term "bareboat" means anything but "bare". Our safety gear, navigation equipment

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