Watch the day turn into night on this guided, 2.5-hour sunset kayak tour in Victoria Harbour, British Columbia. See brilliant pinks, stunning blues, and dazzling yellows — plus the colours of building and street lights — while traversing the Inner Harbour, Upper Harbour, and historic Gorge Waterway. While on the water, keep an eye out for eagles, herons, river otters, harbour seals, and other marine wildlife in their natural environment. All the necessary equipment is provided on this small-group tour.
Travel to the base camp, Ocean River Sports, in downtown Victoria to begin this guided, 3-hour, evening kayak tour. After a safety briefing from the tour guide, slip on a vest and learn basic paddling techniques. Once ready, hop into a single or double kayak and follow the guide into the historic waterways of Victoria Harbour. Stop near several famous landmarks and learn about their history. While paddling along at a leisurely pace, enjoy the hum of harbor activity. Observe seaplanes, ferries, whale-watching boats, yachts, fishing vessels, tugs, and barges that share the waterways. In the background, admire the Neo-Baroque architecture of the BC Parliament Buildings and the majestic Fairmont Empress hotel overlooking the Inner Harbour. Depending on the weather and harbor traffic conditions, the guide may keep the group in the calmer Gorge Waterway, north of the Upper Harbour. Catch sight of the Johnson Street Bridge, shipyards, stately homes, and the reversing falls under Tillicum Bridge. Watch for local wildlife as well — eagles, cormorants, river otters, seals, and more. Paddle back to the base camp to conclude this relaxing sunset tour.