The Oak Bay Marina, the Marina Restaurant, and Dockside Eatery are located at Turkey Head Point. Prior to its closing in 1991, an aquarian called Sealand of the Pacific was the main attraction at Turkey Head Point. All that remains today is a statue of an orca as a part of the Oak Bay Marina welcome sign.
The walkway at Turkey Head Point starts at Beach Drive and continues around the outside of the Oak Bay Marina parking lot, finishing at the restaurant. It provides numerous benches to enjoy the magnificent views of the ocean, mountains, boats and Mary Tod Island.
Dogs are not allowed in this walkway.
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Explore the waters and islands off Victoria and Oak Bay BC with our unique marine boat tours. Oak Bay Tours specializes in unique personalized trips. Our captains are Transport Canada certified and they love what they do. A memorable and fun West Coast experience!
Get out on the water and discover Oak Bay! An incredible history of ghosts,rumrunners,the Cadborosaurus monster and Aboriginal history .We will cruise around Discovery Island and perhaps get a glimpse of the wolf.We will also visit a seal and bird sanctuary.
Oak Bay and surrounding areas have some of the best photography opportunities on the West Coast. Our captains can tailor your trip for the conditions and the type of photography you like to do.Wildlife , Landscape , birds , lighthouses , special events , we have it all.
Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River Sports is a premier speciality kayak and outdoor gear store with over 35 years in the business.
Ocean River’s Oak Bay Paddle Shack at the Oak Bay Marina offers rentals, half-day, and full-day tours for paddler’s of all abilities with the highest quality equipment in Victoria. Oak Bay is the perfect place for experiencing some the best of pristine, west coast kayaking that Vancouver Island has to offer.
Our Discovery Island Kayak Tour, considered one of the top tours in Victoria, will take you to an amazing archipelago of islands where you will kayak and hike a remote island within a marine park. A short 10-minute boat ride and you will feel a million miles away!
Come out and experience some true west coast wild just minutes from downtown Victoria. Sitting just off Oak Bay, but across the treacherous Plumper Passage, Discovery Island was long a place people just looked at from a distance. But now, thanks to our “Discovery Shuttle,” paddlers of all ability levels can get out there!Enjoy west coast kayaking, hiking and a provided lunch on this unique full-day tour.
Explore the nooks and crannies of the scenic Oak Bay ocean coastline and check out the marine life on nearby islets on Ocean River’s Oak Bay Shoreline Tour. This relaxing and fun half-day tour will bring you along historic Oak Bay’s coastline. With the Olympic Mountains to the south and Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands to the east, there is always a vista that will take your breath away. Oak Bay features pristine kayaking on southern Vancouver Island.
From June 1st to September 15th, Ocean River offers rentals from Oak Bay Marina where you, your friends and your family can explore the nearby shoreline on your own. Rentals are open from 9:30am until 5:00pm with the last rentals going out at 3:00pm. Rentals are first-come, first-serve and are subject to weather conditions.
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This beautiful peaceful beach is rocky and more appropriate for beach strolls than swimming. It’s considered one of the great off-leash dog beaches. Although you will see locals from time to time paddle boarding or windsurfing in McNeill Bay.
Also, known as Shoal Bay, McNeill Bay was named after Captain William Henry McNeill, Master of the Hudson’s Bay Company steamer SS Beaver. This bay is the spot where SS Beaver anchored while scouting for a suitable place for Fort Victoria.
Along the bay is a beautiful esplanade and along Beach Drive, there are plenty of benches to stop and enjoy a nice view of the bay – in the summer, you just might find someone playing the piano!
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Situated on the beachfront at Willows Beach, you’ll find special care and attention at the Kiwanis Willows Beach Tea Room, operated by Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay. The Willows Tea Room is open from May to September serving hot food, ice cream, drinks, and more to beach-goers.
Volunteers and paid students work together at this quaint little cafe right on the Beach. Proceeds go to support a number of organizations including Kiwanis.
On Sunday mornings between 9:00 am to noon, the Willows Tea Room serves a $10 breakfasts. Choose between:
eggs, bacon or ham, hash browns, toast, or
pancakes or French toast, a fruit cup, bacon or ham, and of course,
Willows Beach is one of the most popular swimming and beachin’ spots in all of Greater Victoria. Enjoy long strolls along the sandy shore and wade in the protected waters all year round. Great for kids and families!
From Willows Beach waterfront, you can enjoy views of Oak Bay Marina, Discovery Island, and Mount Baker. There is a popular concession stand called Willows Tea Room where you can find fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, and of course, poutine!
As well, there’s a playground and large grassy park, with washrooms, change rooms, picnic tables, benches, and evening outdoor concerts.
Just up a block from Willows Beach, you’ll find the charming Estevan Village, complete with restaurants, cafes, boutique gift shop, and the famous Willows Galley Fish & Chips.
The Oak Bay Marina is a full-service marina located just ten minutes from downtown Victoria, situated in a sheltered bay in south Oak Bay, with spectacular views of Mount Baker. A full-service chandlery, gift shop, fuel dock, ship repairs and plenty of free parking make the marina a perfect destination for summer cruisers or permanent moorage. Kayak tours and bike rentals are also available seasonally – come see us at the Gift Shop!
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