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.