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Harbour Tours & Water Taxi in Victoria, BC

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When Victoria Harbour Ferry began presenting the Water Ballet in the 1990’s the viewers were amazed at the maneuverability and precision of the boats. Taking inspiration from the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride, and marching bands the little ferries set out to perform the most difficult of maneuvers on the water and to create a world renown performance.


In Venice, Italy you can board a “vaporetto” to go from one stop to another.  In Victoria you can board an H2O Taxi.  Travel to more than 15 locations around the harbour and experience Fisherman’s Wharf, Parliament buildings, Old Town, China Town and some of the oldest architecture on the west coast.  Make the most of your day by catching a Water Taxi at any of our stops. Give us a call on 250-514-9794 from the dock of any of our stops and for more information.

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Welcome to Victoria Harbour Ferry and our fleet of famous “pickle boats” and electric vessels!

See for yourself why Victoria Harbour Ferry is one of the city’s most treasured attractions.


Enjoyable little activity

Our happy little boats have been connecting locals and visitors to Victoria's waterfront neighbourhoods, parks and communities for almost 30 years. Beat the traffic and join us on the water for incredible views along the way.

– Rigel B | Tripadvisor
Overall great experience

We enjoyed our tour of the inner harbour and gorge. Ben was very knowledgeable and kind. He was great with my two kids and took the time to be very thorough about the areas we were passing by. Overall it was a great experience.

– Michael G | Tripadivsor
Combo Tour was fabulous!

What a great view of Victoria from the water! I'm new to Victoria so am trying to experience life as a tourist. My Guide Fenn was so pleasant and very knowledgable. I took the Combo Tour of the Gorge and Vic West. It was well worth the 45 minute ride. I would definitely recommend it to visitors.

– Kathleen H | Tripadvisor
Putt Putt Toot Toot, all ashore that's going ashore.

If you come to Victoria anytime between May and October do yourself a solid and take the Harbour Ferry (yes harbour has a "U" in it when visiting Canada) will take you around one of the world's cleanest and most beloved cities. Get on the water and Putt Putt Toot Toot!

– John G | Tripadvisor
A Fun Experience

As local residents we definitely recommend the Victoria Harbour Ferry - especially for visitors from the prairies. It gives visitors an interesting water experience while and features a spectacular view of the Victoria Harbour.

– Brynny H | Tripadvisor
A must do! Especially with Captain Daphne and Captain Adrian!

My family and I really enjoyed our Inner Harbour Ferry Tour. It was our first experience and I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed it! We learned so much about Victoria and the views were stunning! It is a working harbour so there is so much to experience. A must do!

– Lori E | Tripadvisor


Our happy little boats have been connecting locals and visitors to Victoria’s waterfront neighbourhoods, parks and communities for over 30 years. Connect to our network of trails, pathways and join us on the water for incredible views along the way.


Launched in 1990 our little boats have been the highlight for tourist and locals alike. Over 2.5 million passengers have joined us over the years as we have travelled the equivalent of 3.5 times around the earth. The uniqueness of our Pickle Pub Crawl, Historic Tours and Water Ballet has put us on the front page and lead reports of major newspapers and TV news shows around the globe. There is no other “show” like it.


A great city is a city that works together, and partnerships are at the heart of what we do. From local businesses to international tourism organizations, our partners work with us to showcase the best of Victoria.

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The health and well-being of our passengers and crew continue to be our top priority. The safety measures on our boats follow WorkSafeBC guidelines, providing our passengers and crew with a safe and well-sanitized environment. For more information on BC’s Restart plan click here.

Proof of vaccination required for all passengers.
Proof of vaccination means either the Provincial or Federal QR and one piece of identification or a vaccination card
For more information on Proof of Vaccination click here

Masks are mandatory onboard

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