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Paddling Esquimalt Harbor to Cole Island

In June 2006, Cole Island was officially recognized as a national historic site. It was designated part of a “National Historic District” by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The district is considered to be the “most complete site of Royal Naval activity and infrastructure in the Commonwealth”.

Cole Island is a peaceful place where visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the site located in the quiet waters at the end of Esquimalt Harbour. The island is open from sun-up to sun-down. Please heed warning signs and make sure you pack your garbage out!

per adult from

$72

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9C 2W8 Canada

      paddling to the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and stopping by Historic Cole Island is located in Esquimalt Harbour on the west coast of British Columbia. Because of its close proximity to Victoria, BCs capital city, the island is easily accessed by boat. The Royal Navy considered Cole Island strategically important as an ammunition depot as early as 1859. Eventually, 16 solid structures occupied the site. Five of the original structures remain.

      In June 2006, Cole Island was officially recognized as a national historic site. It was designated part of a “National Historic District” by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The district is considered to be the “most complete site of Royal Naval activity and infrastructure in the Commonwealth”.

      Cole Island is a peaceful place where visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the site located in the quiet waters at the end of Esquimalt Harbour. The island is open from sun-up to sun-down. Please heed warning signs and make sure you pack your garbage out!

      The surrounding waters south of Cole Island provide a safe, sheltered anchorage for visiting boaters. There is good mud holding in depths of about 3 - 4 m or 10 - 13 feet.

      Duration: 3 hours

    • Departure Point :
      329 Stewart Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 1R6, Canada
      Departure Time :
      2:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    8

    Organised by Paddle’n’Go Victoria SUP Co.

    Activity ID: V-173235P2

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