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Victoria Harbour Ferry
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Pickle Pub Crawl

Hop on a Victoria Harbour Ferry pickle boat, visit some of Victoria's finest harbour establishments and enjoy the best beer on tap that the Island has to offer! At each venue, every group of four receives one complimentary appetizer*, so invite your friends! A popular outing for birthday parties and corporate outings, the Pickle Pub Crawl is also the perfect start to bachelor/ette parties!

Stops include: Blue Crab Seafood HouseLure Restaurant & BarCanoe BrewpubIrish Times Pub, Bard & Banker, and Lido Waterfront Bistro, Steamship Grill & Bar, and The Veranda at The Fairmont Empress. Visit as many or as few stops as you have time for.

Pickle Pub Crawl Map


  • Daily, May 16th to September 14th
  • Ferries operate 10am to 9pm, so try to start no later than 6pm. 


  • Start at the Victoria Harbour Ferry kiosk at the Inner Harbour Causeway Marina (across the street from the Empress Hotel). Wristbands are not sold onboard the ferries.


  • $15/person covers your ferry rides and appetizer deal.


  • Sundays through Thursdays are less busy, so your group will have a better chance at all travelling on the same boat.


  • Every group of four receives one free appy at each venue. You can still do the pub crawl with less than four people, but you need at least four people to get a free appy.
  • At the start, you'll be given a phone number to call to request dockside pickup.
  • Plan your route prior to arrival, if possible. Ferry seating is arranged on a first-come first-served basis (no reservations). A Water Taxi lineup on Saturdays is typical.
  • There is no set pub crawl ferry schedule. You go when you want, for however long you want.
  • When you leave one venue, walk back to the ferry dock and hop on the next available water taxi or call for pickup. Please only call for pickup once you are physically standing on the dock.
  • Allow for a minimum 15-minute commute time between stops.
  • You may go to venues not listed here; however, only establishments listed here will offer the appetizer deal.

*Immediate seating is not guaranteed. We are unable to make reservations for PPC groups, but still give us a heads up if there are more than 10 people in your group and we'll relay that information to the establishments.


  • Please notify us in advance of your intended Pickle Pub Crawl date and time. This is not a "reservation," but it enables us to stagger the start times of multiple large groups and notify the establishments. Provide the following information:

      1. Your name
      2. Number of people in the group
      3. Arrival date and time
      4. Intended route, if know

  • Reservations at the venues may not be accepted for non-dinner related outings. It is difficult to make table reservations at every venue due to the unpredictable arrival/departure times to/from each venue. 
  • Ferries have a 12-passenger capacity, so you'll travel on different ferries if there are more than 12 people in your group.
  • Advanced purchase available but not required.


  • Blue Crab: Halibut Bites
  • Lure: Crispy Chicken Wings
  • Canoe: Crispy-Fried Squid
  • Lido: East-Coast Garlic Fingers
  • Bard & Banker: Pork Bites OR Fish Bites
  • Irish Times: Dry Ribs
  • Steamship Grill & Bar: Monterey Bay Calamari
  • The Veranda: Truffled Empress Honey Popcorn
* Appetizer deal valid with purchase of any beverage.
* Wristband does not include drinks or priority seating.
* Wristband is valid for one pub crawl only.





(250) 708-0201 ext.104


1234-N Wharf Street, Victoria BC (behind the Regent Hotel)

Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm