Floating Restaurants Making a Splash

Victoria is a city known for its hidden gems. From secret alleyways to ghostly tales, the best treasures in B.C.’s capital city are sometimes found off the beaten path…and on the water.

Floating restaurants are the newest culinary trend to hit the city, providing delicious cheap eats fresh from the sea.

With a traditional food truck already in the downtown core, Puerto Vallarta Amigos opened their first floating location at Fisherman’s Wharf earlier this year. This taco joint serves up quesadillas, tortas and tacos in six delicious flavours including their famous Baja-style fish tacos, deemed a must-try in the city. Open from 11 a.m. until dusk, food items at Puerto Vallarta Amigos range in price from $7 to $12 CDN. The Fish Store, also located at Fisherman’s Wharf, offers visitors crispy, golden, halibut fry-up served with the best tartar sauce around.

Using the freshest seafood taken straight from the waters off the dock, The Fish Store also features a gluten-free menu for visitors with special dietary needs. With soups from $3.75 CDN to full meals at $15 CDN, this local favourite caters to the money-conscious mind and is open from 11 a.m. until dusk.

Sitting on the north side of Ship Point Wharf, Salt Spring Tours offers visitors a dockside take away lunch service from their boat Pride of Victoria. With meals priced from $6 to $10 CDN, visitors with a little extra time are welcome to hop onboard and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. For more information visit pvamigos.com