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North Island Kayak

#2 of 11 things to do in Telegraph Cove Features Animals
1660 Telegraph Cove Rd | Box 213, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 250-928-3114
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Epic Adventure on Overnight (2D/1N) Kayaking Trip

Vancouver Island's open secret is the Telegraph Cove, and the "crème de la crème" activity here is... read more

Reviewed today
Makati, Philippines
Grand time to be had!

A great start to my time in BC and well worth the travel time from Vancouver to Telegraph Cove... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Kayaking tours with the Orcas, Humpback Whales and other wildlife direct from Telegraph Cove. We offer the very best in all inclusive, guided kayak tours from 2 hours to 8 days with a focus on unobtrusive wildlife observation and fun kayaking for all. Separate family and adult adventures, great base camps and exceptional nomadic expeditions. Over 250 killer whales, an ever increasing number of Humpback Whales and a plethora of other animals are at home each summer in our backyard of Johnstone Strait, Robson Bight and the Broughton Archipelago. North Island Kayak is the only kayak tour or rental company located in Telegraph Cove. We have multiple tours on the water every day to serve you better. We are the local option with the local knowledge. Come experience the difference. We also provide kayak rentals for those with appropriate experience.
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1660 Telegraph Cove Rd | Box 213, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 250-928-3114
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Reviewed today

Vancouver Island's open secret is the Telegraph Cove, and the "crème de la crème" activity here is kayaking by North Island Kayak! I did doubles with AOG Maia Bird, and our lead and expert guide was Red Mist. They were fun and professional at the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A great start to my time in BC and well worth the travel time from Vancouver to Telegraph Cove. Josh Ariano and Gareth Hamilton are great guides and hosts. The entire trip was wonderfully organized and made for an exceptionally smooth and relaxing experience. Both...More

Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful day paddling with guides Paul and Barry. Telegraph Cove offers amazing paddling opportunities and it was great having knowledgable, professional guides who facilitated a relaxing experience.

Thank bekgarden
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made the Four Day Humpbacks & the Islands Sea Kayaking Adventure with Julian. we were lucky to be the only two guest. It’s was an indescribable amazing trip. The scenery was stunning and the wildlife fascinating. We saw harbour and doll porpoise, humpback, dolphins,...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked this with my husband as a different way to see the scenery around Telegraph Cove, and enjoy the BC wildlife. Telegraph Cove is a gorgeous little place (highly recommend the Whale Museum as well!), what a great setting to start our journey. The...More

Thank Katt R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kayak trip with our guide Josh was amazing! Beautiful scenery and wildlife everywhere! Josh knew where to look for the porpoise, humpbacks, sea lions, eagles, seals and exceeded our expectations. He was sincerely respectful for and interested in nature which made the overall experience...More

Thank Pjotr K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from an incredible 5 day trip. Even though it was the first trip of the season everything was so well organised. Had great guides in Josh and Kevin - very knowledgable about the area and everything living in it. Provided us with good...More

Thank Lynne0005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great 5 day kayaking trip with guides Josh and Kevin. We were lucky enough to see numerous humpbacks, seals, seal lions and eagles. Both guides were fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about the area and everything in it. It was a lot of fun...More

Thank Bechenning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on an early season 3 day trip with Wes and Paul as guides. They were absolutely fantastic - good fun, good cooks, clearly knowledgeable about kayaking and the area, and really put the group at ease when it came to tricky waters. Whales,...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an awesome trip here last year. Saw 2 pods of Orcas. Guides were great and the camps that we stayed at were brill.

Thank Charlotte12358
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Susan W
We will be a group of 5 (two couples and a single female) going on the 5-day trip at the end of July. I've read reviews saying the tents were roomy, but nothing about how many persons per tent. Do couples get their own tent? Will my sister-in-law have to share a tent with a stranger? Also, how are potty trips in the middle of the night handled? I have a Go-Girl that I use on day kayak trips when we pull over and beach, but I've never tried to use it in the dark or in a tent. My husband and I unfortunately both have small bladders! Do you have to worry about bears while in the camp at night?
26 February 2017|
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Response from NorthIslandKayak | Property representative |
Hi Susan, The 5 day trip you have booked uses both our base camps for 1 or 2 nights, where tents are already set and the more remote park, paddle in camp spots where we pitch tents we take with us. Our base camp tents are... More
Margaret B
We are scheduled for your day whale watching tour. Do you supply rain jackets and bags, as it is forecast to rain on Sept. 1 unfortunately. Thanks very much for the info.
25 August 2015|
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Response from NorthIslandKayak | Property representative |
We provide both dry bags and rain jackets on our kayaking tours.
Kyla H
I am going on an overnight trip with NIK in August. I would like to bring my DSLR with me on the trip, but I'm not sure about the best way to do so. Would a waterproof case which I would wear on my person be a good idea? Possibly a dry case or dry bag lashed to the deck of the kayak? Help...
5 July 2015|
Response from NorthIslandKayak | Property representative |
Salt water & DSLR can spell trouble if not looked after. What to carry it in becomes a compromise between ease of access and security. The most secure way to carry it is in a hard shell waterproof case; an otterbox for... More