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Address: 1660 Telegraph Cove Rd | Box 213, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-928-3114
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Kayaking tours with the Orcas, Humpback Whales and other wildlife direct...

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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Amazing experience!

Went on a 3 day kayaking tour in September with guide Josh. Was an incredible experience and would recommend to anyone who enjoys kayaking! Telegraph cove area is beautiful. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Went on a 3 day kayaking tour in September with guide Josh. Was an incredible experience and would recommend to anyone who enjoys kayaking! Telegraph cove area is beautiful. Our group was able to see sea lions, dolphins, seals and lots of humpback whales! Josh was a great guide, very knowledgable and friendly, with the added bonus of being a... More 

2 Thank 645morgang
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We journeyed out by kayak for a day trip with Bree as our excellent guide, along with two very kind folks from Belgium. We saw SO MANY Humpback whales, hearing them often before seeing them. The day was beautiful and I am so grateful! I highly recommend taking a day trip with North Island Kayak! Thank you Bree! Blessings!

Thank J12R5
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had great time in Telegraph Cove and much of it was down to having a fab time out on the water. The setting is second to none, NIK are highly professional and don't hesitate to make for a perfect trip. I went out in a single boat with Josh leading for the day. He made the trip insightful and... More 

1 Thank Stephen M
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

First, apologies for being slow to post my review of our kayaking trip in August with North Island Kayaks. Our family of 4 (mum, dad and 2 teenage children) were part of a group of 9 people plus 2 guides, Paul and Ashley, setting off for a 3 day kayaking trip around the Johnstone Strait. We were very excited! We... More 

1 Thank kfitzy2010
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We did the 6 day kayaking/camping trip and it was fantastic from start to finish. Our guide Josh was so much fun, very knowledgable and cooked up amazing meals! He made sure to accommodate everyones needs on the trip, so some people were able to relax once we reached camp while others went back out for a second paddle. We... More 

Thank sallyhaysom
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went on a 3day kayaktrip with North Island Kayak and were very lucky that we saw almost all the big animals on the first day. Luck was on our side because it was nearly the end of the season. But besides the animals, the environment with her nature is pretty impressive and beautifull. Our group was very pleasant and... More 

Thank Cé L
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We spent two days kayaking in Telegraph Cove early August 2016. We were three couples in total and had a very experienced guide, Gerhardt Raven, who took excellent care of us during our adventure at sea and our overnight stay at a beautiful camping ground on a nearby island. The trip included nice lunch breaks on the beach while out... More 

Thank Cecilia A
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We did a three day kayak trip with Ashley in mid-September 2016 and it was amazing. We were able to see the transient orcas hunt a sea lion, as well as many other wildlife sightings such as humpbacks whales breaching the water and packs of dolphins passing through. The camps are cozy and clean. The food is excellent. The weather... More 

Thank Marie-Eve S
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just came back from a three day adventure and already talking about the next one. NIK were amazing. Great gear, everything was clean and maintained really well, the trip routes were more than I imagined and we saw nature at its best, and our guide (Josh) was phenomenal. He was so knowledgable, funny, cool but most of all passionate (with... More 

Thank JandK J
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We did the 5 day Kayak tour. It was incredibly beautiful. There are a couple, my friend, Poseidon and myself :) Mother nature blessed us with dry and mostly sunny weather. Fog was beautiful in the morning. THE COMPANY: all materials were good quality and in very good shape: kayaks, floating vest, rows, rain jackets, camping tents, sleeping bags and... More 

1 Thank Adriana C
NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak, responded to this review

Deity guide?! Wow go Josh. Thanks for coming with us this year! More 

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