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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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2 Day kayak trip in june

The kayak trip with our guide Josh was amazing! Beautiful scenery and wildlife everywhere! Josh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pjotr K
Once in a lifetime experience

Just back from an incredible 5 day trip. Even though it was the first trip of the season everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
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...More

2  Thank 645morgang
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...More

Thank J12R5
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...More

1  Thank Stephen M
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...More

1  Thank kfitzy2010
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...More

Thank sallyhaysom
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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