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North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals

1660 Telegraph Cove Road | Box 213, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
250-928-3114
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: North Island Kayak is located adjacent to the kayak boat ramp in the heart of Telegraph Cove. We offer guided kayak tours from 2 hours through 6 days.... more » Owner description: North Island Kayak is located adjacent to the kayak boat ramp in the heart of Telegraph Cove. We offer guided kayak tours from 2 hours through 6 days. The main focus of our tours is wildlife viewing, specifically the Orcas or Killer Whales that inhabit the area. Also offered are kayak rentals for those with appropriate experience. 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. « less
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I set out on a half-day kayaking tour. Our guide, Ryan, was knowledgeable about the marine habitat and wildlife; getting to eat kelp and sea asparagus...yum! On our way out, we came across a group of feeding porpoises. On our way back into Telegraph Cove, there was a pod of orcas coming up from behind our group... More

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Millbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went on the five day expedition with North Island Kayak. We were very fortunate on our trip and were able to see plenty of orcas, humpbacks, and porpoises, sometimes very close to our kayaks! Our guide, Josh, was exceptional, and made sure we were in the right place at the right time whenever possible. When the fog was too... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We drove from courtenay to telegraph cove (approx 2 hours) along the very quiet highway. We arrived at 12:20 & booked in for a half day kayak/whale watch. This costs approx $110. Our guide Amanda,was very informative. She told us that the whales were being very quiet,but was hopeful of a couple of sightings. She was knowledgeable of the local... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Incredible (and lucky) wildlife sightings aside during my 5 day trip, NIK provides a fantastic and well planned trip with lots of flexibility depending on the groups experience, weather etc. Our guide Josh was unbelievably upbeat and exictable from the moment the trip started. His positivity, enthusiasm, dedication and care for what he does was contagious and made it impossible... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My two sons aged 20 and and 17 and I had a wonderful time on our kayaking trip. Bree our guide was so knowledgeable on all aspects of wildlife and nature. We were luck enough to see a huge range of wild life including orca, humpback whales, bear, sea lions, seals,dolphins, porpoises and eagles as well as a huge range... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Our party of four (two inexperienced) did a three day paddle with two guides. The camp sites were comfortable, the pace was great, good was health and flavourful. The overall experience was one of my best. The peace of the paddling, remarkable ease of motion and being on the sea was my favourite part. Oh yes, and there were a... More

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Telegraph Cove is a great place to start your trip. All the staff at North Island Kayak were welcoming and helpful and provided us with plenty of dry bags to stow our gear. After a quick briefing we headed out onto the water. Within 15 minutes of leaving the Cove we caught a brief glimpse of a minke whale in... More

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Stanwell Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife daughter and I did this a couple of years back. And I must say it turned out to be one of the best trips I have done. Brad our guide looked after us extremely well and made sure we got the most from our adventure. I have since taken up kayaking in our rivers ans ocean here in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Booked a 3-days kayak trip in Johnston Strait and it met our expectations ! Our guides Julian and Brian were really helpful, friendly, always had something to tell about the area and wildfile encountered, and cooked very well ! Kayaking was not very demanding, easy to reach for beginners. We had the chance to see a large pod of orcas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I booked the 2day kayak trip as part of our 2weeks in BC. This portion of our trip was what I was most excited about. Based on the information we received prior to the trip, I had mentally prepared myself so I wasn't disappointed if we didn't see orcas. Boy was that unnecessary, we saw 2 different... More

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