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Address: 1660 Telegraph Cove Road | Box 213, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-928-3114
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Exceeded all expectations, I will absolutely be back!

Kayaking for three days around Hanson Island was one of the greatest experiences of my life! Josh A was an incredible guide and a wonderful cook. He was patient and kind and was... read more

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Duncan, Canada
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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kayaking for three days around Hanson Island was one of the greatest experiences of my life! Josh A was an incredible guide and a wonderful cook. He was patient and kind and was able to tell us so much about the geography, the animals and history of the area. The camps were beautifully set up and some of the most... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my never-been-on-the-water 15 year old nephew on an overnight trip. Bree our guide was absolutely amazing both with information, safety, funny stories, and even noticing when my nephew didn't eat his lunch and giving him trail mix to last until camp! Thank you so much for the wonderful trip. We didn't see the tricksy orcas, who were busy... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently returned from a Broughton Archipelago kayak trip. We had a great group of 6 participants and 2 very knowledgeable and helpful guides (who also were very good cooks), Julian and Dan. The Archipelago is a paradise, and the rest of the route back to Telegraph Cove was full of marine mammals sitings. The humpback blows and bald eagles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the 6 day Johnston Straight and Broughton Islands tour. It was absolutly amazing - a peak experience. We highly recommend this company or this tour. Our guides Rob and Noah were the best - incredibly knowledgable and skilled and super nice guys. We really enjoyed their company. We saw so much sea life, the weather... More 

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Thank Tamara B
NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you to you and your husband for joining Rob and Noah out on the water for 6 days. Great suggestions - thank you for your feedback and come back with NIK any time! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a 4 day Kayak trip from 27th - 30th June 16. Initially we though we had hit a bum trip because the weather was a bit cold and cloudy and there were lots of people on the trip (11)......But how wrong we were.....!! Because we were a big group NIKT assigned us 2 guides for the trip....Josh... More 

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NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

Vancouver Island North has so much beauty to offer, we are glad that NIK makes that list for you. Rain or shine these kayaking trips continue to amaze even us - the beauty is endless! Thanks for joining Josh and Dan out there. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the best 3 days the four of us, my wife and our two sons (aged 18 and 21) have had together as adults. Wes, our guide, was amazing, very knowledgeable, fun, and a great cook. Paddling most of 3 days was great exercise and we were up close with Orca's, Humpback Whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, seals, and... More 

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NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us out on the water; Wes had a fantastic time with you! We try our best to give the animals their space but sometimes they sneak up to our kayaks to say hello - how lucky for you and your family. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really like this trip in kayak, I think is one of the greatest activities to enjoy a unique landscape and wildlife. We chose the 8 hours trip in one day( we didn't have much experience in this) and felt that it was too much,we could move a toe next day, but the trip overall was amazing and the team... More 

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NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

We look forward to having you again next summer, thank you for joining us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my Girlfriend did the 2-days tour in mid july and can without doubt say it was one of the best experiences in our lifes so far. We saw lots of wildlife: Orcas , Humpback, Sea Lions, Seals, Porpoise and Eagles. The trip was well planed but we also were able to do spontaneous changes due to new sighting... More 

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NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

It's so great to hear that you truly value nature and wildlife; as do we! Brian creates a fantastic trip, come back any time. More 

Strathmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was so amazing I can't say enough to express how great it was. First of all our Guide Bree was so informative about the area that I learned far more than I expected. I can't believe how beautiful it truly is. Also to my surprise we were well fed and the camps were clean and organized. I look... More 

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NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your trip with our guide Bree, she sure does carry a lot of knowledge! Come join us kayaking again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to kick off our 3 week outdoorsy Canada trip with an activity unknown to either of us: kayaking. As kayak newcomers, we couldn't have been put into better hands. Rob's unwavering relaxed demeanor, knowledge of everything North Island and good humor made for the perfect 3 day kayak intro. In fact, the whole voyage was... More 

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NorthIslandKayak, Front Office Manager at North Island Kayak Tours & Rentals, responded to this review

Sometimes the small details make a trip that much better; we are happy that Rob was able to provide that for you. Great news that the Orca were there for you. Please come join us on the water again in the future! More 

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