Located in Telegraph Cove on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC, North Island Kayak has been providing customers with the opportunity to go kayaking with whales and other wildlife in this spectacular, remote part of British Columbia since 1991.
2 Hour, Evening, Half & Full Day Trips
2, 3, 4, & 5 Days
6 and 8 days
- Warren B
Highlight of my summer! Absoluely amazing 4-day kayak tour with Marc and Mia. Both guides were oustanding. They were very knowledgeable, supportive, and placed our safety first, followed closely by enjoyment. The boats were comfortable, stable and tracked well. The camps were in beautiful locations, the tents were spacious, the beds comfortable, and the food was outstanding. Much to my chagrin I gained weight. Did I mention whales? There's nothing like waking up in the morning in your tent to the sound of humpbacks btreathing just offshore. Thank you NIK! I'll be back. …
Fantastic - Day Trip Just finished a day tour a few days ago. First Telegraph cove is a great location to Kayak because of the scenery and likelihood of seeing whales. While seeing whales is hit and miss we were very lucky to catch multiple pods of Orca's. The key thing is our guide, Liv (sp?) knew there were some whales sighted and mentioned that us early in the trip. She was able to take advantage of that insight (info) and maneuver us to get great views (while still being safe). On safety, it seemed to be top of her mind also as we had to cut our trip a bit short due to heavy winds starting to role in... and that was the way it should be .. with novices like us …
- Mitsi S
Unforgettable adventure! We had an awesome adventure with NIK in September 2021. The guides were excellent! They were organized, knowledgeable and congenial. The equipment and camp set ups were all great and the food was amazing- nice hot meals that exceeded expectations in a camp style setting. We would highly recommend this tour to the adventurous hearty type of traveler! Seeing orcas up close was the highlight of our trip.
- Deborah N
North Island Kayaks We did a lovely kayak day trip with Shale. I am sure you would enjoy this day trip. We enjoyed our stay in telegraph cove and we will do this again s
- David C
Great afternoon. Great guide. Great company. My Husband & I did a half day tour Sept 15 with Shailee. The perfect guide that kept us safe through a windy return, however a lovely sunny day. Will do again for sure. Shailee enjoy your fall & winter. Linda &
Half day tour Fun experience! Our guide Shailee was perfect, telling us a lot of interesting facts about the surrounding nature. Even if the weather was a bit against us, we managed to see quite a lot of cool things anyway. Prepare for a nice workout, the next day my muscles was hurting a bit haha!
- Elaine C
The apex of summer We set out for the half-day (4hour) kayak trip at 1pm. The clouds vanished and we found ourselves in for a glorious afternoon. Our guide, Reed, was knowledgeable, competent, and friendly - he helped to make for a great afternoon. We saw a humpback whale in the distance, two pods of orcas quite close up, and then a variety of other creatures like old growth trees, sea urchins, and bald-headed eagles. Best afternoon! …
- Jenn W
Amazing Experience I did the half day kayak with Mia and Nadia. They were amazing. So friendly and knowledgeable. Their instructions were easy follow. Definitely worth the trip! Thanks ladies. The scenery was beautiful and we lucked out with a nice low tide. Lots to see.
2 hours of educational fun Todd our guide was well versed on safety, local flora and fauna. A fun 2 hours - especially for children!
- Terri T
Great paddle showcasing Beautiful BC! Thank you to Todd who led an informative and entertaining 2-hour kayak tour for my husband, myself and our 19yr old daughter out of Telegraph Cove. We encountered several curious Sea Lions and a bald eagles but alas no whales nearby (tho we did see one spout about 3km away). The spectacular beauty of the pristine coastline and serenity of the sea were the real superstars today. The light rain at the end really made us feel at home! Would like to return one day for a multi day expedition which may yield more possibilities to see more wildlife and marine life. Best of luck to you Todd!! …