Environmental Stewardship

September 2023

How We Protect Telegraph Cove’s Waters

kayaks lined up on a beach in telegraph cove

Nestled on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, Telegraph Cove is a pristine paradise renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and thriving marine ecosystems. At North Island Kayak, we recognize the responsibility we bear as stewards of this remarkable environment. Our commitment to preserving the rich biodiversity and pristine waters of Telegraph Cove is at the heart of everything we do.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into how dedicated we are to environmental stewardship and the steps we take to protect the precious marine environment of Telegraph Cove. From our educational tours to our partnerships with leading sustainability organizations, we’re leading the way in ensuring a sustainable and vibrant future for this coastal gem.

Our Connection to NIMMSA

North Island Kayak is proud to be a member of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association (NIMMSA). This affiliation signifies our dedication to responsible wildlife viewing practices and adherence to ethical guidelines for interactions with marine mammals. Our guides are extensively trained to minimize disturbance to these incredible creatures while providing an informative and memorable experience for our guests.

Educational Tours

Our sea kayaking tours in Telegraph Cove are more than just thrilling adventures; they are valuable educational experiences. We believe that fostering a deeper understanding of the marine environment fosters respect and empathy for it. During our tours, our knowledgeable guides share insights about the local ecosystem, marine wildlife, and the challenges it faces. We believe that education is a powerful tool for inspiring positive change.

Biosphere Sustainable Commitment

This internationally recognized sustainability certification from Biosphere acknowledges our unwavering commitment to sustainability and conservation efforts, which aligns with the company’s core values. The goal of this program is to adopt a Sustainable Lifestyle and helping to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Our goal is to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible while sharing the wonders of Telegraph Cove with our guests.

At North Island Kayak, our commitment to environmental stewardship in Telegraph Cove runs deep. We understand that the health of our oceans and ecosystems is intertwined with the vitality of our business. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about our sustainability program. Join us in our mission to explore Telegraph Cove responsibly, educate, and inspire a deeper connection to our natural world!