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North Island Kayak

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Telegraph Cove, Canada
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About North Island Kayak
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.
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spaliga wrote a review Aug. 6
Kahoku-cho, Japan4 contributions
This was a wonderful way to break into extended kayaking tours. They were very prepared to host a 12-person group. I was amazed at the amount and quality of food provided by the trip. The meals were wonderful and helped keep up the energy for each day of kayaking. We got to experience an abundance of wildlife including close encounters with humpback whales and sea lions. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the basecamps offered great ways to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Vancouver Island area. Our guides, Mark and Reed, were very professional and really helped add to the trip with their large amount of knowledge and vast experience in the field of wilderness guides. They were great at knowing the group and what was safe for us to do on the sea. Overall, this is a very recommended experience!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Priya wrote a review Aug. 5
London, United Kingdom166 contributions79 helpful votes
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Our guides were Heather and Mia, who were both knowledgeable and provided a great service. We saw lots of wildlife, including 3 pods of orcas. The food was exceptional, well above my expectations, considering all food had to be carried in the kayaks, we were well fed! The 2 base camps we stayed were beautiful, especially the second. The tents had cots so we slept comfortably. My friend and I had never done any multi day kayaking trips, and it was hard work, especially the sea crossings, but both guides kept an eye on us. Especially Heather who ended up giving us a tow on the last day. I would recommend taking layers as suggested by the company in the info they send, which I found very helpful when packing for this trip. I can't fault the trip, the guides we had made it a memorable experience, so thank you! The only thing that I felt the company could have offered was a free pick-up/drop-off shuttle to Port McNeill, or free parking. Also there's nowhere to leave luggage which was an issue for us.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Ellen S wrote a review Aug. 4
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Such a wonderful kayak trip! So much wildlife, Tenting in comfort, and delicious meals prepared by our excellent guides Nadia and Hannah.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Elizabeth D wrote a review Aug. 4
Victoria, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
Our 5 day kayaking adventure with Nadia and Hannah was excellent. The camps we stayed at were beyond comfortable. It was such a treat to kayak during the day and come back to our camp already set up and have delicious and nutritious food. The equipment supplied by North. Island Kayak was top notch. The scenery was beautiful and our guides knew the waters well and made sure we saw the amazing sea life. Overall an experience that will stay with me along time.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Annie C wrote a review Aug. 2
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There were many wonderful moments on my 4 day tour but what really stands out is the passion and skill of our guides (Mark and Reed) . These guides put our safety first and foremost while making sure we had a great time. Reed lights up when he gets to talk about the various creatures in the area and has a natural talent for teaching. Mark cares deeply about his guests having fun while staying safe. The food on the trip was also wonderful and exceeded all expectations! There is a lot of hard work that goes into these trips before, after, and during. Be prepared to give it your all and at the end of the day enjoy the views!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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