About Us

Telegraph Cove Sea Kayaking Company, is a local Vancouver Island Company

We have never lost our passion to assist folks in enjoying this area, it’s amazing ecology and abundant wildlife. As a local company, we’ve spent years exploring the many inlets and passages from Tofino to Bella Bella along British Columbia’s coastline. We developed our sea kayak rental and transportation business for folks who want to explore one of the greatest sea kayak areas in the world, if not the best kept secret in the world! We have based this business on 40 plus years of sea kayaking the coast. Our mission is to under promise and over deliver on service.

Under the direction of Owner/Operator Larry Roy, Telegraph Cove Sea Kayaking has been offering kayak transport services to remote wilderness destinations for over 20 years. We can help you plan your sea kayak trip so that it is safe and enjoyable and that it becomes a cherished lifetime memory. The breathtaking beauty of the islands, inlets, wildlife, and sounds of this area offer you an unparalleled wilderness experience. We have provided service to over 3000 paddlers. We have a good track record for transport and rentals.

We started up in 1982 as an extension of North Island Water Sports in conjunction with Telegraph Cove. We expanded our business into Telegraph Cove and operated out of Telegraph Cove Resorts for the better part of 20 years. To improve our services we have focused on drop-off destinations in the Broughton Archipelago, Blackfish Sound and Johnstone Strait. We service Telegraph Cove, Alert Bay and Port Mcneill as departure points.

Kayak rentals are only available in combination with transport. Safety is and always has been a primary concern when renting kayaks to folks from afar. We maintain and improve our equipment each year and offer consulting services (planning fee) for folks who ask us to help plan a successful sea kayak adventure. We live in these area all summer. We monitor weather, track the movement of wildlife and monitor availability  in the camping areas. We remain in contact with those folks we transport in the event a situation comes up that could compromise your trip. Extra service costs might apply in these situations if additional assistance is required. 

The operation has grown steadily over the years mostly through word of mouth. We still enjoy it and consider ourselves fortunate to have such supportive clients. Public support allows us to continue to support, “Strait Watch, Local Dive Club, the Communities of Telegraph Cove, MERS, North Island Tourism, Alert Bay and Port McNeill, The Bones Project and  “Orca-Live.” Over the years, we have also come to the aid and support of many causes that help the areas we’re operating in to remain a wild and intact ecosystem.