We are a fully incorporated and insured company with a solid reputation for good service in the sea kayaking industry in the Pacific Northwest. We have never lost our passion to service folks in enjoying the areas of the coast we are fortunate to operate our tours and transport service within. We know we live and work in an amazing part of the planet and do everything we can for preserve our pristine ecology and abundant wildlife. As a local company, 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. Our staff is keen and well trained to provide service to groups and families who request our services. We prefer to do one transport a day to ensure quality service.
Telegraph Cove Sea Kayaking has been offering a kayak transport services to wilderness destinations for over 25 years. We also offer a trip planning service to help you plan a safe sea kayak trip. Planning is the best way to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. 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 the first kayak outfitter in the central and north island. We serviced groups and families from our retail base in Nanaimo, BC. Our store became well known as the demand for sea kayaking gained hold with adventurers from all over the Pacific Northwest. We expanded our business into Telegraph Cove and operated out of Telegraph Cove Resorts for the better part of 20 years. As demand grew we expanded to offer transport services and have a backup for tours. We invested in a custom designed landcraft. We have open a part of the business we did not anticipate, we service flim companies, photograph groups, other tour companies and our custom day trips. 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. Pre-booking is required to ensure we can provide services on the dates guests require them.
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.