Telegraph Cove Kayak Rentals

Variety of kayak & camping gear

Highest quality rental equipment on Vancouver Island

Flexible delivery locations & times

Telegraph Cove Kayak Rentals And More

We are your one-stop shop for kayak and camping outfitting on North Vancouver Island. Let us set you up with some of the best gear to start your ultimate adventure! Due to the dynamic nature of our waters, our rentals are suited for groups who have at least one experienced paddler who passes the criteria we’ve outlined below under the rental conditions tab.

Note: Those looking to rent must fill out our rental application first.


We value quality at AWE Adventures and make sure your trip is safe and comfortable as possible by providing you with high quality gear

Paddle out in peace knowing each piece of equipment has been inspected and maintained before being booked, guaranteed. If any of our gear fails you due to past use, we will replace it for you while on trip (weather dependent)!

We can deliver anywhere on North Vancouver Island and more, including remote west coast deliveries (Cape Scott, San Jo Bay, Side Bay, etc.) and central coast deliveries via the Port Hardy ferry terminal (Bella Bella, Klemtu, Port Hardy, Great Bear Rainforest)


Kayak and camping equipment

Note: All of our gear is focused around expedition quality. AWE Adventures staff members undertake extended personal expeditions with the same gear we rent out. This is high performance equipment.

Pick-up time

Anytime during AWE Adventures business hours

Want us to deliver your gear to you? Send us your desired location(s), and we’ll send you accurate pricing.

Meeting point

Bauza Cove, Telegraph Cove BC


Every day, all year

Rental period

Anywhere from 2 days to 3 months

Group size

2-30 people

Note: If you are a solo paddler, please contact us before booking. We generally do not rent to solo paddlers unless you are a guide or an extensively trained paddler.

Participation requirements

Due to the complex and dynamic nature of the Johnstone Strait and Broughton Archipelago, our rentals are best suited for experienced paddlers. We do not offer rentals to groups without at least one member who will be the designated Trip Leader and meets at least two of our criteria as listed in our Rental Conditions. If your group does not meet this criteria, our guided tours will ensure you can safely experience this incredible environment.

Minors (under 19) will require a parent/guardian signature on our waiver.

  • Full outfitting services available with rental options ranging from:
  • Nimbus carbon fiber or fiberglass paddles
  • NRS gender and paddling specific PFDs. No more One-Size-Fits-All
  • Transport Canada and SKGABC required safety gear
  • Expedition quality Seaward Kayaks
  • Secure parking and launching

Note: We are the only company in Telegraph Cove with free parking for non-guided tours. That means you park, pack, and launch all in our private waterfront location.

Not included

Water shoes and nautical charts

For shoes, we recommend a hard sole neoprene booty or running/tennis shoe with wool or neoprene socks.

Cancellation policy

Please check our terms & conditions for more information related to rentals.


Note: All prices are in CAD

*We use expedition-grade Seaward kayaks (Ascente, Luna, Tyee, Legend). These singles are brand new, high performance kayaks with options for smaller, average, and taller paddlers.

**We use Seaward G3 Expedition Passats only. These kayaks have 3 hatches and are considered one of the top touring double kayaks in the industry. Brand new for 2020


Note: All prices are in CAD.


Note: All prices are in CAD.


Note: All prices are in CAD.

All of our tent rentals include the fly, tent, footprint, poles. and pegs.

Other camping goods

Note: All prices are in CAD.

Due to the complex and dynamic nature of the Johnstone Strait and Broughton Archipelago, our rentals are suited best for experienced paddlers. We do not offer rentals to groups without at least one member who will be the designated trip leader and has at least two of the following:

  1. Formal sea kayaking training
    Offered through recognized training companies such as SKILS, Bluedog Kayaking, SKGABC, Paddle Canada, British Canoe Association, American Canoe Association, etc.
  2. Prior expedition paddling experience
    Experience on previous self-supported kayaking expeditions in water conditions of current, swell, crossings, camping, navigation, etc.
  3. Rescue capabilities
    Able to perform a solo rescue with paddle float and assisted rescue

You will be responsible for the care and condition of the kayaks and equipment. Each rental will require a deposit and a signed waiver stating that you have accepted full responsibility for the equipment as well as have the required experience to safely conduct a self-guided trip. AWE Adventures withholds the right to refuse any booking. This can be because of water and weather conditions, previous experience, skill level, and other factors. Each group will be required to leave a float plan with us before departure.