# 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 Outfitting

We are your one-stop shop for kayak rentals and trip outfitting on Northern Vancouver Island. Begin your self-guided Johnstone Strait kayaking tour right from our base in Telegraph Cove. Self-guided paddling trips allow you the ultimate flexibility to explore the Broughton Archipelago however you wish. Due to the dynamic hazards present in these waters, our Vancouver Island kayak rentals are only suited for groups with an experienced paddler who meets the criteria we’ve outlined below under the rental conditions tab. Although the Johnstone Strait is often picture perfect, its bite is bigger than its bark. Our rentals are best suited for advanced paddlers.

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

#### Highlights

We value quality at AWE Adventures and our goal is to ensure your trip is as safe and comfortable as possible. Our rental fleet includes brand-new 2020 expedition-grade Seaward kayaks, gender-specific PFDs, lightweight carbon fibre paddles and high quality camping gear.

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

We can deliver kayaks anywhere on Northern Vancouver Island and more, including remote west coast locations (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)

## Rental details

###### Equipment

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

1584 Bauza Creek Road, Telegraph Cove, BC. Bauza Cove!

###### Season

May – September. Inquire for off-season rentals.

###### 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 only suited for experienced paddlers comfortable with Class 3+ waters. **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.

###### Included

- 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
- All kayak rentals include PFD, paddle, skirt and safety gear. If you only need the kayak, please contact us for further pricing
- For each one of our rentals, we hold a 30 minute safety briefing before departing to go over the upcoming tides, currents, weather forecast, trip logistics and rescue protocols. Our area is subject to high currents, cold waters, and navigation hazards that are unique to Vancouver Island.

**Note:** Parking is included with your rental, so long as you launch from our location. Park, pack, and launch your trip all from our private waterfront beach. Free parking is applicable for groups launching from our location in Bauza Cove. Groups planning on hiring a water taxi for transportation will be subject to additional costs as determined by the chosen marina’s fees and policies.

###### 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.

##### Kayaks

Note: All prices are in CAD. Kayak rentals include fiberglass paddles, skirts, PFDs, and required safety kit. If you only need the kayak, please contact us for further pricing

Daily | Weekly | Monthly | |
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Single fiberglass kayak* | $90 for 1 day $150 for 2 days $220 for 3 days $290 for 4 days $340 for 5 days $410 for 6 days $520 for 8 days $590 for 9 days $660 for 10 days $730 for 11 days $800 for 12 days $870 for 13 days $1000 for 15 days $1050 for 16 days $1100 for 17 days $1150 for 18 days $1200 for 19 days $1250 for 20 days |
$450 for 1 week $930 for 2 weeks $1300 for 3 weeks |
$1500 for 1 month |

Double fiberglass kayak** | $150 for 1 day $250 for 2 days $350 for 3 days $450 for 4 days $450 for 5 days $550 for 6 days $800 for 8 days $900 for 9 days $1000 for 10 days $1100 for 11 days $1200 for 12 days $1350 for 15 days $1450 for 16 days $1550 for 17 days $1650 for 18 days $1700 for 19 days $1800 for 20 days |
$700 for 1 week $1250 for 2 weeks $1850 for 3 weeks |
$2000 per month |

*We use expedition-grade Seaward kayaks (Ascente, Luna, Tyee, Chilco, 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

Kayak rentals include fiberglass paddles, skirts, PFDs, and required safety kit. If you only need the kayak, please contact us for further pricing

For each one of our rentals, we hold a 30 minute safety briefing before departing to go over the upcoming tides, currents, weather forecast, trip logistics and rescue protocols. Our area is subject to high currents, cold waters, and navigation hazards that are unique to Vancouver Island. Please allow for a little extra time in the morning before you launch, thank you!

##### Equipment

Note: All prices are in CAD.

Daily | Weekly | Monthly | |
---|---|---|---|

Nimbus fiberglass paddle | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Carbon fiber paddle | $35 for 1 day $40 for 2 days $50 for 3 days $60 for 4 days $65 for 5 days $70 for 6 days $80 for 8 days $95 for 9 days $100 for 10 days $105 for 11 days $110 for 12 days $120 for 15 days $125 for 16 days $130 for 17 days $135 for 18 days $140 for 19 days $145 for 20 days |
$75 for 1 week $115 for 2 weeks $150 for 3 weeks |
$180 per month |

Kayak PFD | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Paddling pants | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Paddling jacket | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Safety kit (bilge pump, throw bag, paddle float, whistle) |
$20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

VHF radio | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

InReach rescue device | $40 for 1 day $50 for 2 days $60 for 3 days $70 for 4 days $80 for 5 days $100 for 8 days $110 for 9 days $120 for 10 days $130 for 11 days $140 for 12 days $160 for 15 days $170 for 16 days $180 for 17 days $190 for 18 days $200 for 19 days $210 for 20 days |
$90 for 1 week $150 for 2 weeks $220 for 3 weeks |
$250 per month |

Drybags (5L, 10L, 15L, 20L, 30L, 20L tapered) |
$5 for 1 day $7 for 2 days $9 for 3 days $11 for 4 days $12 for 5 days $13 for 6 days $17 for 8 days $19 for 9 days $21 for 10 days $23 for 11 days $25 for 12 days $29 for 15 days $31 for 16 days $33 for 17 days $35 for 18 days $37 for 19 days $39 for 20 days |
$15 for 1 week $27 for 2 weeks $41 for 3 weeks |
$50 per month |

##### Other

Note: All prices are in CAD.

Daily | Weekly | Monthly | |
---|---|---|---|

16ft canoe | $70 for 1 day $130 for 2 days $200 for 3 days $270 for 4 days $310 for 5 days $350 for 6 days $400 for 8 days $450 for 9 days $500 for 10 days $550 for 11 days $600 for 12 days $650 for 13 days $750 for 15 days $800 for 16 days $850 for 17 days $900 for 18 days $950 for 19 days $1000 for 20 days |
$350 for 1 week $700 for 2 weeks $1050 for 3 weeks |
$1300 per month |

Inflatable SUP | $70 for 1 day $130 for 2 days $200 for 3 days $270 for 4 days $310 for 5 days $350 for 6 days $400 for 8 days $450 for 9 days $500 for 10 days $550 for 11 days $600 for 12 days $650 for 13 days $750 for 15 days $800 for 16 days $850 for 17 days $900 for 18 days $950 for 19 days $1000 for 20 days |
$350 for 1 week $700 for 2 weeks $1050 for 3 weeks |
$1300 for 1 month |

##### Tents

Note: All prices are in CAD.

Daily | Weekly | Monthly | |
---|---|---|---|

MSR Elixir 2-man tent | $30 for 1 day $40 for 2 days $50 for 3 days $60 for 4 days $65 for 5 days $70 for 6 days $75 for 8 days $80 for 9 days $85 for 10 days $90 for 11 days $95 for 12 days $105 for 15 days $110 for 16 days $115 for 17 days $120 for 18 days $125 for 19 days $130 for 20 days |
$70 for 1 week $100 for 2 weeks $135 for 3 weeks |
$160 per month |

MSR Elixir 3-man tent | $35 for 1 day $45 for 2 days $55 for 3 days $65 for 4 days $75 for 5 days $80 for 6 days $85 for 8 days $90 for 9 days $95 for 10 days $100 for 11 days $105 for 12 days $115 for 15 days $120 for 16 days $125 for 17 days $130 for 18 days $135 for 19 days $140 for 20 days |
$80 for 1 week $110 for 2 weeks $145 for 3 weeks |
$170 per month |

MSR Elixir 4-man tent | $40 for 1 day $50 for 2 days $60 for 3 days $70 for 4 days $80 for 5 days $90 for 6 days $100 for 8 days $110 for 9 days $120 for 10 days $130 for 11 days $140 for 12 days $160 for 15 days $170 for 16 days $180 for 17 days $190 for 18 days $200 for 19 days $210 for 20 days |
$90 for 1 week $150 for 2 weeks $220 for 3 weeks |
$250 per month |

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

##### Other camping goods

Note: All prices are in CAD.

Daily | Weekly | Monthly | |
---|---|---|---|

Exped Syn 7 LW sleeping mat | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Marmot sleeping bag | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Helinox sleeping cot | $20 for 1 day $25 for 2 days $30 for 3 days $35 for 4 days $40 for 5 days $45 for 6 days $55 for 8 days $60 for 9 days $65 for 10 days $70 for 11 days $75 for 12 days $85 for 15 days $90 for 16 days $95 for 17 days $100 for 18 days $105 for 19 days $110 for 20 days |
$50 for 1 week $80 for 2 weeks $115 for 3 weeks |
$150 per month |

Helinox camp chair | $5 for 1 day $10 for 2 days $13 for 3 days $16 for 4 days $19 for 5 days $23 for 8 days $25 for 9 days $28 for 10 days $31 for 11 days $34 for 12 days $40 for 15 days $43 for 16 days $46 for 17 days $49 for 18 days $52 for 19 days $55 for 20 days |
$20 for 1 week $37 for 2 weeks $58 for 3 weeks |
$70 per month |

8-12 person MSR Zing tarp (2 aluminum poles) |
$10 for 1 day $15 for 2 days $20 for 3 days $25 for 4 days $30 for 5 days $40 for 8 days $45 for 9 days $50 for 10 days $55 for 11 days $60 for 12 days $70 for 15 days $75 for 16 days $80 for 17 days $85 for 18 days $90 for 19 days $95 for 20 days |
$35 for 1 week $65 for 2 weeks $100 for 3 weeks |
$120 per month |

4-6 person Sil tarp | $5 for 1 day $7 for 2 days $9 for 3 days $11 for 4 days $12 for 5 days $13 for 6 days $17 for 8 days $19 for 9 days $21 for 10 days $23 for 11 days $25 for 12 days $29 for 15 days $31 for 16 days $33 for 17 days $35 for 18 days $37 for 19 days $39 for 20 days |
$15 for 1 week $27 for 2 weeks $41 for 3 weeks |
$50 per month |

MSR Dragonfly/Whisperlite single burner stove (includes 1 fuel bottle) |
$10 for 1 day $15 for 2 days $20 for 3 days $25 for 4 days $30 for 5 days $40 for 8 days $45 for 9 days $50 for 10 days $55 for 11 days $60 for 12 days $70 for 15 days $75 for 16 days $80 for 17 days $85 for 18 days $90 for 19 days $95 for 20 days |
$35 for 1 week $65 for 2 weeks $100 for 3 weeks |
$120 per month |

MSR 900ml fuel bottle | $5 for 1 day $7 for 2 days $9 for 3 days $11 for 4 days $12 for 5 days $13 for 6 days $17 for 8 days $19 for 9 days $21 for 10 days $23 for 11 days $25 for 12 days $29 for 15 days $31 for 16 days $33 for 17 days $35 for 18 days $37 for 19 days $39 for 20 days |
$15 for 1 week $27 for 2 weeks $41 for 3 weeks |
$50 per month |

Coleman 2 burner stove | $10 for 1 day $15 for 2 days $20 for 3 days $25 for 4 days $30 for 5 days $40 for 8 days $45 for 9 days $50 for 10 days $55 for 11 days $60 for 12 days $70 for 15 days $75 for 16 days $80 for 17 days $85 for 18 days $90 for 19 days $95 for 20 days |
$35 for 1 week $65 for 2 weeks $100 for 3 weeks |
$120 per month |

5-lb propane tank | $5 for 1 day $7 for 2 days $9 for 3 days $11 for 4 days $12 for 5 days $13 for 6 days $17 for 8 days $19 for 9 days $21 for 10 days $23 for 11 days $25 for 12 days $29 for 15 days $31 for 16 days $33 for 17 days $35 for 18 days $37 for 19 days $39 for 20 days |
$15 for 1 week $27 for 2 weeks $41 for 3 weeks |
$50 per month |

Due to the complex and dynamic nature of the Johnstone Strait and Broughton Archipelago, our rentals are suited for experienced paddlers only. 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:

**Advanced sea kayaking training**

Formal training in Class 3+ waters, offered through recognized training companies such as SKILS, Bluedog Kayaking, SKGABC (experienced AOG+), Paddle Canada (Level 3 Skills+), British Canoe Association, American Canoe Association, etc.**Prior expedition paddling experience**

Experience on previous self-supported, self-guided kayaking expeditions in Class 3+ water conditions. Experienced with tides and current calculations, exposed crossings, camping, fog navigation, etc.**Rescue capabilities**

Able to perform two solo rescues and two assisted rescues in inclement water conditions.

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.