Sea kayaking

2-day kayak-camping expedition | Cap-à-l'Aigle to St-Siméon

Description

Discover the Charlevoix coast

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» The Cap au Saumon lighthouse between Port-au-Saumon and Port-au-Persil.

From the Cap-à-l'Aigle wharf, paddle along one of the least visited sections of the Charlevoix coast. Imagine living for two days to the twice-daily rhythm of the tide currents, rounding one rocky cape after another, camping on the beach, and seeing aquatic birds and marine mammals ( Minke and Fin Whales, belugas, Harbour Porpoise and Seals).

Discover:

  • The coastal landscapes of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve
  • The Southwest sector of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Camping on the beach and outdoor meals
  • The observation of aquatic birds and marine mammals
  • The iodized smell of tidal flats and the string of rocky capes

The environment you will visit

Many species of aquatic and migratory bird species live and/or stop over here. To mention but a few: the Common Eider, Surf Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Double-crested Cormorant, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Long-tailed Duck , Great Blue Heron, Snow Goose, Canada Goose. In all, 250 species of shorebirds, forest and aquatic birds visit and\or live in the Charlevoix region.

As for marine mammals, there are 2 resident species: the Beluga and the Harbour Seal, along with a few other species that spend the summer here: Harbour porpoise, Minke and Fin Whales.

About safety

Experienced guides that know the area, respect for weather conditions, maximized supervision ratios, appropriate routes, equipment quality, comfortable wetsuits, all these factors help us to safely supervise groups of tourists of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds.

Information and price

Opening period

From August 18th to September 20th, 2018 From four persons.

Reception

Marina Port de Refude de Cap-à-l’Aigle, 10, rue de la Grève, La Malbaie

Price for each participant

Age Rates Groups 8 et + Kayak perso*
18 and + 365 $ 329 $ 305 $
10-17 285 $ 257 $ 225 $
Taxes are not include.

( * ) : pour ceux qui participent avec leur propre kayak de mer et vêtements isothermiques.

Package

The package includes…

  • A 2-day kayak-camping expedition on the St. Lawrence estuary.
  • Introduction to basic kayaking
  • Supervision by a professional guide
  • Nautical material and dry bags
  • Wetsuit & accessories
  • The campsite or the refuge
  • Well-balanced and healthy meals, with an accent on regional products. Shuttle transportation in secure vehicles.

The package excludes…

  • Taxes (14.975 %)
  • Guide gratuities, at your discretion
  • Camping equipment
  • Tent and mattress extra

Equipment

Included equipment

  • Solo or double sea kayak
  • Wetsuit, paddling anorak and booties
  • PFD (Personal Floatation Device)
  • Paddling gloves
  • Drybags
  • Sprayskirt and paddle.

Required equipment

  • Wool or Polar sweater
  • Short or swimsuit
  • Cap or hat
  • Extra clothes
  • Sunglasses and Suntan lotion
  • Enough water for the whole day
  • Personal hygiene kit

Route and length

Cap-à-l'Aigle to Saint-Siméon - one way only. Return by shuttle.

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Port de Refuge de Cap à l'Aigle marina installations for reception and facilities.

Distance
Approximately 33 km, with several nice beaches to stop for meals.

Difficulty level
Route difficulty is Moderate, with tidal currents and wind. Excursion is accessible to quick-learning beginners as well as to experienced paddlers.

Route, day by day Day 1

  • Reception : 8h30 at the Port de Refuge de Cap à l'Aigle marina.
  • Lunch : around 11h30 at Rivière à la Loutre, on the Bas-de-l’Anse beaches.
  • P.M. : Rounding Gros Cap à l’Aigle, entrance to the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.
  • Supper and stayover : camping at the Ère de l’Estuaire camp at Port-au- Saumon.

DAY 2

  • Breakfast and departure: around 11a.m. from Port-au-Saumon.
  • Lunch : around 1:00 p.m. at Port-au-Persil.
  • P.M. arrival : at Saint-Siméon campground.
  • Return by shuttle: back to Cap-à-l’Aigle around 4:00 p.m.

Departure hours

Departures usually take place at 8:30 a.m unless otherwise specified.

Booking

Reservation conditions

  • Reservations will be confirmed by the payment with a credit card.
  • It is possible to reserve on-line till 48 hours before the activities.
  • To reserve the day beforevor that very day, please contact us to 418.665.2332.
  • We shall communicate with you if he had to have changes in your reservation there.

Map

Accueil des excursions de kayak de mer à Cap-à-l'Aigle :

Marina Port de Refuge de Cap-à-l'Aigle,
10, rue de la Grève,
La Malbaie, QC
G5A 2R3