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Package: ½ day SEA KAYAKING + ZODIAC excursion

Description

2-Day Whale and kayaking maritime discovery expedition

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The package offers two signature activities of the Charlevoix tourist circuit: a sea kayak excursion on the estuary from Saint-Irénée, and a Zodiac whale-watching excursion from Baie-Sainte-Catherine.

Your 1/2 day sea kayak excursion will take place on Day 1. Two daily AML Cruise Zodiac departures from Baie-Sainte-catherine will give you some flexibility to schedule your DAY 2 Zodiac excursion.

The environment you will be visiting

  • Observation of marine mammals (whales, seals, belugas)
  • The coastal landscapes of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve
  • The discovery of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • The Cap à la Baleine and Pointe le Heu cliffs
  • The observation of water birds
  • The iodized smell of the tidal flats and the sheer strength of the estuary's tides.

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

May 19 to September 20, 2018, daily, upon reservation.

Reception

Price for each participant

1/2 day SEA KAYAK + 2h30 ZODIAC excursion
Adults (18 et +) 134 $ + taxes
Taxes are not include.

Package

The package includes…

  • A 3 ½ hr kayak excursion
  • A 2h30 Zodiac excursion
  • Introduction to basic kayaking
  • Supervision by a professional guide
  • Nautical material and dry bags
  • Wetsuit & accessories.

The package excludes…

  • Your personal sports garments
  • Taxes (14.975 %)
  • Guide gratuities, at your discretion.

Equipment

Included equipment

  • Solo or double sea kayak
  • Wetsuit, paddling anorak and booties
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device)
  • Dry bag
  • Sprayskirt and paddle.

Required equipment

  • Wool or Polar sweater
  • Short or swimsuit
  • Cap or hat
  • Extra clothes
  • Enough water for the whole day.

Route and length

Cap-à-l'Aigle to La Malbaie - return

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

Distance Approximately 8 km, with several nice beaches to stop for breaks

Difficulty level Route difficulty is Easy to Moderate, witn an easy start from the Cap à l'Aigle wharf ramp. Excursion is accessible to beginners as well as to experienced paddlers.

Duration

  • 3 ½ hrs total
  • Technical preparation and training: 1hr
  • Kayak excursion: 2 to 2 ½ hrs

ZODIAC at Baie-Saint-Catherine

Duration

  • 2 ½ hrs total

Departure hours

DAY 1 : SEA KAYAK excursion Departures are usually scheduled between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. according to the variable cycle of the tide.

DAY 2 : ZODIAC excursion Participants must be present at:

  • 10:15 a.m. or
  • 1:30 pm.

Booking

Booking is currently closed for this activity.

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