River descents

Rivière du Gouffre descent - La Gonflée - 20 km


A stroll in Charlevoix's countryside

Descent ''La Gonflée'' into the Gouffre river in an inflatable kayak

Try an unforgettable Charlevoix adventure! Discover the Rivière du Gouffre with our brand-new offer for the 2024 season: "La Glonflée". Enjoy a 20 km descent aboard our inflatable kayaks, an experience perfectly suited to adults and young people in search of new challenges. Sail through easy whitewater and take in the breathtaking Charlevoix scenery. Explore new horizons and let yourself be carried away by the call of adventure!

About “La Gonflée”

The "La Glonflée" excursion offers you a 3h30 to 4h30 descent, without a guide, with a rental service assisted by a shuttle. You'll enjoy this trip aboard inflatable kayaks, which are light and easy to maneuver. Don't forget to bring your own lunch to make the most of this adventure. A waterproof bag will be provided during the activity. Closed shoes or strapped sandals must be worn, and booties and neoprene suits can be rented on site.

The environment you will be exploring

The Rivière du Gouffre is a river of unique forest landscapes, winding through a valley of clay and sand. At the end of the route, you'll cross a more rural and urbanized section: the village of Baie-Saint-Paul. As you travel along the river, you'll have the opportunity to stop at one of the beaches, ideal for a swim or picnic. The river is renowned for its Atlantic salmon, brook trout and rainbow trout. It also attracts salmon fishing enthusiasts. As visitors, we should be aware of the fragility of this exceptional environment.

Information and price

Opening period

From June 15th to August 24th, 2024

Participants must arrive 30 minutes early to get prepared.


Baie-Saint-Paul wharf, 210, rue Saint-Anne, Baie-Saint-Paul, G3Z 1P8

Price for each participant

La Gonflée (20km) + Insurance + Insurance and wetshoes
Adult (18+) 75 $ 77 $ 81 $

Complements to your descent :

  • Breakage and evacuation insurance : 2 $
  • Watershoes rental : 5 $
  • Wetsuit + watershoes rental : 10 $
Taxes are not included.


The package includes

  • Renting of a simple or double inflatable kayak
  • The shuttle to the launch point
  • Basic kayaking instructions
  • Nautical equipment and waterproof bag

The package excludes

  • Your personal sports clothes
  • Taxes are not included (14,975 %)


Included equipment

  • Simple or double inflatable kayak
  • Paddles
  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Dry bag
  • Wetsuit rental available

Required equipment

  • A closed shoe or an attached sandal (no flip flops)
  • Short or swimsuit
  • Wool or polar sweater (in case of bad weather)
  • Cap or hat
  • Extra clothes
  • Enough water for the whole day
  • Suntan lotion

Route and length

20-kilometer excursion on the Gouffre River in an inflatable kayak

La Gonflée (20 km)

The Baie-Saint-Paul wharf.

Shuttle service from the parking lot at the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf to your kayak starting point is included in the rental price. All kayak routes end at the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf. Reservations mandatory. Children 6 years old and over are accepted.


This is a moderate course, with fun whitewater, great for learning the challenges of a river.


Total duration varies from 4h30 to 6h (including the handover of equipment, transportation and the descent) The descent takes about 3h30 to 4h30 (varies according to the water level).

Departure hours

Several departures daily. Participants must arrive 30 minutes early to get prepared.


Booking conditions

  • Reservations will be confirmed by payment with a credit card.
  • Our availability inventory is updated automatically.
  • Reservations can be made online up to 24 hours before the activity.
  • To reserve less than 24 hours before the activity, please contact us at 1.800.453.4850.

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 7 days before the activity** : 10% of the total amount will be non-refundable, change without charge during the same season.
  • From 7 days to 48 hours before the activity**: 50% of the total amount is non-refundable, with no change charge within the same season.
  • From 48 h to the day of the activity**: 100% of the total amount is non-refundable, with a $20 change fee during the same season.
  • On the day of the activity**: 100% of the total amount is non-refundable and cannot be changed.


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