Sea kayaking

Sea kayak discovery day | Crater and Cap-aux-Oies


The Charlevoix Coast, its crater and its inhabitants

Discovery day: Full-day guided sea kayak excursion, departure from Saint-Irénée to Cap-aux-oies

Conquer the Charlevoix coast from the magnificent Saint-Irénée beach! On this 16-kilometer round-trip sea kayak tour, paddle from Saint-Irénée beach to the Cap aux Oies lighthouse and observe the panoramic central landscape of the St. Lawrence Upper Estuary, which stretches from east to west for over a hundred kilometers. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the foot of the majestic Mont des Éboulements, and let yourself be swept away by this marine environment.

The environment you'll be visiting

  • Charlevoix's most beautiful accessible beach
  • The most extensive panorama on the Charlevoix coast
  • Meteorite crater and Mont des Éboulements
  • Seabird and marine mammal watching (moderate frequency)

About safety

The experience of our guides, our knowledge of the area, our respect for weather conditions, our low supervision ratios, the quality of our equipment, the comfort of our isothermal clothing: all these factors help us to safely supervise our excursion groups of all ages and levels.

16 kilometer sea kayaking journey accompanied by guides, departure from Saint-Irénée towards Cap-aux-Oies

Information and price

Opening period

From July 6th to September 8th, 2024., according to the tidal cycle.

Participants must arrive 30 minutes early to get prepared.


Saint-Irénée’s beach, 165 Chemin des Bains, Saint-Irénée, QC G0T 1V0
(The building is on the beach, in front of Restaurant-Motel de la Plage)


Age Prices Personal kayak
18 and older 140 $ 105 $
10-17 years 105 $
Taxes not included


This package includes :

  • A kayak guided tour (6h)
  • Shuttle service to the launching point
  • Supervision by a professional guide
  • Nautical material and dry bags
  • Wetsuits and accessories

This package excludes :

  • Your personal sportswear
  • Taxes not included (14.975 %)
  • Gratuities for the guides, at your discretion


Provided equipment :

  • Simple or double sea kayaks
  • Wetsuit, paddle jacket and booties
  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Dry bags
  • Sprayskirt and paddle

Required equipment :

  • Polar or wool sweater (in case of bad weather)
  • Short or swimsuit
  • Cap or hat
  • Extra clothes
  • Your lunch, snacks and beverages

Route and duration

Saint-Irénée to Cap aux Oies lighthouse, round trip


Approx. 16 km, several beautiful beaches for lunch breaks.


Moderate course, easy launch from the Saint-Irénée beach, accessible to beginners able to engage in a daytime activity, as well as to experienced paddlers.


  • 6 h in total
  • Technical preparation and training: 1 h
  • Kayak excursion: 3 h 30
  • Beach break: 1 h 30

Departure times

Activity carried out according to the tide cycle.

Please validate the detailed schedule in the reservation module below.


Booking conditions

  • Reservations will be confirmed by credit card payment.
  • 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, without change fees during the same season.
  • From 7 days to 48 hours before the activity : 50% of the total amount will be non-refundable, without change fees during the same season.
  • From 48 hours to the day of the activity : 100% of the total amount will be non-refundable, change with a $20 fee during the same season.
  • The day of the activity : 100% of the total amount will be non-refundable, without possibility of modification.