River descents

Shuttle Service - Descent of Gouffre River - 20 km


Make your kayaking trip easier

Shuttle service for the 20km course on the Gouffre River

For avid kayakers with their own boats who want to explore the wild beauty of the Rivière du Gouffre, our shuttle service is at your disposal. Choose between two exciting routes: an 8 km descent or a longer 20 km adventure. You'll be able to navigate the course of the river and return directly to the Baie-Saint-Paul quay for an unforgettable day of adventure.

About the shuttle service

The service includes transportation of your kayak and equipment, as well as the bus ride to one of the scheduled departure points. You'll also benefit from our team's safety advice and assistance in case of need.

  • Participants must arrive 50 minutes before departure at the Baie St Paul wharf.
  • The maximum kayak size must not exceed 15'6" or 4.75 meters.
  • Please note that we do not transport canoes.
  • Limited availability, by reservation only.

The enviroment you will visit

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, let's be aware of the fragility of this exceptional environment.

Information and price

Opening period

From June 15th to August 24th, 2024

Participants must arrive 50 minutes early at the Baie St Paul wharf so that the team can load your kayaks into our trailers.


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

Price for each participant

Per person + Shoes + Shoes/wetsuits
Shuttle - La Familiale (8 km) $30 $35 $40
Shuttle - La Balade (20 km) $40 $45 $50

Add-ons to your descent:

  • Evacuation insurance : Included in the price
  • Neoprene boot rental : 5 $
  • Wetsuit and bootie rental : 10 $
Taxes are not included.


Package includes

  • Shuttle to launch point
  • Transportation of your kayak
  • Basic instruction
  • Evacuation insurance

Package excludes

  • Your kayak and equipment
  • Your personal sportswear
  • Isothermal clothing if necessary
  • Taxes (14.975 %)


Equipment supplied

  • Isothermal clothing available for hire

Equipment required

  • Single or double kayak
  • Paddles and PFD (flotation jacket)
  • Waterproof bag
  • Closed shoes or strapped sandals
  • Suitable clothing
  • Fleece and spare
  • Your lunch, snacks and beverages

Route and duration

Shuttle service - La Balade (20 km)

From the 8 km departure point to the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf Shuttle service from the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf parking lot to your kayak departure point.

Shuttle service from the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf parking lot to your kayak departure point. All kayak routes end at the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf. Reservations required. Places limited.


Moderate course, includes some fun whitewater to learn the challenges of a river.


Total duration of 4h30 to 6h (including welcome, equipment handover, instructions, transport and descent). The descent lasts approximately 3h30 to 4h30 (depending on water level).

Departure time

  • 10h30

Participants must arrive 50 minutes before departure to finalize their preparation and allow the team to load your kayaks into our trailers.


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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