Mingan Archipelago

Havre-Saint-Pierre – Québec

Sea kayaking expedition to discover the North Shore in all its splendor

One of the jewels of the St. Lawrence
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Duration

7 DAYS

Price

$1490 +tx
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Difficulty

Beginner

summer 2019

ratio : 1 guide for 6 participants

Beyond the 50th parallel, there is the Côte-Nord. And among this treasure of nordicity, there is the Mingan Archipelago whose beauty is discovered above all in sea kayaking. This area between land and sea has been sculpted by time and the sea, thus building innumerable islands, monoliths and islets.

Beyond this unique and astonishing scenery, the archipelago was classified a national park in 1984 also to preserve the unique flora and fauna. Depending on the season and the chance, we may have the opportunity to observe seals, dolphins, whales, or seabirds such as black guillemot or kittiwake …

The Mingan Archipelago Sea Kayaking is a treasure to discover and a wealth to preserve.

itinerary

DAY 1 : Transportation

Departure from Quebec City or Montreal early in the morning towards Havre-Saint-Pierre. We will follow the river along the road by taking the 138. Arrival at the end of the afternoon at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Route : 12h from Québec – 15h from Montréal
Accomodation : hotel in Havre-Saint-Pierre

DAY 2 : Kayaking Island of Le Havre

In the morning, we put in the water, the kayaks must be loaded with food and all the necessary equipment for the next days. On the beach, briefing on kayaking techniques, safety and the unfolding of the next days. We will start by sailing through the islands at Hammer Island and Gull Island. In the late afternoon, we will join our camp on the island of Le Havre for dinner and at night.

Sea Kayaking : 10km
Accomodation : camping Havre au Sauvage

DAY 3 : Quarry Island kayak

Without paying attention to the passage of time, we will take the time to sail to Ghost Island and Niapisku Island where we will stop for dinner. We will take the opportunity to observe the monoliths and take a short hike. Then we will join our camp for dinner and overnight on Quarry Island. This will be our same camp for the next 3 nights.

Sea Kayaking : 15km
Accomodation : Quarry Island campsite

DAY 4 : Kayaking and hiking Quarry Island

We enjoy a full day to stretch our legs with a hike through the island. This hike will allow us to discover the rocky monoliths, these symbols of the archipelago of Mingan. Depending on the time, we could also kayak around the island.

Sea Kayaking : 5km
Hiking : 5 to 10km
Accomodation : Quarry Island campsite

DAY 5: Kayaking and hiking Grande Île

We will take the sea to reach the neighboring island, Big Island. We will take the opportunity to make another short hike to admire the monoliths. Return to Quarry Island for the night.

Sea Kayaking : 6km
Hiking : 5km
Accomodation : Quarry Island campsite

DAY 6: Havre-Saint-Pierre kayaking

Last day of kayaking, however we will take advantage of the return trip on Havre-Saint-Pierre to discover new places before joining the coast at the end of the afternoon. To celebrate this week of sea kayaking on the Mingan Archipelago, we will find the luxury of a hot shower by going to sleep in an inn. Then we will eat together at the restaurant to close this trip on a nice note of local flavors and friendliness.

Sea Kayaking : 15km
Accomodation : hôtel in Havre-Saint-Pierre

DAY 7 : return transport

Departure in the morning to reach Quebec and / or Montreal at the end of the day.

Route : 12h from Québec – 15h from Montréal

The package includes
  • coaching by an adventure guide
  • kayak equipment: double or single sea kayak, paddle, skirt, mandatory safety equipment
  • kayak clothing: wetsuit, waterproof jacket, water shoe, neoprene mitten
  • camping equipment (if required): tent, mattress, sleeping bag, bag sheet
  • group equipment: kitchen, stove, shelter, satellite phone …
  • hotel and camping accommodation
  • all meals (except at the restaurant)
  • transportation to and from Quebec City or Montreal
The package does not include
  • personal expenses
  • snacks
  • personal insurance
  • tips for guides
Equipment and food
Group equipment and food will be shared between participants’ kayaks and guides. You can use your kayak equipment, we will check with you if everything is complete. To ask when registering.
Transportation
The departure is in Quebec City and / or Montreal with a 15-passenger vehicle. Possibility of taking you on the way. You can also go on your own instead of the activity. If you make your trip, we offer you 5% discount, to ask when you register.
Weather
We think there is no bad weather in sea kayaking. The activity always takes place. In case of situation with a lot of rain, risk of thunderstorms or too big waves, the activity can be transferred. The final decision to cancel in case of bad weather is the responsibility of the guide or the administration of Quatre Natures.

Booking Policies

Upon reservation, a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total amount of the invoice will be required. You must make this deposit by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express). If you cancel your reservation, we will only keep the non-refundable deposit

Any changes must be made by email or telephone and subject to availability. You can cancel your reservation up to 30 working days before the date of travel. If you cancel your reservation more than 30 days in advance, we will only keep the non-refundable deposit. When a cancellation is made less than 30 working days from the date of travel, an amount equivalent to the total value of the trip will be charged. Possibility of transferring the amount for another activity in the calendar year.

* the itinerary is approximate and depends on the weather and the group

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