The sunset over the waterA kayak excursion to contemplate the river
6:30 pm (June 22 to July 31)
6:00 pm (August 1 to October 13)
adult : $59 +tx
young (12-17 years old) : $39 +tx
préalable : none
maximum weight per kayak: 218kg (480lb)
ratio : 1 guide for 8 participants
Sea-kayaking offers you a way to discover Orléans Island from a different perspective while enjoying outdoor summer fun and low-impact exercise. No experience is needed for this sport.
You’ll meet your experienced guide in Quebec City or at the Parc maritime de Saint-Laurent where you will be provided with all the necessary equipment and simple-to-follow techniques to paddle.
What You Can Expect
After changing to kayak clothing, your guide will give you a brief safety talk (weather, map, paddle …) and show you how to set and use your kayak.
Once you’re ready, sit in your kayak and follow your guide along the coast, experiencing summer beauty. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks.
- professional local guide
- equipment : double sea kayak, paddle, spray skirt, mandatory safety equipment
- kayak clothing : wetsuit, water shoe, waterproof jacket, glove
- waterproof bag as needed
- glass of maple cream or fruit juice
- free access to parc maritime de Saint-Laurent
- transportation from and to Quebec City (option to choose at the time of booking)
- clothes that can be wet
- swimsuit (for the wetsuit in May-June-October)
- cap or hat, sunglasses
- snack + water (mandatory)
- spare clothes
We think there is no bad weather in a kayak. The activity always takes place. In case of situation with a lot of rain, risk of thunderstorms or too big waves, the activity will be transferred. The final decision to cancel in case of bad weather is the responsibility of the guide or the administration of Quatre Natures.
How to get there
From the entrance to Île d’Orléans, follow the direction of Saint-Laurent. Arriving at the village, on your right you will see the sign of the Maritime Park of Saint-Laurent. Free parking is at the bottom of the path.
To use our shuttle service, you must reserve your place at the time of online booking of your activity. The departure is at 5:55pm at the Place d’Armes and the return 30 minutes after the end of the activity.
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 or change your reservation up to 48 hours before the start of the activity. If you cancel your reservation more than 48 hours in advance, we will only keep the non-refundable deposit. If a cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the start of the activity, an amount equivalent to the total value of the activity will be debited. Possibility of transferring the amount for another activity in the calendar year.
* the announced duration of the activity is approximate and depends on the meteorological conditions and the group