Exploring the Saguenay Fjord from beach to beach in sea kayak

Common seal on Fjord-of-Saguenay
Catégorie de forfait: 
Summer / Fall
SKU: KAYAK-PLAGE-2013
$705,00

Come discover the most beautiful section of the Saguenay Fjord with our 3-day kayaking package on this majestic and wild river. You will be supervised by our professional and experienced guides whose only wish is to ensure your comfort and security while guiding you on this most unique outdoor adventure.

Sea kayaking package in partnership with Parc National du Fjord du Saguenay

 

PROGRAMME:

Day 1:

Meet up with the guide at the cruise ship pavilion in the port of La Baie. Together with the guide, you will pack your personal belongings into your kayak, the equipment will be adjusted to you and the group will have a short warm-up practice. Lunch will either be on-site or, depending on the weather and the time, at the Anse à Poulette (which means Hen Cove!). 

In early afternoon, you will depart by kayak in the direction of Cap à l'Ouest. This rocky headland promontory is 18 km long and contains unusual geological formations. As the group advances in their kayaks, the guide adjusts your paddling technique and provides instruction. You will stop to rest before starting to cross the Fjord towards your campsite. On the way, you will discover the traditions of the Fjord-du-Saguenay: a great Heron sculpted out of wood.

You will continue to cross towards the Fjord’s northern shore in the direction of Cap à Leste. The guide will depict the region’s commercial navigation while you advance towards the first beach camping and a well-deserved rest at Anse de sable (which means Sandy Cove).

You will spend the night in a portable tent and spend the evening around the campfire.

 

Day 2:

You will paddle your kayak from Anse de Sable towards the picturesque village of Sainte-Rose du Nord. Stop at the large dock at Sainte-Rose du Nord, enjoy a short hike to the panoramic viewpoints, visit the quaint village and have a picnic lunch on-site. The guide will provide a historical commentary on the region and how it was colonized and developed.

Back in your kayak, paddling towards your next campsite, you will pass in front of Saint-Basile de Tableau, an old hamlet that was integrated into the town of Sainte-Rose du Nord because its population was too small. Today, we can still see the church’s bell tower, now part of a private residence, and the government wharf. On our route, we will start to see some harbour seals, with more and more frequent sightings during the rest of the trip.

Arrival at the beach campsite at Baie Trinité, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful campsites in the entire Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay. After setting up camp, if the weather is nice, you can explore the forest behind the campsite.

You will spend the night in a portable tent and spend the evening around the campfire.

 

Day 3:

Departing in your kayak you will embark on the last part of your adventure, from Baie Trinité towards some isolated rocky islands where harbour seals come aground to rest and take the sun. On your route, you will observe seals that are swimming and hunting fish all around you. There is a population of approximately 300 to 400 harbour seals in the Fjord-du-Saguenay. The section we will cross is considered the most untouched and wild of the Fjord. We will stop and observe, with expert commentary by our guide, at the harbour seal grounds of Cap Liberté (which usually count between 25 and 50 seals at any time).

Continuing on towards l'Anse à l'Ermite (Hermit Cove), the group will stop for lunch on the beach. After the meal, you will paddle to the majestic Baie-Éternité (considered one of the 10 most beautiful bays in the world by National Geographic). The guide will stop the group mid-water and tell the story of the statue of the Notre-Dame de Saguenay perched up high at the top of the sheer cliff of Cap Trinité (one of the highest cliffs in the Fjord-du-Saguenay). You will then move on to the beach in Baie-Éternité for the end of your trip. The guides who work at the nautical club of the National Park will welcome you.

Supper will be served, marking the end of the expedition.

You will be driven back to your car at La Baie.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

 

The package includes:

  • 2 nights lodging in a camping tent; camping equipment is provided and included
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Kayaks and all safety equipment
  • Transportation and logistics (moving your car or shuttle back to your car in a minibus)
  • Waterproof dry bags for your personal belongings
  • Access fees for the National Park of Fjord-du-Saguenay
  • A professional guide (ratio 1/8);
  • Cooking equipment
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Greenhouse gas credits for the return trip to your car
  • Photos of your expedition
  • And some surprises!

Equipment and clothing you must bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Towels
  • Headlamp
  • Bathing suit
  • Technical clothing for kayaking (synthetic, no cotton)
  • Clothing to wear when dry and on land
  • Windbreaker and waterproof coat
  • Evening clothing (warm, cotton is OK)

Not included:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

We need to know:

  • If you have any intolerance or if you must follow a special diet (vegetarian, low-cholesterol, etc.)
  • If you have any food allergies

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Price :

  $705 taxes included / per adult

 

10% discount for a group of 5 or more.

Price: $705,00