Sea Kayaking Tours in Quebec

It’s a wonderful quirk of history that we have old France in the new world, just north of Vermont and Maine.  Come discover the rich French heritage of Quebec, without having to cross the Atlantic!  Quebec is an immense land of mountains and water and an ideal location for sea kayaking.  There are stunning National Parks, spectacular mountains, free-flowing rivers and at the center of our adventure, the glacial-carved Saguenay Fjord.  French influence has of course extended to the local cuisine, which is rich in seafood and delectable desserts. 

We have both a lodge-based and camping version of our Quebec sea kayak tour, giving you a choice of how to explore. Both feature walks among thick forests, marine life and the excitement of searching for belugas as we paddle in the fjord’s blue waters.

From Quebec City we travel north to the Saquenay Fjord where we start our kayak adventure at the western end of the fjord. Each day we travel towards the sea, as the tides bring in salt water and the belugas often come with the tides to feed.  We are surrounded by cliffs of granite and a forest mix of hardwoods and conifers.  Our local guides share their knowledge as we paddle east.  If we are lucky we will see belugas close up as they come to check out our kayaks during their travels up and down the fjord. You might even catch a glimpse of a Peregrine falcon perched on the steep walls of the fjord. On our last day we reach the charming seaside town of Tadoussac after a private whale watching excursion on the St. Lawrence waterway.  Join us on this fascinating journey of wildlife, hiking, paddling and delightful meals!

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Kayaking and Small-Inns

Embark on an incredible journey to the Saguenay region, starting with a meet-and-greet at your hotel lobby and a scenic two-hour drive through the breathtaking Réserve faunique des Laurentides. Explore the fjord at sea level with a kayak expedition in Rivière Eternite Bay, paddling beneath towering cliffs and enjoying local treats. Venture into the backcountry for a hiking adventure, discover the serenity of l'Anse-Saint Jean, and continue kayaking through the fjord, encountering seals and possibly Beluga whales. Conclude your trip with a visit to Tadoussac for whale watching and exploration of historic sites before returning to Québec City.

Kayaking and Camping

Begin your journey in Québec City, a historical city with a European feel, before driving north to Saguenay through the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve.  Embark on a kayaking adventure through the Saguenay Fjord, witnessing it’s immense rock faces and wildlife. Camp at Baie de la Trinité, Anse du Portage, Anse aux Ilets-Rouges, and Anse Passe a Pierre, experiencing the fjord's beauty. Conclude your trip with a visit to Tadoussac for whale watching, exploring historical sites, and enjoying a final dinner at Chez Mathilde restaurant.