ZODIAC, SEA-KAYAKING AND HIKING TO GRANDE ÎLE
Full day trip
Day trip to Grande Île
DURATION : 8 to 9 hours
DEPARTURE TIME : 9am, return in late afternoon
MEETING : Portail Pélagie-Cormier, Havre-Saint-Pierre
MINIMUM AGE : 12 years and older (each child must be accompanied by an adult)
DISTANCE :The distance we cover in total by kayak is ± 8 km depending on weather conditions and tidal currents. The hike varies between 3 and 5 km.
PRICE PER PERSON : 215$ per adult, 190$ per youth (12-17 years)
WHAT’S INCLUDED ? : Click here to know more
GROUP SIZE : We offer departures starting at 6 people registered.
OPERATING PERIOD : June-July-August
The Grande Île experience
Grande île is located in the heart of the Mingan archipelago. It is the largest island in the archipelago, one of the wildest and most majestic. As it is far from Havre-Saint-Pierre, and few adventurers have the chance to discover it.
Grande Ile has its personality. Its cliffs are unique and imposing and there are several groupings of monoliths, including the Castle and the Zoo. It is home to impressive seal colonies and of numerous seabirds. On foot, we can observe several rare plants that frequent the island, where the tundra landscapes often look like the Arctic.
We depart from Havre-Saint-Pierre by zodiac to reach the Grande Île, from where we will leave by sea-kayak. During this cruise, we will navigate in the Mingan channel and cross the islands of the central sector of the archipelago. This navigation is often the opportunity to observe marine mammals and on the return, a beautiful moment appreciate the end of the day.
Once there, we find ourselves in a place little frequented by visitors. Then, it’s adventure depending on the tides and the weather, kayaking along the shores and hiking to visit part of the coastline of the Grande Île.
Easy level - no experience required
No need to be an expert to discover the island by kayak and on foot. You just have to dare and have a taste for adventure. It’s a great initiation off the beaten tracks.
The kayak route takes place in an area protected by the islands. The hike is done on uneven surfaces, on the coast of the island.
What's included :
What you need to bring :
Adult : 215$
Youth (12 to 17 years) : 190$
*Price before taxes. The cost includes : 1% for the Planet