Participate in a safe sea kayaking excursion or Zodiac safari for an unforgettable sea experience among seals, whales and seabirds! Located in an exceptional natural environment where sea meets mountains in Gaspésie, Cap Aventure has adopted an educational approach and promotes sustainable observation techniques. You will be charmed by the isolated silhouette of Cap Gaspé, which juts out into the sea, as well as by the swooping seabirds and the marine mammals found in the waters off the cape. Bordered by pebble beaches and boasting spectacular sunsets, Gaspé Bay will leave you with unforgettable memories.
From the Grande-Grave Heritage Site in Forillon National Park or the Cap-aux-Os beach, participate in a unique guided sea kayaking excursion while respecting the ecological integrity of this area’s natural heritage.
Accessible even to beginners, this 3h outing will take participants to a colony of grey and harbour seals. Observe hundreds of seals and spend unforgettable moments with these playful animals.
Certified interpreter guides will introduce you to the basics of sea kayaking. You will also be provided with all the equipment you need, including a waterproof bag for your personal effects.
Cap Aventure offers Zodiac safaris to observe seals, cliffs and seabirds (and, with any luck, whales) in a comfortable 10-passenger Zodiac, accompanied by a certified captain/guide.
Seven species of whales are found in the waters of the St. Lawrence in this area. Excursions are approximately 2h30 and will introduce you to the wonders of the Forillon Peninsula and the surrounding marine environment, from the sea.
Equipment is provided for Zodiac safaris, which also include a safety briefing, seal observation as well as eco-interpretation of marine mammals, seabirds, geology, history, navigation, winds, currents and tides.
Services available on site: guided excursions and sea kayaking classes accredited by the Québec Canoe and Kayak Federation (FQCK). Lodging without activities available as are lodging packages (room, teepee, bubble tent or campsite) with activities. Passport available (for sea kayaking excursions and Zodiac safaris).
Lodging is available at the Cap-aux-Os site: rustic room with a view of the sea, teepee, bubble tent or campsite by the water.
Kayaking: May 8 to October 5
Zodiac safaris: June 1 to October 5
ScheduleVaries depending on activity
CostVaries depending on activity and duration
- Picnic area
- Restaurant or snack bar
- Free parking
- Guide services
How to get there
Take Route 132 to the southern entrance of Forillon National Park (Grande-Grave area).
Take Route 132 to Cap-aux-Os (Cap-aux-Os beach).
Affiliations and distinctions
- Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ)
- Québec Canoe and Kayak Federation (FQCK)
- Exclusive excursion provider in Forillon National Park
- Member of the ROMM marine mammal observation network
- Official site on the St. Lawrence Water Trail
- Gaspé Tourist Office and Convention Bureau
- Tourisme Gaspésie
- Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
- Camping Québec