Cap Aventure

2052, boulevard de Grande-Grève
Gaspé (Quebec) Canada
G4X 6L6
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Located in Gaspésie in an exceptional natural environment where sea meets mountains, Cap Aventure offers wildlife observation activities, including sea kayaking with seals and whale-watching Zodiac cruises in one of the best places to see whales in Québec. Cap Aventure has adopted an educational approach and promotes sustainable observation techniques.

Sea kayaking

Departing from the Grande-Grave historic site in Forillon National Park or the Cap-aux-Os Beach, enjoy a unique guided sea kayaking excursion in complete safety while respecting the ecological integrity of this area’s natural heritage.

Accessible even to beginners, this 3-hour outing takes participants to a colony of grey and harbour seals, which will give you the opportunity to observe these playful animals and spend unforgettable moments with them.

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.

Whale-watching Zodiac cruises

Cap Aventure offers Zodiac cruises to observe whales, seals, cliffs and seabirds in a comfortable 12-passenger Zodiac, accompanied by a captain who is also a certified interpreter guide. These cruises depart from the Gaspé marina.

Seven species of whales are regularly found in the waters of the St. Lawrence in this area.

Excursions are approximately 3 hours long and will introduce you to the wonders of the Forillon Peninsula and the surrounding marine environment, from the sea. Come and observe whales as well as hundreds of seals and spend unforgettable moments with these amazing animals. This unique experience will give you the opportunity to discover the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula.

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)

Cap Aventure offers guided stand-up paddleboarding excursions departing from Penouille Beach, in Forillon National Park, to admire colourful sunsets. Seals will often surprise participants by popping their heads out of the water!

Other services available on site

Cap Aventure also offers sea kayaking classes accredited by Paddle Canada. Passports for 2 or 3 activities are also available (for a discount of 15% to 20%). A glamping package that includes one or more activities is also available (for a discount of 25%). Camping and glamping are also possible without activities.

Recreational equipment is available for rent: bikes, quadricycles, stand-up paddleboards, pedal boats, kayaks and fishing rods.

Cap Aventure also offers special excursions (at sunrise, during full moons, to go stargazing as well as full days and expeditions). Follow us on social media to find out more about what special activities are available during your stay.

Opening dates

Sea kayaking: May 1 to October 7
Zodiac safaris: June 1 to October 7
SUP: July 1 to August 31


Varies depending on activity; visit our website for details


Varies depending on activity and duration; visit our website for details



Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Whale Watching
Participate in a whale-watching Zodiac cruise with an experienced guide and discover the fascinating maritime world of Forillon National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for humpbacks, fin whales and white-sided dolphins.
Sea Kayaking
Participate in a sea kayaking or SUP excursion with an experienced guide and discover the fascinating maritime world of Forillon National Park. This is a great opportunity to encounter seals at sunset!
Wildlife Observation
During a sea kayaking excursion, you are most likely to encounter harbour seals and grey seals, while a whale-watching Zodiac cruise is an opportunity to learn all about the cetaceans found in the Banc-des-Américains Marine Protection Area.
Sea Excursions
Set off to discover seals, seabirds and whales during a sea kayaking excursion or Zodiac cruise. This experience will introduce you to the wonders of the Forillon Peninsula and the surrounding marine environment.


  • Picnic area
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking
  • Guide services

How to get there

We have 4 service points in the Gaspé/Forillon area:

  • Cap-aux-Os Beach: Route 132, 2052, boulevard de Grande-Grève
  • Grande-Grave wharf: South Area in Forillon National Park, 2446, boulevard de Grande-Grève
  • Penouille Beach: Route 132, 1228, boulevard de Forillon
  • Gaspé marina: centre of Gaspé, 10, rue de la Marina

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ)
  • Exclusive excursion provider in Forillon National Park
  • Paddle Canada
  • Canot Kayak Québec
  • Marine Mammal Observation Network (ROMM)
  • Official site on the St. Lawrence Water Trail
  • Destination Gaspésie
  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
  • Camping Québec
  • Vaolo
  • Manawa

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