Tourisme Charlevoix

Katabatik – Aventure dans Charlevoix

About

From Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Kabatatik’s base camp offers a number of outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages : sea kayaking on the Saint Lawrence River, recreational kayaking on the Gouffre River (family activity), paddle-boarding (SUP), canyoning down waterfalls, paragliding (introductory flights), biking and winter kayaking rentals. Corporate and team building activities. The ticket office/gift shop on the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf also sells kites, kayaks and boating equipment.

Activities

  • From Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Katabatik - Aventure dans Charlevoix offers a number of outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages: sea kayaking on the St. Lawrence River, kayaking down the Gouffre River (family activity), stand-up paddleboarding, canyoning, biking, paragliding, snowshoeing and winter kayaking. Business and team-building activities also available. The ticket office/gift shop on the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf also sells kites, kayaks and boating equipment.

  • Rich with abundant marine life, the presence of marine mammals and an amazing geomorphology, the Charlevoix coasts become a must to paddle and discover. Our excursions showcase an unparalleled diversity of landscapes, natural spaces and interpretive stars: the Rivière du Gouffre in Baie-Saint-Paul, coastal and hilly landscapes, rocky capes, the panorama of the Charlevoix astroblème , the southern part of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the semi-diurnal rhythm of the tidal currents and the greater tidal ranges of the estuary, and of course, the meeting of birds and marine mammals.

  • Beginner whitewater excursions down the du Moulin River in Baie-Saint-Paul, and Cimon Falls in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. We will take you out to live an exciting vertical water trek. A unique adventure and geology discovery excursion. For adults and children 10 years and up, no previous experience necessary. Equipment provided: harness, neoprene suit, jacket and helmet.

  • RECREATION KAYAKING ON THE GOUFFRE RIVER : A perfect river for recreational kayaking. Self-guided itineraries of 12 to 25 km, for beginners, families and the avid sports enthusiasts. Shuttling included, several departures daily. For 4 years and older.
    SEA KAYAKING ON THE SAINT LAWRENCE : Guided excursions of half a day or more, departures from Cap-à-l'Aigle and Baie-Saint-Paul. Discover the coastal landscapes of Charlevoix, from the marina Port of refuge Cap-à-l'Aigle, through the Pointe le Heu, discover a rocky and panoramic section of the coast and the coast of Charlevoix, Cape Whale and on the barachois of La malbaie. From the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf, paddle in the calm of the largest bay in the middle estuary, towards Cap au Corbeau or Cap Maillard, with a unique view of Isle-aux-Coudes, on the Massif, on the Mont des Éboulements and on the valley of the Rivière du Gouffre.
    Also available : paddle surfing (SUP).

  • Full day sea kayaking tours at Gros Cap à l'Aigle and Marine Park : Adventure for all and observation of marine mammals. From the Port de Refuge de Cap-à-l'Aigle marina, by way of rivière à la Loutre, discover one of the most remote sections of the Charlevoix coast: le Gros cap à l'Aigle and enjoy a memorable outdoor meal there, on the Bas de l'Anse beaches. Observe the aquatic birds that live there along with marine mammals (whales, belugas, porpoise and seals).

  • At the wharf in Baie-Saint-Paul, Katabatik rents bikes, so you can plan your own bike excursions. A series of routes along the Gouffre valley allow you to discover Baie-Saint-Paul and its surroundings at your own pace and according to your fields of interest.

  • Be among the privileged few to paddle at this time of year, accompanied by pros. The package includes: One 4-hour winter kayaking activity (approximately 2:30 hours on the water); introduction to the basics of kayaking; services of a professional guide; nautical equipment, gear and dry bags; isothermal outerwear and hot beverages and sweets. Discover Charlevoix’s stunning winter coastal scenery and beautiful cliffs and ice columns.

Business

Activities and excursions for corporate and school groups up to 150 people .

  • Distance from the airport 110 km
  • Accessible via Train, Bus, Taxi, Car, Ship, Helicopter
  • Destinations close by Charlevoix, Québec
  • Customers served Group , Corporate

Services & equipments

  • Material available upon request

    • Guided sea kayaking , river descents in recreational kayaking , introduction to surfing paddles ( stand-up paddle ) , canyoning , bike rental . Guide service , development of building activities , shuttle bus 24 passengers, outdoor dining , and openness to your requests !

Activities

  • From Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Katabatik - Aventure dans Charlevoix offers a number of outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages: sea kayaking on the St. Lawrence River, kayaking down the Gouffre River (family activity), stand-up paddleboarding, canyoning, biking, paragliding, snowshoeing and winter kayaking. Business and team-building activities also available. The ticket office/gift shop on the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf also sells kites, kayaks and boating equipment.

    Maximum capacity: 150 people

  • Rich with abundant marine life, the presence of marine mammals and an amazing geomorphology, the Charlevoix coasts become a must to paddle and discover. Our excursions showcase an unparalleled diversity of landscapes, natural spaces and interpretive stars: the Rivière du Gouffre in Baie-Saint-Paul, coastal and hilly landscapes, rocky capes, the panorama of the Charlevoix astroblème , the southern part of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the semi-diurnal rhythm of the tidal currents and the greater tidal ranges of the estuary, and of course, the meeting of birds and marine mammals.

    Maximum capacity: 50 people

  • Beginner whitewater excursions down the du Moulin River in Baie-Saint-Paul, and Cimon Falls in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. We will take you out to live an exciting vertical water trek. A unique adventure and geology discovery excursion. For adults and children 10 years and up, no previous experience necessary. Equipment provided: harness, neoprene suit, jacket and helmet.

    Maximum capacity: 30 people

  • RECREATION KAYAKING ON THE GOUFFRE RIVER : A perfect river for recreational kayaking. Self-guided itineraries of 12 to 25 km, for beginners, families and the avid sports enthusiasts. Shuttling included, several departures daily. For 4 years and older.
    SEA KAYAKING ON THE SAINT LAWRENCE : Guided excursions of half a day or more, departures from Cap-à-l'Aigle and Baie-Saint-Paul. Discover the coastal landscapes of Charlevoix, from the marina Port of refuge Cap-à-l'Aigle, through the Pointe le Heu, discover a rocky and panoramic section of the coast and the coast of Charlevoix, Cape Whale and on the barachois of La malbaie. From the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf, paddle in the calm of the largest bay in the middle estuary, towards Cap au Corbeau or Cap Maillard, with a unique view of Isle-aux-Coudes, on the Massif, on the Mont des Éboulements and on the valley of the Rivière du Gouffre.
    Also available : paddle surfing (SUP).

    Maximum capacity: 150 people

  • Full day sea kayaking tours at Gros Cap à l'Aigle and Marine Park : Adventure for all and observation of marine mammals. From the Port de Refuge de Cap-à-l'Aigle marina, by way of rivière à la Loutre, discover one of the most remote sections of the Charlevoix coast: le Gros cap à l'Aigle and enjoy a memorable outdoor meal there, on the Bas de l'Anse beaches. Observe the aquatic birds that live there along with marine mammals (whales, belugas, porpoise and seals).

    Maximum capacity: 20 people

  • At the wharf in Baie-Saint-Paul, Katabatik rents bikes, so you can plan your own bike excursions. A series of routes along the Gouffre valley allow you to discover Baie-Saint-Paul and its surroundings at your own pace and according to your fields of interest.

    Maximum capacity: 10 people

  • Be among the privileged few to paddle at this time of year, accompanied by pros. The package includes: One 4-hour winter kayaking activity (approximately 2:30 hours on the water); introduction to the basics of kayaking; services of a professional guide; nautical equipment, gear and dry bags; isothermal outerwear and hot beverages and sweets. Discover Charlevoix’s stunning winter coastal scenery and beautiful cliffs and ice columns.

    Maximum capacity: 30 people

Prizes & awards

Price
Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2002
Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2008

Reviews from visitors

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TripAdvisor® traveler’s opinion

  • Quite a workout

    3 on 5 stars Notice written on 2018-07-21
    France B

    We did the 20 km excursion yesterday. We are all in very good shape and some of us were beginners. The scenery is nice. The challenge right now is that it did not rain much lately so you get...

    Read more in the opinion of Quite a workout
  • NOT for Families!

    2 on 5 stars Notice written on 2018-07-16
    smithmarie111, Santa Rosa, California

    While the scenery is gorgeous down the 12km of the Riviere du Gouffre, the excursion is so much work and maintenance, it strips the fun and enjoyment. The company representation lacks attention to...

    Read more in the opinion of NOT for Families!
  • Whales, seals, birds and more whales!!

    5 on 5 stars Notice written on 2017-08-01
    SALabbe, Montreal, Canada

    We took the full day trip out of Cap A L'aigle. Our guide was awesome - clearly knew the tides! We saw a beluga, many many minke whales and sea lions. Lunch was fantastic! Highly recommend this...

    Read more in the opinion of Whales, seals, birds and more whales!!

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Contact informations

210, rue Sainte-Anne
Baie-Saint-Paul (QC)  G3Z 1P8

1 800 453-4850

  418 435-2066
  info@katabatik.ca

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Schedule

Ticket office open daily.

From 19 May to 30 September

Kayak tours, river descents : reservation

From 17 March to 30 September

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