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Kayaking Through Saguenay Fjord in Quebec

The largest fjord in eastern North America, only three hours from Quebec City

Best time: mid-June–September

Kayaking Through Saguenay Fjord

Saguenay Fjord is considered most spectacular kayak destination in Quebec for a reason. The fjord and its surroundings combine thousand-year-old giant cliffs and the 100 km Saguenay river that will make you feel very small. There are a plenty of different packages available here, from one hour to a few days, which start from La Baie and end in Tadoussac at the St. Lawrence River.

The fjord is home to many marine mammals, so you may be lucky enough to observe whales or even pass them on your kayak.

Whether you are seeking family expeditions or guided excursion with friends plenty of tourist companies offer them during the summertime. For camping lovers, there are platforms where you can put a tent and make your trip a little bit longer.

Practical info

What are the best months to visit Saguenay Fjord for kayaking?

Kayaking at Saguenay Fjord is most suitable between mid-June and September when the weather is mild, and the water is at its calmest. While summer months provide comfortable temperatures and ideal weather conditions to enjoy a kayaking experience, it's best to confirm the weather conditions with the tour operator before planning a visit during other times of the year to ensure a safe and satisfying kayaking experience. Show more

Where does the Saguenay Fjord kayaking excursion start and end?

Guided kayaking excursions start from La Baie and continue towards Tadoussac, situated at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. You'll discover the bay and its ecosystem paddling through the Fjord while taking in stunning cliffs. With accompanying guides, visitors can safely navigate the waters while embracing the beauty of their surroundings and experiencing the Saguenay Fjord and its natural environment. Show more

What are the chances of observing marine mammals during kayaking?

Beluga whales are amongst the most popular marine creatures sighted during kayaking expeditions, and visitors have a 90% chance to spot them. Moreover, there is always a possibility of observing other marine mammals like seals, porpoises, and sometimes humpback and minke whales. Visitors are accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced guides, enabling them to spot and observe various marine creatures, making the experience a memorable one. Show more

What kind of packages are available for Saguenay Fjord kayaking?

Kayaking packages for Saguenay Fjord range from one-hour to multi-day excursions. Packages include half-day, full-day, and overnight-camping with experienced guides catering to visitors of varying skill levels. Beginners can safely enjoy water paddling, while experienced kayaking enthusiasts can try more challenging routes. Visitors have access to guided and safe kayaking options that are informative, adventurous, and memorable. Show more

Are there camping options available during the kayak expedition?

Visitors have multiple camping options while kayaking at Saguenay Fjord accessible by kayak. There are platforms available along Fjord where visitors can camp and experience the natural wilderness of the Saguenay Fjord National Park under the night sky. Overnight camping packages provide all necessary amenities to make every visitor's trip fun and enjoyable. Visitors should be prepared for unforeseeable weather circumstances and ensure they have the necessary equipment to have a safe and comfortable stay. Show more

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