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Address: 210, rue Sainte-Anne, Baie-St-Paul, Quebec G3Z 1P8, Canada
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+1 800-453-4850
08:30 - 18:00
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Located in Baie-Saint-Paul, 60 minutes from Quebec City, Katabatik offers a...

Located in Baie-Saint-Paul, 60 minutes from Quebec City, Katabatik 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.

KAYAKING DOWN THE RIVER the Gouffre River, a pristine salmon river, is a great family activity. Routes from 12 to 25 km (7.5 to 15.5 miles) long. The river alternates between whitewater and calm water. Ages three and up. This activity is self-guided. A shuttle takes you to the departure point on the river.

SEA KAYAKING on the St. Lawrence River. An expert in guided excursions, Katabatik restricts its outings to the upper estuary. The geomorphologically impressive Charlevoix coast is teeming with marine mammals. A wonderful place to go kayaking, even in the winter.


Ticket office at the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf open daily from June to September.

Reservations and information: open year-round.


Kayakaing down the Gouffre River and sea kayaking on the St. Lawrence River: May 10 to October 12, daily.

SUP Stand-up paddleboarding: June 7 to September 28, daily.

Canyoning: June 7 to September 7.

Snowshoeing: January 24 to March 14, weekends.

Winter kayaking: February 14 to April 18, weekends.

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An easy but lovely paddle was a trip highlight

I came across this company when we were visiting the Quai in Baie St Paul and we decided on a whim to do a 12 km kayaking excursion with them the next day. We were two adults and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2016
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I came across this company when we were visiting the Quai in Baie St Paul and we decided on a whim to do a 12 km kayaking excursion with them the next day. We were two adults and a seven year old, so we had a two person kayak and then a single. The company takes you on a bus... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We took the 12km river descent, perfect for a teen family. We had fun and enjoyed the surroundings. I love these self-guided-take-your-time descents.

Thank Joel197340
Marshall Islands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Next time we bring our own kayaks! Terrible experience with this company and spoiled our experience of Baie St. Paul and the Charlevoix region. My son was very disappointed.

5 Thank Shannon S
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

For a nice ride down a river for a 'few hours', a wonderful idea BUT they forgot to tell you that 12km. on this river is tough. The water level was low so getting stuck more than 10x necessitated getting out of the kayak and expending energy. There should be a 6km. route, without guide. The final mile, from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We did 1/2 day kayaking with 2 wonderful guides. They were super helpful, super funny, and definitely, made the whole experience A MUST if you visit Quebec! Great sceneries, and must know info about the place. What can I say, we enjoyed it very much! Thank you! Merci!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

A friend and I rented kayaks with Katabatik for a 12 kilometer trek down the St. Laurence River. The people who worked there were very helpful and the price was reasonable. A great way to see nature and sea life.

1 Thank Lynn S

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