Snorkeling, Hiking and Paddling Combo Package in Matapedia Rivers

Highlights

  • Make your way to a tour office in Matapedia village, where a guide will go over the day’s itinerary, and you'll be fitted with all the equipment you’ll need, including wetsuit, life jacket, and snorkeling gear. When you're ready to go, begin the 30-minute trip to the Kedgwick River or the Matapedia River. Two tour options are available: If you opt for the 6- to 8-hour “Mouth Watering” package, head to the Assemetquagan and Millstream areas of the Matapedia River. The "Supreme" package is on the Kedgwick River, and while both tours are perfect for exploring, the longer, 8- to 10-hour “Supreme” package offers a better chance of spotting big salmon. On either adventure you’ll learn proper river snorkeling technique from the guide, with the option to swim in calm water, or practice your skills in the rapids. After a few hours in the water, trade snorkeling gear for a boat and pull into the current, paddling roughly 6 miles (10 km.) downstream. Steer your boat to the side of the water for a hike to a waterfall, then stop for a lunch of healthy, locally-produced foods including pasta, cheese, fresh vegetables, smoked salmon, and wraps. This full-day river tour concludes with return transfer to Matapedia village, and drop-off at the original departure point.

Summary

Make your way to a tour office in Matapedia village, where a guide will go over the day’s itinerary, and you'll be fitted with all the equipment you’ll need, including wetsuit, life jacket, and snorkeling gear. When you're ready to go, begin the 30-minute trip to the Kedgwick River or the Matapedia River. Two tour options are available: If you opt for the 6- to 8-hour “Mouth Watering” package, head to the Assemetquagan and Millstream areas of the Matapedia River. The "Supreme" package is on the Kedgwick River, and while both tours are perfect for exploring, the longer, 8- to 10-hour “Supreme” package offers a better chance of spotting big salmon. On either adventure you’ll learn proper river snorkeling technique from the guide, with the option to swim in calm water, or practice your skills in the rapids. After a few hours in the water, trade snorkeling gear for a boat and pull into the current, paddling roughly 6 miles (10 km.) downstream. Steer your boat to the side of the water for a hike to a waterfall, then stop for a lunch of healthy, locally-produced foods including pasta, cheese, fresh vegetables, smoked salmon, and wraps. This full-day river tour concludes with return transfer to Matapedia village, and drop-off at the original departure point.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Discover the Matapedia River and tributaries in the Gaspésie Peninsula, Quebec, on this guided  full-day snorkeling, hiking, and paddling combo tour. Choose from two snorkeling packages and swim with the king of the Matapedia River — the Atlantic salmon. Learn about salmon and see them in their natural habitat, all while floating in the water. Visit beautiful salmon pools and waterfalls that are formed from the streams and small rivers of the area. This combo package includes snorkeling, hiking, and canoeing or kayaking. All the necessary equipment is provided.

What’s included?

  • All taxes

  • Beverages

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Driver/transportation to the river

  • Professional guide

  • All snorkeling equipment (wetsuit, booties, glives, hoodies, mask, and tuba)

  • All equipment (canoe or kayak, life jacket, safety equipment)

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Nature Aventure offers canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddle and hiking packages ranging from 2 hours to 5 days. At Nature Aventure, it's the paradise of rivers with more than 10 rivers to choose from, including some of the most famous salmon rivers. Relax while enjoying our guided services with food included or simply rent a boat with our shuttle service and paddle down a river at your own rhythm. New since 2011, our snorkeling trips with Atlantic salmon observation in our most crystal clear rivers. For the hiking trips, we fallow the International Appalachian Trail as far as 70 km and sleep in cabins overnight. We are open from mid-May to September and can be reach all year round.Located in the heart of Matapedia village in the Gaspe Peninsula and on the boarder of New Brunswick.

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