Exclusive Experience: Acadie by Sea
Paddle one of the world’s most beautiful bays and gather fresh shellfish on the Acadian Peninsula.
Grande-Anse, New Brunswick
- Guided kayaking and shellfish harvesting with Frédérick
- Discover Acadian seafaring culture and tradition
- 3 hours total
- English and French
About Your Host
Frédérick Mclaughlin (owner, Kayak péninsule) is your guide on this exciting excursion. With 11 years of sea kayaking experience and certification from Paddle Canada, he’ll help you explore the natural beauty and Acadian customs of the region by sea. Frédérick has kayaked many different areas and feels New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula is full of hidden treasures. Being native to the Acadian seaside town of Tracadie, he has made it his mission is to help guests discover precious moments and Acadian charm against beautiful New Brunswick seascapes.
What We’ll Do
We’ll kayak the shores of the Acadian Peninsula on one of two routes (book the route that interests you most). We’ll stop to harvest shellfish along the way using traditional methods and take a break to cook our feast on the shore. I’ve been doing this since childhood at my grandparents’ cottage in the region, and can’t wait for you to dig in to the freshest seafood you’ve likely ever tasted. This experience will wake up all your senses as you get to know how life in Acadie was shaped by the sea.
What We’ll Provide
- Life jackets
- Equipment for cooking our shellfish
- Snacks (fruit)
Where We’ll Be
You can select one of two routes:
Route One (3 hours): Where rivers and sea meet rolling sand dunes at Val-Comeau. See fishing boats heading out to sea and returning home on your left, and the sand dunes of Tracadie Bay on your right as you take in the gentle, coastal beauty of the area.
Route Two (3 hours): Where seabirds soar overhead amongst a more rugged landscape at Grande-Anse. We’ll explore Pokeshaw Rock – a cormorant nesting site – and admire extraordinary caves and cliffs 30-50 feet high. Don’t forget your camera!
Who Can Attend
This a family-friendly experience suitable for all ages (5 years and older).
Some physical effort is required, and each kayak has a weight limit. If you’d like to discuss these details further, please contact Kayak péninsule at (506) 888-7022.
From June 9 through September 16
Cost Per Person
$75 CAD per adult
$50 CAD per child (5-17 years)
$190 CAD per family (two adults and two children)
There are 10 spaces available per tour.
Children between 5-16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Wear quick-drying, breathable clothing and beach shoes (our feet will get dirty). We recommend you bring a change of clothes, a spare pair of shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a raincoat, and bottled water.
Cancellation is accepted up to 48 hours in advance with no cancellation fee. If cancellations happen within 48 hours of the experience, 50% of the cost of the tour will be charged.
Tours take place in rainy weather, but we may need to cancel tours in cases of severe weather. If this should occur, a total refund will be provided or the experience will be rebooked (this decision is up to the guest).
Routes may be adjusted based on weather patterns.
Email Frédérick (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book this experience.
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