Useful information

Whale-watching tours

Visitors

Whale watching in a zodiac is open to anyone, however some conditions or exceptions apply:

  • Pregnant women may not board.
  • Not recommended for people with back problems as the water is sometimes turbulent.
  • Children under 5 must be able to sit by themselves and have and adequate behavior. However, the captain may deny them access if the temperature is inadequate or if an adverse situation could affect passenger safety.
  • Anyone with limited physical abilities
  • Animals are not permitted aboard the watercraft.
  • In very cold weather, children under 1.45 m (4’9”) may be refused for safety and health reasons (frostbite)

Recommendations

Even if it is beautiful and warm outside, the water temperature is around 4 to 6 degrees.

We recommend wearing:

  • Warm clothing
  • Socks
  • Closed shoes
  • Bring spare clothing and shoes

Condo-Hotels

Access

The Natakam condo-hotel units are easily accessible by car from Route 138.

Each condo-hotel unit is designed to accommodate families and their young children.

Two units are especially designed to accommodate people with impaired mobility.

Check-in: You can access your condo-hotel unit as of 4:00 p.m.

If you anticipate arriving later than 8:00pm, you must notify the staff at the Reservation and Information Centre at 1-888-868-6666 or 418-233-2266.

Upon arrival, you will receive a parking permit. This must be placed in a visible location on your vehicle’s dashboard.

Check-out: You are required to leave your condo-hotel unit and return the keys to reception before 11:00 a.m. on your departure day.

If the departure time is not met, we must unfortunately charge you $40 per additional half-hour.

Occupation

Each condo-hotel unit can accommodate 4 people; however, each unit can accommodate 2 additional people for a small fee (for a maximum of 6 people, including infants and young children). Please respect the maximum unit capacity in order to avoid immediate eviction without refund.

Housekeeping

You are responsible for the housekeeping of your condo-hotel unit for the duration of your stay. Clean towels and washcloths will be brought to you every 2 days. For long stays, you will receive fresh bedding on the 8th day so that you may change your bed yourself.

When you leave, you must ensure that the premises are in the same condition as they were upon your arrival, even though our housekeeping staff will clean the premises after your departure. Please wash the dishes, put them back in place and dispose of any waste in the containers provided. In case of damaged and/or missing items, you will be charged for their repair and/or replacement.

Internet

All the condo-hotel units provide a wireless internet connection.

Laundry

There are laundry facilities (washer and dryer) in a small building near the condo-hotel units. The use of the machines is at your expense, so please bring change for this purpose.

BBQ

Condo-hotel units do not include a BBQ, but you can bring your own portable BBQ. We ask that you take care not to damage your wooden balcony and not to inconvenience your neighbours.

Cottages

Access

Check-in: You can access your cottage and the site as of 4:00 p.m.

If you anticipate arriving later than 8:00 p.m, you must notify the staff at the Reservation and Information Centre at 1-888-868-6666 or 418-233-2266.

Upon arrival, you will receive a parking permit. This must be placed in a visible location on your vehicle’s dashboard.

Check-out: You must leave your cottage and return the keys to the Reservation and Information Centre by  11:00 a.m. on your departure date.

If the departure time is not met, we must unfortunately charge you $40 per additional half-hour since we are unable to provide you with additional hours of occupation.

Occupation

We ask you to respect the cottage’s maximum capacity. Otherwise, you may be warned or evicted without any refund.

  • Anse-à-Jos and Anse-à-Yves: 4 to 6 people, including young children.
  • Shipek: 2 people, including young children, except for cottage #16, which can accommodate 4 or 6 people, including young children.
  • Lacs à Jimmy: 2 to 20 people per cottage, including young children. It’s the perfect place for a large family reunion. Please note that the water is not drinkable and that the cottages do not have electricity, but use solar power.

Housekeeping

You are responsible for the housekeeping of your cottage for the duration of your stay. Clean towels and washcloths will be brought to you every 2 days. For long stays, you will receive fresh bedding on the 8th day so that you may change your bed yourself.

When you leave, you must ensure that the premises are in the same condition as they were upon your arrival, even though our housekeeping staff will clean the premises after your departure. Please wash the dishes, put them back in place and dispose of any waste in the containers provided. In case of damaged and/or missing items, you will be charged for their repair and/or replacement.

Internet

All cottages provide a wireless internet connection except at Lacs à Jimmy outfitter.

Campfires

Because your experience would be incomplete without the warmth of a campfire, each cottage has an outdoor fire pit. You can buy firewood ($) at the Voisin Essipit convenience store and we thank you for not lighting a fire other than in the location provided for this purpose.

Water

The tap water in the Essipit rental cottages is drinkable, except for:

  • Shipek cottages (salt water and not drinkable)
  • Lacs à Jimmy cottages (water is not drinkable)

Tents and RVs

Two campgrounds with a total of 250 sites are available nearby to accommodate those who want to use RVs or tents.

Laundry

There are laundry facilities (washer and dryer only) in a small building near the cottages. The use of the machines is at your expense, so please bring change for this purpose.  Note that there is no laundry for the Jimmy Lakes Cottages.

 

BBQ

Cottage rentals do not include a BBQ (except for the Lacs à Jimmy cottage rentals). You can always bring your own portable BBQ as long as you take care not to damage the wooden balcony.

Campgrounds

Access

Your reservation provides you access to your campsite and to the site as of 2:00 p.m. on your arrival date and until 1:00 p.m. on your departure date. For the ready-to-camp section at Tadoussac Campground and Tipi Campground, check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 10:00 a.m  departure noon for Tipi Campground).

No additional time can be granted. If you have not left by the aforementioned time, our team will release your site and you will be charged for an additional night.

We do not offer tepee rentals. You can rent a tent already set-up in our ready-to-camp section at the Tipi Campground or Tadoussac Campground.

Seasonal sites are available as well as the “ready-to-camp” option at Tipi Campground.

You will receive a parking pass upon arrival. It must be placed in a highly visible location on your vehicle’s dashboard. Only one vehicle per campsite is permitted.

The Tadoussac Campground entrance gate is closed at 11:00 p.m. (even if you have magnetic key card).

Occupation

Each campsite accommodates a maximum of 4 people. If this rule is broken, a warning and an eviction without refund notice may be issued.

Visitors

Additional fees will be charged for each additional visitor. No additional vehicles are permitted on the site.

Housekeeping

Please keep your campsite clean during your stay.

When you leave, the premises must be in the same condition as they were upon your arrival. You can be held liable for any damage caused during your stay.

Internet

A free wireless internet connection is available near the Tipi Campground’s washroom facilities and near the Tadoussac Campground’s reception area.

Tipi Campground: The access code will be provided to you at the Reservation and Information Centre.
Tadoussac Campground: The access code will be provided to you at reception (the signal is better near reception).

Washroom facilities

When you arrive, we will give you a key to access the washroom facilities, which include:

  • Toilets
  • Showers ($)
  • Laundry ($)

There is an outdoor sink at Tipi Campground so that you may do your dishes.

You can use the laundry facilities to do your washing, drying and ironing (there is no ironing at Tipi Campground). Please bring your own change to use these machines. The laundry is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please ensure the facilities are clean after you have finished using them.

Campfires

Each campsite has a fire pit, so you can light a fire and relax to the sounds of crackling flames on your own site. Please do not light a fire anywhere other than in the fire pit provided.

Pets

There’s no need to be separated from your hairy companions. Pets are allowed at Tipi Campground and Tadoussac Campground (except in the ready-to-camp and POD sections).

Please note that your pets must be kept on a leash and monitored at all times out of respect for the other campers. You must also ensure you keep your site clean and pick up your pets’ waste.

Outfitters

Important!

During the hunting season, there may be no running water in the taps because of the cold. Bring an adequate supply of bottled water, as the lake may be your only water source.

Don’t forget to bring your sheets, blankets, sleeping bags, towels and washcloths, as they are not provided.

Prepare your luggage properly by using our handy checklist here!

The essentials

  • Hunting and fishing accessories
  • Boat safety kit (mandatory)
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal toiletries
  • Drinking water
  • Food
  • Freezer bags
  • Bicycle, ATV and gas (optional)

Access

You can easily access Essipit outfitters via the unpaved but well-maintained forest road. Please respect the maximum posted speeds at all times.

Rental Period

You can access your cottage and the site as of 4:00 p.m. on your arrival date and until noon on your departure date.

Occupation

We request that you respect your cottage’s maximum allowable capacity. Otherwise, you could be warned or evicted without a refund.

Housekeeping

The condition of your cottage is checked after your stay. You are responsible to keep the place clean, to wash the dishes and put them away, and to dispose of your waste in the containers provided.

Internet

There is no internet connection at Essipit outfitters, so take advantage of this opportunity to be unplugged from your everyday life.

Campfires

Your experience would be incomplete if you didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy a campfire. This is why each outfitter has a fireplace and we ask you to light fires only in the locations provided for this purpose.

ATVs

ATVs are permitted as long as you do not disturb the other users’ peace and quiet.

BBQ

To enhance your meals, all of our cottages are equipped with a BBQ (propane is extra).

Please note that propane is not provided. You can purchase it on-site or bring your own tank.

FOR RENT

  • Fishing rods
  • Safety vests
  • Towels and washcloths (for Lacs à Jimmy cottages only)
  • Sheets and blankets (for Lacs à Jimmy cottages only)
  • Gas or electric motors*
  • Electric motor batteries*

FOR SALE

  • Bait (worms, lures and fishing items)
  • Boat safety kits
  • Fishing and hunting licenses (except at Club Bernier and Club Claire) **
  • Propane for the BBQ
  • Battery chargers
  • Caps and hats

*Inform yourself about your outfitters’ motors and the maximum HP permitted.

**Buy your fishing and hunting license onsite at the government rate (except at the Lac Bernier and Club Claire outfitters).

For sales and rental rates, simply contact our Reservation and Information Centre, open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you would like to get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, fill out the online form here: https://cartebateau.com/.