Let the Loiselle family take you on a journey

to a place of great natural beauty: the Mingan Islands

Explore the beautiful Mingan Islands with the Loiselle family

Includes the following islands in the western part of the Archipelago: Île Nue, Île aux Perroquets, Île de la Maison, Île du Wreck, Île Quarry and Grande Île.

Take part in a maritime adventure by hopping aboard one of our three 12-passenger boats, Le Perroquet, Le Macareux and Le Loup-marin, piloted by an experienced local captain. Our comfortable, safe, modern boats are designed to bring you close to the river and the various species that live there. An unforgettable experience!

The western part of the archipelago is a fragile, beautiful ecosystem that’s home to many marine mammals, rowdy seabirds, an abundance of plant species. It’s where you’ll get to see immense rock formations called monoliths, that look like they have stood guard for decades over this unique kingdom, inhabited by puffins, seals and fin whales.

Whether you opt for the Pure Discovery trip or a special outing aboard the Loup-marin, our friendly and experienced crew guarantees you a thrilling, unforgettable experience. We also offer a water taxi service.

Trips that will satisfy your thirst for adventure

We offer two types of trips: the Pure Discovery trip in the western part of the Mingan Archipelago, and a special outing aboard the Loup-marin. You can choose your trip based on its length.

Pure Discovery trip

This 3-hour boat trip takes you to the western part of the Mingan Archipelago, where you’ll have the opportunity of observing puffins, razorbills and common eiders. The trip includes two 1-hour stopovers: one on Île aux Perroquets and one on Île Nue, where you're sure to be amazed by the monoliths and other distinctive features of the islands, which include Île de la Maison and Île Wreck. Once you disembark, a Parks Canada guide will welcome you and talk about the beauty of this natural ecosystem, which is unique in Québec.

Departures: 8 am, 11 am and 3 pm. Minimum 4 adults required.

  • Passenger
    Tarif régulier*
    taxes incluses
    Tarif en forfait*
    taxes incluses
  • Adult
    $80.50
    $72.45
  • Child (2-12)
    $57.50
    $51.75

* The price includes both federal and provincial taxes (GST and QST), but does not include the Parks Canada entrance fee. Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown here. In the event of a discrepancy, the price posted at the ticket office takes precedence.

Accommodation / Trip Packages

Want to combine your Pure Discovery trip with a stay at the Loiselle Family? Get the most out of your visit by choosing one of the Loiselle family’s fine accommodation options: you could stay in a camp site, trailer, cabin or condo. Guests get a 10% discount off the regular price of the Pure Discovery trip.

For details, go to the Camping & Accommodations section or contact us.

Special outings aboard the Loup-marin

Cast off for a 1.5-hour sightseeing trip aboard a type of craft locals call a ‘Speeder’. The captain-guide will show you the highlights of the western part of the Mingan Archipelago and tell you about the beautiful and unusual natural landscapes of Île Nue, Île aux Perroquets (and its neighbouring islet): home to puffins, seals and fin whales. This trip is a wonderful way to discover an extraordinary marine environment. This trip does not include any stopovers.

Several departures per day. Minimum 6 passengers required.

Rates starting at $50

Hire a water taxi and go at your own pace

Anyone hankering to get close to nature by going on a picnic or a hike can take a water taxi to the islands and make their own adventure. Or, why not extend your stay and make even more discoveries? You could camp for the night in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve that encompasses Île Nue, Grande Île and Île Quarry.

Rates

Based on the destination and type of activity.

Departures on demand. Minimum of 4 adults required for Île Nue; 6 adults for Grande Île and Île Quarry.
The boat can be chartered for special events, groups, or work.
All departures are from in front of the church next door to our offices, at 207 rue de la Mer, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan.
If you want to camp on the islands, be sure to reserve your spot on the Park Canada website.

Tasting activities on the water

Accommodation / Trip Packages

Want to combine your Pure Discovery trip with a stay at the Loiselle Family? Get the most out of your visit by choosing of the Loiselle family’s fine accommodation options: you could stay in a camp site, trailer, cabin or condo. Guests get a 10% discount off the regular price of the Pure Discovery trip.

For details, go to the Camping & Accommodations section or contact us.

Freshly caught sea urchins: a delicious tasting activity!

During fine weather, the Loiselle family offers their passengers a complimentary treat: sea urchins, fresh from the sea! A delicious taste experience you won’t soon forget. Based on customer feedback, everyone loves this surprising and delicious activity.

Shop at our souvenir stores, for some special Minganie memories

The Loiselle family is proud of the high-quality selection at their two souvenir stores (see locations below), where they sell local crafts, jewelry, sculptures, stuffed animals, clothing, souvenirs and more.

Entreprises touristiques Loiselle Ticket Office store

Camping de la Minganie Campground store