As you approach Île aux Perroquets, the iconic lighthouse station comes into view. Hundreds of Atlantic Puffins and Razorbills form rafts on the water, fly low across the ocean’s surface or nest on the cliffs of the islands. As you head back to sea, Île Nue de Mingan comes into view, revealing surreal limestone monoliths. Exposed to prevailing winds, the island’s vegetation has adapted to the conditions of this extraordinary habitat known as the barrens.

Dates

From June to September

Price Contact the maritime transport services companies for commercial rates
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Depart Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan heading for Île aux Perroquets. Approaching the island, spot the iconic red and white lighthouse buildings in the distance. See Atlantic puffins and razorbills—hundreds of them! Some form rafts on the water, while others fly low over the ocean surface.

While on the island, a Parks Canada Heritage Presenter leads you through the fascinating lives of lighthouse keepers who, since 1888, have helped prevent numerous shipwrecks. The tide begins to rise. Seabirds return to the steep cliffs, bringing home the catch of the day to feed their young. As you head back to sea via Île Nue de Mingan, curious seals frolic close to the boat. The captain slows to allow passengers to enjoy the show. Île Nue comes into view revealing surreal limestone monoliths. Exposed to the wind, the island’s vegetation has adapted to the arid conditions of this extraordinary habitat called the "barrens".

A quick visit from a friendly whale would add the finishing touch to an idyllic outing!

Reserve

Contact the maritime transport services companies to make a reservation.

Travel trade
  • Interpretation given in French
  • Available in English upon reservation
  • Suitable for small and large groups
  • Suitable for FIT (Fully Independent Travelers)
  • Reservation recommended