Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park & & Savonnerie Borale

Venture to the Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park to discover a wealth of ecosystems in one small area, and visit Argile Eau Mer, a beach area with exceptional clay deposits that are used to create quality health and beauty products.

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    All ages
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    Approximately 3 hours

An approximately 40-minute journey aboard a non-air-conditioned school bus or similar vehicle brings you to Pointe-aux-Outardes Nature Park.

On arrival at the main building, you will be greeted by a team of experienced naturalists, who will lead you on a guided exploration of the park’s trails. Along the way, hear about the medicinal virtues and ancestral uses of the indigenous plants, discover a 490-acre salted marsh that is home to more than 250 recorded bird species, and be captivated by the beauty of a landscape of sand dunes sculpted by the wind and the majestic St. Lawrence River.

As part of your visit, several park guides will serve you homemade breads, fruit jams using ingredients from the local forest, and labrador tea that was used by the natives.

Your next stop will be the master soapmaker at BORALE located at Place Lasalle. They are proud of their expertise and art, and passionate about this exceptional, extra pure soap. The term “extra pure soap” has been used historically with the traditional fully boiled process or Marseille method.

BORALE soap making continues the heritage left by French soap factories, an important tradition we are proud to keep alive. Our specialized soap factory has been one of the best kept secrets, and today it will show you their craft and you will leave with a complimentary gift.

In a short drive, you will be back to your ship with fond memories of your exclusive excursion.

Important Notes: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. See information concerning special cancellation conditions below. This Crystal Adventures excursion MUST be pre-reserved.

If cancellation of the above Crystal Adventure is made within 30 days of arrival in the excursion port, there will be a 100% cancellation fee charged to the guest's shipboard account. In the event guests cancel their cruise within 30 days of arrival in the excursion port, this cancellation fee will be charged throught the Crystal Cruises corporate office.

All Crystal Adventures with Special Cancellation Conditions can only be canceled in writing to Crystal Cruises. Please e-mail your cancellation to
crystaladventures@crystalcruises.com or you may fax your cancellation to (310) 286-2412.