The outfitter is only accessible by air. We book a Cessna Caravan 208 amphibian aircraft to take you there. Departures are from the Sept-Îles airport. You can get to the Sept-Iles airport by plane or taking route 138 from Québec City.
From Québec: 650 km (400 miles)
From Montréal: 900 km (560 miles)
From Toronto: 1450 km (900 miles)
Flying to Sept-Îles
If you are travelling to Sept-Îles by airplane please notify us of your flight schedule so that we can check for eventual delays.
Important: We have no control over the weather. Since bad weather could delay your return flight to Sept-Îles (bush plane), it is very important to book your flight back home from Sept-Îles as late in the day as possible.
Driving to Sept-Îles
If you are going to Sept-Îles by car, take route 138 to Sept-Îles, at the first traffic light you turn left in the industrial park and follow the indications for the floatplane base of Air Tunilik seaplane phone number is 418-962-4639.
A valid fishing license from Quebec is mandatory. It is available in hunting & fishing stores throughout Quebec (several sales point in Sept-Îles, also at camp Manitou for people in American VIP plan only).
Since many fishermen are wondering how much to tip their guide, the chef and waitress at the end of their stay at Mabec, may we suggest (per guest):
This guide is for information purposes only. We leave the tipping at your complete discretion according to the appreciation of your stay at Mabec.
The Mabec team thanks you.
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Within the VIP American plan only the guide is allowed to drive the boat. The European plan lets clients drive the boat themselves and they are held responsible for the equipment provided by the outfitter. Everyone aboard must wear a life jacket provided by the outfitter.
Note to our European plan guests
It is strictly forbidden to venture out onto Manitou River north of Lake Brézel, as this section of the river is extremely dangerous. Only our Mabec Outfitters guides have the required experience and equipment (turbine motors) to cross the rapids without causing expensive damage to the boat and motor. Should you decide to go against this rule, any damage caused to the boat and/or motor will be charged to you as follows: $200 for a propeller and $1,750 for the propeller tail, plus transportation and installation.
The catch limit is five (5) fish per person, including 1 fish weighing 3 pounds or more. At all times during your entire stay you must not exceed this limit of five (5) fish. We suggest and encourage you to practice catch and release. All lures must have only a single hook.
While packing please remember that travelling to the main camp is by float plane. Therefore, a weight limit for each person, which includes his or her entire luggage, must be respected. This limit varies according to the packaged plan.
VIP American plan: 50 pounds or 23 kg
European plan: 100 pounds or 45 kg
It is important to respect the weight limits. The outfitter reserves the right to use any available space on board to transport merchandise. Should there still be space available it may be sold to passengers for excess baggage at a cost of $3.30 per kg ($1.50 per pound).
Transport to the Mabec outfitter is provided by Air Tunilik with a Beaver or Turbo-Otter device and the flight duration is approximately 30 minutes.
The Beaver and Turbo-Otter floatplanes perform visual flight and the bad weather may cause delays. In this case, we ask you to be patient and understanding since this kind of situation is totally beyond our control.
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