Cruises from Iles de la Madelaine
Îles de la Madeleine or the Magdalen Islands form a small archipelago in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and are part of the Canadian province of Quebec. Formed from molten rock that escaped from middle earth, the islands are the visible peaks of a deep underwater ridge that connects wind-swept dunes and sandy beaches. Tourism is a major industry of the islands.
Eco-tourists are attracted to viewing the new-born and young seal pups on the pack ice surrounding the islands in the winter months, while in summer visitors thoroughly enjoy the many kilometres of white sandy beaches and eroding sandstone cliffs as they go sea-kayaking, windsurfing and kite-surfing.