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Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

1. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. Departing from Chouinard Pier, this cruise will be a memorable experience that gives you a completely different perspective of Quebec City. During daytime crusies, the costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Or choose to join an evening cruise and experience summer on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. A DJ will provide music and at the end of the night.

Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise

2. Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain. Climb aboard the 'Paula D' for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on the Ottawa River. This must-do experience offers an entertaining glimpse of the region's rich history and leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your stay. For your convenience, there are two departure docks, one located in Gatineau and another in Ottawa. Once boarded, sit back and relax as you cruise down the river. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and learn about the river's past life as a watery highway for transporting resources with your guide's engaging and informative commentary in both English and French. During your cruise, you'll have the opportunity to see the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal Locks, and the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau from the river. You'll also be able to spot some sights that are only visible from the water or from Gatineau. While you're taking in the sights, savor a nice cold beverage (at your own expense) on the large open-air upper deck. Alternatively, escape the elements and visit the closed-in lower deck to take advantage of the on-board canteen with a bar.

Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

3. Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

On your day tour of Grosse Île you’ll meet period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the immigrants and employees that resided in this quarantine station. Experience what the immigrants must have felt when they entered the disinfection building, and learn about medicine and immigration procedures here during the 19th and 20th centuries. You can choose to walk or hop on the tourist trolley to visit the central part of the island and the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue on to the hospital sector at the easternmost point of the island to visit the Lazaretto. Take a walk along the Mirador Trail and admire the views of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, taking in the natural treasures that await you at every turn. Retrace the footsteps of the Irish immigrants or linger a while at the memorial and think about what they experienced as they arrived in Canada. Departure is from Berthier-sur-Mer, on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River. The cruise lasts about 45 minutes. You remain on the island for about 4 hours. The return trip to Berthier-sur-Mer is at a set time, and also lasts about 45 minutes.

Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

4. Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

Choose to whale watch via on of two VIP tickets, The Saint Laurent Lounge or VIP Walkway departing from either Tadoussac Pier or Baie-St-Catherine Pier. Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access in Tadoussac: From May 16 to October 30, 2022 with departures at 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Approximate Duration: 3h00 Experience a distinctive whale watching cruise in the AML Grand Fleuve's all-new St-Laurent VIP Lounge! Treat yourself to the best marine mammal watching site in the world! Meet the giants of the sea in the comfort of this intimate, glass-enclosed space on the upper deck. Dedicated staff welcomes you on the outdoor terrace or in one of the two VIP lounges where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made from local products await you. As a privileged customer, you will enjoy: Priority entrance on board Two fully glazed interior lounges A selection of fine local bites Quebec wines, beers and spirits A reserved outdoor terrace Access to an exclusive observation deck Guests choosing the VIP Saint Laurent Lounge will receive a gourmet lunch box with the following menu: Maple smoked Atlantic salmon Nordic shrimp and snow crab served with quinoa infused with Neigette, Haute voltige’s black tea Pulled wapiti with boreal spices and chiogga beet petals Duo of Quebec cheeses and crackers Dried fruit and apple petals from Quebec Decadent chocolate cake with raspberry-coulis and wild blueberries from the Lac St-Jean region Upper Deck VIP Access in Tadoussac: From May 16 to October 30, 2022 with departures at 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Approximate duration: 3h00 Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation! On this vast ship, our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale watching site in the world. Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation! Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet Exceptional panoramic view from a reserved walkway Discovery of the most beautiful whale watching site in the world Interpretation by a naturalist guide Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Safe cruise: The equipment used is checked and upgraded regularly, and all crews are trained in emergency preparedness to guarantee a safe cruise for all passengers aboard. Boarding will take place 30 minutes before your departure. Accessibility: If you are a person with reduced mobily, please verify the accessibility conditions before making a reservation.

Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus

5. Ottawa: 1-Hour Bilingual Guided Tour by Amphibious Bus

Climb aboard a unique vehicle that can travel on land and water and discover the historical attractions of Ottawa and the Ottawa River from different perspectives. Spend 40 minutes on land and 20 minutes on the water. Admire landmark monuments and attractions such as Lake Dow, Landsdowne Park and Byward Market. Get a magnificent view of the city as you cruise along the river aboard the amphibious vehicle. See all the important sights of Ottawa and the city of Gatineau, located just across the water. Avail of an activity that is both fun and educational for the entire family, and ideal for those who are short of time but want to see it all.

Tadoussac & Baie-St-Catherine: Whale & Bear Wildlife Tour

6. Tadoussac & Baie-St-Catherine: Whale & Bear Wildlife Tour

Live an experience like no other in the heart of Tadoussac. Sail on the St. Lawrence River aboard a boat and meet the majestic whales. Then venture into the forest, at dusk, to observe the black bear in its natural habitat. Enjoy during the afternoon, at your leisure, a visit to the 5-star Farm. The Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River are known to be the best observation site for whales and other marine mammals in the world. Our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Join a passionate forest and black bear guide. He will take you to a natural and safe site for observing black bears. While observing the bears in freedom, he will tell you about his habitat and his way of life. Before experiencing the activity, a short video will be broadcast to teach you about the mission of the Domaine de l'ours noir and the bears. At the 5-star farm, observe our bison, deer, lynx, wolves, and moose in the parks on a unique site in the region. Pet our goats and other small farm animals.

Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise

7. Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise

Take full advantage of summer aboard a relaxing 1 or 1.5-hour river cruise departing from the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the heart of Old Montreal. This is the perfect introduction to Montreal if you are visiting the city for the first time. Be charmed by the boat's bright and comfortable environment no matter where you sit. Get close to the waves and nature on the enclosed main deck or enjoy the sheltered, open-air upper deck. If you want to feel the wind in your hair as you admire the panoramic views then the back terrace is the place to be. The flat-bottomed boat allows for smooth sailing, cruising areas inaccessible to other boats. Get closer to the splendor of the St. Lawrence River and its coastline. Catch sight of the Clock Tower, Biosphère, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and Habitat 67. The pre-recorded audio narration will explain what you're seeing, and you can enjoy bar and snack services (at your own expense). After your cruise, you'll be dropped off at the Pier with the rest of the day to enjoy even more of Montreal.

Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

8. Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

Tadoussac: Whales and Fjord Cruise Morning or Twilight Tour

9. Tadoussac: Whales and Fjord Cruise Morning or Twilight Tour

Depart from the pier at Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine and head out on an observation boat in Quebec's Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park Saguenay Fjord. As you look out at the marine life and geological formations, listen to commentary from your certified naturalist guide. As you sail along the waters of this marine reserve, keep your eyes peeled for whales of all kinds. The area is best known for its colony of belugas, but you can also sometimes spot blue whales, minke whales, and fin whales. Continue your adventure with a visit to the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. This inlet is 65 miles long and sometimes as wide as 2.5 miles. The fjord is also located in Saguenay Fjord National Park with some parts overlapping with the Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park.

Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

10. Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Brunch in style on a ship on the Saint Lawrence River. Come aboard and treat yourself to a charming 2.5-hour experience. The cruise sails Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Depart Chouinard Pier, only a four-minute walk from Quebec City's Quartier Petit Champlain. Step aboard the AML Louis Jolliet and let yourself be tempted by the diverse selection of dishes concocted onboard by the chef. Brunch is served as a 3-course meal with your choice of delicious main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available). Taste local products cooked and prepared by a chef and a team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. After brunch, set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River and experience Quebec City from a different perspective. Relax on the outside terraces and admire the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the untold history of Quebec city, the river, and the surroundings.

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What people are saying about Quebec

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,469 reviews

Loved my experience, the staff is so friendly and helpful. An amazing time, a must if you pass by Ottawa. Bring some friends and enjoy your moment. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you! We will do it again!

My sister and I had fun cruising along the Ottawa River in this Hawaiian Hut Boat...the most unique watercraft ever. We listened to reggae music while sipping Pina Colada!

It was unexpected, lovely new activity and great tour hosts (especial thanks to sweet friendly Gabby)

Amazing time! I would definitely go back . Captain was amazing and super fun!

Excellent host!!!! Best views of parliament and Ottawa skyline.