Grosse Isle Cruise - Departure from Berthier-sur-Mer (35 min from Quebec)

Grosse Isle Cruise - Departure from Berthier-sur-Mer (35 min from Quebec)

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Cruise on the St. Lawrence River
Plenty of information & facts from your professional guide
Trip to Grosse Isle where you'll learn about its history
The unique landscapes of Quebec

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6 hours



Starting time
9:30 AM , 12:00 PM

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Hop aboard for a trip to Grosse Isle and find out all about its history!

Your cruise begins in Berthier-sur-Mer, on the south bank of the St. Lawrence, about 50 km from Quebec City. Embark on a journey to Grosse Isle on board the Vent des Îles, a 24-metre-long boat. Take advantage of this boat ride to discover the St. Lawrence River and admire the landscapes of Quebec.

After about 45 minutes, you'll arrive at Grosse Isle and explore this former quarantine site for immigrants arriving via the St. Lawrence river that opened in the 1840s.

Explore the sights of the island with a 'Parks Canada' guide (tour in French and English) and then enjoy some free time to wander around at your own pace. On the agenda: 'meet nurse Sarah Wade', the memorial, the Celtic cross, the Irish cemetery.

You'll then set off again aboard the Vent des Îles towards Berthier-sur-Mer.

Cruise over to Grosse Isle to admire the landscapes of the St. Lawrence and learn about immigration in Quebec!

Departure place

Good to know

  • Seasonal activity: May to October only
  • Availability: Every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Times: 9:30am and 12pm, depending on the season
  • Departure point: Quai de la Marina in Berthier sur Mer
  • This activity is accessible for people in manual wheelchairs (maximum of 5)
  • We recommended bringing a packed lunch with you as there is no catering available on the island. However, sandwiches and packed lunches are available to buy at the ticket office on site.
  • To avoid seasickness, it's best to finish eating before boarding
  • Your boat trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather conditions. If this is the case, you will be offered an alternative date or a refund

Price includes

  • Round trip cruise from Berthier sur Mer to Grosse Isle

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Any other extras



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