Quebec City
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Our most recommended Quebec City Cruises & Boat Tours

  • 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.

    The ship and the views are great, guide was very knowledgeable. Only thing is the cost of drinks on the ship were expensive. Overall a great experience!

  • Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

    2. 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 i...

    Exceptional experience- I have been to many national historical sites. Struck me that this is being forgotten by Parks Canada. With COVID it has important significance. The staff were outstanding - few anglophones aware - do a better job Parks Canara

  • Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City

    3. Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City

    Get an adrenaline rush in the waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary on a full-day whale watching tour from Quebec City. Visit the whale kingdom of Charlevoix, driving along one of the most beautiful roads in the province, passing enchanting villages, such as Baie-St-Paul and Pointe-au-Pic, and the wilderness landscape of the Laurentian mountains. Every spring, up to 6 different whale species can be seen frolicking in their feeding grounds off the Charlevoix coast, and this tour provides the option to see them on board a specially designed cruise ship. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the environment and describe the habits of the different species found in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Some of the marine mammals, great whales, and cetaceans you can expect to see in the krill-rich waters are belugas, minkes, and the mighty blue.

    I understand that the tour was in Quebec. I understand that there would be more French than English spoken on the boat. However, it was FAR more French. I would not recommend this to my English-speaking friends.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 351 reviews

Very good to learn about the city and areas surrounding it as well. And learning about what gets imported by boat and stuff like that.

The cruise was excellent, lots of history was explained and the sights were magnificent

Great excursion! However food should also be made and served on the top deck.

Quick Enjoyable experience. The ride was soothing. The guide was great

Amazing to learn about quarantine station held between 1832-1937 .