Quebec: River Cruise
The crown jewel of French Canada
A river cruise in Quebec is a great way to unwind and enjoy the St. Lawrence River. There are numerous tours available to admire Quebec's breathtaking panoramas. The St. Lawrence stretches over 1000 km. Observe marine life, birds, and plants as well as the Saguenay River Fjord and the sensational cliffs, over 700 metres (2,300 ft) high, towering over the Rivière Malbaie. There are also ample opportunities for whale watching. See the St. Lawrence Islands, and the Mingan Archipelago, the rock formations of which have been sculpted over centuries. In Lac Saint-Pierre you will find a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Boats also travel in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, a bird sanctuary.
In Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres and Montreal there are numerous boat tours available to take you in the river corridors and ports of the old cities. Lastly, travelers in Quebec can travel shore-to-shore on the St. Lawrence River or to visit some of its islands, such as Île aux Grues (Chaudière-Appalaches) and Île aux Coudres (Charlevoix), or take a ride on one of the many ferries operated by the Société des traversiers du Québec. Sure to be a highlight of your trip, visitors in Quebec can enjoy an Island Discovery Tour (approximately 2 hours €19) taking in the best of Montreal's historic sites or a day cruise around Sorel Island and the St. Lawrence River.
Evening cruises offer dinner and are a great location to watch the sun set. Dinner cruises are approximately 4 hours in duration and cost about €57. Cruises depart from the Clock Tower Pier and King Edward Pier and operate mid June - September at noon, 14:30 and 19:00 daily.