Buy a Tour of Grosse-Île and get 25% off! Learn more

Buy a Tour of Grosse-Île and get 25% off! Learn more

Skyview of Grosse Île

Cruises in Chaudière-Appalaches

Less than 30 minutes from Quebec City, discover mysterious Grosse-Île, a former human quarantine station from 1832 to 1937. With the family, come and observe more than 1000 small penguins that breed on the islands or learn more about Isle-aux-Grues whose landscape inspired the famous painter Riopelle.

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5 cruises

  • Visit and Cruise of Grosse-Île

    • Chaudière-Appalaches, Berthier-sur-Mer Marina

    • From May 18 to October 9, 2022

    • Departure at 9:00 AM

    • Approximate duration: 6h00

    Off-limits for a long period of time, Grosse-Île now reveals its mysteries! Accompanied by Parks Canada guides, visit what was once a human quarantine station to counter epidemics, where tens of thousands of immigrants passed through between 1832 and 1937. A must-see!

    • Look up your ancestors' names on the memorial
    • Visit the island's must-sees
    • Enjoy a guided cruise by the Lachance captains

    $79.99 /adult

    Optional products and services not included

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  • Admission to the Miller Zoo and Cruise of Grosse-Île

    Be charmed by the wonderful region of Chaudière-Appalaches! Start your excursion on a cruise and explore Grosse Île. Pursue your journey with a visit of the Miller Zoo where you will discover a shelter with more than 150 animals.

    The Discount Passport includes:

    • Unique vantage point on the Chaudière-Appalaches landscapes, from the river.
    • Cruise and visit of Grosse-Île. Tour with Parks Canada guides of the Irish Memorial, the quarantine station buildings and the Celtic Cross.
    • A ticket for one person to visit the Miller Zoo and its 60 animal species.
  • Admission to the Woodooliparc and Cruise of Grosse-Île

    Escape to Chaudière-Appalaches for the perfect family getaway! Begin your journey with a cruise and set off to explore Grosse-Île. With your children, discover the activity Vol 315, l’Ère des dinosaurs of Woodooliparc.

    The Discount Passport includes:

    • Unique vantage point on the Chaudière-Appalaches landscapes, from the river.
    • Cruise and visit of Grosse-Île. Tour with Parks Canada guides of the Irish Memorial, the quarantine station buildings and the Celtic Cross.
    • Vol 315, l’Ère des Dinosaures Woodooliparc Activity with observation and interpretation of dinosaurs’ skeletons by paleontologists, fossil searching and a special dinosaur taming show.
  • Cruise and visit of Grosse-Île - 1 Day Tour

    Off-limits for a long period of time, Grosse-Île now reveals its mysteries! Accompanied by Parks Canada guides, visit what was once a human quarantine station to counter epidemics, where tens of thousands of immigrants passed through between 1832 and 1937. A must-see!

    • Look up your ancestors' names on the memorial
    • Visit the island's must-sees
    • Enjoy a guided cruise by the Lachance captains

    This cruise will be back next year.

  • Razorbill Observation Cruise in Chaudière-Appalaches

    Come and observe the Alca Torda! Less than 35 minutes from Quebec City, come aboard the Vent des Îles and meet 1,000 little penguins during a guided and commented cruise available for a limited time.

    • Small penguins from the far east of the St. Lawrence come by the thousands to the islets of the archipelago to carry out their brooding
    • An exceptional opportunity to discover these fascinating creatures
    • In the company of specialized guides

    This cruise will be back next year.