Sea Excursions *

Sail aboard the all-new ship, the C-E Marin Exploramer, for a science-themed excursion and discover the marine biodiversity of the St. Lawrence. See crab, whelk or lobster traps lifted, test your fishing skills or become an oceanographer. Back at the quay, you will no longer see the St. Lawrence in the same way.

The C-E Marin Exploramer can accommodate 31 people in a closed cabin, including one passenger wheelchair space (book by phone at 418-763-2500 in this case). On board there are toilets, a laboratory, observation tables and specialized fishing gear.

Departures daily :

  • From June 6th to August 31st 2021, reservation recommended to secure a place.
  • From September 1st to October 3rd, 2021, reservation required before 5:00 p.m. the day before the sea excursion.


*Sea excursions may be cancelled without notice due to weather conditions.

IMPORTANT – The vaccination passport will be required from September 1st.

Discover the St. Lawrence

This excursion offers a first contact with the St. Lawrence. Attend the hauling of whelk traps and rock crabs traps. Let the guide inform you about trap fishing techniques, species biology and habitat. Also learn how to handle a crab… without getting your fingers pinched!

Duration: 1 h 30
Schedule: Every day at 11am and 3:30pm

Laboratory at Sea

Transform yourself into an oceanographer during a sea excursion! Participate to a data collection using scientific tools such as a CTD probe and a net to sample marine plankton. Be a part of a lobster’s fishing trap lift and demystify this species’ biology with a naturalist guide. Understand the marine life’s study while having fun!


Watch activity’s overview

New – Smarter Seafood, Introduction to sustainable fishing

The Introduction to fishing sea excursion introduces you to a recreational fishing experience on the St. Lawrence River. In addition to discovering many edible species, you will learn more about the marine species of the St. Lawrence, the anatomy of fish, the equipment needed to fish and the regulations. You will also be made aware of sustainable fishing and good catch-and-release techniques.

Duration: 2 hours
Schedule: Every day at 7:00 a.m. from June 24th to September 6th 2021.
Equipment provided:
  • Fishing rods;
  • Fishing box (bait, flies, line, swivels and hooks);
  • Dip net;
  • Very large freezer bags (1 per family);
  • Eviscerate knife;
  • Fish scale.