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Quebec City Historic Discoverers Cruise

  • Historic discovery cruise of Quebec City
  • See Quebec's skyline and river from a breathtaking point of view
  • Enjoy the pastoral charm of Ile d'Orleans
Quebec City Historic Discoverers Cruise
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Departs at 4pm, June 30 - Aug 31
Enjoy the view of Québec City and the surrounding countryside from the water on this 90-minute sightseeing cruise along the Saint-Lawrence River. Set sail from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls, the perfect combination of nature and culture. Take in the stunning view from three distinctive exterior terraces, with commentary from a costumed guide dressed as the French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet. See the Québec City skyline and cruise beneath the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
What to Expect
This Québec City sightseeing river cruise departs from the Chouinard Pier. Climb aboard the AML Louis Jolliet, a 170-foot cruise ship named after the famous French-Canadian explorer. Choose from any of the three distinctive exterior terraces or settle into the air-conditioned dining area. Either way, the views from the Saint Lawrence River will be breathtaking.
Enjoy this entertaining and educational 90-minute sightseeing tour of Québec City and the surrounding countryside, cruising from the Cap Diamant to Montmorency Falls. The Cap Diamant, or Cape Diamond, is the official name of the cape and promontory on which Québec City is located. It’s formed by the confluence of a bend in the Saint Lawrence River to the south and east and the much smaller Saint-Charles River to the north. Montmorency Falls is an 83-meter-high waterfall, an impressive 30 meters higher than iconic Niagara Falls.
Some of the sites to be seen include the historic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel, Canada’s most-beloved hotel and the most-photographed hotel in the world and the historical island borough of Île d’Orléans.
There’s also something to be learned on this live-narrated cruise. Find out about the history of Québec City, the Saint Lawrence River and all the aforementioned points of interest along the way from the enthusiastic, costumed guide, dressed as Louis Jolliet himself.
A variety of beverages and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Way too crowded!!!!

There weren't enough seats for the travelers booked. The boat left 5 minutes ahead of schedule departure time. My friend and I could only find seats inside (it was a very hot day, and there were no fans or air conditioning for those seats. Then...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Crew was awesome

The guide David and crew were excellent. David was very knowledgeable and added a lot of humour to the tour. Unfortunately I think the actual tour was a bit boring not much to see. The falls were interesting and the view of Le chateau Frontenac....More

Thank J P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Half of a Cruise - Bus tour

The cruise portion of the tour was from Old Quebec which you can reach via the Funicular or a flight of steps. The cruise is about 1-1/2 hours with a good commentary in both English and French. It gives you a good view of Montmorency...More

7  Thank Semi-Oldtraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
River Retreat...

Nice relaxing way to view Old Quebec City from a boat. 90-minute cruise was historical and informative. We learned much about Canada and Quebec City from the tour guide dressed in historical garb. The day we went was brutally hot (about 104 degrees with the...More

1  Thank SusieDLowell_MA
Reviewed July 9, 2018
nice quick cruise

It was a good backup to the dinner cruise. We enjoyed our tour up and down the St. Lawrence and learning more about Quebec.

Thank WalterStewart1952
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from bsturges | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is very seamlessly done between English and French
June 22, 2018|
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Response from writingprof | Reviewed this property |
Actually there is no pier. You are on a street, then in a parking lot, then walking up the stairs onto the boat.