Travels Diary

Tadoussac – Montreal, the journey of the first explorers

4 March 2015 | | Reading time 2 minutes

After Croatia, let’s sail in Canada and more precisely in Quebec. Having lived for a few months in this beautiful Canadian province, it is with a great pleasure that I’m sharing here some navigation tips by our Canadian distributor, Jean-François Marchand.


Sail among all kinds of sea mammals  in Tadoussac, one of the most beautiful bays in the world: it’s the best place to watch  belugas, sea lions and of course whales. You’ll come across the city of Quebec, whose culture is only matched by its history, and the majestic Château Frontenac overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Finally, you’ll reach Old Montreal’s Quai de l’Horloge, which will also mark the end of a journey you’ll never forget!

Québec city


Tadoussac Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, cannot be missed.

On your way to Quebec city, drop anchor at the Brandy Pot Island, recognized for its breeding birds and quaint lighthouse.

Typical cliff in Lower St. Lawrence

The Montreal Yacht Club, located at the Quai de l’Horloge, in the Old Port of Montreal.

Montreal “Vieux Port”


Before your arrival in Montreal, don’t forget to visit the Îles de Sorel Park: hundreds of islands intersected by marshes, bays and channels. The archipelago of Lac Saint-Pierre has the largest known heron nesting grounds in the world!


Once in the Montreal Old Port, you will find the Quebec Lagoon distributor(Marina Lennox), whose offices are located next to the Montreal Yacht Club. Come meet the owners, Jean-François Marchand and Chantal Arrelle, who were circumnavigators for over six years, and who will be happy to assist and advise you for the remainder of your trip.