By Sea

A nautical route of over 120 km!

Marked by stopover points, marinas and a sea port, the fjord is one of the safest places for navigation. Discover best the fjord has to offer!

Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine Ferry

Connects both sections of Route 138 year-round 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The approximate 10 minute journey crossing allows you to relax by strolling on the deck and breathing the fresh sea air before resuming your journey. 

98, rue du Bateau-Passeur, Tadoussac, G0T 2A0
119, route 138, Baie-Sainte-Catherine, G0T 1A0
T 1.877.787.7483 #3

Rivière-du-Loup-Saint-Siméon Ferry

With a capacity for 100 vehicles and 399 passengers, this ferry offers several departures per day along both shores. The number of crossings increases during busier periods. We recommend arriving 90 minutes in advance during summer and holidays since reservations are not accepted. The restaurant, child's play room and relaxation areas heighten your overall travel experience. The crossing takes about 65 minutes.

Visit the website for the periods of operation and crossing times.

116, rue du Festival, Saint-Siméon, G0T 1X0
T 418.638.2856

By Sea

The Saguenay Fjord is a marine route of over 120 km with immense rock cliffs such as Cap Trinité and Cap Éternité that will impress even the most passionate navigation enthusiasts. Marked by stopover points, marinas and a sea port, the fjord is one of the safest places for navigation. The Saguenay River and the fjord are areas that are protected by Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.  

List of marinas for your stopovers

Between the city of And Nautical Miles

Tadoussac

Saguenay, Bor. of Chicoutimi

60

Tadoussac

L'Anse-Saint-Jean

22

L'Anse-Saint-Jean

Baie-Éternité

8

Baie-Éternité

Saguenay, Bor. of La Baie

23

Cap de l'Est

Saguenay, Bor. of Chicoutimi

15

Important to know when navigating the fjord*

  • The Coast Guard rescue service is based in Tadoussac on channel 16 VHF. They can also be reached by calling 1-800-463-4393. Cellular service is not available in this area.
  • Ensure to check the tide schedule before entering the fjord for the times when the tide changes direction in Tadoussac. The tides change direction approximately every 6 hours. The mouth of the Saguenay River offers a very special feature: the flood tide  lasts four to five hours while the ebb tide lasts for seven to eight hours. You must be present at the river mouth when the tide begins, exactly two hours after low tide at Pointe-au-Père.
  • Fog often covers the mouth of the Saguenay and can extend up to 5 miles into the fjord.
  • Marine mammal observation in the area is regulated by the marine park. You must keep a distance of at least 200 m from whales and less than 400 m for belugas. If a cetacean approaches your craft, you must stop the boat and wait for the animal to pass before continuing your journey.

*Source: Escale magazine, Issue 37 | 2008 Nautical tourism guide

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