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Bella Desgagnés

793$

per person

Discover the North Shore all the way to Labrador, with Voyages Coste and Groupe Desgagnés.

Onboard the N/M Bella Desgagnés, a 63-cabin ship, operated by Relais Nordik since 2013, see the activity of every port on the coast.

The Bella Desgagnés, the Lower North Shore supply ship, sails back and forth every week from Rimouski to Blanc-Sablon. The stopovers in Sept-Îles, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Natashquan, Kegaska, Blanc-Sablon, and every village on the Coast that is cut from the road network, let you discover a lifestyle different from any you’ve experienced before.

Watch the rich sea environment, meet with francophone, anglophone, innu and Métis, taste local products, and explore the features of the main stopovers with a local guide. They’ve put together interesting visits that give you a unique view into their daily lives.

CONTACT US TO GET ONBOARD!

The package includes :

Boarding fees and cabin for the N/M Bella Desgagnés

Complete bedding

Meals

The package does not include :

A 20$ contribution in support of the Cooperative for a Sustainable Tourism Environment

Gratuities

Baggage handling fees

All taxes (GST & QST), tax on lodging and FICAV (0.1%), where applicable

  • Departure
    From April 2, 2018 to January 22, 2019
  • Include
    Accommodation
    Meal
  • Not Included
    Taxes and fees
    Tips
    Travel insurance
    Personal expenses

Tour Location

 From Rimouski to Blanc-Sablon (downstream)

Sept-Iles
  • - Stopover every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • - Guided walking tour of the city for groups of 2 to 15 persons
  • - 1-hour Excursion in French $20 ATI/person

Walk along the docks, facing the islands, with stops along the way to discover the chronological development of Sept-Îles through anecdotes, local particularities, interpretation panels and historical facts in order to learn all about our city!

Natashquan
  • - Stopover on Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • - Guided tour by bus (approximately 1 hr) $35 ATI/person
  • - Maximum of 21 persons

Discover the village where Gilles Vigneault grew up. You will see the famous site of the “Magasins du Galet” and breathe in the salty air between the church, the tourist welcome office, and the pedestrian walkway, all sites that are inaccessible by foot from the dock. A brief stop at the handicraft kiosk is also planned.

Harrington Harbour – “La Petite Séduction”
  • - Stopover on Monday from 7:45 AM to 10:45 AM
  • - Guided walking tour of approximately one hour $28 ATI/person
  • - Between 4 and 16 persons
  • - Excursion in English

Stroll along the wooden sidewalks of the village that fascinated Quebec in the movie “La Grande Séduction” (Seducing Dr. Lewis). Your local guide will show you some of the film locations as well as tell you about other sites such as the fish processing plant and the church. You will also have access to the interpretation centre “The Maison Rowsell” for a visit and to purchase some souvenirs.

Tête-à-la-Baleine by minibus
  • - Stopover on Thursday from 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM
  • - Guide tour by minibus of approximately two hours $33 ATI/person
  • - Between 4 and 25 persons

Discover one of the three Francophone communities of the Lower-North-Shore and learn about daily life of the local residents. Your local guide will show you, among other things, the school, heliport, church and their fascinating first aid system. There are also a few planned stops along the 11km route, between the village and the dock, to enjoy the views of the water and the islands.

Tête-à-la-Baleine and the “Toutes-Iles”
  • - Stopover on Thursday from 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM
  • - Guided boat tour (outboard) of approximately two hours $44 ATI/person
  • - Maximum of 6 persons

The Toutes-Iles archipelago is comprised of approximately 600 islands and isles. Along with your local guide, you will discover a few of these islands, where several of the region’s families move during the fishing season. You will also see the chapel of Sainte-Anne on “Île Providence”, and on “Île de la Passe”, you will visit the Jos Hebert interpretation centre, postman of the 20th century.

La Tabatière and Mutton Bay by minibus
  • - Stopover on Thursday between 5:45 PM and 7:45 PM
  • - Guide tour by minibus of approximately one hour $33 ATI/person
  • - Maximum of 20 persons
  • - Excursion in English

Join your local guide, and a young local student, aboard the minibus to learn more about this community of Aboriginal and Scottish origins. You will also have the chance to visit the picturesque little village of Mutton Bay, linked by road to La Tabatière.

Blanc-Sablon and the border of Labrador
  • - Stopover on Friday from 7:45 AM to 12:15 PM
  • - Guided tour by bus of approximately two hours $35 ATI/person
  • - Minimum 15 persons

Spend a morning in the easternmost portion of the province. Your local guide will take you to several areas such as the magnificent “chute de Brador”, the “sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes”, and to the border of Labrador. During peak season, you may also discover two small exhibits on the history of the region. You can also take advantage of this excursion to purchase some local souvenirs.

Blanc-Sablon and Bonne Espérance on… the forgotten 138
  • - Stopover on Friday from 7:45 AM to 12:15 PM
  • - A special 2.5 hour visit by automobile with a private guide $99 ATI/person
  • - Maximum of 12 persons

Your private guide awaits your arrival in Blanc-Sablon to start a personalized tour as far as the village of Rivière-St-Paul. Heading west, a stop at the Middle Bay museum will allow you to familiarize yourself with the history of this region, made up of 5 different cultures, as illustrated by artifacts and images. You could also pick up some local handicrafts at that time.

Along this panoramic route, you can admire the subarctic marvels. Upon your arrival in Salmon Bay, a visit of the scallop farm facilities is offered by the owner. You will get a chance to savour the subtleties of this seafood.

You will end this special tour with a visit of the village of Rivière-Saint-Paul, situated in a calm bay, protected by a string of islands, close to the mouth of the river from which it derives its name, and that is recognized worldwide for its salmon fishing. There is a magnificent view from the belvedere at the entrance of the village.

Returning to the ship you will be able to fully enjoy the natural attractions of the region and make a few additional stops to take photographs.

Safari Photo Québec Labrador

Heritage and cultural excursion

  • - Stopover on Friday from 7:45 AM to 12:15 PM
  • - 2-hour long guided bus tour $89 ATI/person
  • - From 6 to 14 persons

Join your guide for a bus tour that takes you from Blanc-Sablon to l’Anse-au-Clair, Forteau, English Point and Anse Amour, in Labrador. You will be taken to the Quebec-Labrador border, the Anse Amour heritage site, and the Pointe Amour Lighthouse, before going back to the Bella.

  From Blanc-Sablon to Rimouski (upstream)

La Romaine – Unamen Shipu
  • - Stopover on Saturday from 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM
  • - Guided tour by bus of approximately one hour $41 ATI/person
  • - Maximum of 24 persons

Discover a part of aboriginal culture with a local guide who will talk about the history and modern-day living in this community of 1000 Innu and approximately 100 francophone Caucasians. Discover the lifestyle, inspired by their nomadic roots, and the local handicrafts.

Anticosti – Guided tour
  • - Stopover on Sunday from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
  • - Guide tour by minibus of approximately one hour $30 ATI/person
  • - Between 10 and 16 persons

Set out to discover the history of this island, 17 times larger than the Island of Montreal. See the foundation of the “Château Menier”, the commemorative plaque of Louis Jolliet, and the village handicrafts boutique. Learn about the islander lifestyle, while keeping your eyes open in case a white-tailed deer comes along to say hello.

Anticosti – Shuttle
  • - Stopover on Sunday from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
  • - Shuttle between the Bella Desgagnés and the village center of Port-Menier
  • - $10 ATI/person for round trip transport
  • - Maximum 16 persons

This option is ideal for independent visitors who want to take advantage of the most time possible in the village of Port-Menier. The tourist information office, museum, the village handicraft boutique, and other services are all close.

 
Frequently Asked Questions

Are there guided tours and excursions to the villages?

During the summer period, la Coopérative de solidarité en tourisme équitable (CoSte) organizes shore excursions for a fee. There are no reservations on board, so please reserve in advance by calling 1-877-573-2678.

You can also consult the list of excursions at the following address: https://coste.reservotron.com/coste-directory

Are the villages within walking distance?

Some villages are located a few kilometers from the ports and are therefore inaccessible on foot.
Here below, the distance from the port to the village / town:

  • - Rimouski : 3 km
  • - Sept-Îles : 0,2 km
  • - Port-Menier : 1 km
  • - Havre-St-Pierre : 0 km
  • - Natashquan : 1,1 km
  • - Kegaska : 1,3 km
  • - La Romaine : 2,1 km
  • - Harrington Harbour : 0 km
  • - Tête-à-la-Baleine : 9,1 km
  • - La Tabatière : 0,7 km
  • - St-Augustin : 10 km (inaccessible par la route)
  • - Blanc-Sablon : 3,2 km

Round trip rates to Blanc-Sablon

April 2 – May 27, 2018

Cabin – Origin

  • Standard Double
  • Superior Double
  • Superior Quadruple
  • Select Double
  • Select Panoramic
  • Select Plus

Rimouski

Starting at $1397
  • $1491
  • $1599
  • $1397
  • $1655
  • $1805
  • $1773

Sept-Îles

Starting at $1154
  • $1228
  • $1307
  • $1154
  • $1345
  • $1460
  • $1442

Havre St-Pierre

Starting at $903
  • $962
  • $1057
  • $903
  • $1106
  • $1196
  • $1181

Natashquan

Starting at $793
  • $837
  • $908
  • $793
  • $945
  • $1013
  • $1002
May 28 – June 24, 2018

Cabin – Origin

  • Standard Double
  • Superior Double
  • Superior Quadruple
  • Select Double
  • Select Panoramic
  • Select Plus

Rimouski

Starting at $1572
  • $1677
  • $1797
  • $1572
  • $1862
  • $2028
  • $1994

Sept-Îles

Starting at $1298
  • $1381
  • $1469
  • $1298
  • $1513
  • $1640
  • $1622

Havre St-Pierre

Starting at $1014
  • $1081
  • $1186
  • $1014
  • $1242
  • $1342
  • $1327

Natashquan

Starting at $881
  • $931
  • $1010
  • $881
  • $1053
  • $1128
  • $1116
June 25 – September 2, 2018

Cabin – Origin

  • Standard Double
  • Superior Double
  • Superior Quadruple
  • Select Double
  • Select Panoramic
  • Select Plus

Rimouski

Starting at $1747
  • $1863
  • $1975
  • $1747
  • $2069
  • $2229
  • $2216

Sept-Îles

Starting at $1442
  • $1534
  • $1614
  • $1442
  • $1681
  • $1802
  • $1802

Havre St-Pierre

Starting at $1125
  • $1200
  • $1302
  • $1125
  • $1379
  • $1473
  • $1473

Natashquan

Starting at $970
  • $1026
  • $1102
  • $970
  • $1160
  • $1231
  • $1231
September 3 – October 7, 2018

Cabin – Origin

  • Standard Double
  • Superior Double
  • Superior Quadruple
  • Select Double
  • Select Panoramic
  • Select Plus

Rimouski

Starting at $1572
  • $1677
  • $1797
  • $1572
  • $1862
  • $2028
  • $1994

Sept-Îles

Starting at $1298
  • $1381
  • $1469
  • $1298
  • $1513
  • $1640
  • $1622

Havre St-Pierre

Starting at $1014
  • $1081
  • $1186
  • $1014
  • $1242
  • $1342
  • $1327

Natashquan

Starting at $881
  • $931
  • $1010
  • $881
  • $1053
  • $1128
  • $1116
October 8, 2018 – January 22, 2019

Cabin – Origin

  • Standard Double
  • Superior Double
  • Superior Quadruple
  • Select Double
  • Select Panoramic
  • Select Plus

Rimouski

Starting at $1397
  • $1491
  • $1599
  • $1397
  • $1655
  • $1805
  • $1773

Sept-Îles

Starting at $1154
  • $1228
  • $1307
  • $1154
  • $1345
  • $1460
  • $1442

Havre St-Pierre

Starting at $903
  • $962
  • $1057
  • $903
  • $1106
  • $1196
  • $1181

Natashquan

Starting at $793
  • $837
  • $908
  • $793
  • $945
  • $1013
  • $1002

*Price per person, including passage, cabin and onboard meals.
Taxes and OPC charges (FICAV 0,1%) are not included and must be added to the final price.

10% DISCOUNT ON THE COST OF GROUND EXCURSIONS SOLD ABOARD SHIP FOR ALL PASSENGERS RESERVING THEIR CABIN WITH VOYAGES COSTE

***SPECIAL RATES*** For people aged 15 and under and for those aged 65 and over, contact us for these prices.