From April to mid-January, the Bella Desgagnés transports people and goods to the Lower North Shore on a weekly basis. Board this vessel in Rimouski, Sept-Îles, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Natashquan or Blanc-Sablon and enjoy a unique and authentic Côte-Nord experience. The ship stops in six isolated villages of the Lower North Shore: Kegaska, La Romaine, Harrington Harbour, Tête-à-la-Baleine, La Tabatière and Saint-Augustin. It also makes a stop in Port-Menier on Anticosti Island.
One-way or round-trip tickets are available in either direction. Maritime packages including boat trip, meals and cabin start from $200/person/night based on double occupancy in a standard cabin.
The Bella Desgagnés offers 160 berths in 63 cabins, all with private facilities. (Two cabins are adapted for people with reduced mobility.) The ship also has interior lounges with over 370 plane-style business-class seats with entertainment systems that give you access to TV shows and video games. A friendly bistro with a bar is also available on deck 8 of the ship and can accommodate up to 70 people. For the comfort and safety of passengers, onboard amenities include a fitness centre ($), arcade games, smoking areas and elevators. The cafeteria seating 112 and the dining room seating 88 offer menus featuring local seafood. Pets can also travel in comfort and safety in the ship’s kennel.
April to January
ScheduleVaries depending on the destination. Visit our website for further information.
CostVaries depending on the length of journey
- Restaurant or snack bar
- Conference/meeting room
- Free parking
- Other: Conference/meeting room available for rent for groups, indoor kennel for pets, entertainment system (TV shows and video games), fitness centre ($), arcade games, Internet hotspots, smoking areas, observation lounge on deck 8
How to get there
By road, take Route 132(Rimouski) or Route 138.
You can also fly to Mont-Joli, Rimouski, Sept-Îles, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Natasquan, Blanc-Sablon or other communities on the Lower North Shore.
Finally, you can also take the ferry from St. Barbe, Newfoundland, to Blanc-Sablon.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Côte-Nord – Duplessis
- Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent