The St. Lawrence estuary in four stages

Stage 1: The aquarium park

Observe marine life in a series of themed pools. Dip your hands into the tactile pools and touch live crabs, molluscs and echinoderms!


Stage 2: The museum

Take a new, clear-eyed look at the sharks with the exhibition SHARKS: 100 MILLION DEATHS and discover amazing facts about these little-known and vulnerable creatures.

Hollywood movies and the media have transformed sharks into icons of our collective imagination, but is this fear rational?


While the St. Lawrence is an omnipresent feature of Quebec’s geography, it nevertheless conceals thousands upon thousands of secrets. Through scientific research, you can learn about the oceanographic properties of the seaway, debunk the mysteries of marine biotechnology, and better understand fishing, aquaculture, and the stakes in play on a day-to-day basis. As you browse Mysteries beneath the waves, you will discover a surprising, even mythical world of wonders.


Stage 3: Sea excursion

Hop aboard the JV Exploramer to watch crab and whelk traps being hauled from the water, and help to gather scientific data.


Stage 4: Exploring the coastline

Put on a pair of waders, grab a bucket and net, and explore the coastline in the company of a naturalist guide. At the end you’ll empty your net and take a close look at what you’ve found.


Savour the moment

What better way to end your visit than at La mer à boire outdoor café! The certified Smarter Seafood menu features a variety of delicious dishes made from lesser-known species from the St. Lawrence.


Before you leave, drop by the souvenir boutique to pick up sea-themed treasures to take home!



1, rue du Quai
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (Québec)
G4V 2B6
418 763-2500
Open from June 21st to October 11th:
Every day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Map and distances


Discover Exploramer on video


Immerse yourself in a fascinating underwater world!


Admission fees

  daily pass other
sea excursion fish harvesting
Adult $18.00 $58.00 $40.00


(6 to 17 years)
$12.00 $34.00 $24.00


(5 years and under)
Free $25.00 N/A


(2 adults, 2 children)
$45.00 $155.00 $96.00

Additional child

(with family)
Free $22.00 $18.00



Upon presentation of your bracelet received in one of the must-see attractions, get 15% discount on entry into one or the other of these attractions.