Marine shuttles | Bike Experience

Bike Experience

Two majestic waterways characterize the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region: the Saguenay Fjord, the only inhabited fjord in North America, and Lac Saint-Jean, a true inland sea. In our region, water and cycling go hand in hand. Several marine shuttle options are conveniently available along the length of the course.



Le Maligneau, Alma

Accessible via the Dam-en-Terre Resort and Avenue du Pont Nord, close to Odyssée des Bâtisseurs. Crossing the Rivière Grande Décharge takes about  five minutes and is free of charge for all cyclists.* No reservation required.


Tourism season:

  • From June 24th to September 5th
  • 7 days a week
  • From 9am to noon / From 12:30pm to 4pm

Low tourism season:

  • From September 6th to October 2th
  • From Monday to Thursay: From 11am to 2pm
  • From Friday to Sunday: From 10am to 4pm

More : Véloroute des Bleuets

Pointe-Taillon shuttle-taxi, Péribonka

This ferry gives access to the Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon and to the Pointe-Chevrette and Île Boulianne campgrounds. It operates from June to September. The 2.5 km crossing takes about 10 minutes and is fee-charging.

  • Departure from Peribonka: 10am / 11am / noon / 1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm
  • Departure from la Pointe-Chevrette: 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:30 / 17:30
  • Departure to Île-Bouliane (Bouliane Island): On demand (418) 720-8215

Please note, our schedule is weather dependant. As such, last-minute changes may occur in the event of adverse weather conditions.

Tuesday and Wednesday especially for campers of Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon:

  • Arrival: From 2pm to 4pm
  • Departure: From 9am to 11am

Information: 418-374-2967 # 201 ou # 103 / 1 888-374-2967


Les Navettes maritimes du Fjord

Travel with your bicycle between the Saguenay Fjord’s villages and cities with the Navettes maritimes du Fjord, a division of Promotion Saguenay. Similar to a taxi-boat, the shuttle is ideal for seeing the fjord’s interior sections and avoiding steep roads along the Véloroute du Fjord du Saguenay. Luggage transportation is also available.

Wharf of boarding:

  • La Baie
  • Saint-Fulgence (Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux)
  • Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
  • Rivière-Éternité (Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay)
  • L’Anse-Saint-Jean
  • Tadoussac

Operating period from June 26 to September 6.

Information : 418-543-7630 / 1 800-363-7248

Jonquière to Shipshaw ferry

Shuttle service for cyclists and pedestrians enabling passage across Rivière Saguenay between Jonquière and Shipshaw. Pontoon boat crossing, duration of about 10 minutes. Capacity: 12 passengers and 12 bicycles. Operating Wednesday to Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM. Free admission.

Operating at the beginning of June.

Ferry Schedules:

  • Continuous service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Departure from Jonquière: On the half-hour (ex. 09:30)
  • Departure from Shipshaw: On the hour (ex. 09:00)

Information : Shipshaw Marina 418-695-3635