Passengers enjoy the convenience of moving direct from ship-to-shore by tenders or be docked. The secure and safe wharf and gangway leads directly to the Welcome Pavilion. This provides a scenic view of the coast and downtown. Distance of anchor from the Gaspé Marina: 0.5 mile, 5-minute tender ride. Welcome Pavilion offers visitors a full range of services: gifts and signature products, phones, internet, tour and visitor information. Shuttles, car rentals, buses and taxis are located conveniently in front of the Welcome Pavilion.
There is also a dock, but seldom used, some 2 miles east.
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The most important thing to see in the whole Gaspe region is Percé. (In English we often call it Percy but it's really pronounced "Pehrseh"). It's one of the world largest and most famous natural arches. If you are lucky enough to be there during low tide, you can even visit it... but don't take your time, it's only accessible for about four hours a day. And you will need a guide.
The 100-kilometer journey from Gaspé Village to Percé is scenically spectacular at every turn. The road winds gently round the capes and across a breathtaking series of cliffs and bays. Gaspé Bay, the cliffs of Forillon National Park of Canada, the sandbar at Malbaie and legendary Percé Rock merge into an outstanding panorama of Canada's East Coast. Take a ship's excursion or rent a car far in advance.
Bonaventure Island hosts the largest nesting colony of gannets in the world.
The Gaspé may be Land's End, but there is no limit to the region's shopping opportunities. Local boutiques and artist studios provide an impressive variety of high quality, one-of-a-kind treasures. Two modern shopping centers also serve the area, so you are never really far from the comforts of home. Regardless of the situation, the needs of tourists, cruise passengers and ships' crews can be handled easily.
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