Details for Cap-a-l'Aigle
Name

Cap-a-l'Aigle
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 16 reviews

Address 10 rue de la Greve
La Malbaie, PQ G5A 2R3

Phone418-665-3698

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

68

Web sitewww.refugecapalaigle.com

Email contact

info@refugecapalaigle.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

18

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info

Up to 3 kts at entrance, but none in marina.

Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Fuel dock is only accessable at mid-high tide.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 65
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 20
Total: 60
Transient price: $1.80/ft (2015-07-28)

Other price info:

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: A second 30 or 50 amp cable is $17.75 per day.

Pricing info: Included in slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: In 2014 the main pier is reconstructed and the service dock is back in service with fuel available. The pumpout seems also to be back in service.

Propane

Yes - In town.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Leash, pick up after.

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

No - Pumpout out of service until reconstruction of main pier is done. As of June 11, 2013 the main pier was being reconstructed and the service dock was out of the water, no fuel, no pump out.

Ice

Yes

Trash



Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - $1 per load!

Grocery

Yes - In town.

Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Good on-site restaurant above marina office.

Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

Yes - Excellent!

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Public ramp.

Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Cap-a-l'Aigle
Great weather hole and great people., 2016-08-22
Captain: , Chaumont, NY (257)

We stopped in here to get out of the weather after a miserable night anchored at Ile au Coudres in the rain, wind and current, plus our radar display quit on our first foggy morning, yay. Easy entry from large chop and strong winds to instant calm. High breakwater blocks most wind even at high tide. After telling my radar tale of woe to one of the local boaters, I soon had a bunch of guys checking out my display, then one drove home and returned with a compatible unit for a reasonable price, and I thought we would be stuck here for a week! The restaurant is good too but we only had coffee and desert. Mme. Tremblay is very tolerant of our lack of French, as they all are here.



Great Facility, Helpful Location, 2016-06-24
Captain: , York, ME (1880)

Everything here seems brand-new; docks, heads, even the driveway was recently paved and the deck on the concrete pier next door appears to have been just poured.

Madame Tremblay was as helpful as possible to us non-French-speakers. We muddled through docking and checking in without issue.

The approach is simple enough, but watch for strong back-eddies. It looks like the normal transient dock is the long face dock near the opening, also conveniently located right at the base of the brow.

I noticed there are other docks listed in the office as "Visitor". I mention this because at the head of the first dock you may be exposed to surge from outside. You'll also have everyone else walking past your boat at all hours, if that sort of thing bothers you.

WiFi and gate codes are printed on the receipt, so no language barrier there. Cost was $1.80/ft plus tax, including 30A electric.

The restaurant is reportedly very good, albeit just a little pricy. Other than that, there isn't much in the area. It's really the only option for slower recreational boats traveling from Quebec City to Tadoussac, so we would have tolerated much poorer facilities. As a pleasant surprise, it earns four stars.

One final note, the French pronounciation sounds to English-speakers as "cap-ah-lay". It's actually closer to "cap-ah-laig" but the "g" at the end is barely pronounced. I suspect it would help if you got it right when hailing on channel 68.



The new showers and laundry are terrific, 2015-07-23
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

It could get 4 stars for the new laundry and shower facilities, and it is a great stop for slower boats on the way from Quebec City to Tadoussac. We only consider it a place to rest for the night with not much nearby at all. Staff was very nice and helpful with very limited English (still a bit better than my French in some regards).



plus outstanding restaurant , 2015-07-07
Captain: , Panama City, FL (574)

Very helpful staff. English is better than our French plus Jacque and Norman have perfect English . They are often around to help out. The restaurant will have dinner as well as breakfast and lunch starting next week. Excellent food and menus in English....Atlantic Salmon burger or eggs Benedict yum. Water is still very cold so bring jackets



Friendly Staff, 2014-07-26
Captain: , Corpus Christi, TX (702)

Limited facility, but adequate docks, good electricity, plenty of depth for 5.5ft draft. Somewhat circuitous entry. Nothing much close by. Good overnight stop en route to Saguenay.



Port of refuge? Yes but at a cost., 2014-07-13
Captain: , Reading, MA, USA (50)

Stopped for gas and to wait for tide change. Didn't know we'd be charged $25 for less than three hours spent on dock, thought it was okay to wait there. We had trouble communicating. Staff speaks no english. No services except fuel at this marina.



Good deep marina, but not much nearby, 2013-10-20
Captain: , Montreal (251)

A good stopover on the way to Tadoussac, and launch point to enter the fjord. It's a taxi ride (or a lift from a kind local) to get to La Malbaie with its restaurants and stores. The staff didn't seem to speak any English.



A welocome stop, 2013-06-18
Captain: , Toronto, ON (1739)

Visitor's dock is a LONG walk around to the washrooms and shore services. The service dock was out of the water in mid-june and the main pier was a construction site. The envelope registration requests $2/foot but when we paid in the morning when the office opened they only charged $1.70



Stopping points are few and far between, but this is one., 2013-01-31
Captain: , Gloucester, MA (806)

This is one of only a few places along this part of the river. As always, good people.



Much needed stop along the coast, 2012-03-05
Captain: , Olcott, NY (2536)

Ditto everything mentioned already.
Watch your footing in rough weather as the main access to the docks is floating and it is quite a ride to walk on a day when the surge is coming directly into the harbour.
However, even in rough weather the harbour is fairly placid. At low tide your in a stone pit, at high tide you can see the opposite shore.
Fuel not available at low tide.
Deep water in every slip.
Taxi need for town.
Mostly sailboats.
New operator for the restaurant (2011) and the food was good.
If you go up to the top of the hill, turn right and walk about 3/4 of a mile you'll come across a very neat sculpture celebrating a huge bird! Really something.
Some famous private gardens are located along the way. There is an admission fee.



A great stop on your way to Tadoussac (going east), 2011-12-15
Captain: , CNIB-ST-Laurent I.O. (330)

The staff will make the impossible to find a place for you even in July when it is crowded. They speak a very good French; Ça j'aime ça car je suis francophone!

If you can find a lift, there are great restaurants in La Malbaie only 4-5 miles away.



Good overnight stop, 2011-10-19
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Plenty of water on approach and dockside. We draw 4'10". Quiet location, not much around.



BEST PROTECTED MARINA WITH 10' DEPTH AT LOW WATER EAST OF QUEBEC, 2011-08-07
Captain: , Oriental, NC (1148)

Cap-a-l'Aigle is 70 miles downstream of Quebec. It is the best marina to stay at for protection and services. It has 10' water at Low Tide and Floating Docks. It is well- protected from all directions although a swell can roll into the outer portion of the basin. The staff speaks French but a mixture of English and Sign language will get you through. WiFiis excellent and there are phone booths at the office. Good, pleasant place in a very quaint setting.



Quiet Stop, 2011-07-26
Captain: , Sodus Point, NY (688)

I agree with everything stated before. Add free WiFi with good reception to make it complete.



Easy access, nice location, 2010-07-15
Captain: , Baltimore, MD (1057)

Stopped for an overnight stay between Quebec City & points east. Friendly staff, not the best english but not a problem. Not much else around, quiet location.



Lovely marina nestled in hills with a waterfall, 2008-08-06
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

After bashing our way from Quebec City, this was a pleasant surprise. The marina is nestled in the hills with a waterfall splashing into a pond in the back. Sebastian speaks great English, which is a big plus, but the other staff and residents primarily speak French. Nice docks. Fuel dock only open at mid to high tide. OK bathrooms. Good restaurant on site. Cheap ($1) laundry.

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