EcoMaris is an organization whose programs and services converge in a sea expedition allowing for the discovery of the St. Lawrence on a sail training vessel. Hop on board and discover our programs! 

Expedition Diary

A Rest Day for Deckhands

This morning (unfortunately) was the mid-stay mark. We needed a reward: a quiet rest day. VACATIONS, FINALLY! We woke up at anchor close to Ile aux Pommes, where we arrived the day before under a shy sun hidden behind clouds (it is important to specify that we could wake up at 9). Our three “cooks”

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A Capstan Tale

Since we’ve boarded the EcoMaris 2 weeks ago as 12 stowaways following their path to freedom and responsibility, 5 scouts have taught us how to navigate and live with others, bringing us back to our “human-ity”. Since the start of the expedition, we’ve developped relationships, gained knowledge, discovered affinities and aknowledged who we are in

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This morning, the Roter Sand left Havre Colombier under the warm sun. The new mates attempted a manoeuvre, weighing the anchor and leaving the bay using only the sails. It required thorough preparation, communication an team coordination. We were then ready for our next challenge: a “mutiny”. Marguerite was our manoeuvre chief for the day,

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Learning about Everything

Dive into the unknown! Follow in the footsteps of an explorer of the St. Lawrence. “The wind, the breeze… The rain, the fog… Bursts of laughters and a few clashes. The jib, the mainsail… Sheets and backstays. The open sea, the mountains, salt water, freshwater. Showers in marinas, walks of an hour and a half

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Departure for Cosmic Plankton

Discover how we prepare for a “space expedition” aboard the EcoMaris Roter Sand. ”Researchers and participants from our Cosmic Plankton expedition will explore the infinitely large starry sky from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. They will depart from Sept-Iles on Saturday night at 7, aboard the fore-and-aft-rigged ship knowned as the Roter Sand. Organized by

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Capstan Review

I learnt a great deal and understood how to work and manoeuvre this beautiful, 86-feet-long sailboat, which was our home for two amazing weeks. I cut down on my drug use and got back into shape. I can see myself continuing down that path. This experience invigorated my spirit and highlighted my love of life.

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