EcoMaris 2



The EcoMaris 2 has had many names - and many lives.

Originally known as Georgia Clipper, it was built in 1996 as a recreational boat made for Ontario waters. Two cycling enthusiasts from Quebec bought it in 2008, and took it to Montreal where it became the Latitude Amsterdam bike-boat - inspired by a Dutch concept meant to provide hikers and cyclists with a ‘home port’.

In 2012, the ship passed into the hands of a watersports enthusiast raised in a family of sailors. A year later, it was restored with the help of Symbole branding + design. Latitude Amsterdam then became the Skal Nuphar, an elegant hostel boat for corporate and private events in the heart of Montreal's Old Port.

Today, the ship is located at the Bickerdike Basin in Montreal, where it continues to undergo interior and exterior renovations, in order to welcome our educational and tourist eco-cruise program Giving Back the St-Lawrence. See you in spring 2024!

Ecomaris2 2

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Main Assets

Elegant, modern and simple, the Skal Nuphar was named in honour of the famous aquatic plant - whose colors inspired its decor.

Like a nuphar thriving in cold and deep, the EcoMaris 2 amazes crowds with its sturdy shell ("skal" in Swedish) that ensures safety all year long.

Offering a playful and highly comfortable environment, our boat features the amenities of a lounge and accommodation. With its surface area of 4,500 square feet, the EcoMaris 2 includes:

  • a large terrace on the upper deck
  • a lounge with seating for more than 30 people
  • a commercial galley
  • 9 cabins with three single beds and wardrobes
  • a private bathroom with toilet and shower for each cabin
  • a mini planktonarium


  • Size: 20.93m (68'6") X 7.11m
  • Overall length: 23.98m (78'8")
  • Draught: 1.95m
  • Displacement: 170 tons
  • Number of berths: 32
  • Daily passengers: 29
  • Built: 1999 Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
  • Hull: steel
  • Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3126B Diesel 420Hp
  • Safety: Transport Canada approved

The ship of programs

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Giving Back the St. Lawrence


Giving Back the St. Lawrence is an immersive program for elementary and high school students. It is tailored to youth in grade 5, 6, 7 and 8.

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