Tour code: 3571Q_WW
When visiting Quebec City, meet the world’s most fascinating and majestic creatures on a guided, full-day whale-watching cruise. Travel along the Saint Lawrence River to the town of Baie-Sainte-Catherine, then choose from two distinctly different boating experiences — a small, speedy zodiac or a large, three-level observation vessel. Enjoy an exceptional view on this 3-hour cruise in search of whales, seals and belugas. A certified naturalist captain will provide the education on this unique encounter with nature in the heart of the Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park. Quebec City pickup/drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Bus tour and whale-watching cruise from Quebec City
  • Beautiful scenery on the bus ride along the St Lawrence River
  • Choose either a speedy zodiac or a large boat for whale-watching
  • Enjoy a 3-hour cruise to spot whales, seals and belugas
  • Certified naturalist-guide will provide information on the wildlife

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What You Can Expect

Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec

Whale Watch Cruise

Escape from the hustle of Quebec City and enjoy an exciting adventure on the water. This full-day whale-watching excursion begins with a pickup from one of 25 different accommodations in Quebec City to Place D'Armes to meet the guide and the rest of the tour group. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and travel along the Saint Lawrence River to the town of Baie-Sainte-Catherine, widely considered to be the main entrance to the most beautiful whale-watching site in the world.

Upon arrival, board either the tri-level AML Grand Fleuve observation boat or a much smaller, speedy zodiac for this 3-hour whale-watching adventure. The AML Grand Fleuve is known as the best observation boat in Canada. With glassed-in panoramic decks, several terraces and an observation platform, the boat provides exceptional visibility. The upper deck is covered for protection from the sun and inclement weather. There’s even a bistro and gift shop. The zodiac, on the other hand, provides a much closer experience with the whales and the various marine species of the St. Lawrence River. It’s smaller, speedier — a more intimate nature excursion. 

Both vessels depart from the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the heart of the Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park and include an educational and entertaining narrative on this history and nature of this eastern Canadian region. 

At the end of the cruise, the voyage ends with a return trip to Quebec City and a drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

Julie Beth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Long but beautiful drive. Bus driver was extremely knowledgable and professional. The smaller bus allowed for some additional stops to some wonderful places. We saw a lot of whales. The zodiac was a fun experience and the gear they provided kept us warm on a cold day

Marsha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good value for the money. Couldn't have asked for better tour guides than Alain and also the naturalist on the boat. And the whales put on quite a show!

Claire W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a great experience for us and enjoyed being able to see so many different whales, seals, etc.
We would do it again.

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

we all loved it!

Torsten W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The almost 3h drive from Quebec was worth the drive, we saw several whales and seals

Rita E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was one of the best tours i ever took. It was just amazing to see the whales and the bus ride along the ST Lawrence was very scenic with the upcoming fall colors. I felt the driver was driving too fast most of the time which some more people felt as well.

Robeert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic in every way. Saw lots of whales, great guides, great weather. The smaller boat was definitely the way to go.

Roberta P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great bus driver, Yves, who was very knowledgeable about the area we were driving through and what we could expect form our sea loving creatures. He was also able to take us through small towns because we had a small bus so got to see more of the beautiful coastline. We got to see 3 different types of whales and a large pod of sea lions. The water was calm was it was easy going. It was the first whale watching trip I had taken and it was wonderful. I would do it again, next time in the Zodiac boats..

Graham B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fun guide, 3 different types of whale and so much other wildlife

ROXANNE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was the highlight of my week-long vacation in Quebec City. We saw many whales and baby seals up close. I highly recommend this tour.

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