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The trip was very well organized and delighful. I strongly raccomend it.
It was a wonderful trip and want to do it again on a nice day!! The fog was kind of thick and we couldn't see much, but the pilot of the boat and the people on it made it fun anyways. We did see whales which was great. The bus trip to the boat was great. The driver knows customer service, was funny and entertaining.
I gave this a 5 star as the Viator is the way to go. Really enjoyed this.
Door to Door Service from your Hotel. A local taxi (shuttle bus) will pick you up and drive you to Chateau Frontenac to board a picturesque coach tour from Chateau Frontenac (Musee du Fort) along the picturesque St-Lawrence Northern coast line directly to your destination of Baie Sainte-Catherine. The coach driver (Yves) provides a humourous informative monologue along the way with a 20 minute stop for "weewee-wawa" and an opportunity to grab a fresh snack from a cheese factory. Boarding the "GRANDE FLEUVE" boat in Baie-Sainte Catherine for a three hour whale watching cruise a Naturalist-Guide will provide commentary on the variety of whales (along with their personalised names such as "tic-tac-toe" and "Snowhite") including Minke, Fin, Humpback and Beluga which we saw on our tour. Before returning to shore we also were provided a tour of the Tadoussac Fjord where we saw Belugas exiting the bay. Viator made the full day tour a ballanced blend of relaxing and very exciting. I highly recommend this tour with Viator.
Great experience from start to finish. Enjoyed the guided tour during the scenic bus trip. Despite some rainy weather the whale watching experience in the zodiac was fantastic!
Although it was cold and a bit rainy well worth the adventure. The excursion started with a 3 yr transport ride in a small bus. The driver, Yves, was excellent. Great personality and brimming with information. Because we had a limited number of passengers he was able to take some side trips along the way, including a stop at a diary farm to purchase organic cheeses and meats which we had onboard for lunch. Delicious! The scenery was great and I would have paid for just the bus ride. The boat was comfortable and plenty of narration by onboard staff who pointed out a number of whales. We saw plenty of whales that day so no worries on spotting whales. Highly recommend this excursion. Viator made it easy to book and answered all my questions.
Easy pick up arrangements, interesting journey to and from Baie St Catherine, excellent driver/tour guide then the piece-de-resistance being the amazing zodiac trip. We did get very wet (tip - avoid the right hand side seat at the rear!!!) but it didn't matter one bit. We saw two pods of Hump Backed whales, in fact they approached us really quite closely - amazing. Then we also saw two blue whales - truly unforgettable. A really good trip, a humbling experience being able to get so close to these beautiful creatures, and very good value. You must try it - brave the zodiac it's worth it!
Despite terrible visibility we had a great trip with our coach driver Yves pointing out anything we could see from the window through the mist and amazing us with his linguistic gymnastics - switching from french to english several times in one sentence! The trip on the zodiac was equally full of effort to find a whale somewhere in the fog and the driver seemed as pleased as us when he could finally show us a humpback whale. Excellent!
Although quite a long distance from Quebec City it was well worth the trip.
A long day but well worth to get out amongst the whales.Great trip from start to finish.
My wife and I enjoyed it very well! It was something new and exciting to attend. We'll organized, seen three different types of whales! Highly recommended!!!!! Would return if we had the chance to.
We went in the very beginning of August and It was a fabulous experience ! Our guide, Frances, seem to know exactly where to go and find the whales !!! We had an amazing few moments , when a big whale dove under our zodiac boat and after made a deep dive right in front of us, giving us a picture perfect view of the tale! I will do this trip again when I return to Quebec !
We saw more whales on this tour than we did in Alaska!!!!! Highly recommend, it is worth the long bus trip.
A fantastic day from start to finish.
Yves was entertaining and knowledgeable on the journey to Baie-Saint-Catherine.
Upon arrival we were equipped with waterproofs and boarded the Zodiac with a minimum of fuss.
Exhilarating trip to start, but nothing could prepare us for the first sight of a whale diving; we were told it was rare.
We saw "Minky" and "Hump-Back" whales just a few feet away, and got some tremendous photos..
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Terrific value for money.
Knowledgable and entertaining (bilingual) coach driver. On the boat we saw lots of whales, plus excited and knowledgable live commentary on board. It would be really useful to take jumpers/waterproofs/gloves as it turned out to be a cold, misty day in July. The whole family thought it definetely worth it.