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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..
Fun guide, 3 different types of whale and so much other wildlife
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.
I had never been on a whale watching cruise, so wasn't sure what to expect. This was a dream come true! Beautiful day, courteous drivers, incredible guide, and being able to see the whales and seals and birds was just the icing on the cake this trip was a birthday gift from my husband - this is the wife writing!! I will definitely book with you again when I want to take others on this same trip. Thank you very much! Terina
The driver is so experienced and gave us information of whales, history of the area etc.
A wonderful experience of watching whale on a Zodiac boat! Unforgettable!!!
A great experience, very well organized. I've already suggested to a lot of friends!
Amazing day and stunning experience... The 3 hours drive on the bus to get there was not boring at all thanks to the driver who shared a lot of fun facts and the trip on the zodiac itself was just perfect: we saw a lot of whales very closely! 10/10 would recommend!
It's a great tour even if you don't get to see the whales. Our driver/guide Yves told us so much about country and landscape and wheles, and his sense of humor is fenomenal. But we also got to see lots of whelesBeluga, Minkie, Fin and whole colony of grey Seals.
It was a beautiful day with a smooth bus ride and very relaxing and scenic boat ride. Our tour guide, Yves was the best - he was knowledgeable and translated from English to French etc., funny and very considerate of his passengers. I am very glad we took this tour.
A long day but well worth it, we got to see 3 different type of whales . Our driver Yves was superb
What a great day! Our tour guide and driver Yves was knowledgeable and friendly, making a long bus ride there and back far more enjoyable. We had booked this trip in advance and ended up with rain and fog, so worried we might not get to see much. We were pleasantly surprised to spot 6 minke whales and scores of seals. Also a lovely surprise was the fjord tour, a beautiful landscape. We would do it again in a heartbeat.
The tour itself was very exciting. We saw about 20 whale and 3 different species. A very unique experience!What I was very disappointed in was the bus driver who put our lives in danger by making a cell phone call while driving a large coach bus and what made it worse was that it was in rainy and foggy conditions. Shame on him!!!
Loved it!!! We were very lucky our driver was actually a naturalist ,who had previously worked on the whale tours himself. He was able to take the whale tour with us , which was great since he was much better at spotting whales than us!! It was a long day ,but it went by very fast .We saw beluga, minke and fin whales. Also a few harp seals. We felt lucky that we saw so many ,since it is not a guarantee to see any at all really. The big boat was comfortable and the weather was good ,a little cool but tolerable. Next time maybe we'll try a zodiac!! The staff and naturalist on the boat were all very friendly and knowledgeable . It did add
to the day to have a driver who was as excited and enthusiastic for the whale watch as we were . The drive to and from the marine park was scenic , we stopped half way there for breaks and the bus was relatively comfortable. It was a great a day, we really enjoyed both of our tours while in Quebec. Our drivers/tour guides were both knowledgeable and witty ,they added to the fun. Definitely would do it again!
We definitely saw lots of whales!!! It was a cold, rainy day and our tour guide recommended switching from the zodiac tour to the large boat. We were so happy he did!!! It was even freezing on the deck of the large ship and after an hour we had seen enough whales and went inside to the warmth and hot chocolate.
Great tour with a very experienced, entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Saw many whales, belugas and minkies. The fjords were spectacular. Not to miss.
Great day out and well worth the money! The tour guide who picked us up from our respective hotels in the morning and drove us to our destination was funny and informative along the way. The time spent out on the water - 3 hours - absolutely flew past and we were very fortunate to have incredible weather conditions. Clear blue skies, blinding sun and calm waters. During the 3 hours we spotted Beluga, Minke, Humpback and Blue whales. To see a tiny fraction of the biggest mammals on earth in its natural environment was incredible and unforgettable. We also watched in awe and jealousy as a Blue whale unexpectedly surfaced extremely close to one of the other boats. But that's the luck of the draw, and you're watching wild animals. Understand that you may only catch glimpses of the whales, and from a distance. For me, however small a sighting, I felt very fortunate to be there to witness it.
We went October 3rd. We were afraid it was going to be too late in the season to see whales, but we were wrong! We saw 3 different species, beluga, minke and humpback plus lots of seals. The entire tour was excellent. The bus ride from Quebec City to the boat and back was breathtaking. Driver was great.
We had just left a 10 day cruise and this was the best tour we were had during the whole trip! This was my first Viator excursion and we will definitely be using you again.
Thank you for such a great memory.
Kelly and Richard
We saw lots of whales...exceeding my expectations. The zodiac maneuvered easily to see different whales. The guides were excellent, both on the tour bus and on the zodiac. The fjord tour was exciting and beautiful. Despite the rainy day, it was a great experience. (You may get a little damp.)
This was an awesome excursion. The shuttle driver picked us up at our hotel at the agreed upon time. We met at Plaza D'Armes in front of Chateau du Frontenac with our tour group. Our driver, Yves, was very very very informative and funny. The drive to the bay was so beautiful. The Quebec countryside was amazing. We stopped in a sandwich shop and had great sandwiches and coffee. We saw a blue whale, belugas, and minkies, among other sea animals. We hope to do this tour again when we return with the rest of our family, in the near future.
Awesome experience! 2 blue whale sightings, 4 fin whales! Loved to Fjord. Definitely highly recommended.
This tour was fantastic and great value for money. From boarding the coach in Québec city our guide gave us lots of information about the surrounding area, history and culture. The whale watching was awesome and I felt privileged to see these great mammals. Highly recommended.
Absolutely brilliant day out! The 3-hour bus ride to St Catherine seemed like a chore initially, but our driver Yves made it very interesting (and funny!). The whale-watching was wonderful - we got to see humpback whales and seals :) I would do this again in a heartbeat!