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  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Amazing experience!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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.)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Awesome experience! 2 blue whale sightings, 4 fin whales! Loved to Fjord. Definitely highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Our tour guide (Yves) made the drive very pleasurable with all his knowledge of the area and his witty humour. We have a 3, 9 and 12 year old that equally enjoyed the trip. I would suggest that you bring warm clothes for the wale watching since the temperature out there drops by about 10 to 15•

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Very well run trip including the bus ride and the cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

I had a wonderful day with AML. The driver who picked me up at the hotel was polite and funny. The bus driver for the day spoke English, French, and Spanish. The scenery on the way to Baie Ste.-Catherine was beautiful. I am so glad that I chose the Zodiak boat instead of the large boat. Aside from the fact that going out in a Zodiak is fun, it is also a fast boat, so it can respond rapidly if one of the other captains radios that they've spotted a whale. There is no guarantee that you will see any whales at all, but I had the very good fortune to see a blue whale, a minke, a humpback, and several belugas. Merci beaucoup a tout!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

A very well organised full day trip. Excellent coach driver/guide, comfortable coach and as Delta hotel was first pick up we actually had choice of any seats !! Cafe used for mid journey break a little small for full coach, but good quality and friendly.
Whale watch boat spacious with good visibility if a little "tired" internally, but with a very enthusiastic commentary from whale experts. (and clean toilets !)
Little choice of food from on board Bistro, would have been better to take our own and rely on them for drinks only.
Several whales of various types seen -- close enough to excite us without harassing them. Some superb photo opportunities.
Overall good value for money, an enjoyable coach trip through glorious countryside, and plenty of whale sightings close enough to satisfy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Good ride there and back. Didn't see much whales but we saw some and enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks

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