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


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec

Whale Watching

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

Enrico T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Consigliata, bella esperienza. Viaggio in bus di circa 3 ore con tappa ad un caseificio , l'autista durante il percorso illustra le cittadine che si attraversano e racconta aneddoti vari, il motoscafo viaggia parecchio occhio al telefono/macchina fotografica. Partenza ore 9 circa da piazza d'armi e ritorno verso le ore 20 quindi giornata piena. Ho visto balene e leoni marini come da programma. Bel tour!

Jill T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The tour was amazing. We saw several different kinds of whales and a whole mess of seals. We even saw a baby seal sunbathing on a rock. Yves the bus driver was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Julie and Dominic were awesome on the zodiac. The only downfall was it's a long bus ride.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Although it was a long day, it was enjoyable. We were fortunate with the weather and it wasn't to rough. We did manage to see a mother whale with her baby, plus several belugas and a seal same along side the boat. We were picked up at our hotel by our coach driver Yves, who was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Absolutely perfect from beginning to the end!! And thanks to our excellent driver Yves for all the information and the fun not only in the bus, but also on site! Would rate this A


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017


John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our whale watching trip turned out great. At first we thought a 3 hour bus ride each way might be a drag but it was anything but. Yves, our tour guide was excellent and filled the time with humor and good information. The rainy weather cleared just as we got to the boat and we ended up with a beautiful day. We saw four kinds of whales as well as grey seals. The comment of the whale spotter on the boat summed up the entire trip - WOW!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing. Would it again. Got some great pictures and it was unbelievable to get so close to these beautiful creatures.

Hugh B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We were lucky with a beautiful day which allowed great views of the scenery and a flat, blue St Lawrence. Belugas, a Minke Whale, Harp and two other species of seal were easily seen. The zodiac was good, the captain knowledgeable and obliging and our bus driver both entertaining and a fund of local knowledge. All in all a great day out


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I t was wonderful experience.We have a wonderful hostguide

Leming C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Was an excellent experience and had a lot of fun on the zodiac! Would recommend zodiac over the large cruise boat, since it moves around a lot faster and you can get much closer to see the whales also saw seals and dolphins. The ride there and back was very long, so pack some food/snacks. There was a stop on the way there and back at a dairy farm to grab food and for bathroom break. Overall, highly recommend!

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