The bus ride was long, but the driver Yves kept us entertained with history, facts, and discussion about whales. We happened to take the tour on a rainy day. We were scheduled for the Zodiac tour. They gave us the option of switching to the larger boat, but we decided to stay with the Zodiac. We definitely got wet with rain and waves splashing onto the boat, even with the waterproof coat and pants. I recommend bringing a change of clothes with you if you do the Zodiac. That 3 hour bus ride back was a bit uncomfortable in wet clothes.
Though both types of boats have to abide by the same rules of staying away from the whales a certain distance, I feel like the whales we saw were so much closer than the larger boat. Perhaps it was just that we were on the same level. We saw Fin whales and seals.
We heard the larger boat saw some Beluga whales at one location that we weren't able to see. A view from higher in the air has its benefits too. Either way, it was a great experience!
This tour was amazing!
Fantastic. Great, funny guide, and an amazing day. We seemed to have an exceptional day and had at least half, if not two-thirds of the whale watching portion of the zodiac trip, spent watching Fin, Minke, and Beluga whales or the dozens of seals. Food at our stop in Charlevoix was great if you love dairy, as we stopped at a cheese factory. We bought curd, a fantastic house made potato salad, and had sandwiches with a quarter inch thick of fresh cheese along with baguettes, so good. The beer made from a craft brewer in town was good too, I would grab another Mad Cow brand beer anywhere I saw it and I like beer. Excellent trip, even though with the zodiacs we did not have enough time for lunch once we got to the destination, so I would stock up with snacks and water bottles as we did for the trip if you can't last between eating from about 10:30 am to 4 or 5 pm
Good experience. The guides were amazing. Unfortunately, we didnt see the belugas this time but still worth every penny to watch the finbacks and minkes
This tour was amazing!
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
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!
It was a great experience for us and enjoyed being able to see so many different whales, seals, etc.
We would do it again.
we all loved it!
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