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Tadoussac: Morning or Dusk Whale Watching and Fjord Cruise

1. Tadoussac: Morning or Dusk Whale Watching and Fjord Cruise

Depart from the pier at Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine and head out on an observation boat in Quebec's Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park Saguenay Fjord. As you look out at the marine life and geological formations, listen to commentary from your certified naturalist guide. As you sail along the waters of this marine reserve, keep your eyes peeled for whales of all kinds. The area is best known for its colony of belugas, but you can also sometimes spot blue whales, minke whales, and fin whales. Continue your adventure with a visit to the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. This inlet is 65 miles long and sometimes as wide as 2.5 miles. The fjord is also located in Saguenay Fjord National Park with some parts overlapping with the Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park.

Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

2. Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

Experience the wonder of whale watching on a day trip from Quebec City. Benefit from comfortable round-trip transport by bus, and the choice between a big boat or zodiac whale watching excursion. After morning pickup, depart Quebec City for the beautiful area of Baie-Sainte-Catherine, near Tadoussac. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive. On arrival to Baie-Sainte-Catherine, you’ll board either a big boat or be outfitted for your zodiac experience. The big boat offers inside and outside seating, a covered roof, restrooms, observation platform, a boutique, and a cafeteria. The zodiac offers a more intimate and adventurous encounter, as you observe the whales from water level. Your bilingual guides on either vessel will be more than happy to share information about the whales and surrounding area. Help the naturalist, the captain, the crew, and the other passengers spot the giants of the sea. Breathe in the fresh air and admire the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River as well as the tiny island of Ile Rouge or the lighthouse "Phare Au Fond Prince". After your 2.5 to 3-hour excursion, board the bus for the return journey. Tour concludes with drop-off in Quebec City.

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What people are saying about Baie-Sainte-Catherine

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,478 reviews

We were very fortunate to see many marine mammals on this trip. Our guide was excellent and seemed as excited as we were to get such amazing views of these majestic animals!

A very enjoyable experience especially seeing several types of whales in a relatively short time period.

Very we organized. Excellent guide speaker with lots of relevant information

Great day on the water saw loads of marine life had a great.

Superb whale watching tour! Can not recommend it enough!