1. Canada
  2. Quebec (Province)
  3. Quebec City
  4. Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park

Whale Watching Cruise with Bus Transfer from Quebec City

Product ID: 135093
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Experience the thrill of whale watching at a very unique & beautiful location. This package includes hotel pick-up and transportation to and from the whale watching departure point.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pick-up service

At your hotel - please note that pick-up is not available from private residences or AirBnBs.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up service to make for a stress-free outing
  • Choose the big boat with inside and outside seating, covered roof, restrooms, observation platform, a boutique and a cafeteria
  • Pick the zodiac for a more adventurous experience
Full description
Depart Quebec City by motor coach to reach the very unique whale watching site of Baie-Ste-Catherine, near Tadoussac. Enjoy a 2.5 to 3-hour whale watching excursion and soak in the beauty of this breathtaking area. Once on board, and after the security speech, simply observe and enjoy this unique experience. Help the naturalist, the captain, the crew and the other passengers find these 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". The bilingual naturalist on board will be more than happy to share information about whales' behavior and the way they reproduce, eat and sleep.

Throughout the tour you'll learn all about the marine life, birds, mammals and marvel at the unique panorama of the Charlevoix and Cote-Nord regions. This area is filled with nature, stunning views, history and wildlife. The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Park and the Saguenay Fjord, which you will have the chance to see at the end of the cruise, are absolutely superb.

Join this tour for a unique experience on the St. Lawrence River, at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord. Be ready to "ooooh" and "aaaaah"! And don't forget to bring your camera so you come away from this day with permanent memories of this amazing whale watching tour!

Includes
  • Transportation to and from by air-conditioned bus
  • 2.5 to 3 hours whale watching excursion (you must choose between the zodiac or the big boat at time of booking)
  • Jacket and pants (to cover your own clothes) for guests going on the zodiac
  • Local taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meal
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Tips for the bus driver

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Pick-up is not available from private residences or AirBnbs
• The Zodiac is suitable not for people with back problems, if you are pregnant or if you are physically handicapped. The big boat is fully accessible; simply keep in mind that there are steep steps between each level and there are three (3) different levels
• Warm clothes are a must, even in the summer, as well as socks and closed toes shoes/sneakers
• For those going on the Zodiac, a jacket and pants are given to each passenger on the pier
• The big boat gives access to restrooms and a cafeteria
• The Zodiac does not carry any food or snacks nor have a restroom
• Big Boat and Zodiac leave at 1:30 PM. There is a 3 hour ride from Quebec City to Baie-Ste-Catherine. The tour usually leaves at 5:00 PM to return to Quebec City and the driver will stop at the half-way point.
• Bring a lens cover for your camera to protect it from salt water