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Quebec Province Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Quebec Province Cruises & boat tours

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

1. Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Embark on a cruise in the Saguenay St.Lawrence Marine Park and board a Zodiac boat. Marvel at the epic views and keep on the lookout for whales in their natural habitat. Get ready for a fantastic wildlife adventure. Accompanied by a certified naturalist captain, you will experience the excitement of an intimate and unique encounter with whales. It’s a must for lovers of intense emotions. Departing from Tadoussac Marina or Baie-Ste-Catherine Pier, you can experience a whale-watching excursion aboard a 25-foot passenger inflatable or a 60-foot rigid boat. Enjoy this intimate experience with whales in their natural habitat. Your captain and guide will tell you the story of how these impressive marine mammals live. You will top off the cruise with a breathtaking excursion into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.

Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Upper Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

2. Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Upper Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

Experience an unforgettable whale watching adventure at one of the best marine mammal-watching sites in the world. Encounter up to thirteen species of marine mammals aboard a vessel designed for observation and learn about the giants of the sea from professional naturalist guides. Choose between two options for this cruise. Access the Saint Laurent VIP lounge or access the upper Walkway only, departing from Tadoussac or Baie-St-Catherine. If you book the Saint Laurent VIP Lounge option, enjoy the amenities of a brand-new VIP lounge where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made with local products awaits you. You will also have access to the upper walkway with the VIP lounge option. Benefit from priority access to an exclusive observation deck with Quebec wines, beers, and spirits. Take in the majestic natural scenery from an intimate, glass-encased space on the upper deck. You will also enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch. If you book access to the upper Walkway only, you will have access to an exclusive observation deck, at the very top of the ship as well as priority access to board the ship. The upper Walkway allows you to see the whales from above.

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

3. Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Depart from the pier in Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine and head out on an observation boat on a tour of the marine ecosystem in Quebec's Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park. Embark on a whale-watching trip, and observe geological formations like the Saguenay Fjord. As you sail along the waters of this marine reserve aboard the Grand Fleuve, keep your eyes peeled for whales. 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 in Saguenay Fjord National Park, sometimes overlapping with Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park. You will be amazed by the wonder of marine life and geological formations as you cruise the waters on this relaxing and informative tour. Finally, sail back to the departure point where your tour ends.

Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

4. Quebec City: Sightseeing Cruise with Guide

Set sail on a captivating cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. See the iconic old forts, Montmorency Falls, Laurentian Mountains, and many more highlights during the journey. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the Château Frontenac, Île d'Orléans, and the Côte-de-Beaupré. Learn interesting stories and facts about the city while cruising in the serene waters.

Ottawa: Bilingual Guided City Tour by Amphibious Bus

5. Ottawa: Bilingual Guided City Tour by Amphibious Bus

Climb aboard a unique vehicle that can travel on land and water and discover the historical attractions of Ottawa and the Ottawa River from different perspectives. Spend 40 minutes on land and 20 minutes on the water. Admire landmark monuments and attractions such as Lake Dow, Landsdowne Park, and Byward Market. Get a magnificent view of the city as you cruise along the river aboard the amphibious vehicle. See all the important sights of Ottawa and the city of Gatineau, located just across the water. Avail of an activity that is both fun and educational for the entire family, and ideal for those who are short of time but want to see it all.

Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise

6. Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain. Climb aboard the 'Paula D' for a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on the Ottawa River. This must-do experience offers an entertaining glimpse of the region's rich history and leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your stay. For your convenience, there are two departure docks, one located in Gatineau and another in Ottawa. Once boarded, sit back and relax as you cruise down the river. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and learn about the river's past life as a watery highway for transporting resources with your guide's engaging and informative commentary in both English and French. During your cruise, you'll have the opportunity to see the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau Canal Locks, and the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau from the river. You'll also be able to spot some sights that are only visible from the water or from Gatineau. While you're taking in the sights, savor a nice cold beverage (at your own expense) on the large open-air upper deck. Alternatively, escape the elements and visit the closed-in lower deck to take advantage of the on-board canteen with a bar.

Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

7. Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

Climb aboard the Cavalier Maxim river vessel at Montreal’s Alexandra Pier in the Old Port and set sail on a cruise of the Saint Lawrence River. See the metropolitan area from a new perspective as you cruise out from the port, past the Olympic Stadium, Parc Bellerive, the Pont Jacques-Cartier, and more. Relax on board and listen to a fascinating commentary by a certified guide. They will regale you with stories of the history of Montreal, and relate anecdotes about the city and its surroundings. Take a break from city life and laze on the sunny terrace of the Cavalier Maxim, while soaking up the breathtaking panorama parading before your eyes!

Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

8. Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Brunch in style on a ship on the Saint Lawrence River. Come aboard and treat yourself to a charming 2.5-hour experience. The cruise sails Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Depart Chouinard Pier, only a four-minute walk from Quebec City's Quartier Petit Champlain. Step aboard the AML Louis Jolliet and let yourself be tempted by the diverse selection of dishes concocted onboard by the chef. Brunch is served as a 3-course meal with your choice of delicious main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available). Taste local products cooked and prepared by a chef and a team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. After brunch, set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River and experience Quebec City from a different perspective. Relax on the outside terraces and admire the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the untold history of Quebec city, the river, and the surroundings.

Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

9. Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Enjoy a day out at sea on the Saint Lawrence River aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch, see Montreal's iconic sites such as the Old Port, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Olympique Park, and many more from a sea view. Meet your host at the Grand Quay pier in Old Montreal to board the cruise. Enjoy brunch for 1 hour before departing on a scenic 1.5 hour river cruise. The river cruise will depart at 11:30 AM. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your food. Taste a delicious 3-course brunch cooked from local products. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. Feeling full up? No worries, you can chill in the dining rooms or head to the open-air outdoor terraces to admire the view. See Montreal from a different perspective, and make sure you take photos of the Old Port, La Grande Roue, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and many more sites as you cruise along.

Ottawa: Floating Tiki Bar Cruise on the Ottawa River

10. Ottawa: Floating Tiki Bar Cruise on the Ottawa River

Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a floating tiki bar. Just head to one of the embarkment sites, climb aboard and get the party started. The activity provider's captains are all small vessel certified and licensed. Enjoy fancy drinks and snacks as the floating palapa boat takes you along the river, offering stunning views of the shoreline. Whether it’s just hanging out with friends for a fun time, spending some relaxing time with your family, taking a romantic cruise, or a group excursion, this tour is one of the most unique ways to get out on the water. Cruise the time away sipping drinks, and listening to or singing karaoke to your favorite tropical tunes.

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based on 1,313 reviews

Beautiful views, a great guide (in historical costume), your choice of indoor or outdoor seating, and access to food, a bar, and gift shops onboard. Well worth the price. Try to bring a hat that won't blow away if you want to sit outside; it was windy enough to blow chairs down the open upper deck on our return trip. Invigorating to be up there, though, and if you get cold, you can always go back to the heated inside to warm up!

Three-hour cruise in excellent conditions in a VIP lounge: panoramic view sheltered from a fairly icy breeze on the St. Lawrence, impeccable welcome, caring staff, champagne and a very good meal The whales, seals and belugas were there -you: we particularly appreciated the comments of the visibly involved and passionate guide/presenter. In summary, a very nice experience.

great crew. presented in French and English. alerted us each time a whale was close and we saw about twenty in total.

Andres was a wonderful tour guide. I will definitely reserve a tour with him again.

Very fun tour! Sights were beautiful and tour was informative!