Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

From $75.41 per person

Venture into Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park on a 3-hour boat trip leaving from the pier in Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine in Quebec. Encounter the most majestic creatures of the planet, the whales.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private or small groups available


  • Discover the wonders of Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park, encompassing a marine environment
  • Watch for whales, including beluga colonies, fin whales, and minke whales
  • Enjoy panoramic views in the Saguenay Fjord National Park
Full description
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. On this 3-hour trip, you will have the opportunity to do whale watching, as well as observe geological formations such as 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. Then continue your adventure with a short visit into the magnificent Saguenay Fjord! This inlet is 65 miles (105 kilometers) long and is sometimes as wide as 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). The fjord is also in Saguenay Fjord National Park, a park which overlaps 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.
  • 3-hour whale watching cruise
  • Guide
  • Bilingual commentary
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Upgrade to VIP lounge on upper deck (if VIP option chosen)
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Food and drinks
    • Open-toed shoes

    Know before you go

    • Dress warm, even in the summer, as it can be quite cool on the St. Lawrence River
    • Cruises are not canceled due to rain unless the weather presents a danger to your safety. There is always an enclosed area on the boat
    • Foldable wheelchairs are allowed, but electric wheelchairs are not permitted for your safety
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 505 reviews

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    even though the weather was not cooperating [rain and fog], the boat crew manage to find some patch with better view and we did find a whale that was very cooperating. Starting with a sense of desperation the cruise ended up to be quite interesting with magnificent view a a humpback whale swimming around the boat... even getting out of the water to look at us!!! very impressive.

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    July 21, 2021

    It was very good, regardless I though we would see the whales a little bit more, like jumping or something cooler, we mostly saw their fin and back. We saw minke whales, beluga whales and a bunch of seals too. My kids (6yrs) had a blast, they were super excited! It was offered in english and french which was good since I have basic to null french.

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    July 12, 2021

    We were lucky to see a great many Minke and Great Fin whales plus several Beluga. It was truly magical! The only issue was that my children don’t speak French and the English translation was very difficult to understand and also less detailed than anything that was first said in French. Fully bilingual tour guides with easy to understand pronunciation should be expected given the cost of the tour.

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    July 8, 2021

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