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Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

1. 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.

Tadoussac: Whales and Fjord Cruise Morning or Twilight Tour

2. Tadoussac: Whales and Fjord Cruise Morning or Twilight Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Baie-Sainte-Catherine

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,478 reviews

Our guide was great, we learned a lot about our cruise, the region, all in a relaxed and humorous atmosphere, which made the bus trip more enjoyable. The Zodiak cruise was most interesting, the weather can play a big role in the observation. We were very well informed about the cetaceans that we had to observe. Really a great experience!

Our tour bus driver was wonderful. His ability to conduct the tour in both French and English was flawless and he was extremely knowledgeable. He gave far better information than the guides on the boat. We saw many whales and had a great time.

Amazing and unforgettable experience

This is the first time we have joined the whale watching excursion in my life .That is a great challenge For us to stay in the ocean for 3 hours , which is thrilling and stimulating. We enjoyed it very much!

It was a great experience. It was amazing to see the humpback whales, minkies, porpoises and seals. We were on the big boat so I was happy that I wore warm clothes.

Great experience, you should have seen it. The tour guide shared a lot of background information and was very personable.