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Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

1. Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

Choose to whale watch via on of two VIP tickets, The Saint Laurent Lounge or VIP Walkway departing from either Tadoussac Pier or Baie-St-Catherine Pier. Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access in Tadoussac: From May 16 to October 30, 2022 with departures at 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Approximate Duration: 3h00 Experience a distinctive whale watching cruise in the AML Grand Fleuve's all-new St-Laurent VIP Lounge! Treat yourself to the best marine mammal watching site in the world! Meet the giants of the sea in the comfort of this intimate, glass-enclosed space on the upper deck. Dedicated staff welcomes you on the outdoor terrace or in one of the two VIP lounges where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made from local products await you. As a privileged customer, you will enjoy: Priority entrance on board Two fully glazed interior lounges A selection of fine local bites Quebec wines, beers and spirits A reserved outdoor terrace Access to an exclusive observation deck Guests choosing the VIP Saint Laurent Lounge will receive a gourmet lunch box with the following menu: Maple smoked Atlantic salmon Nordic shrimp and snow crab served with quinoa infused with Neigette, Haute voltige’s black tea Pulled wapiti with boreal spices and chiogga beet petals Duo of Quebec cheeses and crackers Dried fruit and apple petals from Quebec Decadent chocolate cake with raspberry-coulis and wild blueberries from the Lac St-Jean region Upper Deck VIP Access in Tadoussac: From May 16 to October 30, 2022 with departures at 9:45 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Approximate duration: 3h00 Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation! On this vast ship, our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale watching site in the world. Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation! Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet Exceptional panoramic view from a reserved walkway Discovery of the most beautiful whale watching site in the world Interpretation by a naturalist guide Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Safe cruise: The equipment used is checked and upgraded regularly, and all crews are trained in emergency preparedness to guarantee a safe cruise for all passengers aboard. Boarding will take place 30 minutes before your departure. Accessibility: If you are a person with reduced mobily, please verify the accessibility conditions before making a reservation.

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.

Tadoussac & Baie-St-Catherine: Whale & Bear Wildlife Tour

3. Tadoussac & Baie-St-Catherine: Whale & Bear Wildlife Tour

Live an experience like no other in the heart of Tadoussac. Sail on the St. Lawrence River aboard a boat and meet the majestic whales. Then venture into the forest, at dusk, to observe the black bear in its natural habitat. Enjoy during the afternoon, at your leisure, a visit to the 5-star Farm. The Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River are known to be the best observation site for whales and other marine mammals in the world. Our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Join a passionate forest and black bear guide. He will take you to a natural and safe site for observing black bears. While observing the bears in freedom, he will tell you about his habitat and his way of life. Before experiencing the activity, a short video will be broadcast to teach you about the mission of the Domaine de l'ours noir and the bears. At the 5-star farm, observe our bison, deer, lynx, wolves, and moose in the parks on a unique site in the region. Pet our goats and other small farm animals.

Tadoussac: Whales and Fjord Cruise Morning or Twilight Tour

4. 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 Tadoussac

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,507 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.