Water activity

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Activity provider: AML Cruises

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Activity provider: AML Cruises
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From US$ 102.44 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy whale watching in the Saguenay St.Lawrence Marine Park aboard a Zodiac boat. Departing from Tadoussac Marina or Baie-Ste-Catherine Pier, you can encounter these magnificent marine mammals in their natural habitat on a 2 or 2.5-hour tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whale-watching excursion on the majestic St.Lawrence River
  • Appreciate the breathtaking views throughout some of the most beautiful and rare landscapes in the world
  • Enjoy live narration about the whales and the fjord with your certified naturalist captain
Full description
Get ready for an amazing 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 2 or 2.5-hour whale-watching excursion aboard either 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.
Includes
  • 2 or 2.5-hour cruise tour
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • If you are traveling from Quebec City or Charlevoix, it is recommended to choose the Baie-Ste-Catherine departure option
  • Boats depart on time, so please arrive at the meeting point early
  • Children must be a minimum of 6 years old
  • Zodiac excursions are not advisable, even prohibited for certain persons such as young children (under the age of 6), pregnant women, and people suffering from articulation, back, or autonomy problems
  • Please wear closed shoes (not sandals), long pants, and a long-sleeved sweater
  • It is suggested to bring sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Unless the weather presents a danger to the security of the passengers, cruises are not canceled due to rain
  • Zodiacs are not suitable for persons in wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 839 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Nice proximity, lots of whales and belugas. The Captain was competent. A too long tour of the zodiac in the Fjord followed the observation of the whales. They could put the activity shorter and load on. There's at least 40 min of aimless walk in the Fjord. It's beautiful but the goal is to observe the whales.

July 19, 2022

The activity was great and we saw some whales. Unfortunately, the tour was mainly in French, but our guide tried to tell a lot in English as well. On-site parking was another $5 Canadian, which we thought was a lot. If you want to walk 15-20 minutes, you can save the parking fee and park for free at the Observation Center. GetYourGuide was very helpful in this case as the provider's booking site is mainly in French. The cancellation policy was also slightly better. However, the location was wrong, which is why we were lucky to have been there in time to explore the area.

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July 11, 2022

Experienced, friendly staff. Guide bilingual an anticipated our questions so perfectly. Captain had fun with the boat, turning sharply to throw up spray and getting us close to a waterfall. Even though it was foggy, we still saw whales and seals, thanks to their experience! Wetsuits worked great. Definitely glad we had sunglasses and had applied sunscreen even though it started out foggy - the sun did come out and conditions changed quickly on the water. The check-in process involves 2 locations and several staff handovers, but they are helpful and pretty clear about it. Definitely took the full hour ahead of our scheduled 1:30 departure time. This was a favorite experience for our family!

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July 4, 2022

Product ID: 28364