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Picked up in the morning a few minutes late and wasn't entirely sure where to be as we didn't see anyone. We had ample time to get to the location so no issues with that. Stops were made along the way which made the journey comfortable. The cruise itself- of course you will not see whales like you do in the pictures/documentaries. Perhaps a better view could have been obtained on the zodiacs as opposed to the bigger cruise vessel. Bring long range zoom lenses if you have & want to snap some photos. We spotted the white heads of the Beluga whales, the tails of about 3-4 humpbacks & saw the water spouts as the resurface & a seal. All were at a distance of approx 100-150 meters away hence the advice to bring long range zoom lenses. It is a nice day out & on the beach before departure you can see a lot of krill in small puddles of water at the beachside. If your intention is to see whales up close & personal- this may not be a trip for you. The journey up & down from Montreal is long!
My wife and I recently stayed in the old town district of Montreal and headed over a short distance to Dyad for what was a really great excursion on the scooters. Our guide simply nailed it from making the group feel comfortable and safe on the scooters while traversing through town, to providing lots of history and perspective that we were ultimately after. I won't spoil the surprises here, but you'll have a chance to see some amazing sights around town and enjoy a few special treats to taste along the way that you would otherwise certainly have missed. Did I mention how much fun the scooters are? We had a fairly diverse level of biking skill within our group, but we all seemed like pros by the end of the tour. Our guide spent a sufficient amount of time and attention in the beginning to ensure everyone was comfortable before heading off. Looking back on our week long trip through Quebec City and Montreal, this tour was definitely at the top.
Our driver and guide were exceptional. Our driver made me feel safe and I appreciated that he helped out a fellow large vehicle when the other fellow got caught heading towards a bridge couldn't fit under. Nice to see people helping people. Our guide was well informed, funny, and educational. It was a great start to our Montreal adventure!
We had seating on the front desk which allowed easy viewing of both sides of the river. We enjoyed Joe's narration as the ride progressed up the river and return. Time well spent....enjoyed an adult beverage, time to relax and learn about Montreal.
It was an excellent way to tour the city on your on itinerary. Wonderful that the transportation was included with the pass. Perhaps including more direction on how tomuse the transit system and which bus or subway to take to the attractions.