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Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park

Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

1. Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Embark on a cruise in the Saguenay St.Lawrence Marine Park and board a Zodiac boat. Marvel at the epic views and keep on the lookout for whales in their natural habitat. Get ready for a fantastic 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 whale-watching excursion aboard 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.

Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Upper Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

2. Tadoussac: VIP Lounge or Upper Walkway Whale Watching Cruise

Experience an unforgettable whale watching adventure at one of the best marine mammal-watching sites in the world. Encounter up to thirteen species of marine mammals aboard a vessel designed for observation and learn about the giants of the sea from professional naturalist guides. Choose between two options for this cruise. Access the Saint Laurent VIP lounge or access the upper Walkway only, departing from Tadoussac or Baie-St-Catherine. If you book the Saint Laurent VIP Lounge option, enjoy the amenities of a brand-new VIP lounge where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made with local products awaits you. You will also have access to the upper walkway with the VIP lounge option. Benefit from priority access to an exclusive observation deck with Quebec wines, beers, and spirits. Take in the majestic natural scenery from an intimate, glass-encased space on the upper deck. You will also enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch. If you book access to the upper Walkway only, you will have access to an exclusive observation deck, at the very top of the ship as well as priority access to board the ship. The upper Walkway allows you to see the whales from above.

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

3. Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

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. Embark on a whale-watching trip, and observe geological formations like 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. 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 in Saguenay Fjord National Park, sometimes overlapping 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. Finally, sail back to the departure point where your tour ends.

Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

4. Quebec City: Whale Watching Excursion with Bus Transfer

Discover 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 excursion, board the bus for the return journey. Tour concludes with drop-off in Quebec City.

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What people are saying about Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,152 reviews

Three-hour cruise in excellent conditions in a VIP lounge: panoramic view sheltered from a fairly icy breeze on the St. Lawrence, impeccable welcome, caring staff, champagne and a very good meal The whales, seals and belugas were there -you: we particularly appreciated the comments of the visibly involved and passionate guide/presenter. In summary, a very nice experience.

Would recommend the trip to everyone!! This was. our fifth journey and it always gives a new exciting view. We have always booked the enclosed. private lounge. It is more. costly, totally worth it.

great crew. presented in French and English. alerted us each time a whale was close and we saw about twenty in total.

Guide was very knowledgeable. She spoke in both official languages. Lots of whales. Well organized.

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