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Zodiac Whale Watching 2 or 2.5-Hour Cruise

Zodiac Whale Watching 2 or 2.5-Hour Cruise

From $79.20 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • 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
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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.
  • 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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Boats depart on time, so please arrive at the ticket booth 30 minutes before departure
  • 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
  • All participants must show proof of full vaccination (2 shots) from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson (1 dose). When boarding the boat, customers must show proof together with a photo ID. This applies on all cruises to all customers 13 years of age and older
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 661 reviews

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Whale watching was an enjoyable and beautiful experience for both adults and children. On our trip the tour group did an amazing job by being friendly, informative and fun. We saw lots of whales from a distance and loved skirting around a massive boat making its’ way up the St Laurence. Best part was touring the mouth of the Sagenay River where we saw sea lions basking in the sun and soaring cliffs.

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September 14, 2021

We saw several whales and it made for a most memorable experience. Be prepared to spend about an hour of prep time getting suited up and processed by the tour operator before you actually get on the boat and start heading out on the water. Some of the other tour companies operate smaller boats which might make for a more intimate experience. Wear warm clothing and do you risk bringing cameras or smart phones, unless very well protected, as the salt water spray will destroy them.

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September 11, 2021

Fantastic, enjoyed it so much, and it was thrilling seeing the whales! It would have been good to know there's a ferry across to Tadoussac, which ended up making us a bit late for check in, and when we went to the place indicated on the ticket, we were too late to check in there, so had to scramble to find parking, and the correct place to check in, which wasn't really well marked. The info ahead also didn't mention that we would get those great rain jackets and pants that we needed to get into, so allowing more time at check in is a must. I also wouldn't have worn my heavier jacket if I'd known we were going to "suit up", it ended up being too hot and bulky. Lastly, it's best to not bring purses or backpacks or anything with you (other than your camera/phone), leave them in the car since they'll get soaked on the floor. All that said, we had an incredible guide and the driver really crashed through the waves, which was FUN! And seeing the whales was truly awe-inspiring.

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September 2, 2021

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