Water activity

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Activity provider: AML Cruises

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Activity provider: AML Cruises

From US$ 97.04 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.

About this activity

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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 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
  • Zodiac cruise
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
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 946 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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The Zodiac Whale watch activity was definitely a highlight for us. Be prepared to get quite wet! If you layer your clothes well the orange "rain" suits will keep you comfortable. At one point we were surrounded by a very large school of grey seals. There was also a sighting of a beluga whale in the distance. Because we didn't see one of the larger whales they offered a free trip the next day for the larger boat. If we had time we would have taken advantage of this offer. The rating would have been a 5 if the commentator shared the information more evenly between French and English. I am an anglophone but I understand a bit of French and there was significantly more information shared in French than in English. I didn't think it would bother me that much but it impacted the enjoyment of the activity.

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September 16, 2022

First of all congratulations to the tourist operator AML for the seriousness of the organization of whale watching in zodiac. Congratulations to our young guide who was remarkable; she kept giving very helpful comments about the boat. Of course we would have liked to see more big cetaceans but nature cannot be controlled...Very nice experience that we will remember for a long time.

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August 21, 2022

We took the zodiac to observe the whales, after only a few minutes we had already seen one, then several others. Very beautiful moments, the guide was very nice, gave us lots of explanations on the different species present in Tadoussac, and answered all our questions. The highlight of the show, the blue whale, of which we saw several expiratory jets on the return trip (but we had already scrambled on time, and we should have waited 30 minutes for it to come out of the water again Sadly). The moment was totally magical. The participation of all the travelers to spot the whales, and the rules so that all the travelers could see them regardless of the side of the boat on which the whales appear were really good, we were able to see all the species that passed around us, Thank you for this release!!

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August 21, 2022

Product ID: 28364