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Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: AML Cruises
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From US$ 107.44 per person

Venture into Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park on a 3-hour boat trip leaving from the pier in Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine in Quebec. Encounter the most majestic creatures of the planet, the whales.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private group available


  • Discover the wonders of Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park, encompassing a marine environment
  • Watch for whales, including beluga colonies, fin whales, and minke whales
  • Enjoy panoramic views in the Saguenay Fjord National Park
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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 3-hour 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.

  • 3-hour whale watching cruise
  • Guide
  • Bilingual commentary
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Upgrade to VIP lounge on upper deck (if VIP option chosen)
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
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 may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • Non-folding wheelchairs
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Dress warm, even in the summer, as it can be quite cool on the St. Lawrence River
  • Cruises are not canceled due to rain unless the weather presents a danger to your safety. There is always an enclosed area on the boat
  • Foldable wheelchairs are allowed, but electric wheelchairs are not permitted for your safety
  • All participants must show proof of full vaccination (2 shots) from recognized vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson (only 1 dose). When boarding the boat, customers must show proof (paper or mobile barcode) together with a picture ID (passport or driver's license, etc). This will apply on all cruises for all customers 13 years of age and older
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 693 reviews

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An excellent well organized activity. There were plenty of whales to see and the guide was quick to point out the marine life. The boat was clean and the staff were friendly and courteous. We throughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend it. Note, we dressed warmly and were fine. Hat and gloves is a must if you like to be outside on deck. Overall wonderful experience.

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September 24, 2021

This was our first time whale watching and we had such a good time! Saw so many whales! We were impressed that the captain would sail to where the whales were if we saw spouts off in the water. There were no open restaurants in Baie St. Catherine so if you get there early there isn’t really anything to do. We were told Toudessac has more to do but we ended up hanging out at the look out point a short way past our pick up point. We would definitely recommend this tour!

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September 23, 2021

This time, we saw many belugas and minkes, and one large finback which swam very close to the boat. It was an overcast day with alot of mist. We saw many more whales, including a large number of humpbacks,fins, and belugas during our cruise at the beginning of August than we did this time.

September 1, 2021

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