Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

From $76.78 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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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private or small groups 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
Full description
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. On this 3-hour trip, you will have the opportunity to do whale watching, as well as observe geological formations such as 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. Then continue your adventure with a short visit into the magnificent Saguenay Fjord! This inlet is 65 miles (105 kilometers) long and is sometimes as wide as 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). The fjord is also in Saguenay Fjord National Park, a park which overlaps 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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 394 reviews

Review summary

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I booked an English tour - and was very disappointed that there was still a French part. Also the tour guide would speak for 5 min in French and only 30 seconds in English. While English might be a much simpler language - the time spent was no properly distributed.

13 September 2020

Saw 5 humpbacks in October including a young one which was great. Pretty close to the boat but we didn’t follow them for long so it was brief for a 3hr trip, but we had to get out quite far from shore to search for the whales. Very difficult to understand the narrator as the language switched between French and English without a pause in between. Expensive for a boat trip.

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23 October 2019

The trip was good, friendly, and enjoyable to watch the show of many Whales, belugas and Focas, but they were too far, I was expecting to see them more closely. The guide speak French but English too, so it was good to understand what about he was talking. The cost, to my view it's a little expensive, for what we get.

20 August 2019

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