Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City
- Duration: 10 hours
Set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the Saint Lawrence River and discover the city of Quebec and its surroundings. Departing from Chouinard Pier, this cruise will be a memorable experience that gives you a completely different perspective of Quebec City. During daytime crusies, the costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the unsuspected history of Quebec City, the river, and the surroundings. Take time to relax on the outside terraces while admiring the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Or choose to join an evening cruise and experience summer on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. A DJ will provide music and at the end of the night.
The ship and the views are great, guide was very knowledgeable. Only thing is the cost of drinks on the ship were expensive. Overall a great experience!
On your day tour of Grosse Île you’ll meet period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the immigrants and employees that resided in this quarantine station. Experience what the immigrants must have felt when they entered the disinfection building, and learn about medicine and immigration procedures here during the 19th and 20th centuries. You can choose to walk or hop on the tourist trolley to visit the central part of the island and the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue on to the hospital sector at the easternmost point of the island to visit the Lazaretto. Take a walk along the Mirador Trail and admire the views of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, taking in the natural treasures that await you at every turn. Retrace the footsteps of the Irish immigrants or linger a while at the memorial and think about what they experienced as they arrived i...
Exceptional experience- I have been to many national historical sites. Struck me that this is being forgotten by Parks Canada. With COVID it has important significance. The staff were outstanding - few anglophones aware - do a better job Parks Canara
Get an adrenaline rush in the waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary on a full-day whale watching tour from Quebec City. Visit the whale kingdom of Charlevoix, driving along one of the most beautiful roads in the province, passing enchanting villages, such as Baie-St-Paul and Pointe-au-Pic, and the wilderness landscape of the Laurentian mountains. Every spring, up to 6 different whale species can be seen frolicking in their feeding grounds off the Charlevoix coast, and this tour provides the option to see them on board a specially designed cruise ship. A naturalist guide will introduce you to the environment and describe the habits of the different species found in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Some of the marine mammals, great whales, and cetaceans you can expect to see in the krill-rich waters are belugas, minkes, and the mighty blue.
I understand that the tour was in Quebec. I understand that there would be more French than English spoken on the boat. However, it was FAR more French. I would not recommend this to my English-speaking friends.
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Since I am attracted to nature this was a good experience but would blame my luck couldn't see a single whale surfacing. It's unpredictable where they would pop out from. Wear good insulating layers, it's pretty cold on the water, irrespective what the temperature is on land. Totally recommend it.
Loved it! We were picked from the hotel on time, the driver was bilingual and was fluent in both English and French. We saw lots of belugas and little whales and spoted minke whale not too far from the ship. Highly recommend and more likely will be back next summer.
At 9:00 we moved with our guide/driver (a very kind and nice person). Direction: Baie St Cathrine where we will took the big boat to see the whales! And... founded! It was an amazing and exiting experience... Really suggested!
We travelled over 13 hours in hopes of seeing a whale. Not only did we see a whale .. we saw WHALES, over 10! It was truely amazing. Our tour bus driver was knowledgable and funny. Would do this again.. and again. Beautiful.
Wonderful tour guide! Saw multiple whales and the view was breath taking