Water activity

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: AML Cruises

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: AML Cruises

From US$ 99.74 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


  • 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. 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

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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
  • 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
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 940 reviews

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Try to go on a clear day and carry nice winter wear (wool cap, gloves and at least 1 jacket) in order to see more closely and with a front view. The cafe is a good place to sit if you are feeling cold, and there is a decent collection of coffee and drinks. However the food is only cold. We were totally pleasantly stunned with the experience. So many different types of whales and a non stop sighting trip. The commentator made the whole experience ethereal. The big boat is slower than a zodiac but is more convenient with the washrooms and indoor sitting areas. Thankfully these operators around Baie-Saint-Catherine and Tadoussac gladly share sighting information among themselves and hence all are at the right place at the right time.

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September 12, 2022

The tour was good, unfortunately we had bad weather and not too many sightings but you can't influence that. Unfortunately, the lady who explained everything spoke a little quickly and sometimes mixed French with English so that you didn't understand everything. We found the lady who assigned the parking spaces very unfriendly, despite repeated notices that we didn't speak French and if she could please say it in English, she kept talking in French. With a ticket price of 100€ the car park should be free, this costs another 5€.

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August 23, 2022

Nice cruise. Nice crew. Terrible parking situation. Not previously informed about the unusual, awkward and time consuming parking procedure. Ticket person said we would to walk about 100m after parking up a hill. It was much more than that and it was news to us that we had to walk the distance after waiting 30 minutes in line to pay for parking. The busride from the boat back to the spot where we got on the first bus was dangerous. People standing tightly packed in and driver picks up 5 more. No good for folks with minor disabilities with walking.

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August 23, 2022

Product ID: 28363