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Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec

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  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3571Q_WW
While you’re in Quebec City, don’t miss a chance to see some of Canada’s best wildlife on a whale-watching cruise! You’ll travel to Baie-Sainte-Catherine by road and then board either a large, three-level observation boat or a small, open-air zodiac boat for an exciting escapade to look for whales, belugas, seals and other marine life. The fabulous scenery is just a bonus on this adventurous day trip from Quebec City.


  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Seasonal Offer
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Escape Quebec City for a day, and treat yourself to an exciting adventure on the water. After meeting your guide you will board a deluxe motor coach and travel along the picturesque mountainous coastline of the St Lawrence River to reach Baie-Sainte-Catherine, where you’ll board either the Grand Fleuve observation boat or a speedy zodiac for a memorable afternoon of whale-watching.

The choice of transportation in the water is yours – the Grand Fleuve is a large, three-level boat with a glassed-in main deck, observation platform, covered upper deck, a bistro and a bar; the zodiac is a small, open-air boat that holds only 12 or 24 passengers (depending on the boat) and allows you to zip through the water to enjoy super-close access to the whales and other marine life. Opt for the Grand Fleuve for a more leisurely experience on the water, or choose the zodiac for an exciting high-adrenaline adventure!

Both vessels depart from the south shore of the St Lawrence for an exciting encounter with whales, seals and belugas! Discover the many faces of the St Lawrence River, including the Saguenay–St Lawrence Marine Park, lighthouses, fascinating islands and an amazing diversity of marine life.

Aboard the Grand Fleuve a bilingual naturalist-guide will share illuminating facts during your whale-watching journey, while on the zodiac your captain will provide live commentary on your search for whales. Binocular rentals are available on both vessels for that magical moment when you encounter the whales. This is an extraordinary rendezvous with the nature of eastern Canada!

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Place D'Armes
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:45pm

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Grand Fleuve Cruise
Code: GF0900

Whale-watching cruise on the Grand Fleuve, a large, three-level, 105-foot (32-meter) boat with a glassed-in main deck, observation platform and covered upper deck.

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Zodiac Cruise
Code: ZD0900

Whale-watching tour on a zodiac, a small, faster, open-air boat that holds either 12 or 24 passengers and allows you to get very close to the whales and other marine life.

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Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec

Whale Watch

  • Certified naturalist-captain on the Grand Fleuve
  • Three-hour whale watch cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Deborah M, October 2014

Great day out and well worth the money! The tour guide who picked us up from our respective hotels in the morning and drove us to our destination was funny and informative along the way. The time spent out on the water - 3 hours - absolutely flew past and we were very fortunate to have incredible weather conditions. Clear blue skies, blinding sun and calm waters. During the 3 hours we spotted Beluga, Minke, Humpback and Blue whales. To see a tiny fraction of the biggest mammals on earth in its natural environment was incredible and unforgettable. We also watched in awe and jealousy as a Blue whale unexpectedly surfaced extremely close to one of the other boats. But that's the luck of the draw, and you're watching wild animals. Understand that you may only catch glimpses of the whales, and from a distance. For me, however small a sighting, I felt very fortunate to be there to witness it.

Reviewed by: Crescenzio A, October 2014

Amazing experience!!!!

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Tour code: 3571Q_WW