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. You'll be picked up in one of our 20 different Quebec City locations and taken to the departure point, Place D'Armes. 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 AML 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 AML 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 either 24 or 48 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 AML 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 north 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, a lighthouse, fascinating islands and an amazing diversity of marine life.

Aboard the AML Grand Fleuve a 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. This is an extraordinary rendezvous with the nature of eastern Canada!

Please note: The minimum age to board the zodiac is 6 years. Pregnant women or people with back problems are not permitted on this cruise. Also, please note that tour includes pickup and drop-off from 25 different hotels, B&B's, inns, and motels in Quebec City. This excludes home addresses.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Place D'Armes
Departure Time:

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

10 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:45pm

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Grand Fleuve Cruise
Code: GF0900

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

USD $110.75
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Zodiac Cruise
Code: ZD0900

Whale-watching tour on a zodiac, a small, faster, open-air boat that holds either 24 or 48 passengers and allows you to get very close to the whales and other marine life.

USD $115.29
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Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec

Whale Watch

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 3-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Certified naturalist-captain
  • Pick up and drop-off from 25 different hotels, B&B's, inns, and motels different locations in Quebec City
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink
  • Pickup and drop-off from home addresses
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Meals are not included. Passengers on the AML Grand Fleuve cruise may purchase food on board; passengers on the zodiac cruise are recommended to bring a lunch or snacks
  • Please dress warmly, as it can be quite cold on the river. An insulated jacket, hat, gloves and closed-toes shoes are highly recommended
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Minimum age is 6 years for the zodiac boat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Roberta P, October 2015

We had a great bus driver, Yves, who was very knowledgeable about the area we were driving through and what we could expect form our sea loving creatures. He was also able to take us through small towns because we had a small bus so got to see more of the beautiful coastline. We got to see 3 different types of whales and a large pod of sea lions. The water was calm was it was easy going. It was the first whale watching trip I had taken and it was wonderful. I would do it again, next time in the Zodiac boats..

Reviewed by: Graham B, September 2015

Fun guide, 3 different types of whale and so much other wildlife

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