Whale watching boat tour on the St. Lawrence departing from Quebec City

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11 hrs
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Do you want to meet the world's largest mammals during your stay in Quebec City ? It's possible, starting from the city centre !

Want to meet the world's largest mammals during your stay in Quebec City? It's possible, starting downtown!

Croisières AML invites you to join them in front of the Tourny fountain, in the heart of Quebec City, for a day trip by bus to observe whales aboard one of their boats, departing from Baie-Sainte-Catherine, near Tadoussac.

You will travel by bus from the centre of Quebec City to the enchanting Charlevoix region. This is the perfect opportunity to see Quebec City's surroundings, its forests, and its lakes, before sailing on the St. Lawrence!

Quebec has much to offer, but the must-do activity is to come and meet the whales. They travel thousands of kilometres to feed in the gigantic natural larder of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, one of the most beautiful whale-watching sites in the world.

In the heart of a unique environment, your captain-naturalist will take you aboard his boat to observe the whales in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park before ending this cruise with a trip into the majestic Saguenay Fjord.

The most common whale species you will see are the beluga, fin whale, minke whale, blue whale, humpback whale, harbour porpoise and grey seal.

This is a fantastic boat cruise for wildlife and photography enthusiasts, so go whale watching on the St. Lawrence from Quebec City!

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Activity requirements

Please arrive 30 minutes before the appointment time to ensure an on-time departure.

Special terms

Since customer satisfaction is our priority, Croisières AML has implemented a unique whale guarantee that gives you the chance to relive the experience of a whale watching cruise in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park! If the captain of your ship judges that no marine mammals were observed during your cruise, Croisières AML will give you a pass to return on a whale watching cruise by boat (not by zodiac), departing from Tadoussac or Charlevoix.

This activity includes the AML-FLEX option, which allows you to postpone or refund your cruise up to 24 hours before the scheduled date.

Meeting point:
Fontaine de Tourny, Québec, QC, Canada
Spoken languages:French, English
  • whale guarantee
  • Naturalist guide
  • Quebec taxes
Do not forget to bring
  • photo camera
  • warm clothes


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Laetitia L., France — 02/06/2024
Un cadre magnifique. Malgré la météo (beaucoup de brouillard) et le vent glacial, nous avons eu la chance de voir des phoques, pleins de bélugas et des rorquals communs !

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