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Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City

4.4 / 5

72 reviews

Whale Watching Tour from Quebec City

From US$ 150.45 per person

Explore the whale kingdom of Canada’s Charlevoix region, traveling on board zodiac boats or a cruise ship designed for whale watching. Get close to the mammals of the St. Lawrence Estuary, and see scenic villages flanked by the Laurentian mountains.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French


  • Explore the stunning whale kingdom of Charlevoix in the St. Lawrence Estuary
  • See different species of whale in the krill-rich waters
  • Drive along one of Canada's most scenic roads
  • Pass scenic mountainside villages
  • Get up close to whales on board Zodiac boats (Zodiac option only)
  • See beautiful beluga whales
Full description
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.
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  • Boat ride
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Please wear warm clothing
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4.4 /5

based on 72 reviews

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Great bus driver, very informative. It springs to mind that we were constantly reminded that we might not see any or many whales. We did in the end but it was rather fleeting and a lot of time spend cruising around and on the return. Overall rather a rather expensive experience. We took the cruise, I think the Zodiac might get better exposure. I would not repeat this trip.

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September 19, 2018

Great experience!

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.

September 5, 2017

I booked a 10 hours whale watching tour from Quebec City, thinking that we will be on the boat for that long. To my disappointment, It took us over two hours by bus to reach Baie St Katherine, from Quebec City, and embark the Zodiac boat for whale watching tour, Everything else was very well organized and we had a great time . To those going to whale watching tour, dress depending on the weather, It was a very warm day when we went whale watching, yet we dressed as it is advised on this web site - warm, We were overdressed.Everyone gets pants and a warm jacket before they get to the boat. I prefer Zodiac boats to big whale watching boats,

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August 21, 2017

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