The large boat has a bistro and will present riders with a relaxing whale watching experience. The zodiac is a small boat that is capable of giving its riders a more intimate look at the whales and other sea life in an adrenaline packed ride.
You will meet your travel guide, board a coach and drive down along the St Lawrence River to the boat pickup location in Baie-Sainte-Catherin. Binocular rentals are available on either boat you choose however, the bilingual guide is only available on the large Grand Fleuve vessel.
As you sail along the St Lawrence, not only will you see many different marine lives but also you will see the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, lighthouses and many different islands. On both boats, your guide will share many facts about the things you will see along the way.
This wonderful day trip will last about 10 hours and it will include a flexible pick up and drop off location from your hotel.
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.
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!