Treat yourself to an original vacation and
meet the giants of the sea! Whale-watching in the St. Lawrence River
is a unique, memorable and humbling activity that sets Quebec apart.
invites you on an experience at the heart of spectacular landscapes
to see 13 species of whales in their natural environment. Take a
cruise on a Zodiac or a boat, watch marine mammals from the shore or
on a sea kayaking expedition at the sites of the Sépaq network and
Parks Canada and make the most of attractive offers that include a
cruise and accommodations.
If you visit the Saguenay–St.
Lawrence Marine Park, a protected 1,245 km2 marine area,
you’ll get to choose from activities on land and on water. Discover
the Saguenay Fjord, its exceptional wildlife
environment and the marine species that inhabit it. At the Parc
national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, you just might spot the
beluga whales, fin whales or seals that live in this impressive
place surrounded by colossal cliffs. To explore the marine world,
visit the many interpretation centres that will teach you more about
the fascinating biodiversity of the river. From the inside of your
car, you’ll also enjoy a unique point of view on the splendours of
the St. Lawrence if you take the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine
ferry or the Matane–Baie-Comeau–Godbout ferry
with the Société des traversiers du Québec.
The members of the Eco-Whale
Alliance meet strict environmentally responsible
guidelines for their wildlife-watching activities and promise a safe
and pleasant experience for passengers. Croisières AML offers
comfortable boating excursions on boats specifically designed for
whale-watching and incredible adventures on Zodiacs led by
naturalist guides. At Croisières Essipit, Zodiac
cruises are commented by seasoned captains and allow for amazing
proximity with many species of whales. Other cruise providers
include OrganisAction in Anse Saint-Jean, which
offers expeditions into the marvellous kingdom of whales and
presents the history, landscapes and wildlife.
Make the most of your trip to discover
the must-see attractions of the destinations you’ve chosen. The Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean
region is known for the amazing views along the Fjord
Route as well as its many outdoor activities. As for the Côte-Nord
and Charlevoix regions, they
offer interesting package deals that let you combine accommodations
and an eco-friendly whale-watching cruise. Thanks to these packages,
which are perfect for couples, families or solo travellers, you can
easily plan your vacation with the Whales of Quebec this summer.
Come and see them for real!