Experience
unforgettable encounters.
The whales of Québec

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our regions

Québec
whales

Eco-Whale Alliance
observation cruises

Our tour
and accommodation packages

13 different species of whales.
Including the blue whale:
The largest animal
that ever lived on earth.
A 1,245 km2
marine park.
One of the best places in world for whale-watching.

Discover grandiose regions

Approximately $79 USD

Côte-Nord

Come to Côte-Nord and bear witness to the whales’ awesome feats as they hunt for food. With its endless beaches, delightful Gourmet Tourist Trail, unique attractions and fascinating marine interpretation, this still-undiscovered region of Quebec offers breathtaking scenery of spectacular natural splendour.

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Approximately $79 USD

Charlevoix

You will be unable to resist the charms of Charlevoix. From the St. Lawrence to the mountains, its people have cultivated an art of living that in turn has fostered a thriving culture. Thanks to its rich and fertile soil, chefs and producers have together created an authentic recipe for happiness!

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Approximately $79 USD

Bas-Saint-Laurent

The pleasures of driving on country roads and along the St. Lawrence as it turns from river to seaway. The joy of discovering its poetic landscapes, enchanting islands, heritage lighthouses, authentic local fare, traditional artisans, and attractions steeped in the region's maritime history. Bas-Saint-Laurent: Your good time world reserve!

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The kingdom of whales
is in Québec

icon_gobalOne of the best whale-watching sites in the world.

icon_arrowA 1,245 km2 marine park.

icon_thirtheenDifferent species of whales.

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Including the blue whale:
Up to 135 tons and 30 metres.
The largest animal that ever lived on earth.

Discover the whales of Québec

Whale-watching cruises by Eco-Whale Alliance members

Board a vessel belonging to one of the PROUD MEMBERS of the Eco-Whale Alliance to live a distinctive experience in the land of whales, seals and sea birds.

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Croisières AML

Croisières AML

Croisières AML is the largest cruise and tour company in Canada with 24 vessels operating out of ten ports across Québec. Croisières AML offers whale-watching tours departing from Rivière-du-Loup, Baie-Ste-Catherine, and Tadoussac. Come aboard to discover the grandiose world of whales and take advantage ot Croisière AML’s unique “Whale Guarantee.”
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Croisières Essipit

Croisières Essipit

Croisières Essipit invites you to discover a unique marine world aboard one of its six Zodiacs. From the dock at Les Bergeronnes, located 24 km east of Tadoussac, our captain and naturalist will take you on an incredible two-hour journey into the wondrous world of whales. Don’t miss it!
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Les écumeurs du St-Laurent

Les écumeurs du St-Laurent

Écumeurs du Saint-Laurent invites you to explore the fascinating world of whales aboard our zodiacs under the guidance of our passionate captains.
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Discover a majestic river

Saguenay<br /> St. Lawrence Marine Park

Saguenay
St. Lawrence Marine Park

The mandate of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park is to increase, for the benefit of present and future generations, the level of protection of the ecosystems of a representative portion of the Saguenay River and the St. Lawrence estuary for conservation purposes, while encouraging its use for educational, recreational and scientific purposes.
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Marime Mammal<br /> Interpretation<br /> Centre of Tadoussac

Marime Mammal
Interpretation
Centre of Tadoussac

As you enter Côte-Nord, come meet a 13-metre sperm whale, discover unique images and incredible sounds, take part in games and whale-singing lessons, admire our collection of whale skeletons, and watch exclusive videos on whales. This memorable experience perfectly complements whale-watching cruises.
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Société des traversiers<br /> du Québec

Société des traversiers
du Québec

The Société des Traversiers du Québec invites you to discover the St. Lawrence Estuary through its gateways to Côte-Nord, Charlevoix and Bas-Saint-Laurent. Our ferry crossings provide more than a passage from one region to another: they also offer the perfect opportunity to soak up the beauty of the St. Lawrence, where the river meets the sea!
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Parc national du<br /> Fjord-du-Saguenay

Parc national du
Fjord-du-Saguenay

The Fjord du Saguenay, one of the world’s longest, flows 103 km before emptying into the St. Lawrence. Discover the diversity of this unique environment where adventure is in tune with the rhythms of the tides. Not to be missed : ready-to-camp accommodations as well as the via ferrata circuit. Along the bank, be sure to keep a lookout for belugas that visit the Baie Sainte-Marguerite area.
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LIVE THE PARKS<br /> CANADA EXPERIENCE!<br />

LIVE THE PARKS
CANADA EXPERIENCE!

Observation of whales from the shore, spectacular viewpoints onto the sea and memorable discovery experiences await. Get in the action to explore the marine environment: visit the Marine Environment Discovery Centre, the Cap de Bon-Désir and the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centres.
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Québec maritime

Québec maritime

Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte Nord, Gaspésie and Îles de la Madeleine form the beating heart of maritime Québec. United by the St. Lawrence river, these regions offer a wide range of activities that will make any vacation a success: sea kayaking, national parks, interpretation activities, lighthouse and historic places exploration, etc.
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One of the world’s largest rivers

Since its 16th-century charting by Jacques Cartier, the Saint-Lawrence river has been a veritable lifeline for the Québecers who made their homes on its shores.

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Scenic road

Roads hug both sides of the St. Lawrence river, providing panoramic views on a coastline by turns rural, mountainous or supremely wild. Whether by car, bicycle or motorcycle, try one of our different circuits and road trips and discover the size and splendour of this majestic river.
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Waterways

Over its 1,600-km (995-mi.) trajectory, the river broadens into an estuary and then a gulf that’s more like an inland sea. By sailboat or kayak, on a ferry or a cruise ship, discover the infinite secrets of this majestic waterway where the gleaming backs of whales break the waves beneath flocks of seabirds in flight.

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Islands of Québec, Canada

Our islands

From Montréal to Anticosti through Ile Verte, Mingan Archipelago and Isle-aux-Coudres, innumerable archipelagos, verdant or rocky, invite you to discover their fauna and flora and hear the legends of the farmers, sailors and fishermen who lived there once, and live there still.
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Anticosti Ile verte The Mingan Archipelago Isle-aux-Coudres

Sustainable whale-watching

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For the past 5 years, Alliance members have rigorously followed an improvement process in order to ensure that the sea-born activities in the marine park are a model of sustainability. Encouraging one the Alliance’s proud members is equivalent to showing your support towards the dedication and experience of the captains, naturalists, and all employees of the companies who actively protect our whales by respecting laws and raising visitor awareness of the jewel which is the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Make an environmentally responsible choice! Look for the PROUD MEMBER of the Eco-Whale Alliance logo when booking your next cruise.

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Partners

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