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Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec City provided by Croisieres AML

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Overview
Watch for beluga whales, seals, and other marine wildlife on a whale-watching cruise into Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park. After a scenic coach trip along the Saint Lawrence River, depart Baie-Sainte-Catherine aboard a whale-watching boat. With the option to choose between nimble zodiac speed boats and a roomier whale-watching vessel, you can tailor the experience to your preferences; buying tickets in advance means the extra security of booking online.
Highlights
  • Enjoy views across rural Quebec and the Saint Lawrence River
  • Cruise with a naturalist captain who can share wildlife info
  • Choose your own whale-watching vessel
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected Quebec City hotels
Important Information
Departure Point
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, 1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2.5-hour or 3-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Certified naturalist-captain
  • Pick up and drop-off from 25 different hotels in Quebec City (AML will confirm availability)
  • Guided panoramic bus tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Pick-up and drop-off from home addresses / private residences / Air B&Bs.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Please enter precise hotel name and address, AML cruises will confirm if your hotel is in the list of pickup. If not, meeting point will be 8h45 at Place d'Armes, in front of Fairmont Château Frontenac Hotel.
  • Meals are not included. Passengers on the AML Grand Fleuve cruise may purchase food on board; passengers on the zodiac cruise are recommended to bring a lunch or snacks
  • Please dress warmly, as it can be quite cold on the river. An insulated jacket, hat, gloves and closed-toes shoes are highly recommended.
  • Minimum age is 6 years for the zodiac boat
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 650 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
283Reviews
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Christine P wrote a review Oct 2019
Fairfax County, Virginia280 contributions40 helpful votes
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This was such a fun day trip for our family. We were in Quebec City for 3 nights for a quick fall getaway and I really hesitated to dedicate an entire day on such a short trip to doing this, but I’m so happy we did. Our children, 9 and 6 had so much fun. Yves, our guide and
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Response from CommunicationsAML, Responsable des relations clients at Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec City
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are sincerely glad that you enjoyed your cruise with us. We work very hard to make you live the best experience possible. Hoping to see you back on board one day!
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J_Martin201 wrote a review Sep 2019
Denver, Colorado7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a great trip. Bus ride of about 3 hours from Quebec to the boat on St. Lawrence river. The driver gave a bit of tour information as he drove and prepared us for everything to expect. He also shepherded folks at the boat and as we returned. I saw 20 to 30 whales in a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from CommunicationsAML, Responsable des relations clients at Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec City
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Hello J. Martin, Thank you for your comment. We are very pleased to see that your experience on board was up to your expectations. We work hard to make you live the most unique experience! Hoping to see you back soon!
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pdbonhols wrote a review Sep 2019
Saughall, United Kingdom45 contributions13 helpful votes
I’m not going to veer wildly from most of the other reviews about this trip. Coach rendezvous outside central tourist office departs about 9 so be there 8.40. Coach has a toilet. Alain, the driver, gives useful information and some personal anecdotes on the outward journey.
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Response from CommunicationsAML, Responsable des relations clients at Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec City
Responded 20 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are very pleased to see that your experience on board was up to your expectations. We work hard to make you live the most unique experiences! Hoping to see you back soon!
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Mark V wrote a review Sep 2019
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We were very lucky that is was a beautiful sunny day. We saw lots of humpbacks and seals. We had to start bit after the other boats due to some mechanical problem. But another boat was provided quickly (after 20-30 minutes), which meant that at the end of the "allotted" time we
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from CommunicationsAML, Responsable des relations clients at Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec City
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are very pleased to see that your experience on board was up to your expectations. We work hard to make you live the most unique experiences! Hoping to see you back soon!
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Kierab2013 wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
My sister and I did this tour together late August. We didn't know what to expect, so I hope this post helps. We booked the trip and received a confirmation email but were never contacted about being picked up at our hotel or anything like that. Luckily we were staying near the
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from CommunicationsAML, Responsable des relations clients at Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec City
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for your comment. We are very pleased to see that your experience on board was up to your expectations. We work hard to make you live the most unique experiences! All of your advices are great for the future passengers! Hoping to see you back soon!
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Kb3610
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Ok for a sunny day
The costumed tour guide provided good historical information. We had a cool but sunny day which was what made the t
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Islander280
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Tour Guide David was extraordinaire!
Our group of four wanted to view some sights on the St. Lawrence River while in Quebec City, so we decided to take
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Jayjotx
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Very Enjoyable and Great views
My hubby and I did this afternoon tour. All of the crew were very friendly and the boat was very comfortable and c
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geraldine1181736
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Relax and Sail
Quite enjoyed our aftrnoon on the sight seeing boat- could sit inside or on deck, had an excellent, informative g
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easydesigns
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Enjoyable!
Great way to capture a little more of the beautiful scenery along the St. Lawrence while learning the history of Qu
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713jacquik
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Wonderful!
We picked a sunny day! Beautiful views, and the commentary from our tour guide dressed in period costume was wonder
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Keith L
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Worth a try
Service was excellent. Food mediocre at best. Circus performance was good DJ not so good No smoking on the boat
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jfburk
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St. Lawrence River Cruise
Suggest one tour totally English and another totally French. Having both languages was confusing and affected by th
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Justinerobertw
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Worst experience ever!!!
Everything was underwhelming! From the food to the “performers” everything was completely horrible/cheaply done. A
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Stella C
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2 hour tour around the harbour at Quebec City
It was a great experience, but we found the 2 hour trip a bit limited - would have liked to go further. A lovely su
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Daniella G
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This was Okay
Whether or not you enjoy this depends on your expectations. The main problem I saw was that the food in Old Quebec
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Mossdawgsbaby
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Lovely and Relaxed
The crew was exceptional. Very friendly and happy. Loved the commentary of history and sights. Moving around the bo
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angelica g
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Visiting with hubby and parents
The tour guide was great! He was very knowledgeable. The day we took the tour it was raining so there was limited v
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WPEVLE
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Nice Cruise around The City
Nice little cruise around the City. View was good and weather was good Very overpriced on snacks and coffee but yo
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SmallBoatCruiser
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Great way to see the city from the water
The boat is just right for such an experience, the food options good and the commentary excellent. And the view of
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Key Details
  • Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French
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