Tours to See Whales from Québec City

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Whale Watching Tours from Québec City: Did you know that, while visiting Québec City, you can both explore Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and embark on a full-day expedition to see the whales of the St. Lawrence? Here’s how your enchanted day might go.

From Québec City, bus excursions and whale-watching excursions

Take a comfy bus to the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park from Old Québec. Then, listen to the knowledgeable naturalist guides as they describe these marine mammals’ daily activities. You have the option of taking a boat or a zodiac for this whale-watching trip.

Lastly, take a tour of Old Quebec

Once you’re back in town, spend the evening in Old Québec to cap off this wonderful day. Attend an event, take in some people-watching at one of the many outdoor terraces, or observe street performers.

These kinds of day trips are the ideal method to experience two wonderful attractions on the same day!

There are what kinds of marine mammals?

The minke whale, fin whale, humpback whale, blue whale, beluga whale, harbour porpoise, and grey seal are the most prevalent animals in the St. Lawrence Estuary.

Here are some tips for maximising a whale-watching excursion:

  • Because it is typically quite chilly on the St. Lawrence, bring a windbreaker and a fleece or wool sweater (expect around 15o Celcius cooler than what you feel on the shore).
  • Even in less than ideal conditions, don’t be afraid to go.
  • Remember that since the animals are in their native habitat, they might not show themselves to you.
  • It’s uncommon to see a whale’s tail, so don’t go there with super-high hopes. The fact that you’re more likely to see their backs, blowholes, or feeding behaviour is remarkable in and of itself.
  • Fall (September–October) is the ideal season to see whales because there are more of them and they appear to be more active. August and July are also beneficial months.

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