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Croisieres AML

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Tadoussac, Canada
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About Croisieres AML
Situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord, Tadoussac and Baie-Ste-Catherine are the main entrance to the most beautiful whale watching site in the world! Croisieres AML offers you an unparalleled experience with nature.
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Small Group Whale Watching Cruise from Tadoussac or Baie-Ste-Catherine

Animal lovers shouldn't miss the chance to try whale watching in one of the world's most scenic places to spot marine mammals on this scenic Quebec cruise. After boarding the ship, you can cruise through the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park for a wildlife adventure. Admire views of the cliffs, enjoy the fresh sea breeze, and listen to the ship's naturalist-guide that's ready to help you spot more than 13 different whale species.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$78.03

Whale Watching Cruise & Fjord fromTadoussac or Baie Sainte Catherine

Animal lovers that want to see whales in their habitat shouldn't miss this chance to go whale watching in Quebec's Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Head out on the ecologically rich Quebec waters with this cruise, where you might just spot numerous regional whale species. Along the way, admire the impressive cliffs and surrounding river, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy your naturalist-guide's help as you keep watchful for wildlife.
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3 hours
from US$73.16

Zodiac Tour of Saguenay Fjord at Twilight

As the sun sets on the immense cliffs of the fjord, embark on an adventure aboard our 60-passenger Zodiac and admire this grandiose site where nature deployed colossal forces to create majestic cliffs, unique in the world. Savour a glass of bubbles and macaroons during our stop in L’Anse-à-la-Boule while admiring the sunset on the fjord!
Who knows, you might even encounter belugas, seals or migratory birds during this ultimate experience in the heart of the marine park?
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$60.97

VIP Lounge Whale Watching Cruise from Tadoussac or Baie Ste-Catherine

Enjoy the most distinctive whale watching cruise in the brand new VIP St-Laurent Lounge of the AML Grand Fleuve. Set out to encounter the giants of the sea in the comfort of this intimate and fully glazed space, situated on the upper deck. Our dedicated staff will welcome you on the outdoor terrace or in one of the two VIP lounges, where food and beverages made with local products await you.

This unique experience will give you the chance to meet up to 13 different species including six varieties of whales, with the explanations of a certified naturalist guide. Welcome aboard!
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3 hours
from US$195.08
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ibn_batuta_canada wrote a review Oct. 2020
Toronto, Canada185 contributions22 helpful votes
You cant go wrong taking this cruise , however I believe 2 hours is enough time to experience whales. The announcements were all in English. There is a nice snack shop on board and decent room to eat and enjoy the views as well.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tomek_Wojcicki wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions19 helpful votes
Since it was the end of the season and covid time, there were only 2 boats and several whales. I am quite aware that in the pick of the season the experience can be quite different.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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adinatenghea wrote a review Oct. 2020
Kitchener, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
In the beginning, I thought we were never going to see whales, but the cruise took us to the right spot. We were excited beyond our optimistic expectations, so excited that we forgot to take pictures! Nice crew and good information. It's well worth it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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OttawaTwinsMama wrote a review Oct. 2020
Ottawa, Canada277 contributions27 helpful votes
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Went with two friends that we self isolated prior to going on this trip. With off season rates and the ability to distance in Tadoussac, we thought we should go. So glad we did. We got a package that included the museum and bear watching. The guides were versed in French and English. They managed our expectations in that we may or may not see whales. We were blessed to see multiple Fin Whales, 5 humpbacks up close feeding, a couple of Minke Whales and a pod of belugas. You could hear them breathing and they were playful. It was one of the highlights of my life. The gear was a bit worn, however I believe they were using everything they had to ensure equipment was cleaned due to Covid. It is super cold and wet on the water, dress way warmer than you think if you go in Sept or Oct. Whales inhabit the estuary of the Saguanay and the St. Lawrence Seaway from May - Early Nov
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Date of experience: October 2020
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DisneyMama wrote a review Sep. 2020
Toronto, Canada25 contributions35 helpful votes
We took a ZODIAC at 10:15am. When we got there everything was very all over the place, nothing seemed organized. We don't speak french so we had a bit of a struggle at times unless we asked questions and then the speaker would switch to English. We were given gear which is likely not washed in between uses which is silly considering COVID precautions, they should really look into something different than this. Also it's more for warmth I guess but if something happened to the boat, all the clothing we were wearing plus the extra gear provided, we would have sunk like a rock. When we got on I was expecting to be given a lifevest but all they said was "lifejackets are at the back but don't worry you won't need one". I said to my husband that's reassuring, if a whale hits the boat or something happens I'm sure we'll all have enough time to get a life jacket on securely. All the seats were full, no social distancing whatsoever. Everyone did wear their masks the entire trip thou. Other than that we had fun, it was like a half hour boat ride to the whale location. We saw Belugas, Fin, Minke, Humpback and one seal. The humpback did come pretty close to the boat and showed off a bit flapping his tail at us which was fun. They're huge and really cool to see in real life. It was very cold on the water. About 7 degrees celcius on land and probably -2 on the water. After whale watching, we went down into the fjord which is breathtaking. I would recommend this experience, it is the reason we chose to come to tadoussac to begin with. We live in Toronto and made it a trip with a few days in Quebec City and a day in Montreal to break up the trip home but I was most excited for Tadoussac and whale watching
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Date of experience: September 2020
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