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Whale Watching, Baie-Sainte-Catherine, Quebec, Canada

Climb aboard the Grand Fleuve, a whale watching cruise ship docked at Baie-Ste-Catherine Pier and set sail for a unique encounter with nature during a Quebec bus tour. Situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers is the Baie-Sainte-Catherine, where the salt waters of the Atlantic Ocean mixed with the fresh waters of the Saguenay River create the perfect environment for small marine life and the ideal feeding ground for a variety of whales. 

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Your Whale Watching in Baie-Sainte-Catherine

Once you’ve boarded your cruise vessel, set sail on the smooth waters of the Baie-Saint-Catherine. During your 3-hour cruise you’ll enjoy narration by a professional guide and will also have the chance to explore the ship’s decks for different views of the Baie-Saint-Catherine and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. 

 

The Grand Fleuve

A comfortable and secure boat with naturalist guides passionate about the Baie-Saint-Catherine and marine mammals, the Grand Fleuve is the best observation boat in Canada boasting glassed-in-panoramic decks, terraces and an observation platform for the best views of the world’s most fascinating creatures, the whales.

 

The Whales

Admire a huge variety of large marine mammals from one of the cruise ship’s observation decks as they feed nearby. Baie-Saint-Catherine is known for its estimated 1,000 beluga whales, an endangered species easy to distinguish due to its white color. In addition to the beluga whales, it is possible you’ll spot minke, fin, humpback, sperm and blue whales during your whale watching cruise. 

 

Other Majestic Creatures

While whales might be the highlight of the cruise, that’s not to say there isn’t other unique wildlife about. Dolphins, harbor seals and porpoises can be seen in the waters and many species of birds including cormorants, gulls and geese are often seen overhead. 

Travel Tips

  • Please note that it is impossible to guarantee whale sightings during your whale watching cruise. However, on a daily average, sightings of 40 beluga whales including some juveniles, as well as 30 minke and eight fin whales have been reported in the past, so your chance of seeing a whale is high.

 

  • A bistro and a gift shop are located aboard the Grand Fleuve for those who wish to purchase light snacks or keepsakes to remember their time on the Baie-Saint-Catherine waters. 

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