Whales of the Atlantic Coast

3-Day Tadoussac, Whale Watching Tour by Zodiac

Prices from £218 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Whale watching by zodiac is arguably the best way view these magnificent whales while keeping a safe distance. You’ll enjoy an exciting wildlife adventure with whales and various marine species of the St. Lawrence River. Let the naturalist guide and captain help you discover wilderness up close. With their passion for wildlife, they will reveal the most interesting details about the St. Lawrence River, its ecosystem, flora and fauna.

What's included

  • Accommodation – Priced based on 2 people sharing
  • Whale watching trip by Zodiac boat

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Arrival in Tadoussac

Tadoussac is a small fishing village, renowned for being in the top 50 most beautiful bays in the world, and one of the best whale-watching sites. You’ll stay in the centre of the village, just a 5-minute walk from the beach and ferry terminal. After you’ve settled into your hotel, the rest of today is yours to explore the village. You can visit the marine centre that gives you excellent information on the local marine life. There are also four different hiking paths that take you around the village, giving you the best chance of spying whales off the shore.

Bay of tadoussac, blue sea and green trees

Whale Watching Trip

Today you’ll wake bright and early as it’s time for your whale watching adventure to begin! You’ll be provided with waterproofs and lifejackets then head out into the sea by Zodiac, a large rubber boat, in search of the whales in the area. St Lawrence river is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, due to its rich waters, high production of phytoplankton and the fact that 13 species of whale can be found here!

Whale tail popping out the sea


After the 2-hour trip, you’ll head back to shore. You can enjoy a coffee at the local café, and if you still have energy in the afternoon, you can make a trip to the Sand Dunes of Tadoussac, which is an ideal place for a walk on the beach along the fjords.

Wooden bridge going along the cliffs


Today it’s time to leave Tadoussac, and head onto your next destination. From here, why not head to Riviere-Du-Loup for a special overnight stay in an 18th-century lighthouse, or take a trip to Quebec City on a gourmet food walking tour.

Historical chapel in Tadoussac
Rob standing by tree

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"Nothing beats the freedom of the open road, and Canada offers just that! My absolute highlights were spotting bears up close and opening my curtain to the most amazing views each morning. Those moments will stay with me forever!"

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