To hear the singing of whales, to perceive them or still, to feel their breath, that would say to you? Few places to the world offer the opportunity to go to meet several species of cetaceans, among which the blue whale, the humpback whale, or still, the beluga whale. In the region of Côte-Nord, it is possible to visit two study center : the Marine Mammal Interpretation Center (CIMM) in Tadoussac and the Mingan Island Cetacean Study in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan. One of the best places to observe whales in Quebec is along the coast of St-Lawrence, between Tadoussac and Blanc-Sablon. In cruise, in kayak, or still on foot, go off to explore the biggest mammals to the world.

The Whale route is a circuit which represents 300 km of coast. On this road filled with amazing panoramas, 13 species of whales, maritime activities as well as a multitude of tourist attractions offers itself to you. Of village in village, learn more on the universe there fascinating whales. Visit Whales online for more details.

To observe whales in cruise is a way pleasant to discover them. Here is the list of the companies which propose excursions on cruise ships  or in zodiac.

For people avid to live a really exceptional experience with cetaceans, take the sea aboard a kayak, guaranteed shivers! Once again, several companies of the tourist region offer excursions in sea kayak. Very safe, it is also accessible for the entire family.

Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park (Parks Canada) is known as one of the best places in the world for whale watching. These majestic animals benefit of the abundance of food therein to replenish its energy reserves.

The marine park was established to protect this rich environment and everything that lives there, from the seabed to the surface of the water.

The Whale route, it is also many ground sites. To observe these big marine mammals of the edge of the coast and you will be delighted, certainly!


Terrestrial marine mammal observation sites


Tadoussac La pointe de l'Islet 
Sacré-Coeur La baie Sainte-Marguerite 
Les BergeronnesLe Centre d'interprétation et d'observation de Cap-de-Bon-Désir
Les EscouminsLe Centre de découverte du milieu marin
Portneuf-sur-MerLa pointe des Fortin
ColombierLe cap Colombier
Ragueneau L'archipel de Ragueneau
Baie-ComeauCarrefour maritime 
Baie-ComeauL'anse Saint-Pancrace
FranquelinLa pointe à la Croix
GodboutLa baie de Godbout
Baie-Trinité La pointe des Monts
Baie-TrinitéLe sentier des naufragés
Port-CartierCôte Jambon
Sept-Îles Côte de l'Aéroport
Sept-ÎlesEmbouchure de la rivière Brochu
Sept-ÎlesParc du Vieux-Quai
Rivière-au-TonnerreBelvédère CoSte
Magpie Belvédère de Magpie
Mingan Quai
Longue-Pointe-de-MinganPromenade près de la plage
Havre-Saint-Pierre Long de la plage
Île d'Anticosti Pointe-Carleton
Île d'Anticosti Pointe-Nord
Bonne-Espérance Secteur du Vieux-Fort
Blanc-Sablon Blanc-Sablon


Here is a list of cruise-excursion companiesere is a list of cruise-excursion companies

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Action Multi Nature Aguanish (Quebec)
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Croisière Escoumins Les Escoumins (Quebec)
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Croisières AML - Whale Watching Boat Tour Tadoussac (Quebec)
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AML Cruises - Whale Watching Tour with a Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 235-4642
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AML Cruises - Zodiac Whale Watching Tour Tadoussac (Quebec)
418 235-4642
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Croisières du Capitaine Richard | Cruises Havre-Saint-Pierre (Quebec)
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Croisières Essipit Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418 232-6778
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Croisières Neptune Les Bergeronnes (Quebec)
418 232-6716
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Neptune Cruises (Les Escoumins) Les Escoumins (Quebec)
418 233-4343
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Famille Loiselle Excursions Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan (Quebec)
418 949-2307
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Excursions du Phare | Lighthouse excursions Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan (Quebec)
418 949-2302
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L'île La Grosse Boule Purmer Ocean Farm Sept-Îles (Quebec)
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Les Croisières du Capitaine Sept-Îles (Quebec)
418 968-2173
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Les Écumeurs du Saint-Laurent | Cruises Les Escoumins (Quebec)
418 233-2141
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Les Expéditions Pirsuq Baie-Comeau (Quebec)
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Mériscope Marine Research Station Les Escoumins (Quebec)
418 989-9862
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Relais Nordik Rimouski (Quebec)
418 723-8787
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Services Maritimes Boréale - Zodiac boats Havre-Saint-Pierre (Quebec)
418 538-2865
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Services Maritimes Boréale - Zodiac riverbus Havre-Saint-Pierre (Quebec)
418 538-2865
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Services Maritimes Boréale - 47-passenger vessels Havre-Saint-Pierre (Quebec)
418 538-2865
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Société des traversiers du Québec (ferry corporation) Baie-Comeau (Quebec)
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Tadoussac autrement Whale-watching tours Tadoussac (Quebec)
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Croisières Sept-Îles Sept-Îles (Quebec)
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