Information about whale cruises
Tadoussac Bay is world famous for being a great place to watch marine mammals. To avoid disappointment, we therefore recommend you book your cruise several days in advance. Note also that it's always a few degrees colder on the water than on land, so be sure to dress appropriately for your cruise.
Thirteen species of marine mammals live in the St. Lawrence, including the largest mammal on Earth: the blue whale. The remaining species are: the beluga whale, minke whale, fin whale, harbour porpoise, humpback whale, Atlantic white-sided dolphin, white-beaked dolphin, right whale, sperm whale, black pilot whale and killer whale. Please note that excursion companies offering whale-watching cruises are obliged by law to maintain a certain distance from marine mammals.