Set off on a day trip from Montreal and leave the driving to your experienced bus driver. With daily departures during summer, travel to the little-known whale watching area Rivière-du-Loup for a 3.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River.
Depart Montreal's downtown and travel in comfort as your friendly bilingual guide shares local insights with you. On arrival at Rivière-du-Loup, climb aboard the AML Levant for an incredible encounter with the giants of the sea. Your cruise will meander along the St Lawrence River into the heart of the Saguenay-Saint Lawrence Marine Park. Enjoy a tasty boxed lunch on board. Your Naturalist guide will share the history of the region, the islands, and ancestral lighthouses.
Whilst most people think of Tadoussac for whale watching in Quebec province, discover how marine mammals are actually more numerous at Rivière-du-Loup. Look out for seals, minke and fin whales, seen regularly, and humpback whales, seen occasionally. A herd of belugas also calls the St Lawrence River off Rivière-du-Loup home. Observe rorquals, porpoises, and other marine species. After your cruise, re-board the bus for the return journey. Stop for a delicious evening meal on the way back to Montreal.
06:45 AM Check-in
07:00-07:20 AM Depart Montreal
10:20 AM Arrive Quebec City (Quai Chouinard)
10:30 AM Depart Quebec City for Rivière-du-Loup
01:30 PM Whale Watching cruise (lunch box included)
05:15 PM Depart Rivière-du-Loup (stop for dinner on return journey)
10:30 PM Arrive Montreal
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Tourist Information Centre of Montreal, 1001 Dorchester Square, Montreal. Located between Streets Peel and Metcalfe, look for the sliding glass doors opposite the park and indicated by the “?” signage. Check-in at the ticket counter between 6:30 AM and 6:45 AM. The bus will depart at 7:00 AM sharp.