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Address: 32, rue de la reserve (Essipit), Les Escoumins, Quebec G0T 1K0, Canada
Phone Number: 418-233-2509
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Whales and seals

We took the tour from Bergeronnes. As we where on the camping at Tadoussac (same group) we got an extra discount. This organisation is professional and has a lot of respect for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
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English first
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250 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We took the tour from Bergeronnes. As we where on the camping at Tadoussac (same group) we got an extra discount. This organisation is professional and has a lot of respect for the whales. They keep distance. The morning we went there were 5 zodiacs heading out but they do not always stick together so they can look for the... More 

Thank Mark_Daemen
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Been there at least 5 times over the years. Beautiful, peaceful..one suggestion at the condos, would be to screen in the decks..In the summer when the mosquitoes are abundant..it is impossible to sit outside after 4 pm...the minute you step outside your attacked by those pesky bugs..

Thank Sharon H
Hennef, Germany
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115 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We decided to take the trip on short notice and sent an e-mail. The answer came quickly and in English. The trip went well. The gear that they provided kept us warm except the gloves. Bring waterproof gloves if you have them! Our Captain Julie was very knowledgeable and took good care of us (in English) while giving us many... More 

Thank Michael K
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

There was NOTHING about Esspiti that disappointed: we stayed in a wonderful condo, the bay of Escoumins was spectacular, the whale watching with the Nakama group was great. I highly recommend skipping Tadoussac and coming here instead.

Thank Patti L
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We saw a beautiful sunset and sunrise as well as whales, seals and porpoises from the room. The chalet was very basic (and could do with a face lift) but had a working kitchen and good heating. If you want to light the fireplace you have to bring your own wood. We stayed in September and it was cold so... More 

Thank sambo100
Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My family of had never been on a zodias before. Great fun, very exhilarating. Saw Dolphins early on, some seals AND whales. Minke (multiple sightings, multiple whales), even some side turns. Also saw a Fin whales. Enormous compared to Minke.

Thank Hoppy1971
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

After having a horrible experience with AML zodiac whale tour the day before we decided to give it another go with this company We had a wonderful time. Our captain Julien was very knowledgeable about the whales and other marine life. He took the time to explain everything to us and treated us to a wonderful zodiac experience. we saw... More 

Thank 660kimberly
Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We took a zodiac whale watching cruise and were impressed with the professionalism and organization of this company. This company offers only two hour whale watching cruises, so if you want a longer time on the water, there are 3 hours cruises offered from Tadoussac (we did both). Overall, we liked this company a lot - they made efforts to... More 

Thank W9180UCannal
Witney, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Turned up on spec and got the last two spaces on a 12 seater Zodiac. Plenty of space for everyone. We were fortunate to get so close to a good number of whales and seals. Very professional who explained what was going on in English as well as French. The highlight was being close enough to whales to heat them... More 

Thank Selhurst300
Chatelet, Belgium
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We had the chance to be informed about Essipit while wondering how to approach whales on the Saint-Laurent. While staying in Tadoussac where prices are pretty high, we went to the Essipit and really enjoy the professional and nature respect way that team did manage. They tough us about the local environment and approached the whales with a high respect,... More 

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