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32, rue de la reserve (Essipit), Les Escoumins, Quebec G0T 1K0, Canada
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English first
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great trip. They give you the waterproof gear to wear but its still worth wrapping up with lots of layers. You can also borrow a woolly hat - if you haven't brought your own then i recommend borrowing one. Also bring gloves and ideally waterproof shoes/boots (or borrow a pair of wellies from them). You will get wet, so bring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is my fourth trip with Essipit. Each one is different as these guys adapt their trips to match the local conditions. Experienced guides who know the river and the whales. Professional organization. The Zodiac is the way to go. Spectacular when a whale pops up alongside or a troop of seals comes over for a look! A great time.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Here is a little guide for whale Watching in the Tadoussac area. I've learned these things by asking many people who work in this beautiful area. You have to decide whether you want to go whale watching on a Zodiac or on a bigger boat (Whale Watching Cruise). There are nay companies that offer whale watching. You will see kiosk... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A beautifully kept village with a central area with petrol station, convenience store and craft shop. People are very friendly here; but not really a tourist place, apart from this centre, unless you are staying here - it is private homes with beautiful river front

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Several companies run whale watching cruises based in Les Bergeronnes and Les Ecoumins, fishing villages just east from Tadoussac in small, 12 person Zodiac boats. These cruises look for the larger whales: blues, fins, humpbacks. They all end up in the same area of the St Lawrence, depending on where the whales are that day. Many participants are Quebecois, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ok - the guys don't control the whales and guess I was lucky really. Pretty much a Grand Slam of whales. Beluga, Minky, Fin, Hump back and Blue Whale, plus Seals and porpoises.. The Beluga and Blue Whale choose to surface near our boat whilst we were sat still. Bit of a circus with between 3 and 6 Zodiacs of... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great experience! We got dolled up in the jacket and pants that they provided and that kept us warm enough on the water. Julie was really nice and she told us everything in English and French. We saw lots of whales, but they were really far away and it would have been good to have binoculars. The fog came after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Even though the weather was foggy in the morning, and a little rain, we got dressed up warm ! and it did not scare the whales ! Saw Beluga, Blue Whales, and of course the famous Humpback whales. You get to learn how to spot them, there is visibility for all to take pictures ! Very professional team. French &... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We camped at the campground associated with these condos. The check in is at the convenience store at the top of the hill where the Trois Pistole ferry docks. Staff were pleasant and helpful but spoke little English. They gave us the key to the gated campground across the street. The campground was orderly but spaces were a bit tight.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My wife and I took Essipit's Zodiak whale watching tour. They make this quite clear: this is not a zoo, there's no way to guarantee what you'll see. It depends on the whales which they can't control. We did see some humpbacks, but they weren't really great views. All Essipit can do is give you the best chance of seeing... More

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