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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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Wonderful Time Close to Whales

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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 

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Chatelet, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The professionalism and engagement the friendly multi-lingual Essipit team delivers, fully ensures a whale watching event that is unforgettable, comfortable and informative. Every captain's intimate knowledge of whale behavior and habits combined with travelling in small zodiac boats guarantees you'll see a variety of different species very close up while remaining a respectful visitor in the whale's environment. If you... More 

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

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