This was our first time whale watching (2 Adults, 2 Children). Firstly we got the time mixed up and showed up at the ticket office at 9:28am not realizing the boat left at 9:30am. The lady in the office was so kind and radioed to the captain to hold on ( we drove up 3 hours from Quebec City). She loaded us into her van and dropped us off, where they were waiting for us.
The boat was half full and our kids are 9 & 6 so they were able to get up close. We saw 3 whales, the Humpback, Fin and the Minke. They guarantee that you will see them. The lady narrated in french first, than English which was fine.
We were in awe seeing the whales, it came fairly close our boat and we got some great pics. At the end of the sailing they drop a submarine camera to see the creatures on the floor of the river and end it by going up the Saguenay Fjord which was also neat.
We enjoyed is so much, that we will be making a second trip at some point in the future.
TIP: To avoid the crowd, go for the the first sailing of day as the tour buses come in for the mid-day sailing and it's packed. Dress warmly even in the summer months as it get winding on the St. Lawrence.
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