Experience Thrilling Whale-watching tours!
Essipit whale-watching cruises take place in the St. Lawrence Estuary where you can enjoy the unique experience of sailing directly at water level. An abundance of food in these deep waters attracts many species of whales, including humpback whales, blue whales, fin whales, minky whales and seals.
Whale-watching tours in a zodiac (inflatable boat) enable you to sail directly at water level, providing the unique sensation of being closer to the whales. Our experienced captains will enhance this larger-than life experience by sharing their knowledge in order to take you on a voyage into an entirely different universe!
Tour departure location
Marina de Bergeronnes (on the wharf)
498 rue de la Mer
Les Bergeronnes, QC
G0T 1G0 Canada
Many daily departures:
- Peak season: 8:30 a.m./9:30 a.m./11:00 a.m./12:30 p.m./2:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Off-season: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Latitude: 48.22876 N
Longitude: -69.55312 W
Details about the activity
- Whale-watching tours in a zodiac (12 or 36 passengers)
- Personalized tours
- Two-hour whale-watching cruise
- Navigation directly at water-level
- Experienced captains will share their knowledge
A zodiac is a type of watercraft that adventurers prefer for a more sporting experience right at water level. Our equipment and facilities enable us to navigate safely, providing better visibility while you sit comfortably on a central bench in the watercraft.
Essipit whale-watching cruises are associated with the Alliance Éco-Baleine to ensure respectful observation of marine mammals in the Saguenay–Saint-Lawrence Park. In addition, our whale-watching tours are overseen by an experienced, certified captain who is well versed in the river’s various unique features.
Highly safe and secure
- Brand-new safety equipment
- Optimized security measures
- Guests fully informed of security measures prior to boarding
Important: Our staff may refuse access to anyone with limited physical abilities (see Practical Information) or if the weather is not favorable. Also, in very cold weather, children under 1.45 m (4’9 “) may be refused for safety and health reasons (frostbite).
Whale watching cruises in zodiac boats
Open from june 7 to october 14, 2019
High season – June 27 to September 2, 2019
|Adult||16 years and younger|
|12 passengers||$59 /pers.||$39/pers.|
Low season –June 2 to June 26, 2018/ September 3 to October 14, 2019
|Adult||16 years and younger|
- Credit card required.
- Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours in advance without any penalties.
- Taxes not included.
You must be present at the Marina de Bergeronnes wharf at least 45 minutes before departure.
Essipit whale-watching cruises provide the following equipment:
- Isothermal jackets
- Waterproof pants
- Hats (tuques)
- Life jackets
- Waterproof flotation jackets for children
Important: we recommend that you wear warm clothes and closed shoes with socks. Depending on the weather, provide clothes and shoes for spares.