Enjoy a fascinating sea excursion with Essipit Cruises! Glide just above the water surface in a Zodiac to the deepest parts of the river where food is plentiful and where you can observe the majestic whales of the St. Lawrence as they surface to catch their breath. Encounter whales in complete safety and comfort in one of our 12- or 36-passenger Zodiacs expertly piloted by our experienced naturalist captains.
Enjoy this exciting adventure during which every care is taken to disturb the whales as little as possible. Kuei, welcome to Essipit Cruises!
June 3 to September 25
ScheduleHigh season: 12-passenger Zodiac: 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; 36-passenger Zodiac: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Low season: 12- and 36-passenger Zodiac: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
CostHigh season: 12-passenger Zodiac: $62/adult, $41/child under 17; 36-passenger Zodiac: $52/adult, $38/child under 17 | Low season: 12-passenger Zodiac: $62/adult, $41/child under 17; 36-passenger Zodiac: $46/adult, $36/child under 17 (taxes not included)
ReservationsRecommended (credit card required)
- American Express
- Picnic area
- Restaurant or snack bar
- Free parking
- Guide services
How to get there
From Tadoussac, take Route 138 East to Les Bergeronnes, then turn on Rue de la Mer towards the river and drive to the Les Bergeronnes marina. Tickets are sold on the ground floor of the Archéo Topo Centre.
Latitude: 48°13’43.571"N or 48.22876
Longitude: 69°33’11.243"W or -69.55312
Affiliations and distinctions
- Indigenous Tourism Quebec
- Eco-Whale Alliance
- Events Attractions Québec (EAQ)
- Tourisme Côte-Nord