Essipit Cruises

46, rue de la Réserve

498, rue de la Mer, Les Bergeronnes, G0T 1G0
Les Bergeronnes (Quebec) Canada
G0T 1G0
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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!

Opening dates

June 6 to October 5, 2024


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12-passenger Zodiac: $75/adult, $50/child (under 18); 36-passenger Zodiac: $60/adult, $40/child (under 18)


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  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Whale Watching
Located near Tadoussac, the Innu community of Essipit invites you to discover the activities and services it offers: whale-watching cruises, black bear watching, fishing and hunting, comfortable condos and cottages with views of the sea!
Sea Excursions
Les Bergeronnes, our departure point, is an ideal place to observe whales, since it is near the deepest parts of the St. Lawrence, where the whales come to feed. A comfortable and safe Zodiac excursion for an unforgettable experience with the whales!
Wildlife Observation
Participate in an exciting whale-watching cruise! Interpretation of the marine environment and encounters with the most majestic whales of the St. Lawrence. Comfortable and safe 12- or 36-passenger Zodiacs, with several departures per day.


  • Picnic area
  • Boutique
  • 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.

GPS coordinates:
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

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