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Frequently asked questions - Whale watching cruises in Les Escoumins

Are you curious about our whale watching cruises from Les Escoumins? Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

1. What species of whales can we observe in Les Escoumins?

In Escoumins, you can observe several species of whales, including the fin whale, the humpback whale, the beluga, and sometimes even the blue whale. The nutrient-rich waters of the St. Lawrence attract these majestic marine mammals all season long.

2. When is the best time to see whales?

The best time to watch whales in Escoumins is between June and October. During these months, whales migrate to the St. Lawrence River to feed, offering impressive spectacles to visitors.

3. How long does a whale watching cruise last?

Our whale watching cruises generally last between 2 and 2.5 hours. This allows us to maximize the chances of observing different species of whales and fully enjoying the experience at sea.

4. What is the best time for a whale watching cruise?

Whales can be observed at any time of the day. However, morning and evening cruises often offer calmer conditions at sea, which can improve the overall experience.

5. What should you bring for a whale watching cruise?

We recommend bringing warm, waterproof clothing, binoculars for better observation, a camera, and sunscreen. Temperatures can be much cooler on the water, even in summer.

6. Are cruises accessible to people with reduced mobility?

We strive to make our cruises accessible to everyone. Please contact us in advance to discuss your specific needs so we can ensure we provide you with the best experience possible.

7. What safety measures are in place on the boats?

The safety of our passengers is our top priority. All our boats are equipped with life jackets and emergency communication systems. Our crews are trained in maritime safety procedures and have several years of sailing experience.

8. Can we see other marine animals during the cruise?

Yes, in addition to whales, you can often see seals, porpoises, and a variety of seabirds. Our experienced naturalist captains will be happy to share their knowledge of local wildlife.

9. Are cruises canceled in case of bad weather?

As safety is our priority, cruises may be canceled in the event of bad weather conditions. If a cruise is canceled you will be informed as soon as possible and offered an alternative date or refund.

10. How to book a whale watching cruise in Les Escoumins?

You can book your cruise online on our website or by calling us directly. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season, to guarantee your place on board.

11. Are there special rates for groups or families?

Yes, we offer discounted rates for groups and families. Please visit our website for more information or contact us directly for a personalized quote.

12. Do you offer private cruises or special events?

Yes, we offer private cruises and can organize special events like birthdays, weddings or corporate outings. Contact us to discuss your needs and get a quote.

13. Why choose a whale watching cruise in Les Escoumins?

Les Escoumins offers a more peaceful and intimate experience thanks to lower tourist numbers compared to Tadoussac. The deep, nutrient-rich waters attract many species of whales, increasing the chances of close-up sightings. You will also enjoy an authentic local ambiance and beautiful, unspoiled landscapes, making your cruise even more memorable.

14. How far are Escoumins from Tadoussac?

Les Escoumins is located approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Tadoussac, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. The drive between the two locations generally takes between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions and the route taken. This proximity makes it easy to combine a visit to both destinations during your stay in the region.

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If you have any further questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or via our website. We are here to help you plan an unforgettable whale watching experience in Les Escoumins.


We hope this FAQ has answered your questions and we look forward to welcoming you on board for an incredible whale watching adventure in Les Escoumins.