It sounds like you had incredible encounters with both killer whales and humpback whales and with other local marine wildlife. Between may and october, up to species of cetaceans are found in the salty waters. Those 31 calls represent international cruise lines, and in addition are 11 domestic calls and four visits from tall ships, adding up to over 40,000 passengers. Certainly trying to do both the north shore and the south shore in one trip is a bit packed. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. When visiting quebec city, meet the worlds most fascinating and majestic creatures on a guided, fullday whalewatching cruise. Top 10 most incredible whale watching trips in quebec. Whale stocks were depleted to the point of extinction and the demand for baleen had decreased. Whale watching in gaspe peninsula gaspe message board. How long would it take, stopping at interesting places no hiking. Awaiting you, fin whales, minke whales, the spectacular humpback whales and the giant of the sea, the blue whales. Seven different species of whales can be seen in the waters of gaspe bay and the gulf of st.
Whale watching is an extremely popular activity in quebec. At the end of the appalachian mountains, forillon national park of canada offers both stunning landscapes and a fascinating history of late 19th and early 20th centuries. Whalewatching tours depart from the wharf of perce. The maritime regions of quebec are home to some of the best whalewatching sites in the world. New measures coming to protect right whales in gulf of st. The humpback whale measures 57 feet and weighs 90,000 lbs.
Along the bc coast, however, and in newfoundland and nova scotia, whaling continued from several landbased stations with catcher boats pursuing and killing whales and towing the carcasses to land for processing. Whalewatching cruise in forillon national park boat tours. Government keeps watch on latest entangled right whale off. Call the establishment of your choice for reservation. Government keeps watch on latest entangled right whale. Our main interest is whale watching, i understand that this is quite unpredictable, therefore wed be staying for 4 nights 3 days and hoping to be lucky enough to see a whale or two among those days.
Whaletrips quebec the best tips for whale watching in quebec. Especially in may its all about puffins and icebergs until. Tadoussac has a long reputation of offering whalewatching cruises as well as numerous cruises in the saguenay. Whalewatching cruise in forillon national park boat. The coastline of this region has been designated the whale route, since different species of whales, including the blue whale, can be found in the waters of the estuary and gulf of st.
Fisheries and oceans canada said tuesday a right whale got entangled in fishing gear off the coast of quebecs gaspe peninsula. Blue, fin, minke and humpback whales can be sighted there as early as april. Times are tough for the travel community right now. This limestone rock is 438 metres long 1545 feet by 88 metres high 288 feet and was formed on the bottom of the ocean bed during the devonian period 375 million years ago. Whale watching in gaspe gaspesie region forum tripadvisor.
Set out on a whalewatching adventure and experience magical moments with the whales that swim in quebecs waters. As canadian officials scramble to determine whether an endangered whale caught in fishing rope off quebecs gaspe peninsula may. Lawrence are ideal for observing great whales such as blue whales, as well as spectacular humpbacks. Lawrence marine park, perce, gaspe bay, and the gulf of st.
Moose 1 per 2 hunters bull and calf only cow by computer draw. Cruises begin at grandegrave in the forillon national park where the dramatic, eastern tip of the appalachian mountain range can be seen. See the most majestic creatures on the planet with your own eyes. Discover magnificent canadian and quebec national parks, two unique whale observation sites, and spend quality time in nature while youre here, in quebecs incredible natural wonderland. Fisheries minister vows new rules to protect right whales. For the enjoyment of the visitors coming to the gaspe peninsula, perce is now the main departure point on the east coast of the province of quebec for the observation of whales. Whales watching tadoussac, whale excursions tadoussac. Canada whale watching in gaspe i want to travel by car from montreal to the gaspe. The beluga whale, however, can often be seen yearround. The village of les escoumins in the manicouagan region is located nearby tadoussac, approximately a 2025 minute drive away. The manicouagan region is one of the best places in the world to observe marine mammals and the route des baleines whale route is an absolute must if you want to have front row seats for the show. Tadoussac is by far the better choice for whale watching and this is certainly the period for blue whales in the st.
The latest right whale discovered entangled off quebecs gaspe peninsula is a male, known by the number 3245. Raising more questions than it can answer, the film is a truly compelling exploration of our relationship with animals. Sep 02, 2014 road trip in gaspesie road 2, perce rock, emerald river, chaleur bay duration. The humpback is most regularly seen in the bay of fundy but has also been seen in cape breton. But by taking a whalewatching tour, i was able to get a perspective on the landscape that you wont find in many tourist photos. This historic village is surrounded by the three tourist areas of charlevoix, saguenay lacsaintjean and manicouagan on the northshore. Whale watching in quebecs forillon national park maptia. Whale watching excursions perce destination vacances.
The whale route will take you across a land of extremes, where distances, rivers, forests and even the hearts of the residents are larger than life. Lawrence as they are more prevalent between august and october. Whale watching in gaspe peninsula gaspe forum tripadvisor. Whale watching deciding between tadoussac and forillon. By viktor elizarov i had also been completely overwhelmed by the beauty of lands end on the eastern part the gaspe peninsula. Breathtaking scenery awaits on your escorted tour of quebec and the gaspe. Lucky whale watchers may even see at up to 25m 82ft in lengththe largest known mammal, the blue whale or the second largest whale, the fin whale whale watching season. Another 21 species of whales and dolphins visit along with them including the minke, sperm, pothead, blue, and orca. Hi bc1945, welcome to the gaspe travel forum one can certainly see whales in many spots along the st lawrence river out to the gulf of the st lawrence in the atlantic ocean. Lawrence river, including the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, the fin and the. Our experienced captains will enhance this largerthan life experience by sharing their knowledge in order to take you on a voyage into an entirely different universe.
I was especially impressed to learn that the northern right whale, the most endangered whale, visits our shores. During high season in august, the boat was fully booked for our 2h30long tour. Top 10 most incredible whale watching trips in quebec you. Lawrence estuary where you can enjoy the unique experience of sailing directly at water level. Top 5 opportunities to see whales in quebec, canada. Set out for an encounter with the giants of the sea aboard the aml grand fleuve and enjoy one of the most beautiful shows in the world, as the sun slowly sets in the heart of the majestic saguenay fjord. Bc whale tours victoria aktuelle 2020 lohnt es sich. Surrounded by three oceans, its no wonder that canada is an amazing destination for whale watchers. Discover magnificent canadian and quebec national parks, two unique whale observation sites, and spend quality time in nature while youre. Bringing together the four coastal regions, bassaintlaurent, gaspesie. The 10 most breathtaking places to go whale watching in. There are only two companies that offer whale watching tours and those are croisieres aml and tadoussac autrement. Right whale entangled in fishing gear off gaspe peninsula.
Whale watching can be done quite well from the mainland at newfoundland and labrador. Whalewatching cruise in forillon national park gaspe. You can observe them in their natural habitat around northern quebec, or take the wellknown whale route from tadous. Ten north atlantic right whales have died since june in the gulf of saint lawrence. Whale watching the tip of the gaspe peninsula is a great spot to enjoy whale watching. Lawrence for 1250 kilometres 775 miles, from tadoussac to blancsablon. But, perhaps if you are set on seeing the beautiful gaspe peninsula then you may want to go to forillon. Lawrence are full of sea mammals and whales in particular. Your visit to quebec includes a thrilling whalewatching cruise excursion in the. Essipit whalewatching cruises take place in the st. We saw 5 whales, and it was a real thrill being out in the st laurence in the big waves. Whale watching and whale observation quebec maritime. Hop aboard the narvall iii 48 passengers at the scenic grandegrave south area site, and enjoy a whale watching cruise that will make your visit to forillon national park an unforgettable one. This is a question that i get a lot when i speak with folks visiting nova scotia.
Travel along the saint lawrence river to the town of baiesaintecatherine, then choose from two distinctly different boating experiencesa small, speedy zodiac or a large, 3level observation vessel. Saaz o awaz listen online eawaz is the medium that allows us to bridge gaps between people, communities, interests, information and resources. An abundance of food in these deep waters attracts many species of whales, including humpback whales, blue whales, fin whales, minky whales and seals. The eastern region of gaspe is where the whales feed early in the.
You can observe the whales in full comfort of the ship, and maybe even feel the spray of a fin whale or a. Whale watching, gaspe, quebec atlantic ocean youtube. Aug 30, 2017 right whale entangled in fishing gear off gaspe peninsula. Staff with the new england aquarium say they last saw him in april, when he was still. Lawrence, the mythical gaspe peninsula is an ideal destination for hikes, deep sea excursions, wildlife or whale observation, kayaking, canoeing, days. The only reason you cannot see them in spring is because of the icebergs. Whalewatching cruise in forillon national park gaspe 2020 all. The gaspe peninsula properly, the gaspesie or gaspe peninsula, pronounced gaspayzee or gaspay, respectively is a region of eastern quebec. It is really hard to imagine that we can come so close to these gigantic animals. From june to early october the waters of cotenord, saguenayst. The staff was very friendly and everything was well organized. The whale route road trips and getaways quebec maritime.
Other famous inhabitants of the islands, common seals and many whale species, among which the blue whale, the humpback whale and the fin whale, are found just off the islands coasts making septiles one of the best spot. Hop aboard the narvall iii 47 passengers at the scenic grandegrave south area site, and enjoy a whale watching cruise that will make your visit to forillon national park of canada an unforgettable one. The following species may be observed in the gaspeperce area. Main season starts a bit later and ends a bit earlier than at quebec. May through october where to go whale watching in quebec. In addition to attracting blue whales, humpback whales, fin whales and small rorquals, you will often see dolphins, porpoises and seals. The bay of fundy and northern cape breton are great spots for this great adventure. Whale watching in septiles bay destination septiles. The eastern tip of gaspe is the first place we find whales early in the field season. Hop aboard the narvall iii 47 passengers at the scenic grandegrave south area site, and enjoy a whalewatching cruise that will make your visit to forillon national park of canada an unforgettable one. The worlds largest population of humpback whales return each year to feed on capelin, krill, and squid along the coast.
Afternoon cruises are also scheduled for july and august. Awaiting you, fin whales, minke whales, the spectacular humpback whales and. Newfoundland and labrador is one of the most spectacular whale watching places on earth. Jun 04, 2019 5 best places to go whale watching in canada this summer. Whether you opt for a whalewatching cruise in the comfort of a sightseeing boat or an excursion in a zodiac or sea kayak, you are guaranteed an exciting experience. Hello all, we have decided to drive to the gaspe area this summer, 2nd week of august. Blue, fin, minke and humpback whales can be sighted there as early as april but are more regularly seen from may through july. Hop aboard the narvall iii 47 passengers at the scenic grandegrave south area site, and enjoy a whalewatching cruise. Between may and october, up to species of cetaceans are found in the salty waters of the st. Youll travel to baiesaintecatherine by road and then board either a large, threelevel observation boat or a small, openair zodiac boat for an exciting escapade to look for whales, belugas, seals and other marine life. Whale watching cruises, excursions and observation in quebec.
The smallest of the baleen whales, minkes display their pink undersides as they hunt near the shore. Whaletrips quebec the best tips for whale watching in. Lawrence, the mythical gaspe peninsula is an ideal destination for hikes, deep sea excursions, wildlife or whale observation, kayaking, canoeing, days at the beach, canyoning, diving and so much more. Tadoussac whale watching near quebec city must do canada. On many tours whale watching is combined with other sightseeing trips, such as coastal, puffin, bird or icebergsafaris. The gaspesie tour will take you approximately 10 days as a road trip.
Aboard a zodiac, set out for an encounter with species of whales. Quebec the best tips for whale watching in quebec whaletrips. 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. Next years season of potential whale migration will have a different set of. This guided tour will transport you from quebec city to the extreme northern of qubec. Consider as the best place in quebec to observe the great whales. The best known of the large cetaceans, humpbacks show their tails with every dive. From several locations, you can therefore participate in sea excursions by. Marc loisellele quebec maritime get adventurous this spring or summer with a trip to quebec to see one of thirteen species of whales that careen along quebecs maritime coast via organized tour, orfor a more adventurous experienceclimb into a kayak to get an. While youre in quebec city, dont miss a chance to see some of canadas best wildlife on a whalewatching cruise. The tail of a humpback whale in the atlantic ocean off the coast of newfoundland. When it comes to tadoussac whale watching, there are a variety of different ways to go on a whalewatching cruise. You can spot the blows of fin whales, humpbacks and occasionally blue whales from forillon national park capgaspe, capbonami, capdesrosiers, gaspe bay and bonaventure island. Join our cruise learn about us ready for an unforgettable experience with natures gentle giants.1058 1318 1042 169 475 538 1001 1440 1292 791 783 1000 311 904 1435 1370 1009 737 184 1319 198 1486 1263 312 1290 421 180 321 28 1339 1203 1257 1219 148 154 1042 354 1299 479 72 81 377 978 1364 1309