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AML Grand Fleuve durant the whale watching crusie

AML Grand Fleuve

Sébastien St-Jean

The AML Grand Fleuve, a comfortable boat

Deemed the best observation boat in Canada, the AML Grand Fleuve has undergone several renovations in recent years to offer you the best view of whales! The panoramic windows, the decks and observation platform provide you with a spectacular vantage point while you enjoy unparalleled comfort.

Take a seat aboard the AML Grand Fleuve where passionate naturalist-guides and highly qualified personnel will make your cruise memorable.

The perks of the AML Grand Fleuve

  • Grand Fleuve Pont 296 DP

    Outdoor terrace

  • Grand Fleuve Vue 296

    Observation platform

  • Grand Fleuve Lounge 296

    Glassed-in decks

A boat adapted to your needs

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    Observation area reserved for children

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    Interpretation service on board

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    Naturalist guides on board

A fully-equipped boat

  • What can the AML Grand Fleuve offer

    • Glassed-in decks
    • Observation platform
    • Bistro and souvenir store
    • Covered bridges to protect from the sun and bad weather
    • Observation area reserved for children
    • Interpretation service on board with diversified educational content
    • Passionate naturalist guides supervised by GREMM

     

     

  • Specifications

    Capacity : 689 passengers
    Length : 106 feet
    Width : 30 feet
    Speed : 12 knots

  • Capacity

    Deck A
    Group (rectangular tables): 125                                  

    Pont B 
    Group (rectangular tables) : 50                                        

    Pont B
    Terrace : 250

    Pont C
    Lounge VIP (rectangular tables) : 30                                 

    Pont C
    Lounge VIP Terrace : 150                         

  • Access for people with reduced mobility

    Motorized Mobility Aids (MMA)
    (Motorized wheelchairs, scooters, quadcopters)

    • Due to the weight of the wheelchair combined with the weight of the occupant, the adjustment of these wheelchairs and the lack of a lift socket, it is not possible to take any type of electric wheelchair on board the ships;
    • In order to cruise, these individuals must be transferred to a manual wheelchair before reporting to the bridge.

    Manual wheelchairs

    • Vessels are accessible at all times, regardless of tidal heights. The maximum number of people in manual wheelchairs is three (3) on the AML Grand Fleuve; 
    • Crew members will assist the person in moving to the desired floor;
    • Throughout the cruise, in case of need, the passenger is assisted in his movements in the same way;
    • Embarkation and disembarkation will be done in the presence of crew members.

    Persons with reduced mobility without wheelchairs

    • Boats accessible at all times;
    • Assistance in moving the passenger from the moment of arrival at the bridge or before, depending on the passenger's needs.

Want the full AML Grand Fleuve experience?

Discover our cruises departing from Tadoussac or Charlevoix (Baie-Sainte-Catherine).

  • Whale Watching Boat Tour in Tadoussac

    The best observation site in the world! Opt for a safe and simple nature experience where our bilingual naturalist-guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

    • Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet
    • Exceptional panoramic view
    • Discover the most beautiful whale watching site in the world
    • Interpretation by a naturalist guide
    • Eco-responsible observation in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • Whale guarantee
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour from Charlevoix

    Less than 2.5 hours away from Quebec City, meet the giants of the sea and opt for a simple and safe experience aboard the AML Grand Fleuve, a comfortable boat specially designed for marine mammal observation! On this vast vessel, our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

    • Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet
    • Exceptional panoramic view
    • Discover the most beautiful whale watching site in the world
    • Interpretation by a naturalist guide
    • Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • Whale guarantee
  • Whale Watching and Fjord Cruise in Tadoussac

    Treat yourself to two of Quebec's must-see attractions! Meet 13 species of whales and marine mammals aboard a boat specially designed for whale-watching during a whale-watching cruise, then enjoy a foray into the majestic Saguenay fjord.

    • Meeting with the giants of the sea in the most beautiful observation site in the world
    • Guides interpretation by a certified naturalist
    • The whale watching cruise continues with an incursion into the fjord
    • An excursion filled with discoveries in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and the Saguenay fjord
    • Eco-responsible observation in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Whale Watching and Fjord Cruise in Charlevoix

    Treat yourself to two of the province's must-see attractions in Baie-Sainte-Catherine, a picturesque Charlevoix village located less than 2.5 hours away from Quebec City. Meet 13 species of whales and marine mammals aboard a boat specially designed for whale watching and enjoy a trip into the majestic Saguenay fjord.

    • Meet the whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet
    • Discover the most beautiful whale watching site in the world
    • Guided interpretation by a certified naturalist
    • The whale watching cruise continues with a trip into the fjord
    • An excursion filled with discoveries in the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and the Saguenay fjord
    • Ecoresponsible observation in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • Whale guarantee
  • Whale Watching Tour with an Upper Deck VIP Access in Tadoussac

    Meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP walkway, specially designed for observation!

    On this vast ship, our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale watching site in the world.

    • Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet
    • Exceptional panoramic view from a reserved walkway
    • Discovery of the most beautiful whale watching site in the world
    • Interpretation by a naturalist guide
    • Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • Whale guarantee
  • Whale Watching Tour with an Upper Deck VIP Access in Charlevoix

    Less than 2.5 hours away from Quebec City, meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP bridge, specially designed for whale watching! On this vast ship, our bilingual naturalist guides will teach you more about the giants of the sea and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale watching site in the world.

    • Encounter with whales, the most majestic creatures on the planet
    • Exceptional panoramic view from a reserved walkway
    • Discovery of the most beautiful whale watching site in the world
    • Interpretation by a naturalist guide
    • Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • Whale guarantee
  • Whale Watching Tour with a Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access in Tadoussac

    Experience a distinctive whale watching cruise in the AML Grand Fleuve's all-new St-Laurent VIP Lounge!

    Meet the giants of the sea in the comfort of this intimate, glass-enclosed space on the upper deck. Our dedicated staff welcomes you on the outdoor terrace or in one of the two VIP lounges where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made from local products await you.

    Treat yourself to the best marine mammal watching site in the world!

    As a privileged customer, you will enjoy:

    • Priority entrance on board
    • Two fully glazed interior lounges
    • A selection of fine local bites
    • Quebec wines, beers and spirits
    • A reserved outdoor terrace
    • Access to an exclusive observation deck
    • Guaranteed whale
  • Whale Watching Tour with a Saint-Laurent Lounge VIP Access in Charlevoix

    Experience a distinctive whale watching cruise in the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP Lounge Saint-Laurent!

    Meet the giants of the sea in the comfort of this intimate, glass-enclosed space on the upper deck. Our dedicated staff welcomes you on the outdoor terrace or in one of the two VIP lounges where a selection of fine local bites and drinks made from local products await you.

    Treat yourself and fully enjoy the best marine mammal observation site in the world, in Charlevoix, less than 2h30 away from Quebec City!

    As a privileged customer, you will enjoy :

    • A priority entrance on board
    • Two fully glass-enclosed lounges
    • A selection of fine local bites
    • Quebec wines, beers and spirits
    • A reserved outdoor terrace
    • Access to an exclusive observation deck
    • Guaranteed whale