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 the 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
    • Private lounge
    • 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 : 650 passengers
    Length : 106 feet
    Width : 30 feet
    Speed : 12 knots

  • Available rooms and capacity

    Deck A

    • 94 people banquet format (Up to 124 places for groups)
    • 140 people cocktail dinner format

    Deck B – Indoor

    • 50 people banquet format
    • 100 people cocktail dinner format

    Deck B – Outdoor terrace

    • 250 people, including 84 seats

    PONT C – VIP Lounge

    • 20 people (It might be slightly higher for groups)

    PONT C – Outdoor terrace

    • 150 people, including 104 seats

    VIP Bridge

    • 30 people

                         

  • Access for people with reduced mobility

    Please note that the AML Grand Fleuve is partially accessible for people with reduced mobility.

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

    • Due to the weight of this type of wheelchairs combined with that of the occupant, the adjustment of the wheelchairs and the absence of lifting points, it is impossible to take electric wheelchairs of any type on board the AML Grand Fleuve.

    Manual wheelchairs

    • The AML Grand Fleuve is partially accessible for people in manual wheelchairs. A maximum of two (2) people in manual wheelchairs may embark on the same cruise. For the duration of the cruise, people in manual wheelchairs will be accommodated on deck A, which has an adapted bathroom.
    • Boarding and disembarkation are via an adapted gangway in the presence of crew members from Baie-Ste-Catherine only. No boarding is possible from Tadoussac.
    • Passengers can be assisted throughout the cruise by a crew member if needed, subject to staff availability.
    • Please note that the VIP Lounge St-Laurent, B deck, upper deck and outdoor areas are not adapted for people with reduced mobility.

    Persons with reduced mobility without wheelchairs

    • Boat accessible at all times;
    • Assistance in moving passengers from the moment they arrive at the bridge or before, depending on the passenger’s needs and the availability of staff.

    For more information, please call us at 1-866-856-6668.

Want the full AML Grand Fleuve experience?

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

  • Whale Watching Boat Tour in Tadoussac

    Embark on a whale-watching adventure at the heart of the world's premier observation site.

    Aboard one of our boats, designed specifically for marine mammal observation, our naturalist guides will enlighten you about the giants of the sea. During your excursion in the Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park, encounter up to 13 species including minke, fin, and humpback whales, along with porpoises, harbor seals, and belugas.

    Experience this internationally recognized haven for marine life firsthand!

    What to expect

    • Whale encounters: Take in once-in-a-lifetime views of humpback, minke, and other whale species in their natural habitat.
    • Guided insight: Engage in fascinating stories and facts from our bilingual naturalist guide, offering deep knowledge of marine life.
    • Panoramic views: Enjoy the comfort of our fully glassed-in interior rooms with 180-degree panoramic views, or venture onto the outdoor decks.
    • Memorable moments: Capture impressive photos and make unforgettable memories with the giants of the sea.
    • Onboard amenities: Access our Bistro for delicious meals, and make use of the convenient restrooms.
    • Whale Warranty: If you don’t see any marine mammals during your cruise, don’t worry. We will provide you with a complimentary pass for another boat whale watching adventure.

    Our commitment to eco-responsibility

    Our cruises are designed with the environment in mind, adhering strictly to the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park to ensure a responsible and sustainable interaction with marine life. As proud founding members of the Eco-Whales Alliance, we are dedicated to protecting the marine environment and promoting eco-friendly tourism practices.

    Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime voyage?

    Family-owned since 1972, Croisières AML is celebrated as Canada’s leading excursion cruise company, offering exclusive whale-watching tours from Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine.

  • Whale Watching Boat Tour in Charlevoix

    Join us for an exclusive whale watching adventure from Baie-Sainte-Catherine, located in the scenic Charlevoix region, just under 2.5 hours from Quebec City. Our boats are specially equipped for marine mammal observation, providing you direct access to the diverse marine life of the Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park.

    Accompanied by one of our knowledgeable bilingual naturalist guides, you'll have the opportunity to see up to 13 different species of marine life, including the sleek minke whales, the large fin whales, and the impressive humpbacks. You may also encounter porpoises, harbor seals, and belugas in their natural surroundings.

    What to Expect

    • Exciting Whale Encounters: Watch humpback, minke, and other whale species up close, a truly thrilling experience.
    • Educational Insights: Learn interesting facts and stories about marine life from one of our experienced bilingual guides.
    • Panoramic Views: Enjoy expansive 180-degree views from the comfort of our enclosed viewing rooms or from the fresh air of our outdoor decks.
    • Memorable Experiences: Take incredible photos and make lasting memories with some of the most impressive creatures.
    • Onboard Conveniences: Enjoy tasty meals at our Bistro and take advantage of the readily accessible restrooms.

    Our Whale Guarantee

    We’re so confident in our tours that if no marine mammals are spotted during your trip, you’ll receive a complimentary pass for another Boat Whale Watching Tour—our promise of quality and excitement.

    Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

    As dedicated members of the Eco-Whales Alliance and stringent followers of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park’s conservation rules, we ensure that our interactions with marine life are sustainable and responsible.

    Are You Ready for an Unforgettable Voyage?

    Join Croisières AML, a family-owned leader in Canadian excursion cruises since 1972, offering exclusive whale watching excursions from Baie-Sainte-Catherine. Prepare for an adventure that’s not just a trip, but a foray into the heart of marine biodiversity, all within a short drive from Quebec City.

  • Whale Watching Tour in Tadoussac and Exploration of the Saguenay Fjord

    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 explore 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 Tour in Charlevoix and Exploration of the Saguenay Fjord

    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 Exclusive Access in Tadoussac

    Enhance your whale-watching cruise with this option that offers exclusive access to our observation deck located on the upper level of the AML Grand Fleuve. From this vantage point, you can enjoy a 360-degree view, ideal for capturing stunning photos or videos of these sea giants!

    Our naturalist guides regularly comment on observations from the upper deck, giving you the opportunity for a privileged encounter with them.

    • Start your cruise with a priority boarding access
    • You will have an exclusive access to the observation deck located on the upper deck, reserved for a maximum of 30 passengers
    • You can also enjoy the other outdoor decks on the comfort of our fully glazed indoor rooms with a 180-degree panoramic view
    • Our cruises offer an eco-friendly experience in compliance with the regulations on the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • You will have the chance to take photos and create unforgettable memories with the most majestic creatures on the planet from the best viewpoint on the boat
    • On board, you can enjoy a bistro offering full meals
    • Restrooms are available for your convenience
    • All our cruises are guided and commented on by experienced naturalist guides
    • This cruise comes with our whale warranty
  • Whale Watching Tour with an Upper Deck Exclusive Access in Charlevoix

    Less than 2.5 hours away from Quebec City, meet 13 species of marine mammals aboard the AML Grand Fleuve with an exclusive upper deck access, 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

    Indulge yourself and enjoy our VIP experience by choosing this distinctive whale-watching cruise in the brand-new Lounge Saint-Laurent on the AML Grand Fleuve.

    Treat yourself to the best to fully enjoy the world's best marine mammal observation site in the comfort of this private lounge, which accommodates a maximum of 20 guests per cruise. Priority boarding, a selection of local bites, and a bar service are just a few of the benefits of the VIP Lounge Saint-Laurent. 

    As a VIP guest, you will enjoy the following privileges:

    • Priority boarding to start your cruise
    • Access to the VIP Lounge Saint-Laurent, a private, fully glazed lounge that accommodates a maximum of 20 guests
    • Exclusive access to the observation deck located on the upper deck
    • A gourmet platter featuring a selection of local delicacies
    • A full bar service including wines, beers, and spirits from Quebec at no additional cost
    • Our cruises offer an eco-friendly experience in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
    • You will have the chance to take photos and create unforgettable memories with the most majestic creatures on the planet from the best viewpoint on board
    • A private bathroom is available
    • All our cruises are guided and commented on by experienced naturalist guides
    • This cruise comes with our whale warranty
  • 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! 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 get to 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 the exclusive upper deck for a better observation
    • Whale Warranty