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Zodiac Boat

Zodiac, an experience in the heart of the St. Lawrence River

For a close encounter with whales and the various marine species of the St. Lawrence, come aboard one of our Zodiacs. They will provide you with an adrenaline rush and unforgettable moments!

Let our Naturalist Captains guide you, in complete safety, while telling you tales about the river. They will share with you their passion for the marine world and will tell you all about the river, as well as its fauna and flora.

The perks of the Zodiac

  • Zodiac Baleine 296

    A breathtaking view on the whales of the St. Lawrence River

  • Zodiac Bateau 296

    A sporting moment in a safe boat

  • Zodiac Vue 296

    A taste of adventure

Adventure in a Zodiac

  • Specifications

    Capacity: 24 or 60 passengers
    Length: relative to the model of the zodiac
    Width: relative to the model of the zodiac
    Speed : 14 knots

  • What can a Zodiac offer you

    • Excursion in the heart of whales' natural habitat
    • Captain-naturalist on board our 24-passenger Zodiacs
    • Captain and naturalist guide aboard our 60-passenger Zodiacs.
    • Ecoresponsible activities, in compliance with the Saguenay-St. Lawrence park rules
    • Whale guarantee
  • Access for people with reduced mobility

    People with reduced mobility cannot board a Zodiac to the particular layout of the embarkation. 

  • Policy regarding the boarding of children

    For safety reasons, children under 6 years old are not allowed on board.

  • Important notice for passengers

    Zodiac excursions are, barring exceptional circumstances, not recommended or even prohibited to certain people, such as, but not limited to, young children (under 6 years of age or measuring less than 140 cm), pregnant women, people with reduced autonomy and those with back, joint or behavioural problems (e.g. anxiety).

    Wear closed shoes (not sandals) long pants and a long sleeved sweater. We strongly suggest bringing sunscreen and sunglasses.

Want the full Zodiac experience?

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

  • Zodiac Whale Watching 2.5-hour Expedition Tour in Tadoussac

    Come and live an amazing experience in the heart of the best whale watching site in the world! Aboard our Zodiacs, meet the giants of the sea during this unique 2.5-hour expedition.

    • In the heart of the grandiose environment of the whales
    • Naturalist Captain aboard our 24-passenger Zodiacs
    • Captain and Naturalist Guide aboard our 60-passenger Zodiacs 
    • Ecoresponsible observation in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine park
    • End this cruise with a trip into the majestic Saguenay fjord, if conditions permit
  • Zodiac Whale Watching 2.5-hour Expedition Tour in Charlevoix

    Aboard a Zodiac, set off to meet 13 species of marine mammals during an incredible 2-hour adventure. With the purchase of this cruise, also get one admission to the Île-aux-Coudres Flour Milling Economuseum, one entry to the Papeterie Saint-Gilles and one ticket for the Meteorites! activity at The Observatoire de l’Astroblème.

    This Charlevoix Attraction Passport includes :

    • A cruise in the heart of the best whale observation site in the world
    • Interpretation by an experience and passionate Naturalist Captain
    • One admission to the Île-aux-Coudres Flour Milling where you will explore the site and its two mills, as well as the Miller’s House
    • One entry to the Papeterie Saint-Gilles that will teach you all about the homemade fabrication of paper
    • One ticket for the Meteorites! activity at The Observatoire de l’Astroblème where you will learn about the region’s meteoritic origin
  • Zodiac Whale Watching 2-hour Adventure Tour in Tadoussac

    In a Zodiac, meet 13 species of whales and marine mammals during an incredible 2-hour adventure. Explore the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the best whale watching site in the world.

    • In the heart of the grand environment of the whales
    • Naturalist Captain aboard our 24-passenger Zodiacs
    • Captain and naturalist guide aboard our 60-passenger Zodiacs
    • Ecoresponsible observation, in compliance with the regulations of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
  • Zodiac Whale Watching 2-hour Adventure Tour in Charlevoix

    Aboard a Zodiac, set off to meet 13 species of marine mammals during an incredible 2-hour adventure. With the purchase of this cruise, also get one admission to the Île-aux-Coudres Flour Milling Economuseum, one entry to the Papeterie Saint-Gilles and one ticket for the Meteorites! activity at The Observatoire de l’Astroblème.

    This Charlevoix Attraction Passport includes :

    • A cruise in the heart of the best whale observation site in the world
    • Interpretation by an experience and passionate Naturalist Captain
    • One admission to the Île-aux-Coudres Flour Milling where you will explore the site and its two mills, as well as the Miller’s House
    • One access to the Papeterie Saint-Gilles that will teach you all about the homemade fabrication of paper
    • One ticket for the Meteorites! activity at The Observatoire de l’Astroblème where you will learn about the region’s meteoritic origin
  • Helicopter Whale Watching Adventure in Charlevoix

    Climb aboard one of GoHelico's state-of-the-art helicopters and go whale watching! You will be impressed by this trip to the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, the most beautiful whale-watching site in the world!

    From Quebec City, fly over the majestic St. Lawrence River to Baie-Sainte-Catherine. From the air, admire the beauties of the Charlevoix region such as Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Baie-Saint-Paul, La Malbaie and its impressive Manoir Richelieu. Then, experience a whale watching cruise aboard the AML Grand Fleuve's VIP St-Laurent Lounge or aboard one of our Zodiacs.

    • A round trip helicopter flight between Quebec City and Baie-Ste-Catherine
    • A whale watching cruise aboard the VIP Lounge St-Laurent (3 hours) or in a Zodiac (2h30)
    • A luxury lunch box for dinner
    • Departure also available from La Malbaie