Take in the immensity of the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River with a trip to the heart of the marine park. Featured: cliffs, islands, lighthouses and colourful seabed.
It is such a pleasure to hear a whale’s spout and to see the animal appear on the water’s surface! Whether you’re looking for adventure or a gentle outing, you’ll be delighted, as each sea trip is unique. From May to October, the chances of seeing whales are very good. More than a dozen species of marine mammals visit the area each summer.
On the water, with the tides, currents and winds, conditions can change rapidly. This is why it is strongly advised to opt for a guided and supervised excursion. All boat captains and kayak guides are certified to navigate in the marine park. They have to comply with the Regulations and respect the rules regarding speed and distance from the whales.
The Eco-Whale Alliance is formed by a few of the whale-watching tour companies, the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), Parks Canada and Sépaq. Its members are committed to responsible whale-watching practices in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. The companies belonging to the Alliance contribute to the Eco-Whale Fund, which finances research and education projection on the whales on the St. Lawrence.
4 ways to explore the Marine Park at sea
The Marine Activities in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations provide a framework for activities in the marine protected area. One of its main objectives is to reduce the impact of navigation on marine mammals. Anyone navigating in the marine park is required to comply with these regulations.