The St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord are the natural habitat of many marine mammals. Over 10 species of whales live in these waters, including the blue whale (the largest marine mammal in the world!), fin and humpback whales, belugas, porpoises, and dolphins. Marine wildlife also includes seals, starfish, and seabirds. On board of a zodiac, in a sea kayak or even on a hike, keep your eyes peeled, the show is always on! In Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie or Bas-Saint-Laurent, the options for marine wildlife watching are plenty. Look for a Quality-Safety certified business to book an excursion that is both respectful and safe, for wildlife and humans alike. On a cruise with an interpretive guide or in a kayak at sunrise, dive into the fascinating world our marine ecosystems.

Abundant flora and fauna await you on the North Shore where wildlife observation and outdoor activity fans can also spot moose, black bears, wolves, lynx and a number of other species. Also discover the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve or the Manic 5 Daniel Johnson Dam, some of the largest of their kind in the world. Whale and other marine mammals can be observed by zodiac or sea kayak. From Tadoussac to Les Escoumins, on your next whale-watching adventure different Adventure Écotourisme Québec member outfitters offer great visitor experiences combining a night in a campsite or chalet, with riverside views of the St. Lawrence.

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