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Croisieres AML

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177, rue des Pionniers, Tadoussac, Quebec G0T 2A0, Canada
+1 866-856-6668
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My husband didn’t believe we’d see whales....

But we did! Lots! Minke whales, belugas, as well as some gray seals and harbour porpoises! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurelanne4
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Ontario, Canada
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Awesome tour, but not as advertised

So first we really enjoyed our tour (smaller boat to get closer to the whales) and we got really... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Arnaud7784
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Situated at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord, Tadoussac and Baie-Ste-Catherine are the main entrance to the most beautiful whale watching site in the world! Croisieres AML offers you an unparalleled experience with nature.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“zodiac tour” (24 reviews)
“big boat” (25 reviews)
“beluga whales” (24 reviews)
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177, rue des Pionniers, Tadoussac, Quebec G0T 2A0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But we did! Lots! Minke whales, belugas, as well as some gray seals and harbour porpoises! The guide was very informative and we learned a lot. Dress warmly! It got very cold in the middle of the St. Lawrence.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

So first we really enjoyed our tour (smaller boat to get closer to the whales) and we got really lucky to have a perfect weather to really enjoy it. Our guide during the almost 3hrs trip was very knowledgeable and entertaining and was surely a...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was my first experience watching the giant mammal from that close. We were lucky to spot so many whales. The cruise, I think, lasted about 90 mins or so. The cruise was quite comfortable. There was a small food-stall on the cruise, but some...More

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Communications-AML, Responsable relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking time to share this great review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your experience and you had the chance to see many whales. Best regards, Croisières AML Team

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Waste of money to get to Tadoussac , hotel reservations and expensive boat trip. Indifference from the boat crew combined with no whales to see resulted in a really dissapointed experience.

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Communications-AML, Responsable relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We take note of your observation and will take them into consideration when reviewing our season. Best regards, Croisières AML Team

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Overall a very good experience. We had a nice boat trip on a sunny but cold October day and saw lots of whales. Or part of them- we only saw the back of the whales and a few tales. But I guess it would be...More

Thank kristine r
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Communications-AML, Responsable des relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hello, We want to thank you for this great review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your whale watching experience with us. We take note of your comments about the welcoming and the language spoken during the tour and we will definitely share them...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I've seen lots of whales in various parts about the globe, but the Croisieres AML outing on the Grand Fleuve was one of my best outings. Nice size boat with a warm glass enclosure, but also plenty of room out on the various decks. Boat...More

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Communications-AML, Responsable des relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello! Thank you for this great review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your whale watching cruise and you had the chance to see so many whales. We will be happy to share your great comments with our team in Tadoussac. Hopefully we'll have...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We saw a lot of whales, including some beluga whales and some seals in the fjord. We went for the zodiac tour, which was fun and exciting and can get much closer to where the whales breach than the larger boat. Be warmed that the...More

Thank Robert G
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Communications-AML, Responsable des relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hello! Thank you for sharing your review! We are glad to know you enjoyed your whale watching experience. We will happily share your great comments with our team. Best regards, Croisières AML Team

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I've read so-so reviews from others on TripAdvisor but I think because we are in the whales natural habitat, timing is everything and you can't expect a Disney experience, i.e perfect every time. But for us, it was great! We booked the zodiac rather a...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Honestly, I do not understand why this has a good review from lots of people. First of all, the price was expensive and you only get to see one or two whales from very far away (as if you would just see them when you...More

Thank Yooney K
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Communications-AML, Responsable des relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking time to share your comments. Our passengers' satisfaction is a priority and we take note of your thoughts on your experience. We will definitely share them with our team. It is important to consider we operate whale watching cruises in...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I was expecting to see the whale while sipping my coffee on this big boat. Ended up watching small boat enjoying their close encounter with the whales.More

Thank vera h
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Communications-AML, Responsable des relations publiques at Croisieres AML, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hello, Thank you for your review! As we operate whale watching cruises in a natural and protected environment, it is impossible for us to determine how many whales we will see and how close they will be. Some days, the bigger boats get to see...More

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K8EMuppet
23 July 2017|
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Once in town, the person who checked us in at our hotel gave us directions to where we could purchase tickets and to the dock where the cruise departed (although there was a shuttle bus that picked us up right outside our... More
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Charlie D
24 May 2017|
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Response from Communications-AML | Property representative |
Hello Charlie, Our Bus-Whale Express package is available from Fairmont Manoir Richelieu. There is a shuttle service right from the hotel at 11:15 AM. End of July is a great period in the season for whale watching... More
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Nicolae B
8 May 2017|
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Hi Nicolae, In order to ensure a place on board, we always suggest to book in advance for our whale watching cruises, if possible. You can book online on our website or by calling at 1 855-351-3289. Thank you for your... More
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