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Essipit Cruise

#1 of 1 things to do in Grandes-Bergeronnes Features Animals
498 Rue De La Mer, Grandes-Bergeronnes, Quebec G0T 1G0, Canada
+1 418-233-2266
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Big Blue Whale....for others

Amazing day, and amazing lucky whale watching cruise....for all the other boats. There was a big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ignacio V
via mobile
Good fun and professional

Decided on Essipit because of the favorable reviews and the small Zodiac, and we were not... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
31Tripper40
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Located in the estuary of the St. Lawrence River, Essipit Innu lands provide some of the best places in the world to watch whales. Many species of whale, including the humpback whale, the blue whale and the beluga, are attracted by the abundance of food in the deep waters of the St. Lawrence River. Whales can be seen from the shoreline as they surface to breathe. A specially-built observation tower provides a spectacular view of the river. Croisieres Essipit provides more adventurous whale watchers with excursions Zodiac boats to observe the whales up close. Our whale-watching cruise captains take great pleasure in recounting captivating details on the lives of these impressive marine mammals. Their extensive knowledge of marine animals and ancient Innu beliefs will take you into another world!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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498 Rue De La Mer, Grandes-Bergeronnes, Quebec G0T 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day, and amazing lucky whale watching cruise....for all the other boats. There was a big blue whale swimming around, and all the people from the other boats could watch or even almost touch it! But our captain decided to stay 500 meters far away...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Decided on Essipit because of the favorable reviews and the small Zodiac, and we were not disappointed. Good signage on the way in from Tadoussac. Very nice place on a gorgeous summer day. Friendly staff. Good equipment. We had to wait some as a group...More

Thank 31Tripper40
Essipit I, Responsable des relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Your comment is great and we thank you because there is nothing more true than the opinion of a customer, especially if this one lived a beautiful experience truly unforgettable! We are pleased to welcome your comment and share it with our team! It's a...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We feel that we received excellent service from everyone we had contact with. Our French is very limited but this was never a problem, we were thankful that all staff appeared happy to communicate with us in English although this was not an expectation of...More

1  Thank Warks
Essipit I, Responsable des relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

We are pleased to welcome your comments as we are glad that your experience was memorable and respectful.We hope to see you again for a next trip to the sea! Have a good day! Jeannine Villeneuve

Reviewed 17 September 2016

Although our departure was delayed due to accessibility issues linked to tides and shifting sand bars, the staff was very professional and accommodating. All in all a wonderful experience much better than the more commercial outfits in neighboring Tadoussac.

1  Thank Pi2Montreal
Essipit I, Responsable des relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

We welcome your comments. We look forward to seeing you again next time at sea! have a good day! Jeannine Villeneuve

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

In terms of whale sighting itself, we saw very little and the weather was terrible the day we went. I understand that this is not the company's fault but just our bad luck. We were disappointed though by service from some of the staff. The...More

Thank OpieOP
Essipit I, Responsable relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hello! We are sorry that your experience with us did not meet your expectations . We will pay particular attention to the service offered to our English speaking customers and make changes if possible. Thank you for your comments and we will submit to our...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I and our daughter spent 2 hours on the Zodiac which seats up to 24 (but there were only 12 people on our boat). It was fun, exciting and safe even though the boat was very small. There are 2 choices -...More

1  Thank Customer744
Essipit I, Responsable relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hello! Thank you for your comment , it is very appreciated. We feel closer to a small zodiac but the approaches rules and regulations for whale watching are the same. We are very happy that your trip was enjoyable. We hope to see you next...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We just returned from a whale watching zodiac tour. Once we paid for the tour we got handed a jacket, rubber overalls, hat and gloves. The equipment was fantastic, kept us warm throughout the excursion. What made the tour slightly disappointing was that at no...More

2  Thank nataliasoczka
Essipit I, Responsable relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hello! Sorry that your whale watching cruise partially met your expectations . We will try to see to improve our service to English-speaking clients . Thank you for your comments and hope to see you again. Jeannine Villeneuve

Reviewed 28 August 2016

I don't understand why anyone would complain that they didn't see whales on a tour like this. It's not like they are caged, waiting for curious humans. They are in their natural habitat and will come out if they feel like it. Weather, time of...More

2  Thank Natalie D
Essipit I, Responsable relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Wow, your comment is very popular because it is not our entire staff is doing in English for interpération whales and we are very happy that your cruise even more memorable . Hughes is a driver and a guide lovers experience the whales and we...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Woke to a pea-souper and were allowed to change from the 9.30 to any of the later trips. Gilldelil was fantastic and entertained us with info on whales...but the trip outshone our wildest expectations (with the fantastic Silvan at the wheel) we saw 50 grey...More

Thank Peter W
Essipit I, Responsable relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you Peter W for your comments, they are much appreciated. You had the chance to make beautiful observations with our captain Sylvain. We will share your kind words with our entire team. Thank you again and hope to see you for a next getaway...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Has been on Essipit zodiac 4 years ago--saw 4 species of whales and enjoyed whole experience, so we went back. Took 9 am boat in fog and saw nothing. Okay, not their fault, so we returned next day in nice weather and bought tickets for...More

Thank VermontMaria
Essipit I, Responsable relations publiques at Essipit Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Hello! Sorry that your whale watching cruise did not meet your expectations . The weather element , the number of animals and animal what we will observe is unfortunately beyond our control . We hope to see you again when the temperature will be more...More

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