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Croisieres Charlevoix

130, rue du Festival, Saint-Simeon, Quebec G0T 1X0, Canada
+1 418-638-1483
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Lots of whales, great local guides

We didn't want to drive further up the coast on account of having young kids and having done a lot... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015
Tim D
,
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
St-Simeon whale watching cruise - Major Disappointment

I stopped at the Quebec Information booth in St-Simeon to find out about a day cruise to go see the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2015
171elianez
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Montreal, Canada
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible44%
21 Aug 2015
“Lots of whales, great local guides”
27 Jun 2015
“St-Simeon whale watching cruise - Major Disappointment”
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130, rue du Festival, Saint-Simeon, Quebec G0T 1X0, Canada
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+1 418-638-1483

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We didn't want to drive further up the coast on account of having young kids and having done a lot of driving already. We booked a whale watch out of Ste Simeon...and now seeing prior reviews, I'm glad we booked without seeing past negative comments....More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I stopped at the Quebec Information booth in St-Simeon to find out about a day cruise to go see the whales. The agent told me about the whale watching cruises in St-Simeon and Tadoussac (30 min further) it was presented as equal just different boats....More

2  Thank 171elianez
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We liked the size of the boat and we saw lots of whales so the trip was a success from that perspective. But it was disappointing in many aspects. There was no informational or educational component - we expected to hear something about the area...More

2  Thank MaureenBell
Reviewed 16 August 2014

23rd of July, we exactly had the same experience as Sylvie L had. It was the most unfortunate part of our vacation. By knowing that the water will be rough, they did the excursion. The entire trip we have seen nothing but people getting sick....More

2  Thank eceax
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a wonderful trip out with Croisières Charlevoix in a nice new Zodiac. The capitan really tried hard to find whales for us to see and was good at trying to manoeuvre so everyone can see them. Whales, at the end of the day,...More

2  Thank BilingualQuebeker
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The day before my scheduled excursion, we received a call that our boat would be undergoing maintenance and the time we selected for a tour was not available. Given this was the only day that worked for us, we requested a refund of the purchase...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We originally had booked a trip on the explorather to watch the whales but they notified us that the boat was out due to mechanical problems but offered us a trip on the 12 person zodiac instead. When we arrived I explained to the captain...More

Thank melindad1953
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We were there on the 22 nd of june 2013. windy as hell, the big zodiac for the 13h00 ride cancelled, but our capt (Frank) said we will go, and we did. He knows how to take the waves and we surf on top of...More

1  Thank Sylvain G
Reviewed 11 August 2012

After paying Can$67.00 for whale watching an additional Can$5.00 for car park, which the attendant said a Can$2.00 would be refund at the parking lot and if you spend Can$25.00 the remaining Can$3.00 will be discounted from the purchase at their gift shop. Well, never...More

3  Thank MacauFriend
Reviewed 28 July 2012

This company's tour was not a good as ones we had in St John's NFL or in Maui. The captain prior to leaving the dock, offered some safety instructions in French and was reluctant about translating them into English for one gentleman from Vancouver. The...More

4  Thank GiftedSkier
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