The Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is undeniably one of the best places in the world for whale watching. Look to the horizon and watch as they come to feed a few metres away from you! You will also have the opportunity to observe seals and seabirds.

The coastlines plunge sharply by a few hundred metres, allowing the marine mammals to come very close to shore. With or without binoculars, settle down and let yourself be amazed by these majestic animals and their powerful breath!


From June 19 to September 6, 2021: Every day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From September 7 to September 12, 2021: Every day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From September 13 to October 10, 2021: Wednesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, October 11, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Entrance fees for the Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre apply. They also provide access to the Marine Environment Discovery Centre and the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre on the same day.

Adult: $7.90
Senior: $6.90
Youth: free admission
Family: $16.00

Taxes are included. Pricing details

  • Duration: variable. For commercial groups: 1.5 hours
  • Accessibility: partially for people with reduced mobility
  • Note: it can be cold by the river. Provide warm clothing and closed shoes, even in the summer.

Activity also offered at:


Reservations are required only for travel trade professionals and school and corporate groups.
Accompaniment by a guide-interpreter is recommended.
Contact us for more information or to make a reservation.
Telephone: 418-514-8002

Travel trade
  • Available in English and in French
  • Suitable for groups of any size and independent travelers
  • Parks Canada offers group discounts for commercial groups visiting its sites in Canada (from 500 visitors / year). Conditions apply.