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, are wild animals and if they see a boat full of red people they'll do the logical thing and hide! The capitan was patient, and sure enough, some did some closer for us to see. We saw about five different pods of whales, Belugas and Rorquals.
I'm happy we chose the Zodiac, the ride in the boat itself was great fun and the kids really enjoyed it, even when it bounced around a bit (the front is more fun)! The views of the North Shore were exquisite.
The capitan did provide some commentary on the animals, but it wasn't very deep to be honest and we couldn't always hear. I'd recommend reading up a bit first.
The waterproof clothes the company provided were great at keeping us warm, although it would have been better to have a cardigan and closed shoes rather than sandals.
A note on the other comments - I hadn't read them at the time of booking, and my experience has been very different from others: professional crew, left on time, the capitan did his very best to show us different whales.
The one area where the comments might be justified - I don't think the crew have a lot of English fluency...
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