Whale-watching cruises to admire the St. Lawrence River’s many whales depart from Tadoussac, Saint-Siméon and Baie-Sainte-Catherine piers. By cruiseboat, visitors can observe the world’s most extensive variety of large marine mammals, great whales and cetaceans like the beluga. Each spring, five or six whale species can be seen frolicking in their feeding grounds off the Charlevoix coast. Whale-watching adventures feature a range of vessels – from small Zodiacs to ships carrying several hundred passengers! Discovery cruises of the majestic Saguenay Fjord are also available, and from Cap-à-l’Aigle Marina, visitors can sign up for sailing lessons on the lovely St. Lawrence.