Some Gaspé-based companies offer offshore excursions to observe whales. Departing from Forillon, you can encounter marine mammals aboard the Narval III operated by Croisières Baie de Gaspé. In the Percé region, Croisières Julien Cloutier and Les Bateliers de Percé also offer boat trips. Both companies operate a fleet of several boats and offer up to three departures a day in the high season. For each trip out to sea, a guide/interpreter will provide a wealth of information on whales and answer your questions.
Stay on the lookout, even if you aren’t planning on taking a whale-watching cruise. You are likely to see marine mammals on the way out to Bonaventure Island! Minke whales and white-sided dolphins are sometimes encountered on the boat trip between Percé and the island.
As is the case throughout Canada, offshore whale-watching activities in the Gaspésie are regulated by law. A distance of at least 100 metres must be maintained between a watercraft and a whale.