Godbout – Rest Stops
The village of Godbout offers a multitude of spots to observe marine mammals and enjoy gorgeous beaches. Here you can observe several species of cetaceans near and far: minke, fin, humpback or blue whales. They all pass through!
What they’re saying: “It’s such a pleasure to stop at one of the Godbout rest areas, they have everything to welcome visitors: gazebos, picnic tables, interpretive displays, even binoculars. We stop and always spend a few hours there on every trip. The whales spoil us every time!”
Getting there: Route 138 East. Turn right, toward the village of Godbout. Go to the end of Rue Monseigneur-Labrie, then turn right onto Rue Pascal-Comeau. Four rest areas are found along this road.
Godbout – Mouth of the River
Located just before you enter the village of Godbout, this site is a peaceful spot that you’ll be pleased to discover. The spouts of large rorquals can be spotted from this cove, and birds and whales can be observed when calm weather conditions allow. Trout fisherman, cast away!; the fishing is excellent along the river at high tide.
What they’re saying: “We were lying in the sun on the warm sand, watching the whales coming and going, with hundreds of gull flying overhead…A real postcard picture!”
Getting there: Route 138 East. Turn right, toward the village of Godbout. Go to the end of Rue Monseigneur-Labrie, then turn right onto Rue Pascal-Comeau. The mouth of the river is at the end of this road which terminates in a roundabout.
Godbout – Ferry Terminal and Public Wharf
These enchanting sites in the heart of Godbout are visited by local residents every day. Cod and mackerel fishing enthusiasts gravitate toward the public wharf, nicknamed the “old wharf”. In all likelihood, such an abundance of fish near the coast draws whales. You will be surprised how close the minke whales and harbour porpoises surface, in water just a few metres deep. A regional show not to be missed!
What they’re saying: “The harbour porpoises were so close to the docks that we could see them under the water swimming through schools of fish. I’d never seen anything like it!”
Getting there: Route 138 East. Turn right, toward the village of Godbout, then follow the signs for the ferry. At the end of the road, turn right for the ferry or left for the municipal docks.