Whale Watching in Riviere-Du-Loup, Quebec

Still trying to outrun the heat wave, we travelled up the Saint Lawrence river towards the small town of Riviere-Du-Loup where we had the opportunity to do some whale watching. This is one of my favourite activities back home where I go out on my own boat and visit the Orcas on a regular basis. Sometimes I get a glimpse of Minke whales or Grey whales.

This was opportunity to see Fin whales for the first time. While they do not make for the best photographic subjects since they are so flat and do not breach like an Orca, it was still pretty exciting.

In total, we saw 30 Minke whales and 12 Fin whales.

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6 Responses to “Whale Watching in Riviere-Du-Loup, Quebec”

  1. What an adventure. Something on my “Before I die” list.

    • Anne McKinnell says:

      KP, if you haven’t been whale watching before, I highly recommend going in British Columbia. The Orcas are much more fun to watch since they jump and tail slap and play with kelp and spy hop and they come fairly close to the boat too. You can also see humpbacks sometimes. But the fin whales and minke whales were pretty impressive too. It is always amazing to see any whale, no matter how often I see them it seems like a gift.

  2. Len Saltiel says:

    Very nice images Anne. I have a new appreciation for whales and photographing them with my recent trip to Alaska. Well done.

    • Anne McKinnell says:

      Len, I have so many photos of a splash where a whale used to be! They are difficult to photograph. Having a camera with high frames per second helps.

  3. What an exciting trip. Sounds lime a lot of fun.

    • Anne McKinnell says:

      It was fun Chris. I always enjoy getting out on the water, so the whale watching trips are usually worth it whether you see whales or not.

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