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Otis Excursions

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Address: 431 Bateau-Passeur, Tadoussac, Quebec G0T 2A0, Canada
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+1 418-235-4197

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no complaints, they delivered

we would book with otis again. we went in august during the busiest part of the season and yes the we waited in the office while the receptionist answered the 2 continuously... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Ottawa, Canada
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a 3-hour tour in the morning. Otis has about 3 small boats where 10 people can fit and a bigger one. I would recommend to board on the big boat if you have kids as it is safer and more stable. You don't need to order in advance, you will decide on the spot. We went on a... More 

Thank Janko973
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were very excited to go to see whales for a long time. We booked our tickets via phone. Lady was very unpleasant and barked in the phone.NO ENGLISH..ok so my husband made a reservation in French she wanted credit card number. Went to the office to pick up out tickets said we will pay in cash.she said ok...what a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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152 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

we would book with otis again. we went in august during the busiest part of the season and yes the we waited in the office while the receptionist answered the 2 continuously ringing telephones but a little patience goes a long way. the company could add a receptionist in the high season, but in any event the woman on her... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I teach marine science so I was THRILLED to go see wild Belugas. This company came very highly rated through Tripadvisor so we went with them. The gear is old, the boats are old and REALLY uncomfortable. Our guide was wonderful, but he also drove the boat which made it hard to hear him. Also the woman at the front... More 

Thank cvj75
Ghent, Belgium
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191 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was expecting to be on a 12 seats Zodiac and we went on a 32 seats. I was disappointed but finally it turns to be better than a 12 seats. The boat was not full so we had more space. This boat is going as close to the whales as the small one but it is more comfortable you... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with Otis excursions . Saw a pair of humpback whales as they swam towards the small (12 person Zodiac) and then dove not 20 feet from us. Also observed Minke, Beluga,and Fin whales as well as Harbour porpoises and Grey seals during our 3hour trip in the St. Lawrence River. The weather was perfect with blue... More 

Thank Jules421
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We showed up at the main office around 10am to sign up for the 1:30 trip. Parked ourselves near the dock, walked all around town and the waterfront, had lunch and arrived at the check in spot at 1pm. My boyfriend had really wanted a 12 person zodiac but they don't make any promises, as they say it depends on... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Reserved through their website and left credit card info. When we got there in the morning, had no record of reservation. Ended up going to the Bergeronnes 30 minutes north with Essipit for half the price and wonderful service.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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222 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As you can see from previous reviews, this was not my first time out with Otis. During a recent stay in Tadoussac, my husband and I went on two more trips with this company. The first one, was on a sunny day in one of the small zodiacs with Captain Pierre (our old friend by now!). As before, it was... More 

Thank Tellurian
Chilliwack, Canada
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Otis Excursions. We were given great waterproof clothing and had a fantastic three hour trip on the St. Lawrence seeing many beluga, minke and fin whales.A suggestion, unless you want to got absolutely soaked avoid the smaller zodiacs and take a ride on the much larger, more comfortable and dryer large zodiacs. Would highly... More 

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