Depart from London bound for Sept Iles, flying via Montreal. Spend 1 night at the Hotel Gouveneur.
Days 2 to 8.
Longue Pointe de Mingan [B, L, D]
Transfer to the Hotel de la Minganie at Longue Pointe de Mingan, where you will be based for 7 nights. Your days will be spent observing and contributing to the study of Blue Whales, which can be found in high concentrations in the Mingan area and just off the coast of Sept-Iles, between August and September. From 7 metre rigid-hulled inflatable boats, you will have the chance to join biologists at sea participating in field research and assisting in the collection of data, often spending 6-10 hours on the water. Researchers on board will provide information about the ecology of the whales and also how to identify individual whales by their characteristic markings. Although much of your time is spent specialising in Blue Whale research, Harbour Porpoises, Atlantic White-sided and White-beaked Dolphins, Harp, and Grey Seals may also be seen, providing you with a most unique wildlife experience. The wildlife sanctuary of the Mingan archipelago, now designated a National Park, lies within 5 kilometres of the Quebec south coast. These islands are renowned for their distinctive limestone rock formations carved by ice and sea and provide a home to numerous sea birds and seals, including Atlantic Puffins, Arctic Terns, Eider Ducks and razorbills.
Days 9 & 10. Homeward [B (Day 9
Return to Sept Iles for your homeward flight, via Montreal.
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