Whale Research Expeditions
Immerse yourself in the marine mammal fieldwork that MICS has conducted for over 40 years!
NOTE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 field season is on and we strive to respect the health and safety of our staff, partners and people from the local community.
We look foward to welcome you back in all our programs during the summer 2022!
Participants become "research apprentices" who learn and use different techniques employed by biologists who study cetaceans in the field. This is a unique educational experience and adventure for nature lovers who wish to gain extensive knowledge of cetaceans and our research techniques while funding our long-term research.
Two participants watch a humpback whale about to dive
Our adventures offer the public the opportunity to escape to the solitude of the sea and immerse themselves in an educational adventure.
We are certain that experiencing the graceful breach of a 40-ton humpback whale, a close encounter with an 85-foot blue whale, or being engulfed in a group of 500 Atlantic white-sided dolphins will leave a lasting impression.
All MICS Research Adventures include room and board!
Locations - Discover where you can join us in the North Atlantic
Daily Schedule - Get an insight on what to expect
Practical Information - Gather all the information you need to know before coming
The research team and participants approaching a fin whale for photo-identification
Your Vacation Benefits Research and Conservation
The research sessions we offer provide us with the funds needed to carry out field studies in the immediate Mingan/Anticosti study area, the St. Lawrence Estuary, and beyond to the Azores. By participating in our research sessions you support our work financially and contribute directly to various aspects of the fieldwork.
Our Research Tourism expeditions have been featured in the International Whaling Commission's Whale Watching Handbook as a case study for best practise!
ATTENTION: For health and safety reasons, we cannot accept pregnant women or children under 12 years of age. Please note that navigation onboard our boats is not recommended for people suffering from severe backache.
A right whale surfaces close to the boat