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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-224-1316
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't get a chance to go due to weather, but called to get info, captain called back as the message stated they would and was very polite helpful and personal. Based only on this, I can see they care about the service and the company. If I'm back here, would definitely book them.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Loved it !!! So friendly..:) They all greated us and gave us warm suits to wear! We got to see a minky whale which was very exciting! I strongly recommend the Zodiac tours I loved it! The seals where also a funny site to see! I learned alot also when I was out on the ocean ! Best tour I... More

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Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were on the cruiser not the zodiac. We preferred being a bit higher off the water for picture taking and that turned out well for us. There were only about 8 of us on board so there was plenty of room to move about. We did see whales. Mark's wife was the guide on board and was extremely pleasant... More

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a great experience that was well worth the money. Captain Mark and Captain Gilles deliver an amazing experience that is very informative and lots of fun. We extended our tour to find some whales. Lots of seals and eagles too. Highly recommended!

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London, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Captain Mark and Gilles knocked our socks off! The tour was thorough as they took time (even extending the tour) to find whales, seals and other amazing wildlife along the way. They are genuine and not a tacky tourist experience. They are knowledgeable and answered my 20 questions with interest. This tour is a terrific value. You can tell they... More

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Frankford, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We thought it might get cancelled as the weather had turned nasty. Made us (4) a bit nervous. The boat captain (not Mark) was absolutely fantastic. We saw lots of whales. We got soaked as the waves were huge and it was raining. They ended up cancelling the next trip at 5 as the weather was very bad. It was... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went out with Captain Gilles on the zodiac one afternoon last week... he was friendly, funny and super knowledgeable. On our way out to the whale watching area, we saw plenty of sea lion bobbing about. So cute. Then, whales!! Pilot whales and Minke whales... and right up close! Everyone on board got great pictures and a little rush of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Mark and wife (second mate) Tina were very nice. we went out on the Double Hook-up instead of their zodiacs and took their 10am whale and seal cruise option. we didn't see any seals, but saw lots of pothead whales (apparently the happiest of whales) who followed us right along the boat side for at least 20 or 30 minutes.... More

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Alexandria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Six of us set out on the smaller zodiac led by capt gilles- a native of cheticamp. Lots of great narrative and info about local stuff going on and about whales. We spotted some pilot whales and he brought us so close we thought they might jump right into the boat! They swam with us for about 10 minutes, and... More

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Maine
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Capt. Mark's crew is really friendly and knowledgeable. We went out on the larger boat (non-Zodiac) and were seeing whales within a short period of time. None of the larger whales, unfortunately, but we saw groups of pilot whales, some minkes and some dolphins. Picking up their sounds with the hydroacoustics is an added bonus. Very pleasant tour guide... More

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