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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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Ottawa, ON
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We managed to grab the last two spots on the "research vessel" after one of the neighbouring tour companies failed us by not having any record of our reservation. The crew were two young ladies who seemed quite well informed and very personable. Our day was quite remarkable, insomuch as the water being remarkably calm, good visibility, and a large... More

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Fort Collins, CO
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13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our group of eight joined four others on the zodiac with Captain Mark for whale watching. What a great day! We motored out about 6-7 miles off shore and found a group of 12-15 pilot whales just relaxing in the water. They swam around the boat for a good 30 minutes or more while we took pictures and oohed and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Captain mark was recommended to is by calbot trail koa We saw probably 10 different pilot whales and a fin whale which they say is rare Absolutely worth the money We took the research vessel

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I went on the 8 person zodiac this month and it was an experience of a lifetime! Within 10 minutes we saw a minky whale up close and then we were lucky enough to be within a whole pod of pilot whales that came right up to our boat! Captain Mark knew a great deal about the whales and was... More

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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Whale watching tour on the zodiac with captain Mark himself was an unforgettable experience. The boat (8 passengers) was comfortable, zippy, close to the action, and fun. Captain Mark was an excellent host and tour guide, and gave us a great rundown of natural, cultural, and political local history. And we found ourselves right on top of a bunch of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a great time and we saw probably 10 whales in total. The highlight was a few 65 ft fin whales that came very close to the boat and that was an awesome experience. After reading several other reviews, we were very fortunate indeed with our trip Sunday afternoon. Captain Mark and his crew provided a... More

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We took the the 10 am Zodiac boat tour with Ron at the helm. He was funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. We saw a pod of pilot whales -- too many to count. We also saw grey seals, a harbor seal, birds, and a lot of beautiful local scenery. This is a great tour company for your trip.

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Gateshead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have watched whales round the world including off New England and in South Africa. Every where is different and nowhere can guarantee that wild creatures will turn up to order but we loved this experience. As almost seniors we were a little nervous of the small Zodiac boat but it was a wonderful part of the experience once we... More

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Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a great time with Captain Mark. We had Captain Mark Timmons as our pilot and guide and he was very nice and knowledgeable about the whole area and the wildlife therein. We were able to get some great views of Minke whales, seals, a Bald Eagle and other birds. We even pulled up to a boat doing some... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Captain Mark took us out for the 10am outting on the Northstar Zodiak (8 seater) on Aug 6th. The trip was absolutely incredible from start to finish. Riding around on the zodiak on open water was exciting and fun. It wasn't long before we came across our first pod of Pilot Whales. Captain Mark was great at offering fun facts... More

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