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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went out on the zodiac with my four year old daughter. It was fantastic. Captain Ron was wonderful with my daughter. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone! The scenery alone is worth it, but the pilot whales were stunning! There were babies with their mothers, and seals! Tons of seals! Truly the highlight of our visit to Cape... More

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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The captain of the ship wasn't Mark but he was awesome. We went out in the larger Zodiac boat and it was a fun ride. They give you wet bags and make sure you take it. I sat in the back row and the back 2 rows got soaked as the weather was choppy. Just the ride itself was great.... More

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Apparently, the whales took Canada Day off -- there were none to be found on the morning tour! The water was choppy, but it was still fun to be in the Zodiak. Our captain, Gil, was very professional and thorough. It was nice that they refunded half of our money since we saw no whales.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went on the first boat (10am) to see some pilot whales. The sea was definitely choppy the whole time!! It was cold and we got pretty soaked and I screamed most of the time. After about an hour and a half or so into the 2 hour tour, we still hadn't seen a single whale. But Ron, our captain... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The weather was not favorable that morning and the 1PM cruise was cancelled. We waited for the 4PM cruise wondering if it's worth it, and IT WAS! We had to go south quit a bit before we saw wales, but the captain wouldn't give up. The tour lasted about 3.5 hours instead of the 2-2.5 planned, but we ended seeing... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a real highlight of the trip. We went out on a Zodiac and saw Fin whales, Minke whales, seals and bald eagles. The scenery is stunning. The ride alone was enough for me...Zodiacs are fast and can get in very close to the whales or the shore.

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited in June on our whirl wind 13 day east coast adventure. We arrived in Pleasant Bay just in time to catch Captain Mark's afternoon whale watching tour. Heading out on almost perfectly calm seas, geared up in our Mustang Survival suits, our Tour Guide/Captain received some inside info from a fisherman offshore. Taking advantage of the good seas we... More

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went out for an evening cruise, and our guide worked the coastline to show us whales in the area. They were mostly in motion so it was a lot of guesswork to see where'd they surface, but we got close enough for some special views without feeling as if we were intruding into their territory or a danger to their... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our guides were well prepared - pods are located from high up on the coast road early in the morning - making for extensive close encounters. Guides were highly knowledgeable and informative and very respectful of the animals' space. Terrific views of the coast added to the experience. Highly recommended.

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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Had a trip with Captain Mark in June 2013. The boat was great, the guys were great, but we only saw 1 Minky Whale and a few Seals the whole time we were out. However we'll be back and hopefully have more luck next time. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the scenery was stunning. Worth the money, but would like... More

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