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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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Address: 126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-224-1316
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Whales and dolphins and seals, oh my!

Fantastic tour with Capt Gilles and the great students from Dalhousie on the research vessel. We saw do many pilot whales, dolphins and seals, and really enjoyed learning about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour with Capt Gilles and the great students from Dalhousie on the research vessel. We saw do many pilot whales, dolphins and seals, and really enjoyed learning about them from the students. My daughters loved the adventure. We would do it again - very reasonably priced, and priceless in terms of the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We drove there from Cheticamp after reading trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. We chose the zodiac so we could be closer to the whales. It was windy so Captain Ron took us out far to find the whales. He was in communication with others as to where they were. And after a wonderful fun ride there, we saw... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had an amazing time with Captain Mark and his crew. The tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us a plethora of information about various whales, seals and Nova Scotia. We saw the rare Right Whale from a distance and I expected that to be our guarantee, but Captain Mark took us out further to see the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Capt. Q was friendly and knowledgable. Recommended. We were lucky to see groups of pilot whales surfing and spotted three grey seals breathing above water.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our Pleasant Bay introduction with Captain Ron. We set off in our zodiac at mid-day, understanding that with the wind and waves, spotting whales would be difficult. Amidst the swells and whitecaps, we laughed in certainty that we were surrounded by whales of all types! Though we'll never know whether there were whales, our time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a great time (and fortunately wonderful weather and cooperative whales). We booked the research vessel. To be honest I expected the “research assistants” to be just people hired to spew a few facts of whales – but it was 3 university students who told us a lot of great things and helped us find the whales. We saw pilot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our tour was amazing! We had Pilot whales doing full breaches all around the boat, it had to have been a dozen times. The whales swam right up to us, despite having parked the boat at a distance to give them their space. The university students doing research and running the tour was a wonderful add. We learned so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Was a great experience. Took the research vessel to go whale watching. Seas were rough and i got very sea sick. The staff was super helpful and understanding and tried to help me any way they could. We saw some Minke whales and the best part was we saw tuna jumping out of the water. Even though I was super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I highly recommend taking this excursion. My husband and I went out on the research vessel. You could see the crew loved their jobs and they were all incredibly knowledgeable. We saw multiple pilot whales, gray seals, harbor seals, birds, and even a bear that was on the shore. It was a magical, unbelievable experience that I was the highlight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On the Cabot Trail. A fantastic experience! Excellent service by Kim at bookings. It would seem that the Pilot Whales we saw for at least 45 minutes like the way Captain Joe approaches them. Great commentary and guidance by Liz and her Dalhousie University fellow students.

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