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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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Did a Zodiak whale tour with Captain Mark's with my father and sisters and we all had a wonderful time. First and foremost, it is easy to find and there is plenty of parking. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Sydney, Canada
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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Did a Zodiak whale tour with Captain Mark's with my father and sisters and we all had a wonderful time. First and foremost, it is easy to find and there is plenty of parking. A visitor center is located in the parking area but I can't really say much about it as I only used the public bathrooms that they... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

On this trip, whales were scarce until we came across a Minke Whale. Even though we were at the turn-around point, the boat followed the whale north so that everyone got a good view through several surfacings. On the way back, we had s great view of the rugged coast of the Cape Breyon Highlands.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A great 2-hour trip. Capt. Mark promises whale sightings, and he delivered. We followed a group of pilot whales and it was tremendous fun. Capt Mark also pointed out a bald eagle on shore. One cheesy moment: Capt. Mark trolled for tips when we docked. Message to Capt. Mark: you own the business, and you decide the ticket prices....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We did the first tour in the morning with the zodiac and we really enjoyed our trip. The captain was very friendly and told us a lot about the whales, the coast and about the nature and the animals in the area. We saw whales and seals and dolphins !!

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A great tour on the spur of the moment booking. Read great reviews and Captain Mark and crew didn't dissapoint. Saw what was promised and then some. Got lucky with calm waters. Educational as well as fun.

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West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Booked up for a whale watching trip a couple of weeks ago and very impressed with the ships crew and the boat itself. We saw a Minke whale and lots of Pilot whales and then 2 Belugas appeared - they dived under the boat and you always know it is impressive when the crew get the cameras out and start... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Highly recommend Captain Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise. Captain Mark is extremely friendly and good natured. Found all of the employees to be just as friendly as Captain Mark. The attendant at the ticket booth was very honest about the conditions for seeing whales, which you don't always get on a whale watching tour. We did the zodiac boat as... More 

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Gananoque, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We could not of asked for a better trip!! We saw so many pilot whales and not just for a few minutes but we got to watch a number of different pods for over an hour. To top everything off we got to see two beluga whales before heading back to the harbour. On our way back we were able... More 

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Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Captain Mark himself was at the helm when we went on our Whale Watching tour. We reserved our spot on the Double Hook up weeks ago. 3 Dalhousie University students were on board researching and spooting the whales for us, Sarah our guide for the afternoon was fantastic, very informative, quick with a joke and was happy to answer all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

There Be Whales! We went to Captain Marks, located at the Pleasant Bay harbour, about 2 minutes away from the cottage we stayed at (called The Old Salt Cottage. Fantastic accommodations for my big family). Our captain’s name was Quintin, and he took us out on an 8 man zodiac. They have larger boats, but we wanted to make the... More 

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