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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

Address: 126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-224-1316
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dolphin & whale watching, Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Dolphin & whale watching, Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Sightseeing Tours, Outdoor Activities
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Toronto
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well since tourists are already planning this summers trip I thought I should post our experience on this tour and give some advice. We took the 1000 am tour this past August. Pretty boring and saw only one small whale from a distance. Being the planning type person I am I booked far ahead. Personally that's a big mistake. First... More 

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PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Since most of the whales had migrated by the time we reached Pleasant Bay in October, we weren't counting on seeing too many. However the day was warm and sunny and Captain Mark managed to find a super pod of pilot whales that wanted to entertain us! There must have been 70 or more whales along with young ones who... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We saw two pods of whales, each with 6-7 whales (I think). A really specially experience. The staff were really friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable - they also pointed out bald headed eagles to us.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Bravo! A groups of 8, started our trip in the zodiac. The reason we chose the zodiac was because of its excitement and more closer to whales watching. The zodiac was very bouncing. Captain Mark was friendly and knowledgable. First we saw a few, then later more and more whales swimming around us. We were told mom whales swimming with... More 

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sioux falls
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful day! Literally 100's of pilot whales. Captain Mark , his wife and other staff were friendly ,helpful ,informative and on time. Just lovely folks! Captain Mark took multiple phone calls from me regarding weather and other questions I had. Very patient and interested in giving us the best experience possible. A good activity for families or couples or anyone... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our group of 6 was so elated to have chosen this company for our whale watching. It was one of life's unforgettable few hours. Pods of pilot whales swam alongside our cruiser and a bit further away, we could see two huge minke whales cavorting in the warm sunshine. The Captain's hydrophone picked up the whales communication and we recorded... More 

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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
2 reviews
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
39 helpful votes 39 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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