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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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Booked a trip on the zodiac tour with my friends and had a blast. We saw pilot whales and seals. It was a wonderful trip and laughed the whole time. Got wet even in the wet suit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Booked a trip on the zodiac tour with my friends and had a blast. We saw pilot whales and seals. It was a wonderful trip and laughed the whole time. Got wet even in the wet suit, but I recommend wearing the wet suit. I also recommend going to the 5:30pm booking. We hit the rain at times, but it... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took the late tour on the research vessel yesterday, and it was amazing. We were out for more than 3 hours and managed to see Minke, Pilot, and Fin whales close up. The crew, including Captain Mark were amazing and their passion for the wildlife and area in general was immediately obvious. Would do this tour again in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Mark and some very knowledgable university student researchers yesterday. Right from the start, it was very clear that they love their job and were determined to make sure we had the chance to see some whales. Knowing that whale sightings are not always guaranteed on these type of cruises, we were prepared... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took the research boat out and wouldn't have done it any other way. The researchers were so knowledgable and our kids (ages 9,12,14) loved learning new things as we were searching. We were the last cruise of the day and the pilot whales were hiding but they took the extra time to search them out and find them and... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went out on the research vessel instead of the Zodiac. This tour is led by students from Dalhousie University who are doing research on whales. This was a very informative and fun tour. We saw about 6 Minke whales and 10 seals. I highly recommend this tour.

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St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went on a whale watching tour today with Captain Mark. It was such a fantastic experience. Saw lots of seals and a bald eagle. And although there were very little whales visible because of the choppy weather we stayed out and finally got to see some. And it was totally worth the wait. We went with two girls (5-6) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went out whale watching with Captain Mark and his crew while in Nova Scotia. We were able to see several Minke whales as well as numerous seals. Captain Mark is terrific. Our cruise was supposed to be for 2 hours, but he stayed out for 2.5 hours in order to follow one of the whales close up for several... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Capt Mark was amazing! We saw some Minke whales lovingly called stinky Minke we were told. We also got to see huge blue fin tuna and grey seals. The crew were wonderful and informative. Capt Mark was great with the kids and seemed to really love the area. Highly recommend this tour!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I cannot express how wonderful this boat trip was. First off, there was an amazing young Dalhousie student who was our guide. She was incredible knowledgeable and so personable - her name is Joan. Hope that you get her! Captain Mark actually manned our boat- get the big boat - COMPLETELY WORTH IT. We saw several whales - all minke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went on the zodiac boat ride the other day and it was wonderful. We got to see several minke whales and a bunch of curious seals. We did get nauseous because of the winds that were coming in, so if you get seasick easily definitely check in before to see what type of winds are coming in. Other than... More 

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Address: 126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 902-224-1316
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Pleasant Bay

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