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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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BLR wrote a review Sep 2021
London, Canada7 contributions15 helpful votes
We booked after reading previous reviews and had an amazing experience. After going whale watching in Boston and not seeing anything, we decided at the very least a zodiac boat ride would be fun. When we headed out, Capt Mark said it would be more difficult to spot the whales because it was so rough. While looking for whales, he also took us close to shore where we saw lots of seals popping up and down. We also saw eagles flying overhead. After about 20 minutes a whale was spotted and off we went. Within minutes our boat was surrounded. We saw mothers and babies diving together and one large whale did a flip in right in front of the boat. We are in our sixties and loved the bumpy ride but we always felt safe.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Meredith G. wrote a review Aug 2021
Fair Oaks, California19 contributions3 helpful votes
Saw lots of whales, seals and bald eagles on a couple trips out with Capt. Mark. Even though the water was a bit choppy, his "smooth" driving skills made it a "fun ride" where we soared over waves and got a little spray. The beauty of the coastline is unreal, especially on those cloudy/misty/a bit rainy days where the sun peeks out a bit. Capt. Mark was knowledgeable and very professional. As a local fisherman he knows these waters very well and is knowledgeable about all things nature. This boat trip was absolutely the highlight on my trip to Cape Breton Island to see and hear (Capt Mark puts a microphone in the water) the whales up close. I would highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Hermy1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Georgetown, Canada37 contributions37 helpful votes
We had a great time on this whale cruise. My husband suffers from seasickness and on a previous whale-watching tour on a larger boat he had an awful time but on the Zodiac he was totally fine. We saw minke and fin whales, as well as lots of seals. You can tell they really cared that everyone had a good time and they worked hard to find whales for us and we were not disappointed! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Dan wrote a review Aug 2020
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What a fantastic experience! Out on the Zodiac with Captain Tom at the wheel taking us out to the area where the whales had been spotted. When we got there, we did see multiple 'blows' and tail flips. Near the very end of our time, we had been following two humpbacks travelling together. As we were getting ready to return to port, the incredible happened! The first humpack dived and then BREACHED! That was shortly followed by the other humpback who did the same breaching. It was an unforgettable sight... 30+ feet of mammal weighing in around 30 tons, launching itself clear out of the water! If you ever have a bucket list...this experience should be on it!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Laurie W wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada18 contributions4 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience. We went out in an 8 person zodiac, led by Captain Ben - Captain Mark's son. He was very knowledgeable and clearly knew the surrounding waters. We saw two pods of Pilot Whales who swam around and came to check us out and numerous Grey Seals. Captain Ben was able to give us information about the animals and took us to a couple of very interesting spots along the coast. In the 8-person zodiac be prepared to get wet, you will. It's also a very bumpy ride - I found it a lot of fun but some might find it hard on the back. I would highly recommend Captain Mark's. It was a highlight of our trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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