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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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Took a tour on the research vessel as I thought it would be more stable in rough waters when compared to a Zodiac boat. It was quite choppy when we went out and many passengers... read more

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Port Colborne, Canada
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Port Colborne, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a tour on the research vessel as I thought it would be more stable in rough waters when compared to a Zodiac boat. It was quite choppy when we went out and many passengers got sea-sick. We saw a pod of pilot whales and took pictures and vIdeos. The tour lasted about a 2.5 hrs. The crew were knowledgeable,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I booked a tour on the research boat ( not the zodiac ) this past weekend. What an amazing experience! The day we went, we didn't have captain Mark, but another captain who was wonderful, as well as captain Mark's son and 2 Dalhousie students. We were a little late leaving for our 1:00 departure as there... More 

Thank Amanda8925
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were going into this comparing it to a whale watch we did in Tadoussac, Quebec 2 years ago - we enjoyed this one much more! First off, we chose to ride on the zodiac this time whereas in Quebec we rode on a larger boat. We definitely recommend the zodiac - we were a bit hesitant at first but... More 

Thank Hectorrr89
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zodiac tour was great! Capt Ron was very knowledgeable, friendly and did a great job finding several pods of pilot whales. We also traveled the coastline and saw some seals and other wildlife. Capt Ron drove the boat right into a sea cave where we could see starfish along the sides and we did a quick tour of Fishing... More 

Thank Heidi T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 5 had the adventure of a lifetime with Captain Ron on a zodiac tour! Saw many pilot whales, including mamas and babies, cresting just feet away from the zodiac. Also had a special sighting of a beautiful beluga whale who came and played around the boat. Our guide Ron was able to answer all our questions, kept... More 

Thank Laura W
Yankee in NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour with numerous spottings of Pilot Whale pods, including Mothers and their calves, many within 10-20 ft of the boat. Awesome experience to see these animals obviously playing to the camera as it were, showing off their stuff. On the way back we traveled the coastline, seeing seals and just beautiful scenery. My teenage daughter was enthralled. I would... More 

Thank CelticExplorer58
Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out in the pouring rain--because they cancel only for wind, not for rain. Needless to say, we were skeptical. Well, the rain eventually stopped, and we eventually found a spot where we were completely surrounded by whales, layers (several pods) of them--starting right near the boat and continuing farther and farther away. Even saw little babies with their... More 

Thank lak14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute I reserved a tour to the minute we ended the cruise I felt like a valued customer. Tina was awesome with her customer service and Mark's son did a great job on the actual charter. We saw a ton of pilot whales and I created memories for my little children that will last a lifetime. For $150... More 

Thank TAMember06262013
Regina Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great whale watching tour. Capt Mark knows the area well. We seen so many whales and seals! We went in august and we were able to see 3 baby whales with there mommies which was very cute!

Thank Jkg1991
long island, new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a laid-back, friendly cruise with really nice people. Everyone - from the woman who checked us in to the boat captain, crew and research scientists -- was super helpful and knowledgeable. We saw a few pods of pilot whales out at sea and then made stops along the coast to see some interesting caves, seals, and two bald... More 

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