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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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A shoutout to Tina from Anika! Thank you so much for making this possible for my husband and daughter. This was the highlight of their trip. They saw 3 pods of pilot whales swimming so close, even a mommy and baby whale. My daughter (9...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ChitraSaligram
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was without a doubt one of the highlights of our time in Cape Breton. Mark took us out in the Zodiac (seats 12) and gave us a fabulous experience. We had pilot whales so close we could have touched them! We saw seals as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank FairviewNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tina Mark’s wife was very kind and welcoming when we checked into our whale watching. During our excursion Mark was friendly & knowledgeable, got us right up close to the whales, I would definitely go again!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Meghan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were scheduled for the 1pm trip but the earlier sail was a little late getting back because Capt. Mark had to go out further to find whales that day. He did not short-change our trip, however, and gave us the same full experience, going...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank heathkp1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day was perfect for it! Calm ocean warm temperature, and we saw five different pilot whale pod’s! Even a mother with her baby! They came right up to the zodiac and hung around with us for quite some time! I definitely recommend Captain Mark...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 877sylviap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our tour of the Maritime Provinces. We were warned that water was rough so we would get wet. Given that it was a hot day we did not mind getting wet - it added to the adventure. Captain...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Culture15290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on the small zodiac, captained by Mark’s son. Saw several seals and more than a dozen whales. I asked about eagles, and he took us out along the cliffs so we could see a couple. Just a great time.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank JustGee726
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Captain Mark's was very generous about allowing us to cancel because of poor weather prediction and family proneness to seasickness. Really a first-rate operation , which my family and I regret not being able to go.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Jonny F
Reviewed August 8, 2019

My family of four with two young children went out on the last time of the day (4:00) and wow this trip was amazing. Captain Mark truly is amazing he showed us multiple fin whales, a minke whale and many seals and American Eagles. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Relax179664
Reviewed August 2, 2019

We definitely lucked out with perfect weather for a whale watch! We took the small zodiac which only fits 7 people (I think). They had already been out earlier that day and knew where fin whales were. (Probably a good thing to go out on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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canadianboober
July 30, 2019|
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Response from Littlefish6565 | Reviewed this property |
The north star seats 7 and is sideways seating the other is a 12 seater forward facing and a faster boat...if we were to do it again I think we would do the 12 seater
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Ihavetravelistis
July 10, 2019|
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Response from Tina R | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Capt Mark's. Yes, July and August are the best months to see whales and seals in our area! I would recommend booking now since we tend to fill up our zodiacs quickly the end of July.
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Melynda C
June 21, 2019|
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Response from Tina R | Property representative |
Thank you both for your interest in Capt Mark's. There are no best times to see whales, but if you want a less bumpy ride, usually the calmest time of the day would be 4 pm. I hope this helps!
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