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“Pilot whales”
Review of Whale Cruisers

Whale Cruisers
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Nice trip out beyond Cheticamp Island where we found a pod of Pilot Whales that breached, spy hopped and tail flapped around the boat for about 45 minutes. So worth the 3 hour trip. The boat is larger than most and plenty of space for the 20 of us on it with tiny washrooms below deck. Better than the Zodiaks that you have to wear suits and harnesses on, and deliver heat stroke (but they are faster). The Pilots are easier to find following a regular pattern, Fins and Minkes are random. Could use some more marine biology narrative, its all a bit basic. The Pleasant Bay outfit that Dalhousie Uni. uses might be better, we didnt have time to compare.

1  Thank Ruperto
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Although we saw whales and stayed there to watch and find them; the cruise could use help. Since there is time - going out for over an hour to find whales, there is much history and stories to be told. We were only shown a photo of potential whales we might see and a photo of a beached whale. Then on the way home, a former employee was telling loud stories including "barfing stories". Our grand daughter was nauseous at this point so the stories were not helpful. No mention of life jackets and barf bags were only plastic bags in the backcourt of crew members:(

2  Thank Jacqui K
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My partner and I came to Cape Breton to see whales.....BIG Ones! We weren't disappointed. Cal or Santiago as I see him and his able crew rooted out a couple of humpback whales for us and those with us. It was towards the tail end of the cruise on a blustery rainy morning in mid-September when Cal.....ever watchful with his eyes and ears finely tuned spotted the telltale 'there she blows'. My partner saw one of the mammals breaching just as Cal swung the boat to port in pursuit. We drew very close and were able to get some fine photos thanks to Cal's superb seamanship. The trip back to port was made much more pleasing with the sighting. We can't say enough about the captain and crew. It was Kenzie I think on this trip. Cal is very friendly and personable. Bill, Louis, Kenzie and Cal's grand daughter are all very able. Next time we're in Cheticamp we'll be back on the 'Whale Cruiser'.

Thank Danica-Peter
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The crew did a good job in trying to locate whales for us. Although we didn't get to see more then one species, we did see them a lot! We were a bit disappointed that we didn't get to see more, or cruise along the coastline on the way back. Overall, a great experience!

Thank mels2010
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

This was excellent. Lots of whales. Beautiful day with crew being very helpful. The trip back along the coastline of the Cabot Trail was breathetaking.

Thank greatNovaScotia
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