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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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Address: 126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902-224-1316

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Awesome day on the water!

We took a tour with Captain Marks one morning on our trip out East at the beginning of August. We were two adults and two 10 year olds. Since we were on a road trip where we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Brooklin, Canada
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Brooklin, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We took a tour with Captain Marks one morning on our trip out East at the beginning of August. We were two adults and two 10 year olds. Since we were on a road trip where we were winging it, we only booked the day before - they were very accommodating and kind. The boat was what I would compare... More 

Thank PapaNeva
Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip whale watching and managed to see lots of pilot whales and tuna. The water was very choppy and it was a rocky ride out but this added to the excitement of the trip. Would Recommend.

Thank James R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A great family excursion! Our 6 year old is still talking about it! Very knowledgeable staff and having the grad students on board who know the Wales and their patterns was really interesting.

Thank travelgirlHalifax999
Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Excellent service! We took the Zodiac tour and were literally surrounded by 30+ whales. I could have reached out and touched them. We also got a ride down the shoreline, saw seals, beaches, and a sea-cliff cave. The owners and employees alike were all exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. We happen to run into some other travelers and the shared their... More 

Thank LivingTheVantasy
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We spontaneously joined about 20 other tourists on Capt Mark's boat this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Both Mark and Gilles entertained and informed us en route to a feeding spot of pilot whales. After watching the pod for about half an hour, giving everyone ample opportunities for photos, we headed back and saw seals and bald eagles before... More 

Thank MandKCanada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Go later in the day. The first tour out in the morning has to search for whales. If you take a later tour then one of the tour companies is bound to have found a pod in the morning and they just sorta keep handing the pod off from one boat to the next. We went around noon and saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I have gone on literally 50 or so whale watching trips from North America to Iceland and have never been on one as professional yet friendly and well run as this one. Captains Mark and Gilles were great. They are knowledgeable and go out of their way to ensure a great trip. We saw at least 30 whales, dolphins, bald... More 

Thank Joanne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Pleasant crew & Captain. Efficient checkin & boarding procedure. Call for reservation & show up 30 min before departure time. Boat clean & comfortable. Toilet on board. Didn't see any whales until one hour in. Then crew found lots of pilot whales for great views. Spotted a humpback blow & part of it as it surfaced. Spotted eagle. Captain headed... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Capt. Mark did a wonderful job putting us on some great views of Pilot Whales. The ride was around 2 hours and well worth the time and expense.

Thank B W
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

There was some concern about our trip going out in the zodiac when we arrived because of rough weather, but we did go with Ron as our guide. It was an exciting rough ride but since no whales were seen we were offered a 50% refund or a free trip the next day. We opted to come back (an hour... More 

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