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“Excellent whale watching trip”
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Limbo Cove Whale Excursions
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Owner description: Here at Limbo Cove we aim to give you an off the beaten path experience in the middle of one of the most scenic destinations in North America--The Cabot Trail. We love what we do and we want to share the history, the folklore and the beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands with you. We guarantee whale sightings and we also offer remote water-taxi services to some of the most pristine wilderness locations in Nova Scotia--Come see for yourself. See you in Limbo Cove!
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We arrived at pleasant Bay late in the day and limbo Cove was the only tour left with space so we went out with them. We went out with our two young children (4 and 6 years old).
The water was calm, but but the boat bounced a bit with the small waves and wake from other boats. Both kids loved the speed of the boat on the way out.
On the way out to see the whales we paused as he attain had seen an eagle on the shore.
We continued on and quickly for a few pods of pilot whales which we stayed with for some time. They came very close to the boat and we were with them for over half an hour. As we left them we caught a fleeting glance of a minke whale.
We then headed along the coast a bit and saw some sea birds, seals and jelly fish before heading back.
Overall a great trip and a perfect length especially for the kids.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

You will not be disappointed if you choose a tour with Captain Q of Limbo Cove!

We lucked out with a really nice day in October, close to Thanksgiving. Captain Q took us out on the zodiac, which if you have never been on one is a little bumpy but really fun! I really enjoyed zipping around the Atlantic and crashing into the waves!

Once he spotted the waves he cut the motor and we were surrounded by a pod of long fin pilot whales (about 12-15) - they were so close to the boat you could almost touch them! They were up for about 5 minutes and he would quietly coast to follow them - they were on all sides of the boat. Then they would disappear for about 10 minutes or so - and when he spotted where they had come up again we would zip over there and hang out with them again - this happened about 3 times.

Then Captain Q took us for a ride closer to shore and we got great views of the Cape Breton cliffs and also spotted a couple of tuna along the way.

It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Thank you Captain Q :)

2  Thank Newlyweds092010
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The 2 gentleman who work at Limbo Cove Whale Watching Tours in Pleasant Bay are both very friendly, informative and laid back! My wife and I were the only 2 people in the Zodiac with our captain, which I was very happy with, as other tours seemed to be crowded. Other tours we have been on that had crowds on board made it difficult to get the photos you want as you are not only fighting the instability of a rocking boat but elbow space from other whale enthusiasts as well! Our Captain found a pod of 20 or so pilot whales within 10 minutes from our departure, and then we spent the next hour and a half following the pod down the beautiful Cape Breton coastline being entertained by these frolicsome creatures as they swam through our wake, under our zodiac and zoomed across our bow! At times they broke through the waves so close to us that we could almost touch them! We also saw a large group of seals and a large, regal bald eagle. It made for a very entertaining morning! Whale watching by zodiac is definitely the way to go and Limbo Cove Whale Excursions is by far the perfect choice!

1  Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

There are a few companies that do zodiac tours in pleasant bay, but we were glad we went with Limbo Cove. Our boat had 4 people in it, whereas the other boats were packed with 16+ people. Highly recommend Limbo Cove if you'd rather not be packed like a sardine in a boat,

We saw pilot whales, seals and 'diving birds'. The seals are very entertaining creatures to watch. Expect a rough, adventurous ride in the Zodiac!

3  Thank DanBald
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

A whale watching excursion was not on our agenda but the day was beautiful so we decided we needed to do one. Although there were only the two of us, this company willingly took us out. A zodiac tour is the only way to go, the ride was so exciting. The seas were rolling which only added to the exhileration of the experience. We were right in amongst the whales rising majestically out of the water, blowing, rolling back in. On our return trip to the dock we were taken past overwhelming beauty of the coast line. We saw a huge bald eagle, caves, seals, secluded beaches. Our captain was knowledgeable, skillful, and professional. This is a "must" do, don't miss the oppportunity to see the whales up close and personal. This is the company to do it with, worth every dollar paid.

2  Thank Joan K
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