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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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Absolutely awesome

Ron drove the Zodiak and we got to experience the best whale watching ever. They were in pods 3 and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nova Scotia, Canada
Impressed by their service!

We were traveling as a group of 4 around the Cabot Trail and stayed the night in Pleasant Bay to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, Canada
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“minke whales”(36 reviews)
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126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ron drove the Zodiak and we got to experience the best whale watching ever. They were in pods 3 and 4 feet away from the boat. I got some amazing videos. Would highly recommend.

Thank sharzz2009
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were traveling as a group of 4 around the Cabot Trail and stayed the night in Pleasant Bay to get on the early Whale Watching tour with Captain Mark! Upon arriving at Pleasant Bay a day early, we drove around and saw that all...More

Thank kennedymt89
Reviewed 6 days ago

These guys were great, Mark's son Ben was our guide and told us about the different types of whales native to the area. They also had marine science students (3) on the boat to document the sightings who were also extremely informative. We saw some...More

Thank Alana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family really enjoyed our Zodiak whale tour. It was an extremely foggy day but the captain worked hard to find whales. He was very personable and knowledgeable about sea life. We ended up following a single Minke whale for quite some time and got...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw lots of pilot whales! They had started moving south a few days before we came and the captain (not actually Mark on the day we went but his son was on the boat) knew where to go to find them. An added bonus...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Mark is a very knowledgeable man with years of experience on the water as lobster fisherman. He can tell you almost anything you want to know about the area, lobster industry and the wildlife. I went with a group just at the beginning of...More

Thank GvBee
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Went to see whales, but it was a pretty windy day, so it was difficult to spot them. Saw one pilot whale. The captain said that wasn't enough and let us go (for free) on another day, where we did see more. We all had...More

Thank tarzan2613
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Very nice crew Had a problem finding whales but made a big effort and lengthened the trip until found them

Thank shalon2711
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This was a highlight of our trip. The captain and his crew pointed out a couple of whales on our way out and I was concerned that we might not see anymore. That was not the case. We soon ended up in a pod of...More

1  Thank Janie L
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I went on a whale trip on Sept 25th with Capt. Mark & had a great experience! We were able to see a Minke whale who really seemed to want to “show off” for us! He kept coming up close to the...More

Thank Beth N
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Peggy S
May 4, 2018|
Response from shalon2711 | Reviewed this property |
i think so go into internet to their site
February 8, 2018|
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Response from Kyle W | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to. We did and our boat ended up being full. Some people were turned back and had to go at a later time. They are very good at re booking if needed due to weather or water conditions. Good luck!!!