Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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BRJ260158
Manchester, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had a great time on our trip with Captain Mark - we saw lots of wildlife including pilot whales and seals; Mark was very knowledgeable and listening to the whales via the hydrophone was a special experience. I would thoroughly recommend - this was a highlight of our trip to Cape Breton. Thank you!
Written October 5, 2023
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Mathieu D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The views, animals and Cape Breton history shared by Captain Mark was fantastic. We were very fortunate of seeing several different wildlife on our adventure. Saw a bald eagle, seals and we saw a very large number of whales! We must have seen 20+ Pilot Whales, eating, swimming, mating as well as sleeping! The Zodiac ride might be a little rough if you don't have the stomach for it but this is 100% the way to go. We didn't go whale watching, we went whale finding. There was also a stranded tour boat on the day in question and Captain Mark was kind enough to make sure they were safe and that help was on the way. Mark's wife Tina was also a joy and yiu can tell that this family ran business is all about the wildlife and customer service. Top notch service and 5 star experience. The whales were approximately 4 feet away from the Zodiac. Just incredible.
Written October 4, 2023
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Paradise62748224995
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Captain Mark was awesome. Very good energy, knowledgeable & accommodating. Would definitely go again :)
Written October 1, 2023
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Dominique L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Capt. Mark took us out on a private tour and it was amazing! The view of the coast is beautiful and we saw multiple pods of Pilot whales and also a couple of Minke whales. Would recommend Capt. Mark's whale tour to anyone!
Written September 19, 2023
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Rachel M
Peterborough, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We went out with Captain Mark on the 12 passenger Zodiac. It was a bumpy ride on the way out but we found it fun and didn't feel sea sick in the slightest!! Very recommended for those who get sea sick. We seen minke whale and Captain Mark was very engaged with us and educated on the whales and other sea life. We were so close to a family of pilot whales we could hear them and there were numerous pods of pilot whales swimming around us! 2 even swam beside and under the boat! It was amazing. I recommend Capt Mark's tour if you are in Cape Breton. Out of 5 boats that went out 3 turned around because they didn't see whales, the other boat went far out to see 1 minke whale and we were surrounded by whales! Super friendly people!
Written August 19, 2023
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Thank you so much for your nice review. I'm so glad you had a good time with Mark!
Written August 20, 2023
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musicman1961
Washington, DC208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Captain Mark was a very pleasant person, respectful to all passengers. Obviously, incredibly experienced. So great to be on the zodiac where we pursued Minky whales for much of the time. We had multiple sightings, enough to satisfy everyone. It's a must if in the area.
Written August 12, 2023
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Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us!
Written August 20, 2023
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Jud246
Windsor, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We went out today with Captain Mark on the 12 passenger Zodiac. It was a bumpy ride on the way out. Finally, we began to see whale after whale. We were so close to a family of pilot whales we could hear them and were sprayed by their breathing. We saw minke whales, pilot whales, fin whales, seals, dolphins, and a bald eagle to top it off. It was amazing. We even saw a black bear on the way back through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It was an amazing day. The seals were so funny bobbing up and down in the ocean. They were playing and doing flips. I recommend Capt Mark's tour if you are in Cape Breton. Don't miss your chance.
Written August 8, 2023
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Thank you very much for your review! So glad you had fun on our tour!
Written August 20, 2023
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ChasingSnow365
Ottawa, Canada41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
What a great experience. We saw some Minke whales, a leatherhead turtle, seals, eagles and a huge blue fin tuna! Captain Mark was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our boat ride. Hope to visit again!
Written September 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written August 20, 2023
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Jamparkd24
Jersey Shore, NJ11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Many tours will show a whale and off you go. Not Captain Mark. His small boats and his own commitment to help us to fully experience the whales means that we spend a long time near them, watching them. The same with the seals. This experience is priceless, even if you're afraid of the ocean and don't swim. And, he's tops on safety.
Written August 16, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review! So glad you enjoyed your trip with Capt Mark!
Written August 20, 2023
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Dana B
Chicago40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We took a morning seal and whale watching cruise based on the great reviews we read, and Captains Mark and Tina didn't let us down. They and their staff were great. So friendly and patient in answering questions. We were lucky enough to see two pilot whales. Such a beautiful, peaceful experience. Highly recommend it!
Written August 14, 2022
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Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us!
Written August 20, 2023
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