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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

#1 of 6 things to do in Pleasant Bay Features Animals
126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-1316
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Very attentive whale cruise

It was a cooler day when we travelled, Gilles our captain went out of his way to make sure everyone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, Canada
Crazy winds = no whales, but amazing trip nonetheless!

Our captain was very eager to explain to us about the Minke whale patterns. He was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, Canada
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126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-1316
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cooler day when we travelled, Gilles our captain went out of his way to make sure everyone was warm, safe, and saw whales! He was patient, informative and humourous. We all wore suits that protected us from wind, water and floated if...More

Thank hamiltonnurse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our captain was very eager to explain to us about the Minke whale patterns. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We truly enjoyed the trip...it was a wild ride out off the coast toward Cheticamp! We saw many seals, which made up for the few...More

Thank Pinkdresses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calm day,relaxed schedule as we looked for whales. Saw plenty of Minke Whales and seals. Our captain, Joe, was friendly, knowledgeable and my family had a great time! How was respectable of the whales and didn't encroach on their space and we felt that he...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Sometimes it is the people that just make an excursion worth it. All my questions were answered while booking the excursion and any concerns I had about bringing my 4 year old on the Zodiac trip were cleared up in an honest manner which I...More

1  Thank Inhocmark
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank PapaNeva
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 3 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
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...More

Thank LivingTheVantasy
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...More

Thank MandKCanada
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank disapp0inted17
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Beth N
We are coming to Nova Scotia the last week of Sept. Will there still be whale watching tours available? Are there still whales at that time of the year?
6 April 2017|
Response from Tina R |
Hi, thank you for your interest in Capt Mark's. We will be operating our Research Boat "Double Hookup" until the 30th of September and there are still whales. The only drawback is the windy weather that time of year which... More
Hello I get seasick and would like the bigger boat. Is there a tour available on September 20 in Pleasure Bay? Thank you Rebecca
19 September 2016|
Response from True_North_SaF | Reviewed this property |
Capt. Mark's boat is pretty big and stable. Everything depends on weather conditions on the day of your trip.
Rosey S
Hello We will be traveling the Cabot Trail around the 16 th of October. Is that time of year still good for whale watching?
17 September 2016|
Response from True_North_SaF | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to call them directly: +1 888-754-5112