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All reviews research vessel minke whales zodiac boat capt mark sea sickness cape breton an amazing experience fun ride larger boat dalhousie university whale watch great trip early in the season high winds knowledgeable staff fun experience great company
I visited in early Sept. and they had to cancel the trip I was scheduled to go on because of high winds. They were courteous about informing me by email and I was able to rebook easily for the next day. Luckily it was calmer,...More
Two couples scheduled a whale watching trip the day before. Paid via credit card. While traveling the Cabot Trail on the way to Capt Marks, one of the ladies became ill. We arrived at the check in place and advised that we would not be...More
We were very lucky on our whale watching trip this week as Captain Mark and his crew member Elizabeth situated us close to a pod of 7 pilot whales. They cut the engines and while we drifted were surrounded by the whales diving and swimming....More
We had a fantastic time with Captain Giles on the Zodiac. The only way to see these amazing up close and personal. Captain Giles was wonderful. So interesting and full of great knowledge about the whales, seals and all other wildlife that we witnessed during...More
On our way to Ingonish we took a 2 hour tour with the Captain Marks team. Michelle, Captain Ron caotain Gilles. They were informative and fun. We saw pilot whales and a minkos whale.
Well worth the stop in Pleasant Bay.
We were excited to go whale watching in Pleasant Bay and picked Capt.Mark's for our trip. We appreciated the warning on their website to allow an additional 20 minutes for construction delays - we needed it! We've been on whale watch cruises many times and...More
August 2018, sea swells 6-10 feet with enough wind to bring up white-caps. Ron (excellent job!) piloted our zodiac group upwind through the waves, timing our motion over the waves to provide maximum comfort. We in fact did spot groups of pilot whales, a couple...More
We decided to go whale watching 2 days in a row on their 4pm trip. The captain, the researchers and his staff are all friendly and knowledgeable, we got to seen tons of pilot’s whales both days, it is worth the trip. The boat (Research...More
Such a fun time seeing whales and seals with Capt. Mark last summer, that we came back again this year. The zodiac is a fast, exciting ride and allowed us to get incredibly close to the whales. We actually had one bump our boat. Capt....More
Thank you for your interest in Capt Mark's. Unfortunately, we are closed September 15th. The fall is a windy time of year when most tours are canceled due to wind and the whales are heading back in October. I hooe this helps.