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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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Darn Weather!

My rating is based on my correspondence with the company and crew and not on the actual tour. We... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2017
Stacey W
Great experience!

Overall we had a really great experience, certainly worth your money. We decided to take the Zodiac... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Toronto, Canada
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“minke whales”(35 reviews)
“zodiac boat”(21 reviews)
126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

My rating is based on my correspondence with the company and crew and not on the actual tour. We didn't get a chance to go out with Capt'n Mark as the weather wasn't co-operating and it was too windy. The tour was cancelled shortly before...More

1  Thank Stacey W
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Overall we had a really great experience, certainly worth your money. We decided to take the Zodiac tour and it was a blast! For some of us, the boat tour itself was a highlight. We did end up seeing quite a few Pilot whales, probably...More

Thank abenford
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I was touring the Cabot Trail in lovely Cape Breton NS and booked a Whale Watching Tour with Capt. Mark on the Research Vessel 'Double Hookup" I arrived later than the recommended arrival time as road construction was slowing traffic and I was taking my...More

1  Thank MrAllanJ
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Captain Mark is amazing! We rode the 8 person zodiac and were able to enjoy a fun experience with a family of pilot whales and seals. The team is very friendly and respectful of nature.

Thank Charmian L
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The day we went the water was very choppy and everyone got so sick. We drove three hours to this particular place because it boasted of guaranteed whale sightings. What we found out was that if you dont see a whale you get a gift...More

1  Thank mmcma
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Unfortunately, no whales for us as the sea was choppy. Before our cruise started, the captain (Gilles I think) said that it was very windy and that it would be hard to spot any whales. He said that if we backed out now, we would...More

Thank sancyk
Reviewed August 13, 2017

It was a amazingly beautiful day for our trip. Captain Gilles said we would probably see pilot whales and some seals, but they were going to go looking for the big ones, the fin whales. We went about 6 miles out and sure enough,we found...More

Thank kpgc
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Amazing day on ocean. Captain Gilles and crew did a great job looking for whales and paid off with some awesome views and sightings. Saw pilot, minke, and even fin whales! Very informative and explained everything to us. Thanks for a great day on the...More

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We headed out on a beautiful day with Captain Mark, his son and two students from Dalhousie University. It took a while, but we finally saw a whale breach. The captain was very knowledgeable about spotting whales, such as not revving the engine and being...More

Thank dlcovey
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This was the second time we have been to Pleasant Bay Nova Scotia to whale watch. We will return for sure you are guaranteed to see the whales and you do as well as the seals. We had a great time and enjoyed captain Gilles...More

Thank Brenda F
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from Tina R | Property representative |
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.
Peggy S
May 4, 2018|
Response from shalon2711 | Reviewed this property |
i think so go into internet to their site