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“Fun family excursion”

Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 some good pictures.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

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 of trips with Capt. Mark is that marine science graduate students from Dalhousie University in Halifax accompany each trip in July and August. They are very knowledgeable about whales and are happy to share their knowledge - plus they are young and very enthusiastic about their subjects so it is delightful to listen to them. One of the most interesting things that happened was when the captain put a microphone over the side so that we could listen to the different calls and sounds that the whales made. Be sure to call ahead to confirm that your scheduled tour is going out. Several had to be cancelled the 5 days we were in Cape Breton because of high winds. We were lucky that our trip was pre-booked (also a good idea) on a day that ended up having mild winds. As an aside, this was our fourth boat trip while in Nova Scotia and the Double Hookup had the nicest head - if that is something that is important to you while out on the water for a couple of hours, :-).

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

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 summer season. We saw Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoises, a few seals and a lot of bird life.

Mark then took us along the coast to see more or the impressive landscape.

Take a windbreaker or something to keep a little warm.

Thank GvBee
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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 a great time with the knowledgable crew and just being on the water in such a beautiful place

Thank tarzan2613
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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
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