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Capt. Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise

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126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-1316
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Very nice crew Had a problem finding whales but made a big effort and lengthened the trip until... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
shalon2711
Whales, Seals, and Leatherback Turtles

This was a highlight of our trip. The captain and his crew pointed out a couple of whales on our... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Janie L
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Middleburg, Florida
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“research vessel” (25 reviews)
“zodiac boat” (20 reviews)
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126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Very nice crew Had a problem finding whales but made a big effort and lengthened the trip until found them

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This was a highlight of our trip. The captain and his crew pointed out a couple of whales on our way out and I was concerned that we might not see anymore. That was not the case. We soon ended up in a pod of...More

Thank Janie L
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My husband & I went on a whale trip on Sept 25th with Capt. Mark & had a great experience! We were able to see a Minke whale who really seemed to want to “show off” for us! He kept coming up close to the...More

Thank Beth N
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I emailed a couple weeks before our trip to find out if the "Double Hookup" boat was accessible. Tina told me that although the wheelchair was not allowed on board (makes sense), my husband could be accommodated. We confirmed our time. When we arrived at...More

Thank lenore04
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I went with a friend who had previously been on 3 whale watch cruises in different parts of the world, as had never sighted one. This time did the trick! And she has video as well! Fun time included seals and caves.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We went on the zodiac boat - at 9:30 am (1st boat out in the morning). We had a great time! Our Captain (I believe his name was Matt) was very engaging! He was very informative and lots of fun! We had the honour of...More

Thank Jenn B
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Reviewed 2 September 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

Thank Stacey W
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Reviewed 28 August 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 aguimont3
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Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank MrAllanJ
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Reviewed 24 August 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
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thewinnies
8 February 2018|
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Response from Kyle W | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to. We did and our boat ended up being full. Some people were turned back and had to go at a later time. They are very good at re booking if needed due to weather or water conditions. Good luck!!!
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Beth N
7 April 2017|
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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
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