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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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No whales on this day :-(

Unfortunately, no whales for us as the sea was choppy. Before our cruise started, the captain... read more

Reviewed yesterday
""A Fantastic Trip "

It was a amazingly beautiful day for our trip. Captain Gilles said we would probably see pilot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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126 Harbour Rd, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-224-1316
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were scheduled for a 4pm whale tour and when we got there they said it was choppy and the other group was coming in late because they only saw a whale on their way in. That group arrived and looked very wet. The skies...More

2  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I decided last minute to go whale watching while staying overnight in Pleasant Bay. We turned up without a booking and were lucky enough to get on the boat for a tour that morning. The Zodiac was full and although I suspect...More

Thank TreckingLee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience with this outfit. Saw lots and lots of pilot whales. We followed two pods with a number of mothers and their little ones. They were sometimes 10 ft from the boat. The boat travels at a good clip and its...More

Thank Sharon Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Captain Mark because it was one of the few that was dog-friendly and still seemed safe. The informative researchers were a plus too. The crew were friendly and helpful especially as we experienced motion sickness (note to others: bring Gravol if you're sensitive)....More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...dried out fast when the skies cleared and forgot about it when we found ourselves alongside a pod of about 15 whales. Captain Ron was quite friendly and knowledgeable so we learned quite a bit about their diets and many of the local marine creatures....More

1  Thank Torontopanda88
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Beth N
7 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
20 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
17 September 2016|
Response from True_North_SaF | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to call them directly: +1 888-754-5112