Crew of Captain Mark’s

Captain Mark Timmons, MED 11, is a Certified Small Craft Master, with more than 20 years on the sea. Capt. Mark is Pleasant Bay's most experienced whale watching captain operating since 1994. Along with a Whale Researcher from Dalhousie University and a knowledgeable, friendly crew we'll take you on a 1½ to 2 hour cruise along Cape Breton Highlands National Park's wild and pristine coastline and Nova Scotia's great Northern wilderness.

Since 1994, Mark, Tina and there family of 3 children have owned and operated Capt Mark's Whale & Seal Cruise and their success rate is one of the highest in the world During our average 1½ - 2 hour cruise, we search for Pilot Whales, Finback Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Atlantic White - Sided Dolphins, Atlantic White - Beaked Dolphins, Porpoises, and Basking Sharks. Harbour and Grey Seals are often hauled out on our secluded rocky outcrops, and moose, bears, bald eagles, cormorants, guillemots, gannets and loons are frequently seen. The scenery on its own is breathtaking, with our spectacular rock and cliff formations, mysterious sea caves, waterfalls, abandoned cove settlements, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, colorful fishermen, and much, much more!

Captain Ron Fraser

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Capt. Gilles Chiasson

Capt. Mark Timmons

Alanna Gauthier was the guide/interpreter this past summer.

Student researchers, Joana and Lara,  from Dalhousie University (Hal Whitehead Lab), their names are Joana and Lara.  Captain Mark’s has been taking researchers from Dalhousie University for 10 years and they have been coming on board for no charge, so that's one of the ways they contribute to research.

Capt. Mark Timmons and Jessica Timmons

Jessica Timmons is a guide on the


Captain Ron Fraser