|The Zodiac boat at Captain Mark's.|
When your kid has a favourite marine biologist you pretty much have to go whale watching when you are in the Maritimes. We went with Captain Mark's out of Pleasant Bay in Cape Breton and it was great. I wasn't sure what to expect and I prepared the kids that the weather or conditions might mean that we wouldn't see any whales and would maybe have to settle for a nice boat ride but it turns out I shouldn't have worried because we saw dozens of whales. Some of them almost close enough to touch. If you are lucky you will see Humpbacks but even on a not great day you will see tons of Pilot whales which will be enough to satisfy most kids.
|I took this picture with a little point and shoot camera. The whale was probably about 20 feet away from our boat.|
|Cpt. Mark pulled up a lobster trap for us to check out. My daughter isn't too |
sure what to make of this lobster.
Things to keep in mind:
- There is also a Whale Interpretive Centre (i.e. a museum) right by Captain Mark's. It has bathrooms and computers that are free to use. They also have a great gift shop with all sorts of whale and dolphin stuff.
- There are no restaurants or anything near by so bring snacks and a drink.
- There is plenty of free parking.