One of the highlights of our camper van roadtrip across Eastern Canada is Captain Mark's Whale and Seal Cruise in Cape Breton. We caught two seats on a research vessel and went out on the water with a group of students tracking and tagging pilot whales. It was a bumpy three hours out on the water but the captain and crew were determined - we weren't turning back until we spotted these guys.
When we finally caught up to a group of whales, it was incredible. We sailed with them for about 30 minutes, a pair of them swam close to the boat and we even saw a mother and her baby! Our sea legs were tired about the 3-hour trip, but I left feeling full of happiness to have spent the afternoon with some amazing sea creatures.