Meet the Crew

On board our zodiacs, you have the pleasure of having your captain as your guide.

Since 1994, Mark, Tina and their 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 area!


Capt. Mark Timmons

Capt. Mark is a 3rd generation lobster fisherman, having more than 38 years experience on the sea. He is a certified Small Craft Master as of 1994, has Marine Emergency Duties A2 Certification, ROC-M (Radio Course), Marine First Aid and you can be confident knowing he is also a Rescue Scuba Diver. His experience and love of the ocean will be apparent as he shares his knowledge. In May and June, Capt. Mark harvests lobster, and from September to December, he guides moose hunters in the Highlands. In the winter months, Mark keeps busy doing maintenance on the boats, building lobster traps, and enjoys back-country skiing to his cabin, hiking, cutting firewood and making maple syrup.


Capt. Tina Roach

Capt. Tina Roach has been operating Capt. Mark's since 1994 as a manager, bookkeeper, tour guide, receptionist and occasionally as a zodiac captain. She also harvests lobster with her husband Mark for the last 6 years. Her certifications are SVOP, Marine Emergency Duties A2, Marine First Aid, ROC-M.  In the winter months, Tina keeps busy taking business courses online, making lobster traps and enjoys back-country skiing, snowshoeing, yoga, and reading.