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Dixon's Zodiac Seafari

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Address: 36 Lighthouse Road, Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
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+1 855-259-4122

Nestled in the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island lies the quaint...

Nestled in the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island lies the quaint fishing village of Neil’s Harbour. Just two minutes off of the Cabot Trail, let the lighthouse guide you to Dixon's Zodiac Seafari. Prepare to have a smooth, exhilarating ride aboard the "733 Hurricane", the same type of vessel used by the Canadian Coast Guard. This is where your coastal, whale and marine life adventure will begin.

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Friendly and informative

My wife and I were fortunate to join in with a larger group at the end of the day. It turned out they were all family from Nova Scotia and farther afield. All very friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterloo, Ontario
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Waterloo, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were fortunate to join in with a larger group at the end of the day. It turned out they were all family from Nova Scotia and farther afield. All very friendly. Lowell Dixon was just a great person to be out there with. As for the whales, we saw several Minke and seals, eagles. But, it... More 

Thank Togmeister_Mark
Wingham, Canada
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212 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Well, whales don't come when they are called, we were disappointed, but feel like the captain knew his stuff and did really try to find them for us. The ride was a little bumpy, as it was a bit rough, and must say I was happy to be back on shore after.We were provided with slickers and good life jackets,... More 

Thank Barbara d
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Dixon's Zodiac Seafari was an absolute blast. My wife and I had a great time on the zodiac, seen many Dolphins! The Captain was nothing but kind and knowledgable. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thank Josh O
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Omg this was the best trip i have ever been on!! The captain was so informative and knowledgeable about the coastline and the whales! To get the chance the get to see the biggest mammal in the world!! A blue whale!! Thank u so much!! Your staff are amazing as well and cant wait to do this tour again!!

Thank Tracy B
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time today with Captain Dixon on his Zodiac - out of a seafari! With the past two days of a combination of not great weather and turbulent waters, the whales weren't cooperating. However, Captain Dixon with his eagle eye was able to spot a school of dolphins and an ocean sunfish (aka mola mola) and took the... More 

Thank Gail M
Sea Cliff, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had a very nice time even though we didn't see whales. Our reservation got cancelled because of weather and he fit us in for the next day. We saw a bunch of dolphin and seals, which was AMAZING. Lowell (I think that was his name) still gave us a little tour of the coastline before we came in. I... More 

Thank ccheng210
Green Point, Australia
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220 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We didnt see any whales, such was our luck and mother natures way. But saw hundreds of dolphins. The baby ones were really cute. They put on a real show for us, leaping out of the water, and bow riding our inflatible. They were so close you could almost touch them. Lowell was a great skipper. He tried hard to... More 

Thank PJay2412
Whitby, Canada
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time going out with capt Dixon. Unfortunately with the windy weather for the last couple days the whales had moved out and we were unable to see any. We did see some seals and lots of Dolphins. After coming back Capt Dixon offered for us to go out again the following morning which... More 

1 Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The owner/operator and staff were super friendly, but not a whale to be seen. That's not what bummed me out. Once we returned to shore, guide said, "Well, sorry, I tried," and walked away without looking back. No offer to partially refund (like other tours offer), so my wife and I just had a $100 boat ride... Not sure what... More 

Thank DavLesFroo
Lowell D, Owner at Dixon's Zodiac Seafari, responded to this review

Hi there I am disappointed that you had a disappointing trip. When the wind is up I tell everyone before we go out the expectations of the tour . The wind does limit you . If you think that we see whales on 100% of the trips. We don't. Neither does any other whale watcher . Why don't you come... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great experience! Lowell was very informative and funny during our 2 hrs tour. He even showed us their "foot print" which helped me capture a video of the whale!! Lowell made sure we just didn't sit put and really tried to take us to areas to help us see as many as he could find. Our family experienced a total... More 

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