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Dixon's Zodiac Seafari

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Neil's Harbor, Canada
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About Dixon's Zodiac Seafari
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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Oranje2012 wrote a review Sep. 2021
Fredericton, Canada140 contributions28 helpful votes
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Captain Lowell Dixon is professional, extremely knowledgable and a real great tour guide. We called about 3 days in advance and we kept communicating to find out the right time to go. The weather in Cape Breton can turn in seconds, and it is apparent that safety is paramount and he will only go in good conditions. We weren't sure if we were going to get out, but he found a window, called us and said you have 30 minutes to get here, we were there and got out just in time. When we came back the seas were getting to 1 to 1.5 meters high. We enjoyed the trip very much. He wouldn't go out the rest of the day due to higher seas and the wind picking up. We saw a pod of about 10-12 pilot whales. Once we found them, he could almost predict where and when they were going to pop up. Going in the zodiac made the trip so successful in tracking the pod. Lots of great photos, videos and memories. Thanks very much.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Cathy T wrote a review Sep. 2021
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This trip was a bucket list trip and Lowell was an excellent captain. Other than not seeing any whales (possibly due to an impending hurricane) it was an exhilarating and lovely day on the water. Lowell took the time to explain things and answer questions. There were sea birds and we possibly saw some seals but due to the swells we could not go to close to shore. Thank you Lowell.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Monica wrote a review May 2020
Porters Lake, Canada8 contributions
We did enjoy our excursion, the captain was very good, the zodiac more comfortable then the previous 1 we were on in Brier Island (although many more whales there) , and the coastal scenery was so beautiful. our kids were disappointed in the product,although we did see a Minke whale, although not easy to watch or get a photo of, and some beautiful scenery.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Sylvie D wrote a review Jul. 2019
Welland, Canada25 contributions13 helpful votes
Lowell was a great tour guide for this whale watching tour. He does his best to find the whales location so his guests can experience the best sighting possible. We were fortunate to see a Fin Whale today. It was nice being out on the water.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Adrian E wrote a review Jul. 2019
Newport, United Kingdom30 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic trip- captain Lowell Dixon worked really hard for the 11 passengers- up and down the bay til he found some Minke whales-4 in all, and some harbour porpoises, some huge seals and seabirds too. Great early season trip, especially positive after a non event elsewhere in Bay St Lawrence the day before. Totally recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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