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Dixon's Zodiac Seafari

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36 Lighthouse Road, Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
+1 855-259-4122
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Lowell and Stacey were very nice as they both cared and made our adventure fun. We saw two beluga... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
James T
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My kids want to spend their own pocket money on a Second trip!

Fantastic experience with Lowell on his zodiac. We saw some Minke whales and a really good sighting... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Kenneth S
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Toronto, Canada
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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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36 Lighthouse Road, Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Lowell and Stacey were very nice as they both cared and made our adventure fun. We saw two beluga whales and a number of seals. Thanks

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience with Lowell on his zodiac. We saw some Minke whales and a really good sighting at the very end of the trip. He kept us out there a bit longer to see it. My youngest are 7 year old twins and their imagination...More

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We emailed Dixons and they got right back to us within the hour, and fit us in the next day. Lowell was fantastic, and we felt very safe with him in his Zodiac. We were able to see a Fin Whale 2 times, which was...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

went on the 1230, , they have them at 10, 3pm and 530 pm Family run operatioin Lowell went far and above to make it happen, as you know its never guaranteed that you will see a whale, its all about timing, nature etc you...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We lucked out with the weather on our tour. It was a sunny windless day. The boat was good and fairly roomy. We ended up seeing minke whales, seals and p,entry of birds. Lowell was a good captain with plenty of patience, stories and information....More

Thank WilliamM1098
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

My Boyfriend and I went on the whale watching tour at the end of June. It was an incredible experience and we saw a few whales, dolphins, and seals! Lowell and his wife are so friendly and make you feel welcome the second you arrive....More

Thank April W
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed September 23, 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...More

Thank Barbara d
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Reviewed September 16, 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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Reviewed September 7, 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!!...More

1  Thank Tracy B
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whizzoff
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Response from Togmeister_Mark | Reviewed this property |
Fishing during the whale-watching trip is not possible as the captain has to be alert to where the whales etc are surfacing, and then adjust position/location accordingly. The zodiac is a nimble craft for this. On a separate... More
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