We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain Zodiac

Cheticamp Waterfront, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 877-232-2522
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Pilot whales!

It was fun to ride around in the zodiac and captain was very determined to find us some whales so... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
lotzasmiles
Up close and personal with whales

Finally after two miss, because of weather. We had a chance to snorkel with whales. We were... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
dmmacneil
,
Sydney, Canada
Read all 49 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good6%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“wesley” (10 reviews)
“shore” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Cheticamp Waterfront, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 877-232-2522
Write a Review
Reviews (49)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 2016

It was fun to ride around in the zodiac and captain was very determined to find us some whales so we drove around for miles and miles - the tour lasted upwards of 3 hours! We finally got to see a pod of pilot whales...More

Thank lotzasmiles
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Finally after two miss, because of weather. We had a chance to snorkel with whales. We were skilfully dropped off in front of a small pod of pilot whales. We were instructed to stay together floating while the boat backed away for a short distance....More

Thank dmmacneil
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We booked to snorkel with whales in July 2016. They cancelled at the very last minute (the night before) but only found out because we contacted them. We booked again in August. This time we were on our way to Cape Breton on a Thursday....More

Thank 599molly
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The tour we booked was confirmed for 6pm and they told us to be 15 minutes early. We got there 32 minutes early and they had already left us! Apparently they changed the time to 5:30 and didn't bother to tell us. We were there...More

2  Thank Xelashay
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We just couldn't believe our luck. We had the chance to swim with a pod of 35 pilot whales. Captain Wesley is knowledgeable and gives you precise instructions on how to get into the water. You are given very buoyant wetsuits - best to use...More

Thank hannah_050312
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great day with plenty of whales, dolphins and tuna. This is the 5th time we have gone whale watching and twice in Cape Breton and by far this was the best trip.The captain was experienced polite and professional and ensured everyone had plenty of photo...More

1  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Saw some whales. Staff very friendly. I found it to be a bit pricey for having a group of people. Boat was OK. Could use some upgrades.

Thank Sabryna B
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I swam with the pilot whales and it was an amazing experience! The whales were curious about me and came beside and underneath me about 1.5 meters away, possibly closer! There was even a baby whale nestled between some adult whales. He took us to...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We headed out on the glassy ocean on a perfect day. We had barely cleared the harbour and we were off to see a Northern Right Whale. This whale is one of what is thought to be only 350. It was a short trip to...More

1  Thank Linda0615
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Wesley our captain right away told us that the chances of seeing whales is hit and miss which I really appreciated. My husband and I joined a family group of 9 on a zodiac, which I feel made us lower in the water and gave...More

Thank DRegehr
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Miners Village Restaurant
107 reviews
.55 km away
Colette's Family Restaurant
79 reviews
1.32 km away
The Glace Bay Chip Wagon
25 reviews
.40 km away
Talo Cafebar
46 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
346 reviews
.55 km away
Blackwood Tour's
14 reviews
11.85 km away
Marconi National Historic Site of Canada
45 reviews
1.86 km away
Low Point Lighthouse
8 reviews
12.74 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
DiverDar
Hi there. Thanks for the review of Captain Zodiac. Can you tell me where you stayed? A lot of the places seem to be close to 100k away from there? Any other info you want to share would be really appreciated. Thanks so much
13 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from dmmacneil | Reviewed this property |
I live in New Victoria on the other side of the island. there are lots of hotels and motels on trip adviser for Cheticamp. we stayed at the pilot whale chalets in Cheticamp two yrs ago. They were very nice and clean. when... More
1
Vote
hindsight25
How close is Red Frog Bungalows to Bluffs Beach? Boat ride? Walking distance? Cheers!
21 March 2015|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Submit