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Seal Swim Kaikoura

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58 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6182
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As Lonely Planet's 'Top Choice' for Kaikoura activities, swimming with New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula really is an experience that you don't want to miss. Tours take 2.5 hours and depart several times daily. No experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Many travellers site their seal swimming experience as a highlight of there New Zealand holiday. For more information contact us...
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58 West End, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6182

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a fun snorkel trip. The seals are close to shore so it is a short ride out in a small boat. We spent an hour among the seals. The crew spent time in the water pointing out seals at first but it was...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile


Thank JordanEmmaBlaid
Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved my encounter with seals. They took us between a couple rock areas where a narrow channel area funnels the seals into our path. So many in the water and they are so curious. They swam right up to me and looked at me...More

Thank 22124kat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific experience. Up close and personal with many seals. Great guides. Make sure you check it out if in the area

Thank Jaspervet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile


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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank clientduvar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were two adults and two children 12 and 10. The weather was quite windy and they were nearly canceling, but decided to go. We were given snorkeling equipment and wetsuit. The children got two suits, which were good since the water was quite cold....More

Thank Sigurd O
Reviewed 4 January 2018


1  Thank Diving F
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile


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Reviewed 31 December 2017


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26 January 2017|
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Response from Nez99 | Reviewed this property |
You need to meet at Seal Swim headquarters in the township and they transport you to the beach where the boat takes you out
28 October 2016|
Response from DonnaandGene | Reviewed this property |
You wear a wet suit that they provide, along with fins, mask and snorkel. They might allow you to use a Boogie Board (the guys that accompany you use them). It would be a good idea to call them ahead. They are a lovely... More