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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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the highlights of our trip. We got to swim with wild fur seals, and couldn’t have asked for more. 100% recommend! We spent about one hour in the water. The staff with our boat were doing their best to...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Great experience with Seal Swim Kaikoura this afternoon! The tour guides were unsure how much seal activity there would be given the weather (and warned us properly), and even if we hadn’t seen seals in the water, the snorkeling itself would have been worth it...More

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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