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Kaikoura - 2.5 hour Seal Swim

Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. A very rare unique experience, anywhere in the world.

Seal Swim Kaikoura invites you to join their family team for an experience of a lifetime!

Swimming with free and untamed New Zealand Fur Seals along the Kaikoura Coast is one of the most incredible wildlife encounters in the world. So graceful, so close!

Their underwater antics and natural curiosity will leave you with a renewed appreciation for these fun loving creatures.

The full length wetsuits provided will help keep you warm and also provide the same buoyancy as a life jacket so you don't have to be a confident swimmer or snorkeler. Our knowledgeable crew have been guiding travellers here since 1987. It will feel good to know that you have the world's most experienced guides with you, to answer questions, teach you how to snorkel and even hold your hand if you want! It won't take long for them to build your confidence!

The pristine bays of the stunning Kaikoura Peninsula is where you'll be taken on the short boat trip and with the beautiful Coastal Kaikoura Rangers as a back drop you'll spend up to an hour swimming and getting to know these playful puppy dogs of the sea. Alternatively, you can stay on the boat and watch others entertain the seals.

You'll need to allow around 2.5 hours for the tour.

This tour is highly recommended, has received numerous awards as has even been featured on the Getaway Travel Show. It really is a Must Do for your New Zealand travels.

Adult $120.00
Child $80.00

Duration

  • Please allow approx. 2.5 hours for the tour

Location

  • Seal Swim Kaikoura: 58 West End, Kaikoura

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note: Spectators $60 each can be added as you proceed to checkout

    Special Requirements: Please advise as you proceed to check out; your country of origin, gender and any medical conditions, age of any children booked for.

    The above information is used solely for the purpose of our Maritime New Zealand 'Health and Safety' procedures and will not be used for any other purpose.

Available Bookings from January 16 to January 22

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$96.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$80.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$96.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$80.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$96.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Amaury from New Caledonia wrote on 03 February 2020

Awesome

Fantastic adventure. The team is very helpful and the guide loves his job and is very respectful of wildlife. We were just 6 on the boat and spent more than one hour in water, swimming with seals. Do it!!

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Mat Hamlin from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

Highly recommended!!

We had a fantastic experience, with many fur seals amazingly close. Really nice staff and excellent quality gear. We all loved it!!

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Brittony Smith from New Zealand wrote on 07 January 2021

Amazing Seal Swim

Amazing, I saw so many seals they were in the water all around us playing, washing and swimming it was incredible. I felt really safe and they do not entice the animals with things like food which is great the seals are just jumping in and swimming around you of their own accord. I would do it agin in a heart beat. Just booked on a whim because my partner was going on a fishing trip so glad I did , it was a bargain for the experience !!

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jessicab30 from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2021

Amazing!

Couldn’t recommend this trip or the company more, truly an awesome experience, wish we could do another right away! Really knowledgeable and doing things responsibly. So many seals, so close and happy to check you out at really close range.

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danielw15 from New Zealand wrote on 02 January 2021

Fun experience

Friendly and accommodating operators that deliver on what they promise. Got to see a number of fur seals up close and personal. Guide was informative and well-humoured. Would recommend!

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