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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 November 16 to November 22

Change Dates

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4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces 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$96.00
  • Child$80.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • 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$96.00
  • 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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Keith White from Australia wrote on 16 March 2020

Must do in Kaikoura

This was a first rate experience from start to finish. Excellent friendly informative staff, well organised and an absolutely delightful encounter with the seals. This activity was the highlight of our trip around the north and south islands. We will recommend this trip to anyone who will listen and encourage all visitors to NZ to get to Kaikoura and swim with the seals with Kaikoura Seal Swim.

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Abi Riley from United Kingdom wrote on 15 March 2020

Amazing!

Such an interactive experience getting face to face with the seals! Whole process was hassle free and the guide was amazing. Would definitely recommend as best thing to do in Kaikoura

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Guy Essakow from Israel wrote on 14 March 2020

Amazing experience for a reasonable price!

Incredible experience and a very nice crew. Gave me several chances to cancel because of the weather, but when the weather turned out fine the swim was awesome! The skipper was also great, always trying to find a better spot for the seals.

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kunala1 from United Kingdom wrote on 13 March 2020

Seal Swim 11am slot

1)Staff were warm and friendly 2)Equipment was well maintained and excellent quality 3)I wear glasses and they provided me prescription snorkel goggles 4)They knew exactly where the seals would be and could read their behaviour so we knew when to move nearer or to keep a distance 5) Saw and had close (<1.5m) encounters with several seals, one tried to swim at me before suddenly changing direction at the last minute, saw a penguin and a stingray. 6) There was even warm water on the boat to put in to our wet suits to keep us warm for the boat ride back to dock

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