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About Seal Swim Kaikoura
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 during summer. No experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Many travelers site their seal swimming experience as a highlight of there New Zealand holiday. For more information contact us...
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing time with the seals. The swim is magical. Great team that makes everything they can to make you feel confortable. The gears are super good. I even had a mask with eyes correction, fantastic! Hot showers, soap and towels provided at the end.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ClaireB5471
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Could not recommend this tour anymore! We were meant to have it in the morning but because of the weather it was rescheduled to the afternoon. It was so well organised - we were offered a full refund or could schedule it to a different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank a121314
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seals up close! The tour was well organized and we really appreciated the staff. I was impressed with how carefully they were monitoring seal activity before we even left the main office to make sure that we would have a good experience. Three of my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 385lorik
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very well run trip, the whole family loved it and count it as one of the highlights of South Island. After getting a full, thick, wet suit on we headed on a 10 minute bus ride to South Bay where we jumped into a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diampe
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful experience. Staff really genuine, made sure conditions were suitable & everything well explained, know the whole area & where best to go. Safety-conscious & looked after both humans & seals! All gear supplied & easy to use, made time in the water quite gentle....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AMPauckland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swimming with seals in their natural environment was an experience we'll never forget. Our skipper (Alister) was awesome and friendly, he assisted us all in the water and made sure everybody had the chance to get up close to the seals. The seals are so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mariajocelyn23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic experience. I went with my husband and 14yr old daughter, and although I'm not good on the sea and have never snorkelled before, the seal swim team made the activity pleasant and we all loved it. They are very passionate about their business...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bellaxox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an incredible trip and got to see so many seals up close - they are very inquisitive and seem very happy to swim around you. Our guide Alistair was very informative and made sure everyone felt safe and reassured during the trip, which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GKB238
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this tour in November & had an amazing experience. Unfortunately I hadn’t snorkeled in years so I struggled a bit using the equipment, this was my issue & nothing to do with the tour however I was lucky enough to have a brilliant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank liveforholidays-44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners were upfront about our Chances to see the sea lions. They also offer the guarantee that if you don't see a sea lion within 3 meters you get half your money back. Good value! However that was not on our swim: the sea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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1 September 2018|
Response from 2013Macca | Reviewed this property |
Keep trying I know the family closes for the winter but should be open for September, it really is an amazing experience.
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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