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Kaikoura Snorkeling Tours

179 Torquay Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
027 527 6675
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Ranked #19 of 33 Activities in Kaikoura
Type: Tours
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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My mum came to NZ last Dec so I took her around NZ and Kaikoura is our third destination. Mum cannot swim but we still booked in this. To me it is great as you can see seals are just around you which was the first time experience. To my mum, she was a bit scared. But the instructor was... More

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Manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My partner and I went on this snorkelling trip and it was perfect. Kelvin showed us in-depth what we were looking for and how to catch the crayfish and paua. We had a long swim around the coast and ended up with a crayfish, a butter fish and three paua, which we then went and cooked up on the BBQ.... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

This tour is amazing. Calvin (the instructor and guide) puts on an impressive clinic on how to dive for crayfish and pāua (abalone). And then, to top it all off, he BBQ's it up for you to eat a few miles down the road. If you are up to the challenge, he'll hang back and let you do the diving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Thanks to Calvin and Kathryn for a great effort. Wonderful people to organise a memorable dive with.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This was truly a fun and unique experience. We were just a group of three people and the guide took very good care of us, making sure that everybody's gear fit well etc. No rushing whatsoever. We had a great time in the water too and spent about an hour snorkelling and hunting for crayfish and paua. The crayfish were... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

My friends and I went snorkeling with "Kaikoura Snorkeling Tours" this past month. We were so glad to have done it. Our guide was very helpful and very knowledgeable. We had all snorkeled before so we didn't need a lot of help. Our guide seemed comfortable with us rooting around on our own. We were so impressed with his skills,... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

When we got to Kaikoura we were not sure which activity to choose as there were quite a few on offer, but in the end we definitely made the best choice. Neither me nor my boyfriend had done any snorkeling before so we were a bit nervous but it was great, the guide was so nice and helpful and it... More

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Patti_unterwegs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

A tour with Kaikourua Snorkeling Tours was for me the best thing I did in Kaikoura- I discovered beautiful sea life, including various plants, fish, crayfish and Paua. And, though not part of the tour, it was great to have a seal swimming with us! For me it was a great experience, and I have snorkeled in many other places... More

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