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Akaroa Seal Safari

Address: Goat Point, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 03 304 7255
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Akaroa
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited Akoroa in early November 2014. Paul picked us up promptly at the pier as arranged. He drove us to his 750 acre farm where he raises sheep and cattle. He showed us around the farm a little, giving us the history and answering our many questions. We drove along dirt roads to get to the cove where the... More 

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Redcliffe, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just cool make sure your rug up wear warm clothes.As weather conditions can change you'll enjoy it more if you are warm.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Paul was very punctual meeting us at the visitor centre as arranged, and we quickly started our tour in his vehicle. Along the way he was very passionate in sharing with us everything he knows about the history of Akaroa, the farm animals he owns, and also the seal pups that he was bringing us to. There were so many... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were on a cruise and had a stop in Akaroa. After looking at trip advisor and the great reviews for the Akaroa and Seal Colony Safari - I knew this was one that we wanted to do - and it was wonderful!! Paul picked us up on the wharf and took us out to his farm where the seal... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Cruising of the harbour with the Black Cat was a memorable experience. The Captain gave a good running commentary on the local history of the whole region. Cruised past the Maori church and Marae, past a colony of seals, sited and took photos of the little dolphins and a blue penguin. The rock formations and colours were breathtaking. We were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Paul picked us up from our accommodation in his minibus. We enjoyed the drive through his farm to the cove where the fur seals where. The first sight of the cove is beautiful. We climbed down over the rocks & sat watching the fur seals for ages while Paul told us more about them. It was a perfect sunny day... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Highly recommended. A great time out on the boat - very friendly and informative staff (including Murphy the dog!). Suitable for all and any ages

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had a fantastic time at the seal tour with Paul. We enjoyed the drive up through his vast fields. Even though it was a misty day, the moment we came down from the vehicle, we were greeted with a breathtaking sight of the sea right before us. It was a one-of-a-kind experience climbing down the rocks to see the... More 

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darwin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Had organised this tour prior to going on our cruise. No problems with communications... Must remember Paul is a working farmer so allow time for him to reply. His job is outdoors. Our trip to Akaroa was delayed by a day but no issues with that. Picked up at wharf .. Taken in mini bus up through some spectacular countryside.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at Pauls B&B and went on a private tour to his farmland on the shore and "his" furseal colony. First we were a bit sceptical because we had seen already seals in five other locations. On arrival after the 4WD trip, half a dozen jounsters slowly moved off the picknick table. Climbing down over the sharp rocks we... More 

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