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Address: Goat Point, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 03 304 7255
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great trip for seal fans

I have a seal obsessed 10 year old and this was a real delight for her. Paul was easy to deal with and was waiting for us on the quay as arranged. We enjoyed the scenic drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
The Entrance, Australia
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The Entrance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a seal obsessed 10 year old and this was a real delight for her. Paul was easy to deal with and was waiting for us on the quay as arranged. We enjoyed the scenic drive over the hills to his farm and there were plenty of seals as promised. As mentioned before the lemon muffins were great too!!!... More 

1 Thank markdruid
Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning outing with Paul today - starting with a picturesque and enjoyable drive through farmland, peppered with local info and interesting facts, followed by our seal encounter. There were over 30 seals, babies and adults, all happily playing in rock pools while we watched on - apparently unfazed by our presence. Their ability to travel about... More 

Thank Radichs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our cruise. Paul met us on the quay and drove us across stunning scenery to the coast where we negotiated a few rocks to gain access to the pool where the seals played and courted. We also were lucky to see many baby seals tucked in the rocks. Paul was so informative about the everday... More 

Thank susan c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic morning with Paul. He is a fountain of local knowledge, very friendly, and a slightly wicked sense of humor. This was definitely a highlight of our two weeks in NZ. We saw lots and lots of seals. A delicious home baked morning tea was provided also. Loved this tour!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

A combination of outstanding features makes this activity one of, if not, the highlight of our NZ holiday. Paul runs this family business with pride and immense knowledge. He is a local whose ancestors came to Akaroa in 1840 so he is a rich source of information on Akaroa's history, the makeup of the breathtaking countryside and the people making... More 

1 Thank Marshyak
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you love countryside with history, scenic views from all sides and The best colony of seals then this is the tour for you, you wont be disappointed. Paul picked up our little group from the ship in march and as we made our way to the seals we were told the history of the area. We stopped for photo... More 

1 Thank margaret986
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was a fantastic experience. If you like to go a little off the beaten track, this is sth you should not miss. The drive to the seal colony was very scenic, great views and some interesting background information from Paul, our guide who was super professional and knowledgable. You have to do a short hike through somewhat rocky terrain... More 

2 Thank C5916OZkasiak
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Paul picked us up from the pier as arranged. He took us through his 750 acre sheep and cattle farm which was amazing in itself. The history of the property was very interesting. We arrived at the seal colony. I expected to see seals sitting on rocks but it was much more than that. They were swimming and playing in... More 

1 Thank marnology
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

6 Thank BeenthereNC
Redcliffe, Australia
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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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