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As Lonely Planet's 'Top Choice' for Kaikoura activities, 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...more
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We booked on for the first day of the season and were so glad we did. Booking was easy, with clear instructions beforehand. When we got there everyone was friendly and the tour well organised.
Out on the water there were only 7 of us...More
Wow wow wow what an experience! We were well looked after from start to finish with care taken to kit us out properly in a double layer of thick full wetsuit, gloves, boots, fins and snorkel, briefings on safety etc and then a short road...More
The staff were amazing! I was really nervous at first as I had no experience swimming in the sea before but the staff made me feel really comfortable and feel safe so I enjoyed the experience very much! Out team was very lucky to be...More
Family-owned business, very passionate about their work. Their policy is 50% off the seal swim tour if the seals don’t get into the water (as of February 2016). For our tour, the seals did not get into the water, which is fine, as the guides...More
We had a great time with Seal Swim Kaikoura, especially because of the lovely staff and the brand new equipment (we loved the wetsuits, so warm even in freezing cold water!).
Unfortunately, the seals weren't really curious on the day we went, but knowing that...More
I must say, I really love seals!
When I went on this tour we had several seals relaxing in the water next to us, rolling around and scratching themselves... so cute! They also did this funny thing where they would float with their heads down...More
My daughter and I watched the dolphins from the boat. Next time I would love to go swimming! The dolphins are truly beautiful and wonderful to see. They are so playful and there was so many of them! I would highly recommend, it was the...More
The day before, we rang up (as requested) to confirm whether the tour was going ahead. The phone operator said that weather conditions out at sea were unstable, and there was a chance the tour would be cancelled. They asked us to call again in...More
We went on the 9:30am trip today with Herb, Lee and dozens of seals! This has been the highlight of our trip. I can highly recommend this to anyone especially families with younger kids.
Henry (11yo) stuck with Dad and after a few single encounters...More