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Address: Goat Point, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 304 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 January 30, 2016
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The Entrance, Australia
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Penrith, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A fun, interesting and unique experience for my partner and I, seeing a seal colony in it's natural environment. It was fun to see the baby seal pups so close and listen to Paul's past experiences with the seals. Paul was nice enough to start the tour early so that we could be back in time for our next activity,... More 

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The Entrance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 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 

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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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!!

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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 

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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 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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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 

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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 

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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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