Seal Swim Kaikoura

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4.52 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Snorkelling tour
Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals
Waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula
Intimate group of like minded adventurers
Unique experience
Lonely Planet world's 'Top 10 Marine Encounters'

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Thu, May 23, 2024

What you can expect

Ever dreamed about swimming with wild NZ fur seals? Then this is your chance! Kaikoura is known for its flourishing wildlife scene and with this 2.5 hour tour you can swim with these intelligent creatures. This unique experience will lety ou play in the water with these inquisitive animals off the South Island's east coast. One of the most popular activities in the region, you'll be under the guidance of an experienced tour guide as well as the friendly business owners.

This intimate group experience will let you experience the true beauty of the Kaikoura region. All necessary equipment is provided including wet suits, fins, goggles and snorkels as well as hot showers and changing facilities for you to use after your swim. You can expect to get as close as three metres to groups of New Zealand Fur Seals who are free to come and go as they please, while also admiring the natural beauty the Kaikoura region possesses.

What you need to know

  • 2.5 Hour Seal Swim Tour
  • 5mm dive suits, hoods, fins and goggles & snorkel
  • Hot showers, changing facilities
  • Experienced guide
  • Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals
  • Waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Intimate group of like minded adventurers
  • Briefing on New Zealand Fur Seals
  • Interactions at around 3m distance
  • Tour departs daily, times vary each month (Once you receive your Tour Voucher please phone and confirm time with operator)
  • Depart from main street of Kaikoura at 58 West End, Kaikoura (Arrive 15 minutes before tour time)
What To Bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Warm clothing to put on after the tour
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour vouche
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.52 reviews

In general

In general, it was a wonderful experience getting to swim with the seals. Alistair was a great guide but I think it was too rushed at the start and an inadequate amount of time was given for the proper fitting of the wetsuits which were extremely uncomfortable & constrictive making the experience less enjoyable. The hot showers were delightful but the experience could’ve been topped off with a hot drink (coffee, chocolate or tea) which wouldn’t cost much extra for the company.

Anne Teo over 4 years ago

Had an absolutely amazing time on this tour

Had an absolutely amazing time on this tour. Was very lucky to be able to swim with a few seals but more importantly, the guides did all they could to make the tour successful whilst working with wild animals. They were very friendly and ensured that all your gear was on right.

Adeline Lee over 5 years ago

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