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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
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
We had the best experience ever, so much more exciting than we would have ever imagined! The staff was amazing and had very good sense of humour, a huge thanks to them. They knew their stuff and made the experience very smooth. They were ensuring...More
I highly recommend to swim with seals at least once in life and if you have the chance to be in NZ, this company/family is just incredible!
They took good care of us the whole time and also explained everything about the seals :)
Really nice experience. Small groups, family run. You get about 1 hour swim time. Some of the seals were quite playful and interested, others were not. I was worried about the water temperature - after getting in I hyperventilated for a couple minutes due to...More
Although initially I was a bit apprehensive about swimming with seals, I quickly became very comfortable as it was clear that Herb and Matt were professionals who provided a quality experience with the experience, skill and equipment needed. They clearly enjoy their work and are...More