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Seal Swim Kaikoura

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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About Seal Swim Kaikoura
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 daily during summer. No experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Many travelers site their seal swimming experience as a highlight of there New Zealand holiday. For more information contact us...
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HellieNZ wrote a review Aug 2021
New Zealand65 contributions8 helpful votes
Sorry for the late review! I did the seal swim back in summer and it was fantastic. The crew were lovely and knowledgeable, and the seals were on form! Felt very safe and reassured throughout the experience, and it was truly memorable. I’d highly recommend to others. Enjoy!
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Alpan17 wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
What an absolutely wonderful experience! I am so happy I decided to take this tour, my first fun activity since going through cancer these last 2 years and what a lot of fun this was. A family run business who were professional, friendly and couldn't do enough to ensure we had a fantastic time. The tour guide very kindly directed me through the seals and I could not believe how close they would come. I was absolutely thrilled at this experience, highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Wendy wrote a review Apr 2021
Timaru, New Zealand8 contributions
Absolutely fantastic, loved every minute and great value for money. Lucky enough to have seals darting around us for every minute we were in the water...unbelievably close with their great big eyes looking right at you.
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Nicola wrote a review Mar 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand85 contributions2 helpful votes
All I can say is WOW. What an experience. Got so close to the seals (or rather they got so close to us). It was just pure amazing. Definitely a must do.
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Erica M wrote a review Mar 2021
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I can't begin to describe how amazing this experience was. The guides were super friendly and informative, the equipment was great and swimming with the seals was one of the best experiences of my life. You can relax and float around while seals swim right up and interact with you. When you turn away from them they are so playful and interested that they follow. There are hundreds of seals on the rocks surrounding you and I even saw some seal pups. I had gone swimming with the dolphins the day prior and if I were to choose between the two this would be my pick. If you can bring an underwater camera I'd absolutely recommend it because you will want to relive this experience over and over again.
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