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Seal Swim Kaikoura

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58 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura
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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 daily. No experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Many travellers site their seal swimming experience as a highlight of there New Zealand holiday. For more information contact us...
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“on the rocks” (22 reviews)
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58 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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"wet suits"
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"on the rocks"
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"a family run business"
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"cold water"
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"full refund"
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"small group"
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"unique experience"
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"amazing animals"
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"natural environment"
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"young pups"
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"weather conditions"
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"small boat"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"wild animals"
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"boat ride"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

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Sue/Brian D
26 January 2017|
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Response from Nez99 | Reviewed this property |
You need to meet at Seal Swim headquarters in the township and they transport you to the beach where the boat takes you out
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amydan27
29 October 2016|
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Response from DonnaandGene | Reviewed this property |
You wear a wet suit that they provide, along with fins, mask and snorkel. They might allow you to use a Boogie Board (the guys that accompany you use them). It would be a good idea to call them ahead. They are a lovely... More
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