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Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura

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    Your experience will begin at the main meeting base at your chosen time, where you will be introduced to your guides and suited up in wetsuits and snorkeling equipment.

    You will then be taken on a 10-15-minute bus trip, followed by a 5-15-minute boat trip to one of our favorite seal swimming areas and then spend about one hour in the water. During that time the seals are free to come and go as they please.

    It’s very much a wildlife encounter in that we have never feed, or enticed the seals in any way and we do not have any special tricks to make them respond to you in the water. However, due to their natural curiosity you can reasonably expect interactions within 2-3m in the water at different times.

    If the seals do not respond, you will get the chance to go again free of charge or be refunded back to the viewing rate of 50% of the swimming rate. We offer a 96% success rate of swimming with the seals on our tours. Hot showers are provided after the tour.
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    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    This was a cool experience, at one point there must have been 6 seals around us. If you stay still they come right up to you. You can not appreciate these creatures from land in the same away as you do in the water. Water...More

    1  Thank 859alasdairw
    Reviewed 27 March 2019 via mobile

    what a great 2hr,all wetsuits snorkel provided remember to bring a under water camera we have amazing film on go pro safety talk on way keep to the rules you can't go wrong we had the boss dad who was professional throughout and guided us...More

    1  Thank Swfc47
    Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

    Amazing! Our tour guide was impeccable! So thoughtful and gave great information! The swim was so safe and as long as you follow the rules - you will have a fantastic time!!! The seals were so curious and laid back! I will NEVER support Sea...More

    Thank KarlaJade
    Reviewed 27 February 2019

    Our day was already made just on the boat ride to the seals through the oceans of Kaikoura. The town has spectacular scenery to offer and our guide was very knowledgeable, approachable and professional. I particularly appreciated that the company was very respectful of the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank immanuellak
    Reviewed 25 February 2019

    Really warm wet suits best I have ever tried. Had to wait a bit for the seals to get into the water - but when they did it was amazing to see the seals so close underwater looking at you with their big eyes. There...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank JohnClifford01
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    Response from janegagliardi | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I don’t know about August....that would be their “winter” so even with wet suits, I expect it would be cold. I suggest that you contact them directly through their website! Sorry.... Jane
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