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Seal Coast Safari

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Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 800 732 527
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Great Fun

I booked a safari for a saturday morning. Great fun. Around 3 hours being driven up and down the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2012
Cento, Italy
Seal coast safari

My friend and I took this tour on a beautiful, clear day. We really lucked out because we were the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2012
Chicago, Illinois
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Just minutes from the city lies nature's playground! Travel through private land and see wild animals, snow-capped mountains of the South, and stunning views of Wellington. Observe New Zealand Fur Seals in their natural habitat and the Leaning Lighthouse. Listen to stories and relax as you journey around bays and past the world-renowned Red Rocks. Seal Coast Safari has been providing guests with exclusive access to the best scenery in Wellington for over 17 years.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 800 732 527
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

I booked a safari for a saturday morning. Great fun. Around 3 hours being driven up and down the best landscape in Wellington. It has been really nice, weather made a great effort to support us. Viewing seals at 10cm from myself is a really...More

Thank SimoneM83
SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Thanks for the review! We love to show visitors Wellington's wild side - it is amazing what is just a short drive out of the city! Glad that you enjoyed the trip and the experience of seeing NZ Fur Seals up close and personal.

Reviewed 11 August 2012

My friend and I took this tour on a beautiful, clear day. We really lucked out because we were the only two passengers. The wildlife (seals, wild horse, and ostrich) were def. a highlight, but what stood out even more were the views of the...More

Thank Kroreill
SealCoastSafari, Operations Manager at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2012

Thank you for your lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed the views and wildlife on the safari and it's not very often that you can say you have had tea with a seal! We have a phrase here that perfectly matches your experience - "You...More

Reviewed 2 August 2012

Kent are tour guide was the best. He took on an amazing tour. His knowledge of the area was great add a lot to the whole trip. I saw a lot of great views and tons of seals. It was by far the best trip...More

Thank scooter53sr
SealCoastSafari, Owner at Seal Coast Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed the safari with Kent so much and got lots of superb photos.

Reviewed 10 July 2012

Trip was ok, good weather. Very disappointed we were all crammed in to the back of one vehicle sitting sideways, no good access to a door in case of accident. Am surprised they are allowed to legally seat 8 people in the back of a...More

Thank inkster7
Management response:Responded 13 July 2012

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that overall you enjoyed the safari to the ‘Seal Coast’ and we thank you for choosing our tour while in Wellington. Your thoughts and comments are gratefully recieved. 1. Overcrowding – we have considered this matter carefully...More

Reviewed 9 May 2012

We really enjoyed our tour on Monday with Billy. Billy was full of interesting information and stories about Wellington and the various places and animals we encountered on the tour. We were really lucky that the weather was sunny and warm. We saw deer, wild...More

1  Thank VikkiByron
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Enjoyed the 4x4 ride to the seals and the leaning lighthouse. It was a very small group which always adds to the enjoyment. We have some great photos of the coast line and seals and were given plenty of time to enjoy the area. Our...More

Thank Hefner98
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Despite a mix-up with the original tour, the group provided an excellent tour at a revised time. The guide/driver was well informed, lived in the area, was able to add local color to his commentary and provided an excellent experience for clients.

Thank curler60
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Loved the whole experince, The 4x4 driving , the seals and the view. Can,t forget Kent either for his driving skills, his afternoon tea and his friendly personality. When I visit N.Z again I will be sure to go again. Antone who is heading to...More

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 3 March 2012

We very much we enjoyed the tour! The guide, Nathan, was amazing as was the actual tour! The scenery, the information provided by Nathan and the weather all contributed to one of the best tours I've ever had. I can't say enough good things about...More

1  Thank KMc2012
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Awesome trip with Supaman! Even as a local Wellingtonian this tour is a must. You will be surprised at whats just over the hill in our own back yard - not just seals!

Thank CayleyM
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ned m
24 February 2017|
Response from Elyse M | Property representative |
You till need the contact on board excursion agent, thank you!
ned m
24 February 2017|
Response from ElyseMcM | Property representative |
Hi there You will need to book with your on board excursion agents, Wellington is looking lovely today so see you out there!
2 April 2016|
Response from Nicole P | Reviewed this property |
It is not a sand beach, very rocky with big waves. Stops allow enough time to take photos and walk around. You cannot touch or get to close to seals without risk. There are safety rules. I would not recommend climbing... More