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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"
in 22 reviews
"a family run business"
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"cold water"
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"amazing experience"
in 16 reviews
"new zealand"
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"small group"
in 8 reviews
"great fun"
in 11 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 4 reviews
"natural environment"
in 9 reviews
"young pups"
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"small boat"
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"wild animals"
in 7 reviews
"boat ride"
in 5 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"octopus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank yxyx0000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 19 March 2018 via mobile

I did the seal swim with my sister and my boyfriend. We all really loved the tour. The team is very friendly and does know much about the seals. They give good advice how to swim and react when a seal is close and they...More

Thank Beate S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Herb, Matt and Vanessa did a fantastic job in giving us a great experience around the Kaikoura coastline. Matt took us out on his shiny yellow boat and with his good looks and seal spotting abilities and found us the penthouse of the seal world....More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

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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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