Lonely Planet
'Top 10 Best Marine Encounter - Worldwide'
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Lonely Planet <br/> 'Top 10 Best Marine Encounter - Worldwide'
Lonely Planet
'Top 10 Best Marine Encounter - Worldwide'
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Seal Swim Kaikōura - A totally unique experience

*****COVID19***** - We are currently accepting bookings for tours from the 15th of November 2020 in addition to selling open dated vouchers. Full refunds will apply to all bookings provided 24 notice is given, hence if you are unable to travel for any reason you can be assured of a full refund. We have always been a seasonal operation as conditions for seal swimming over the winter months are seldom suitable due to water visibility, swells and reduced seal activity in the water. We are excited for November and look forward to operating once the summer comes and conditions become more suitable. We hope to see you then...

Join us for a totally unique experience seal swimming with Kekeno (New Zealand Fur Seals) in their own spectacular marine environment on the beautiful East Coast of the South Island!

Snorkelling with wild New Zealand Fur Seals, in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikōura Peninsula, truly is a unique experience. It's one of those simple nature experiences that opens your mind to the sheer magnificence of our natural environment and its amazing inhabitants. A breathtaking nature activity and recently listed as one of the world's 'Top 10 Marine Encounters' by Lonely Planet.

We are Aotearoa's (New Zealand’s) original seal swimming crew. Family-owned, we have been operating safe and enjoyable tours to swim with the seals since 1987. For us living in Kaikōura and taking people seal swimming is a lifestyle choice. There are not many successful businesses such as ours where the owners are still jumping in the water every day to be your guides. Our tours are licenced by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and we work hard to ensure that we do not disturb the natural behavioural patterns of the seals. The seals are totally free to come and go as they please.

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You'll be part of an intimate group of like minded adventurers suited up with warm wetsuits and guided on one of our boat-based or land-based seal snokelling tours.  Both tours are of the same duration and aim to have a similar interaction time. For advanced bookings we recommend the boat based tours as they have a higher success rate in a wider range of conditions. 

This is an experience that you do not want to miss out on. Happy travels and maybe we will see you soon.

Adults: Swim $120 - View $60
Children: Swim $80 - View $40 (14 years and under)

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