Lonely Planet
'Top 10 Best Marine Encounter - Worldwide'
Lonely Planet <br/> 'Top 10 Best Marine Encounter - Worldwide'
Lonely Planet
'Top 10 Best Marine Encounter - Worldwide'

Seal Swim Kaikoura - A totally unique experience

***UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 14 EARTHQUAKE*** We are happy to report that all of our staff and families are safe. Our boats and facilities are ready to go and we are ready to operate as soon as circumstance of the surrounding area permit. The seals are back in large numbers on the Peninsula where we swim. We think our regular departures will be cancelled until the 30th of November and will be working on refunding all tours before this date. If you have a tour after this date we will be updating you as the roads and infrastructure is repaired. Thank you for your patience at this time.


Join us for a totally unique experience seal swimming with 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 Kaikoura 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 breath taking nature activity and recently listed as one of the world's 'Top 10 Marine Encounters' by Lonely Planet.

We are New Zealand’s original seal swimming crew. Family ownened, we have been operating safe and enjoyable tours to swim with the seals since 1987. For us living in Kaikoura and taking people seal swimming is a life style 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 $110 - View $55
Children: Swim $70 - View $35 (14 years and under)