Seal Swim Kaikoura - NZ Travel

Seal Swim Kaikoura

Seal Swim Kaikoura

Join us for a totally unique experience seal swimming with New Zealand Fur Seals in their own spectacular environment on Kaikoura's beautiful coast. We are both Kaikoura's and New Zealand’s original seal swimming crew and cater solely to seal swimmers. Our tours are licenced by the Department of Conservation and we work hard to ensure that we do not disturb the natural behavioural patterns of the seals. 


Main Street of Kaikoura, 58 West End



9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm (December to March).

Tour times vary April to May. 



Available on request.


Child Ages:

Must be minimum 5 years of age.  Guide may need to decide on the day what age/ability level is suitable for the given conditions.

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Help Notes:

You will need to bring a swimsuit, towel and warm clothing to put on after the tour.

We supply Goggles and Snorkel, Flippers, Full Wetsuit, Wet suit hood.

In most conditions you do not have to be a strong swimmer/snorkeler to swim with the seals.  We have guides in the water with big float boards and the wetsuits that we give you are like life jackets so you can’t sink!  However, every now and then we do get more difficult conditions.

Available Activities:
Seal Swim - Boat Based


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Snorkeling 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. You won’t believe how curious, friendly and playful New Zealand Fur Seals can be in the water.

Tour Duration: 2 to 2 1/2 hours

Suitable for Children: Must be minimum 5 years of age.

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