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Kaikoura Swimming With Seals Encounter

By Seal Swim Kaikoura
Price was undefined, price is now NZ$60
Free cancellation available
2h 45m
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Multiple languages

Highlights

  • Fantastic chance to swim with the playful seals of Kaikoura

  • Choice to go swimming with your guide or watch from the boat

  • Chance to see the seals from just 10 feet (3 metre) away

  • Learning about animals from knowledgeable, passionate guides

  • Refreshing shower after your journey to wash off the salt

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided snorkelling tour in Kaikoura

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Hot shower facilities

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are not allowed. Children aged 5-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to swim on your own.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people. A maximum of 10 snorkellers are allowed per tour.

  • You do not need previous snorkelling experience.

  • This activity begins in Kaikoura, which is approximately 112 miles (181 km) away from Christchurch. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Get the chance to swim and snorkel alongside a charming pod of seals on this delightful tour. An expert guide brings you off the coast of Kaikoura to learn about the playful animals before getting up close to them in the water. If you're feeling water-shy, you can view the seals from the boat too.

Meet your guide in the town of Kaikoura before transferring to a pier where your boat awaits. You're soon gliding through the water to a prime location for spotting and swimming with seals. Upon arriving at the spot, your guide teaches you about New Zealand Fur Seals, also called kekeno, as you wait for the fuzzy creatures to arrive. If you choose to get in the water, suit up with a buoyant wetsuit and snorkelling gear and jump right in.

Your intimate tour allows you to get just 10 feet (3 metre) away from the seals, giving you the chance to interact with them. Even if you're just watching from the boat, there's plenty of opportunity to see the seals' playing and poking their heads out of the water near the vessel. After an hour of fun with the marine animals, return to shore and shower off the sea salt before bringing your tour to an end.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Kaikoura

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • 58 West End
  • Kaikoura
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