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Private Kaikoura Swimming with Seals Experience

By Seal Swim Kaikoura
Price was undefined, price is now NZ$1,200
Free cancellation available
2h 45m
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Multiple languages

Highlights

  • Close encounters with New Zealand fur seals near Kaikoura

  • Exciting swim just 10 feet (3 metre) away from the seals

  • Fun facts & stories from your passionate, expert guide

  • Private tour ensures a personal, one-of-a-kind experience

  • Comfortable journey on the boat & refreshing shower after

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private guided snorkelling tour in Kaikoura

  • What's included

    Snorkelling mask, flippers, and wetsuit hire

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Hot shower facilities

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are not allowed. Children 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 8 people.

  • 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

Enjoy a private excursion into the waters off of Kaikoura to see a pod of New Zealand fur seals in person. This delightful tour lets you get up close to the playful creatures as you swim or snorkel with a guide. On your way, learn about the mammals and their habits from an expert.

Start your journey in Kaikoura, where you meet your knowledgeable guide before transferring to a boat on the coast. Your guide takes you cruising out into the water, making for a spot frequented by the New Zealand fur seals. Along the way, learn about the seals, which are called kekeno in the Maori language, from your guide and discover their importance to the country.

Upon arriving at your seal-spotting location, gear up with a wetsuit and snorkelling equipment. Your guide briefs you on how to interact with the animals before you jump in the water, at which point you're free to observe them as you please. Get just 10 feet (3 metre) away from the seals as they twirl in the waves, and ask your guide about their playful habits. After a while to swim with the seals, climb back into your boat and head back to shore to shower and end your tour.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Kaikoura

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • 58 West End
  • Kaikoura