Seal Swim Kaikoura, Kaikoura

#5 of 26 in Tours in Kaikoura
Dolphin / Whale Watching · Scuba / Snorkeling
Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. This is an experience you do not want to miss!

Relatively uninspiring on land, once in the water and under the right guidance, these animals transform into cheeky and inquisitive creatures similar to dogs in nature. Agile and graceful, these creatures will inchant you with their underwater acrobatics and puppy like curiosity.Check out our Youtube footage by clicking on the link above...

All equipment is provided including top of the range full lenght wetsuits, hood, snorkel, mask and fins. No experience is necessary!
Seal Swim Kaikoura is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
Create an itinerary including Seal Swim Kaikoura

Seal Swim Kaikoura reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
536 reviews
  • Friendly honest family company who ensure you have the best experience possible. Interaction with the seals in their natural environment was amazing.  more »
  • This was a highlight of our New Zealand trip. As three older women with basic snorkeling experience we were very well looked after by the caring and patient staff. The wetsuits did indeed keep us...  more »
  • I had a really great time here and luckily picked a time and date where the seals were really playful. The family owning the place is super nice and guides you through everything you need to know. I greatly recommend checking this out
  • We had an exhilarating and amazing time. Aside for the fact that the first two minutes in the water were absolutely freezing, it was an amazing experience. Got to start off the journey by spotting some little blue penguins out in the water. Then our amazing guide, (I unfortunately forgot his name but he works as a penguin researcher in the area with his dog) took us to some great spots and you could tell he genuinely wanted us to have the best possible encounter experience with the Seals. After swimming with them, over them and around them with some great videos made we were lucky enough to finish off with the sight of a male seal tearing up an octopus. Amazing day I will never forget. Thank you for an incredible experience.

Plan your trip to Kaikoura

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.