Swimming with fur seals is one of the world’s most rewarding marine mammal experiences. Kaikoura is one of the only places in the world where you can easily swim with these cheeky and inquisitive playmates of the sea. You will not believe how curious and interactive New Zealand Fur Seals can be in the water!
You’ll be part of an intimate group of like-minded adventurers, suited up in warm wet suits and guided on your adventure by one of New Zealand’s most experienced seal swimming guides. Seal Swim Kaikoura is New Zealand’s original seal swimming operation and has been guiding travelers on seal swimming adventures for over 17 years.
Trips depart daily from our office in the main street of town. Wetsuits, snorkeling equipment and hot showers provided. Generally suitable for children 5 years and older although conditions do apply. No experience necessary.Tours depart several times daily. Please allow 2.5 hours.
Many people have said that their seal swimming experience was one of the highlights of their travels in NZ. This is defiantly something that you do not want to miss.
- Licensed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation
- Access to a greater number of seal swimming areas than other operators
"One of the top things I did during my time in New Zealand..." Daniel M - Chicargo
"I can try to describe this amazing event, but truth be told: words can't capture it. Those beautiful seals swim a few centimetres in front of you, make little tricks and look right at you..." Knutu88 - Westport
"This was an experience we as a family stumbled across in Kaikoura. Believe me, what an experience! from start to finish you are looked after, from booking, putting your wet suits on, to finally snorkelling with the seals it was simply awesome...." David D - UK