Seal Swim Kaikoura, Snorkelling with NZ Fur Seals

Join us for a totally unique experience seal swimming with New Zealand Fur Seals in their own spectacular environment on Kaikoura's beautiful coast!

Snorkelling 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.

We are both Kaikoura's and New Zealand’s original seal swimming crew and cater solely to seal swimmers. For us living in Kaikoura and taking people seal swimming is a life style choice. There are not many successful businesses such as ours where the owners are still jumping in the water every day to be your guides. Our tours are licenced by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and we work hard to ensure that we do not disturb the natural behavioural patterns of the seals.

You'll be part of an intimate group of like minded adventurers suited up with warm wetsuits and guided on one of our boat-based or land-based seal snokelling tours.  Both tours are of the same duration and aim to have a similar interaction time. For advanced bookings we recomend the boat based tours as they have a higher success rate in a wider range of conditions. 

Scheduled Tour Times

  • October and November: Tour times vary, please check our website to search tour times and availability. Alternatively email us direct. 
  • Decmber, January, February and March: 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm.
  • April and May: Tour times vary

Tour times may vary slightly due to tidal conditions and weather so you need to call the day before your tour to reconfirm. If the above times are not suitable you may like to reqest other tour times as these can sometimes be arranged.

Tours operate from early October until May subject to conditions. We do not operate in the winter months between Mid May and late September.

Seal Swim Kaikoura, Snorkelling with NZ Fur Seals Enquiry Form


58 West End


Phone: +64 3 319 6182

Freephone: 0800 732 579


Web: Visit website

RATES: Quoted in NZ$, Subject to Change.

  • - Adults: $70 to $90
    - Children: under 14 $60 to $70

The Seal Swim Kaikoura, Snorkelling with NZ Fur Seals Enquiry Form