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Join Abel Tasman Seal Swim to visit the playful and curious seals of the Tonga Island Seal Colony in their environment – the crisp, clear, sparkling waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Swimming with the seals is a wildlife experience of a lifetime.
Your tour departs from Kaiteriteri Beach, voted as one of the top five beaches in the world by the UK Guardian in 2003. This is an idyllic spot, not to be missed. The journey includes a one hour scenic water-taxi ride through the world-renowned natural beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park. Pass dozens of stunning coves and golden sand beaches on the way. The final destination is the middle of Tonga Island Marine Reserve established ten years ago. This is where you jump in!
Abel Tasman Seal Swim pride themselves on their excellent safety standards. Before departure, there is a full and in-depth safety briefing. All swimmers are provided with a wet-suit, flippers, and snorkel gear. The steady support boat is ready to provide assistance at all times. They even serve up a piping hot drink for all straight after the swim. Sit back and enjoy, while your guide tells you a tale or two.
With the small group numbers, your experience will be warm and personal. Abel Tasman Seal Swim are moved by the beauty of this area and the seals every day. They are genuinely excited to share this all with you!
If getting wet isn’t your thing then your guide and boat driver ensure that you get a great insight into both the Abel Tasman and the life of NZ fur seals as a stay-on-board passenger.