We are the only operator offering seal swimming in the Abel Tasman.
Join these playful and curious creatures at close quarters in their environment. Our low impact eco friendly swim allows these beautiful animals to respond in their own way. We will take you on a 45 min scenic cruise up into the Tonga Island Marine Reserve area. Your briefing takes place on beautiful Onetahuti beach. Following the briefing you will be water taxied over to Tonga Island where you will experience a one hour low impact eco friendly swim with the seals Kekeno. After your swim enjoy lunch at one of the beaches in the heart of the park and there may be the opportunity for a short walk or a paddle on a paddle sit on top kayak. Return to Marahau by water taxi.
If some of your group are not keen to get in the water they can stay on the boat and can seal watch!
We provide a support vessel, guide for 5 hours, snorkeling gear, purpose fit 5mm wetsuit, snacks, lunch and drinks.
Please note that Seal Swimming requires a high tide and normally checks in 8.15 am and returns 1.00 pm. Costs start from $250pp for 8 people. Please send us an enquiry for further information, timings and costings.
Please note the minimum age is 14+ with a maximum of 8 people per trip. Seal Swimming runs from early Dec through until end of April.