Seal Coast Safari

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Diago Santafe

New Zealand

Ranking: 3/10

Had friends over from the US, so thought would take them out for a tour of our rugged coastline and see some seals. When the 4x4 did 10mns after they were suppose to be out front, the vehicle was filthy inside and out.
Also very hard riding and driver kept looking at us instead of looking at where he was going while talking. There was no safety equipment on board and when asked the driver what would happen if he got stuck out here he said he would have to walk to get cell phone coverage, but there is no purpose recovery unit able to rescue them from out there. Whilst the seals were great our nerves kept us from enjoying the outing. Not sure if these people have qualifications or experience in driving these vehicles in such dangerous terrain. Wouldn't recommend. Amazing they haven't had a serious incident yet, but then again who knows.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in August 2015

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tony ferguson

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

excellent views of wellington

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Nina Ash


Ranking: 8/10

It was fun bumping around on the sand-rocks for the off-road experience. I appreciated our guide Kent who was great. I saw 6 or 7 seals on my trip and some other animals too along the way.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Phillip Rurgger


Ranking: 5/10

Not many seals, only 2

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Maranatha McKinnies

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great tour! I wasn't too sure when we started climbing the hills outside of town, but it was great. I liked the small more personal atmosphere instead of the big tour buses. I would love to do it again.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mike McKinnies

United States

Ranking: 10/10

My wife wasn't too sure about this tour when we scheduled. After taking it she is giving it a Blue Ribbon in her scapbook and tells everyone how enjoyable it was. John McKinney was our tour guide and he is the owner as well. He made the tour. Friendly and knowledgeable, made us feel welcome. When we go back this will be a repeat. We traveled to New Zealand February 2008.

Reviewed over 10 years ago