Swim with Seals and Sea Lions: Top 5 Destinations

Do you want to swim with seals? We have the perfect guide to the top destinations for seal encounters around the world. And in the process you can learn about these cute critters!

While pups love swimming and playing with divers and snorkelers, it is important to keep a respectful distance from adult sea lions.

Have a look at these locations and let us know which is your dream holiday location to swim with seals!

Duiker island, South Africa

Cape Fur seals occur naturally on islands around the southern African coast and are found nowhere else in the world.

Baja California, Mexico

Swimming with sea lions was exhilarating and rewarding. The best time to interact with the California Sea Lions in Baja California Sur is off the breeding season.

Kaikoura, New Zealand

You can see fur seals sleeping, playing and swimming at Wellington’s Red Rocks, Kaikōura in the South Island, and other sites.

Galapagos islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos pups are remarkably comfortable around humans and even seem to enjoy their company, often approaching swimmers and snorkelers in the waters around the islands. 

Farne Islands, United Kingdom

The Farne Islands are located between Bamburgh and Seahouses on the Northumberland coast and are home to one of the largest seal colonies in the UK.

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