Do goats have the ability to navigate the open sea? Yes, as long as the swells aren’t too large. Wild goats are born swimmers that must forage for food in the wild. Wild goats and kri kri ibex, for example, swim to reach new grazing areas. Domestic goats and hybrids are not common swimmers, but, if necessary, domesticated goats will swim. Domestic goats will swim to reach new grazing areas if necessary, but domesticated goats will not hesitate to swim if they need to. Wild goats can swim longer and farther than domestic ones.