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Remote Marine Reserve - Guided Kayaking - New Zealand
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Remote Marine Reserve - Guided Kayaking - New Zealand

By Abel Tasman Kayaks
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Our best one day kayak trip using the tide to explore the best of the park on any given day. Abel Tasman Kayaks is one of only three operators authorised to undertake marine mammal viewing from sea kayaks at Tonga.
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$300.00
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 12-100, max of 100 per group
Duration: 24h
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Live guide: English
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  • Dietary requirements catered for. Lunch is a freshly baked roll filled with local produce, a sweet snack, fruit, fresh plunger coffee and local juice.
What's not included
  • Return transport from Nelson needs to be booked separately from the tour.


Start:
  • 273 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161500P7

    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Remote Marine Reserve - Guided Kayaking - New Zealand?
    Remote Marine Reserve - Guided Kayaking - New Zealand price starts from $298.53. Discover and book Remote Marine Reserve - Guided Kayaking - New Zealand on Tripadvisor
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      Adventure in a stunningly beautiful place
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      Amazing trip
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    JASPER72
    Cairns, Australia35 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    I chose the full day guided tour hoping to get an overview of the marine life and surrounding areas. From the start the introduction from the guide was about as interesting as a wet paper bag.. All the other guides were enthusiastic about their upcoming day but ours was more interested at looking at his phone. We will call him Gee as I found it hard to remember his name let alone understand him.
    There was no clear guidance very little information and when we went to his favourite spot he sat back and read his phone. By then I was over it. Come lunch time we pull into a beautiful sandy bay. our small group pulls in to the furthest point from tables bathrooms whilst groups from the same company land within a few mins walk. There were no other kayaks on the beach. Our stroll to the bathroom was over 20 mins return. I dont expect 5 star by any means but we shouldnt expect to pee behind a bush if the bathrooms are located nearby. DOCS really dont appreciate it either.
    The beauty of the park made ot for a great day. But the lack of enthusiasm by the guide was such a disappointment. Take nothing away from the other guides they were the highlight of our day getting a ride back in the water taxi.
    Written 9 March 2021
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    KarenSharpe
    Mons, Belgium14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic day , superbly organised from start to finish. Our guide was excellent , felt really safe but was also an adventure and really good fun. Opportunity to see wildlife up close, time to swim, explore remote little bays.
    A fantastic day.
    Written 28 January 2020
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    Thanks Karen, we are pleased you had such a great time on the water with us.
    Written 16 February 2020
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    Anne H
    Oamaru, New Zealand9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can absolutely recommend this company. They organised a tramping trip combined with a kayak trip. Did all the bookings, answered endless emails and were so helpful. All the staff were incredibly friendly. The marine tour itself was a highlight. Our guide was brilliant and it was no problem that I'd never kayaked before. The equipment was great and all in all just a fabulous experience. Thanks guys!
    Written 5 October 2022
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    Thanks Anne, pleased you had a great time. The marine reserve in the Abel Tasman is a very special part of New Zealand to explore, we are pleased you had a great trip.
    Written 24 October 2022
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    Alison J
    Tauranga, New Zealand6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    We loved this trip and I cant recommend it enough. We did a 3 day kayaking adventure. Our guide, Whitey was just brilliant. Super experienced and really good with my 12 year old. He was incredibly knowledable and also a great cook. The food and provided alcohol were just exceptional. I felt safe taking my two daughters , aged 12 and 14. The scenery was just stunning and we were so lucky with weather Saw heaps of seals. The camping equipment was easy to use . We did a few side walks which were great. I would 100% do this again!
    Written 14 January 2022
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    Thank you Alison for the review about our product & Whitey our guide. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip with your teenage daughters on a three day classic.
    Written 16 January 2022
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    Megan F
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    This was a great experience! I loved all the secluded beaches we stopped at and all the wild life we saw! Darrel was an awesome guide and had a lot of wonderful information about the area and New Zealand as a whole. Would highly recommend this kayak company!
    Written 21 February 2024
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    Thanks Megan for the recommendation. Sounds like you had a great time on the Remote Marine Reserve there is a lot of great beaches to explore on this trip, you choose a great trip to explore the Abel Tasman.
    Written 26 February 2024
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    Smita and Sachi... S
    Wellington, New Zealand37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Couples
    Absolutely loved it❤️ I had never ever done Kayaking and got into it as my birthday gift from Sachin, my husband.
    Amazing, spectacular and must do !! Excellent well organised and fantastic location with great guides like Whitey and Georgia who were patient and skilled. Loved all the local stories Whitey shared with us….

    Would rate this is the best adventure to date I have done❤️❤️
    Written 22 December 2021
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    Thanks for the feedback, our guides love sharing local stories which adds depth to the experience.
    Written 9 January 2022
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    eaterofallthingsgood
    Maypearl, TX809 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    we had a great time with this company on the ocean and when we camped . before you go i would check what you are going to eat .
    Written 23 March 2020
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    Jade
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    The Abel Tasman coast is absolutely beautiful to kayak but Nathan really made our day - he was friendly, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable about the local area and its history and really funny! We all had a great day! Delicious lunch on the beach, stunning scenery and we saw seals and penguins!! Highly recommend, one of our highlights of New Zealand :)
    Written 18 March 2020
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    Thanks Jade for your review. It sounds like Nathan really made your day, thanks for the feedback.
    Written 19 March 2020
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