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Abel Tasman Kayaks

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Abel Tasman National Park 7196, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8022
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Full day walking+kayaking

We picked the “Earth, sea and sky”, beginning the day by a water taxi to Torrent bay for a 6.5k... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Estelle R
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Just brilliant!

From being picked up from our accommodation to being returned that evening, the whole day was... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
W4lking
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! This innovation became an instant hit with visitors to the area, and saw the growth and development of Abel Tasman Kayaks into one of the leading kayak operations in the world. We have continued to lead the way with a strong commitment to high safety standards and experienced guides with incredible passion and extensive local knowledge of the park. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of guided, day and multi-day tours. We are here to bring this magic place to life for you....
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Abel Tasman National Park 7196, New Zealand
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+64 3-527 8022
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We picked the “Earth, sea and sky”, beginning the day by a water taxi to Torrent bay for a 6.5k walk, absolutely wonderful. We then had the lunch provided by the team right in front of the sea at Bark Bay. And we then met...More

1  Thank Estelle R
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

From being picked up from our accommodation to being returned that evening, the whole day was excellent. We were taken from Nelson to Kaiteriteri by bus from where we took the sea shuttle to our drop-off point. We completed a self-guided trek along the coastal...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We booked the two gods tour and it was great. Kayaking was incredible. We saw a lot of sea lions but no penguins, unfortunately. The short hike on the track was amazing, too. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We did a day of freedom kayaking with Abel Tasman kayaks and it was amazing, the highlight being the seal colony on Adele Island, one of the best things of our whole trip around NZ. Tom was hilarious and made us feel very safe with...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

interesting information about the natural environments, animals and surrounding easy tour on the beautiful Abel Tasman Bay - I haven't been kayaking before, now I am a fan and will definitely go kayaking again - thank you to our tour guide who made the trip...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Kayaking in clear blue, warm water! The crew that give you the safety breefing ahead a really friendly and it’s not that expensive

1  Thank Glyn D
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

While adventuring through the Doubtful Sound, another traveler recommended Abel Tasman Kayaks as it was one of her favorite excursions while traveling in New Zealand. She was right. The views are spectacular and the kayaking is a great way to see the coastal portions of...More

Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Primarily, it was a really easy, stress-free way of seeing Abel Tasman - everything is set up and booked for you, we didn't have to plan anything. Everything was run smoothly and professionally. We had a wonderful time, but mainly because the Abel Tasman National...More

1  Thank yxyx0000
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We joined a three day kayaking trip and added one extra day for hiking at the outset. It was great fun and kayaking is an absolute must on Abel Tasman (you simply don't see as much of the coast and the amazing wildlife on the...More

Thank Popeja
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our second day of kayaking was scuttled due to the weather. The terrific folks at Able Tasman offered us a second make up day for free. Unfortunately due to our travel plans we had to decline. My wife and I will be forever grateful for...More

Thank Vince P
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susanmvalach
29 December 2016|
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Response from Kenny P | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no ideas. We stayed in Te Anau and drove 120km to get to Milford. Limited and pretty basic facilities in Milford from what I can gather.
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workingmom919
6 May 2016|
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Response from YogiFlounder |
Hi workingmom, yes they do offer a few different overnight trips. If you google "abel tasman kayaks" you can click on their website and see which ones they offer. We will be visiting in Nov. and plan to do the Remote Coast... More
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Julie M
16 February 2015|
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Response from snoooz | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You can check their website which is pretty good.
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