Abel Tasman Kayaks
Abel Tasman Kayaks
4.5
Walking ToursNature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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....
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LRadford
Perth, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fab day, all members of my grouped loved it. Including the guide, we paddled out with 6 of us. Emily was a fantastic guide. Whole process was seamless, no waiting around or being unsure. Company provided wind breaker jackets and dry bags. Kayaked out to Split apple rock, had tea/coffee and a break on the beach. Our guide had picnic rugs, extra layers if we were cold, wind proof jackets etc felt like they'd thought of everything to give us a great trip. Timing was great, long enough to have fun and feel like we've had an experience without feeling tired/it going on for too long. Grateful for the hot showers at the end!
Written 6 March 2024
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BonnieJ
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a fantastic way to spend a day! Our guide Mo was such fun, her incredible knowledge of the area & its wildlife was a real hit for us. From the facts & figures about Adele Islands predator free status to pointing out gulls nesting spots, it all added to the experience.
Written 3 March 2024
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So pleased you enjoyed all the interp on this trip, our guides love sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman. Thanks for the review.
Written 4 March 2024
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Julafton
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely worth it! Start the day with the walk and take a coffee at the bar in the beginning of the walk. Then meet up with the group and have a lunch before going with the kayak.

Had the guide Tash ( 1st of March) and she was brilliant, explained everything from the seals lifecycle to the impact from the pest. Can't recommend it enough.

/the Swedish couple
Written 2 March 2024
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Thanks for the review, sounds like you had a great day on our trip and also at your stop at the Park Cafe. Thanks for the recommendation to other travelers.
Written 4 March 2024
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Christopher G
Fairfield, CT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We did the half day kayak and hike back with a lunch stop. The whole day was awesome, including our guide and the training. The weather was perfect which of course helps. But the bird sanctuary island with the fur seals was worth the price of admission, but then of course there was the rest of it.
Written 29 February 2024
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Megan F
7 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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Diavan2014
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our kayak adventure with Able Tasman Kayaks was well managed from beginning to end. Every staff member from was friendly, helpful and efficient but Mitchell, our guide, was amazing. His ability to anticipate our needs, keep to the schedule, to provide the details we needed, to make the necessary adjustments (on the third day he provided us with a walking option that was very satifying) and to prepare healthy, delicious meals and snacks for up to 10 of us was truly amazing. The campsites were set up for us and we even had air mattresses. We are not strong paddlers so a kayak/walk/kayak may have been a better choice for us as the waves and headwind around a couple of of the points were hard but Mitchell made it work for us. Thank you Mitchell! I highly recommend Abel Tasman Kayaks for an adventure in a stunningly beautiful place.
Written 15 February 2024
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Thanks for the review. We are so pleased that you loved not only the trip but the campsite experience as well. The Three Day Classic is the best trip to experience the Abel Tasman.
Written 19 February 2024
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Kbartravel
Santa Elena, Costa Rica7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Abel Tasman Sea Kayaks’ facility and operation were efficient and well-organized. Our guide was friendly, interesting, and capable. We enjoyed our kayaking but were disappointed that it was significantly shorter duration, especially time in the water, even though there were no delays getting out, weather was great, and group seemed totally up for doing the amount of kayaking suggested by the itinerary.
Written 14 February 2024
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Paradise22801565003
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
What a fantastic family trip! Whitney the super guide looked after us so well! The food was amazing, nothing was rushed and a good amount of paddling each day. My son is also Coeliac and they catered for him extremely well.
Blue water, green bush and golden sand. Absolutely magic! 💯 recommend!
Written 5 February 2024
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We also think it's magic! The Three Day Classic is the perfect way is a great way to experience the Abel Tasman as a family.
Written 6 February 2024
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Carla
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a great full day activity of kayaking guided by Jordan followed by a self guided hike. The kayaking was really enjoyable with some beautiful scenery, we also saw some fur seals. A lovely lunch was provided by the Jordan after the kayaking. We then walked a little on from Observation beach before turning back to Marahau - a perfect day.
Written 3 February 2024
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Thanks for the review, we are pleased you had a perfect time.
Written 6 February 2024
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Lisa P
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Fantastic ‘Freedom Kayak’ (self guided) 3 day Park Start. Highly recommended! On our water taxi drop off Skipper went out of his way to look for dolphins that he had heard were around, and what a show they put on for us! Incredible advice from guide Tom before we set out to wait for the tides on day 2 so we didn’t miss being able to paddle in the lagoons. They were so peaceful and great to spot sea life. We saw lots of seals, a ray, a penguin, many shags, etc. It is such a gorgeous place and the campsites (especially Mosquito Bay) are magical. We also had time to do 2 small hikes from anchorage Campground recommended byTom, including a swim and waterslide in Cleopatra’s Pool. Excellent equipment. I wish we had had a full week in AT. Just go. You wont regret it!
Written 1 February 2024
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Thanks for the five star review! It is great to hear your so much marine life on your trip. The briefing allows us to point out all the special spots and the best time to access those, depending on tide times.
Written 6 February 2024
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