Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We provide 6 hour scenic day trips on board our comfortable catamarans into the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park with opportunities for kayaking, swimming and bush walk adventures, including a visit to the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. You'll get to know our skippers as we run small personal tours where you choose how energetic you want to be - a great day for all ages. Kayak in tranquil lagoons, enjoy a gourmet lunch, swim and snorkel from the boat, walk on a beach or through the enchanting Abel Tasman track - or just relax on board and enjoy the skippers wealth of knowledge about New Zealand's most enchanting park. We also provide small group overnight charters. Other exclusive trip options include a guided food and wine tour in a secluded cove, a swim/snorkel in shallow rock pools and a combined boat and helicopter flight into Lord of the Rings country. All trips include towels, gourmet lunch, refreshments, kayak and snorkel equipment, sunscreen, bug repellent and an excellent local skipper with a wealth of experience and knowledge as your tour guide.
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Paul S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rod Stuart and Kim were great hosts. Packed a lot of activities into the day. Went boating, kayaking to see fur seals, swimming and hiking. The swimming was cold! Bring sunscreen but if you forget, Rod will have you covered. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 23 March 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that Rod and Kim were great hosts and that you enjoyed a day packed with exciting activities. Thank you for recommending our tour! We truly appreciate your kind words and are delighted that you had such a memorable experience.
Written 27 March 2024
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Excursion31612553524
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Emma gave us an amazing day on the water together! She is outstanding in all aspects of her work, ensuring a super fun and safe day enjoying the beauty of Abel Tasman. It goes by far too fast. We enjoyed the tasty lunch, and everything else you need to have a relaxing day exploring on sea and land is anticipated and provided. Towels, beverages, sunscreen, kayaks etc. Don't miss this outstanding experience....it's so good I would cancel other excursions to make a day for this day with THIS charter company.
Written 21 March 2024
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We're thrilled to hear that Emma provided you with such an amazing day on the water. Emma truly is exceptional, and we're delighted that her expertise and dedication made your experience unforgettable. We're thrilled that you found all the essentials for a relaxing day of exploration were anticipated and provided. It's fantastic to hear that our attention to detail enhanced your experience on both sea and land. We feel honored to be considered such an outstanding experience.
Written 27 March 2024
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Habzi
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Such a beautiful and fun day! Our guide Emma was an absolute star of the trip. We got to see the bay and learn about some interesting facts about the place. The weather was perfect, lunch served even more perfect (smoked fish particularly excellent). A must do when in Nelson!
Written 13 March 2024
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We're thrilled to hear that you had such a beautiful and enjoyable day exploring with us. Emma truly is a star guide, and we're delighted to hear that she made your trip extra special with her knowledge and enthusiasm. It's wonderful to know that you had the opportunity to discover interesting facts about the bay while soaking in the stunning scenery. We couldn't agree more about the perfect weather - it's always a treat when Mother Nature cooperates to enhance the experience. And we're thrilled that you found our lunch offerings to your liking, particularly the smoked fish! We love sharing the delicious food on offer from our local artisan producers. Thank you for highlighting Nelson as a must-visit destination. We couldn't agree more, and we're honored to be a part of your journey through this beautiful region. Once again, thank you for your kind words and for choosing to explore with us. If you find yourself back in Nelson or in need of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We'd love to welcome you back for another adventure.
Written 27 March 2024
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Kevin M
Longmont, CO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This whole operation is so focused on customer satisfaction! We had terrible weather on the day that we'r were originally scheduled for, and Karina jumped through hoops to get us out the next day, which was critical due to our itinerary.
Rod and the 1st mate, Flin, did an incredible job of providing a fun, interesting, tasty and exciting cruise/paddle/hike/lunch, and they bent over backwards to keep the sail comfortable. They provided regular mini- briefs regarding history, points of interest, zoology, etc. The Taurani boat is super nice and comfortable,
and lunch was superb - great local ingredients, nicely presented, etc. It should also be noted that Abel Tasman is a spectacular park!
Written 5 March 2024
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Stephanie M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found the co-owner (Karina) and our captain (Emma) to be very knowledgeable about the park. The firm is engaged in conservation efforts and is committed to care taking this beautiful place. Emma managed the varied group of guests with light hearted finesse meeting everyone’s needs. People kayaked in peaceful water, had a really nice lunch on board, hiked and jumped off the boat to cool off after the hike. We saw seals with babies and heard wonderful bird song at Adele Island. Karina assisted with transport from our hotel and provided an informative, enjoyable ride.
Written 3 March 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We're delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time exploring the Abel Tasman National Park with us. It's fantastic to know that you found both Karina and Emma to be knowledgeable about the park and deeply committed to its conservation. We're truly passionate about preserving the beauty of this place for future generations, and we're glad that our efforts resonated with you. Our aim is to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Once again, thank you for choosing to explore the Abel Tasman with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another adventure in the future.
Written 4 March 2024
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Tim A
Pool of Muckhart, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to see Abel Tasman in all its glory, this is the place. Magical memories thanks to Tim from Abel Tasman Charters. We met at Stephen’s Bay, easy to find, and Tim was there on beach with Zodiac tender to take us to the Taranui. Boat was ideal for our 4 private charter. Comfortable, well appointed and great catering. The trip was utterly fantastic. We kayaked, snorkelled, took tender into hidden caves and lagoons and paused at Adele Island to listen to the enchanting song of many Bellbirds, chiming in harmony. So many great memories- well worth every penny and a testament to Abel Tasman Charters. One of the best boat trips ever.
Written 3 March 2024
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Roznharry
San Diego, California93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Emma and Kim were so attentive and prepared a great lunch. With only 11 passengers and a very luxury catamaran, the whole experience was great!
Written 27 February 2024
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Thank you! It is fantastic to hear you felt the luxury :)
Written 28 February 2024
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gbsofoz
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was amazing! Our boat had five of us plus the captain, Emma. While nothing can be guaranteed, we had about 12 porpoises swimming with our boat for 15 minutes or more - so close we could almost touch them. Emma did her best to maintain their interest and stay close. We also visited a beautiful secluded beach, several hundred yards long, where we and another couple were the only ones there; the others on our boat went kayaking. It was beautiful and so relaxing. We had an hour or more to just relax and enjoy the sun and tranquility. We also went to Adele Island and listened to the songbirds. They were so active, constant serenading. So beautiful. Finally, we had a gourmet lunch on board. Excellent quality and plenty to go around.

We encountered a few heavily laden big tour boats. The passengers on those were standing five deep to peer over the side for a glimpse of whatever sites they encountered while we all had front row views from our boat. Such a great experience! Such personal service!
Written 26 February 2024
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Russell Greenblatt
Chicago, IL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
OUTSTANDING day trip (4-hour cruise). We’ve taken (as a family) a lot of day-cruises and other excursions, in NZ and elsewhere, and this ranks right up there with the best. Our skipper MAC could not have been more accommodating, friendly, knowledgable and hospitable. He provided a lot of educational information about the several places we stopped at, provided a very good buffet mid-cruise, and was everything we had hoped for.
Written 26 February 2024
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Well done Mac! I have passed this review on to him and thank you for your praise of him and our Abel Tasman Cruise. We all appreciate you taking the time to review us and let us know you had an outstanding day.
Written 27 February 2024
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Laura V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Best way to experience Abel Tasman in a day! Super relaxing, super beautiful & a super fresh lunch. Emma & Kim were great. So glad our friends recommended this tour!
Written 23 February 2024
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Great review thanks. So pleased you enjoyed your day with our crew and got to experience the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.
Written 24 February 2024
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