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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
+64 800 223 522
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Stunning day

A glorious day in a catamaran with Emma and five other passengers. Delightful platter lunch, a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of the best days ever!!!

We had the most amazing day thanks to our skipper Emma who works with Rod! We were very lucky as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, Canada
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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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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
+64 800 223 522
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A glorious day in a catamaran with Emma and five other passengers. Delightful platter lunch, a chance to swim off the beach, a good hike, seals and the Split Apple Rock. It always felt an individual tailored experience - never routine or going through the...More

Thank CopsemG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing day thanks to our skipper Emma who works with Rod! We were very lucky as only one other couple on the boat. Emma is a great skipper and guide -- knows the area, history and lots of trivia. She is...More

Thank 166brittaj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular. Claire did a fantastic job hosting us - only 6 people on the catamaran. Great places/viewing points to visit up the coast and enough stopping time to enjoy them.

Thank Garry H
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Rod was the perfect skipper for our day on the water. His knowledge of the park, history and sea life cannot be beat. We joined 2 other couples on the boat. The was as described with a great a lunch, hiking, views, etc. We highly...More

Thank travelto12345
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The one day tour - highly recommended- starting at Stephens bay with small group of 5 was a pleasure throughout. Being on the boat we were given interesting insights into flora and fauna. while kajaking we came very close to sealions, very impressive. The hike...More

Thank Konrad E
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Hi Konrad Thanks so much for your review of our Best Abel Tasman Day-trip. We love being able to show you the highlights of the park in a day and enjoy some of the wonderful food produced locally. Happy travels

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Amazing day trip that shows you the highlights of the Abel Tasman National Park! Rod was our skipper and he went above and beyond to ensure we were having an amazing experience. He was very enthusiast in sharing with us his vast knowledge of not...More

Thank Adrien G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Had a super fun day with Emma as our skipper. Loved the small number of passengers. Having just 8 of us aboard made for a truly intimate and personalized experience. Additionally, Emma was extremely knowledgeable about the area, fun to be with and did a...More

Thank Emily H
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thanks for your great review Emma H. It is nice to hear that you appreciate our way of doing things because we love being able to take the time to share this beautiful part of the world with other nature lovers. Happy travels

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. If you're in the Abel Tasman area this is a must do. The platter style lunch was delicious and accompanied with a lovely glass of wine or beer. Emma was a fantastic host with a lot of local knowledge. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you are in the Nelson area or near the Abel Tasman Park this charter is a MUST DO! This will be one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We spent the day with Emma and Mac who are both so smart...More

2  Thank Mark S
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thanks for your great review Mark.We love hearing that you have had such a great experience. It is nice to hear you appreciated Mac and Emma's company and knowledge also. Happy travels

Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a simply amazing experience on Abel Tasman. Rod's boat only holds 10 people and it feels like you are on your mate's boat in the national park. He will take you on the tinder to see seals, drop you on a beach for...More

1  Thank smbjazz
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We love to show off the Abel Tasman to hardy travelers in the winter. The Park is almost deserted - except for the wildlife!

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26 December 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Rachel The cost of our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip is $285 per person and includes lunch, all refreshments and use of the kayaks. We also include towels sunscreen and a helpful skipper to be your guide for the day.
Mar S
5 December 2017|
Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi We leave from Stephens Bay which is near the Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson ( up the top of the South Island). You can visit our website for more info or give us a call 0800 22 35 22
Della D
24 January 2015|
Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Della Our six hour day trip which is fully catered costs NZ$245 per person. Cheers Rod