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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Had a great day, highly recommend

My wife and I were staying near Abel Tasman for the last couple days of our 2 week honeymoon. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
Best way to see Abel Tasman National Park by boat

We joined Rod and his son Angus for a full day of exploring the waters along the coast of the Abel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying near Abel Tasman for the last couple days of our 2 week honeymoon. I was looking for ways to see a lot of the park in one day and decided to surprise her with a day out cruising with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined Rod and his son Angus for a full day of exploring the waters along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park. Rod and Angus were perfect hosts with extensive knowledge of everything from NZ history to conservation efforts in the Abel Tasman...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day we had today. Our skipper Emma was a delight with her hospitality and her love of boating. She was born for this position. We had a beautiful sunny day hiking through the Bush walks and enjoying a beautiful fresh salad buffet...More

Thank Vince W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cruising the Abel Tasman Bay on a lovely catamaran hosted by Skipper Rod. He is obviously knowledgable and passionate about the area he lives and works in and made the trip very enjoyable. He was ably assisted by his son Angus who helped make this...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Rod and his capable son Angus were our hosts for an amazing tour of Abel Tasman on his luxurious catamaran. A small group of 12 made this intimate and Rod's knowledge and experience of the park and its history was fascinating and his passion for...More

Thank Mike M
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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our day-trip and particularly your mention of Angus as a valuable member of the crew. We see that he is continually working to ensure that our customers have a great experience but it means a lot to hear...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 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
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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

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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
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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

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Diane S
1 April 2018|
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Response from LPB_10 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to contact them directly to find out.
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18RachelMN
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.
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Mar S
5 December 2017|
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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
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