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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

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

This is a simply amazing experience on Abel Tasman. Rod's boat only holds 10 people and it feels... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
smbjazz
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Chicago, Illinois
Fabulous trip.......

Rod and Mac were phenomenal hosts on our day long tour of Abel Tasman! Their knowledge of not only... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Wanderlust9876
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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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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+64 800 223 522
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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!

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Rod and Mac were phenomenal hosts on our day long tour of Abel Tasman! Their knowledge of not only the water but the history of the area was truly astounding. We shared the boat with 4 others and the whole group had a wonderful time!...More

Thank Wanderlust9876
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had such an amazing day on our Abel Tasman charter. Rod met us on the beach and got us all set up with his son, Mac and our Captain, Emma. We headed on out on our group day charter. We stopped along the way...More

Thank Erika G
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and wonderful to hear that you appreciate our great crew and their wealth of knowledge also. Thanks for your recommendation and we are glad...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start with the fact that our trip was cancelled. I was really looking forward to this trip so I was quite disappointed. However, I really appreciate Rod explaining the situation. It was very windy and there were safety concerns. He had our lunches...More

1  Thank Golfchief
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you for your review, particularly in light of the fact that we didn't get to spend the day with you on board. It is great to know that you appreciate that we are trying to ensure peoples safety and the 'best' possible day in...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was an amazing tour- gorgeous scenery, great company, wonderful food and perfect weather. You couldn't ask for a better tour! Rod and Mac were great hosts giving us background on local history as well as the flora and fauna. We saw several seals and...More

Thank JacksonEli
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had an amazing day in the park. Rod and his son Mac were great hosts that obviously love their jobs and sharing their country with guests. They had great stories and lots of little facts to share. Their stories of the area were informative...More

Thank dlcshodgson
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for your great review Laura - we certainly think our office is one of the the best !!

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Kayaking along the rocky shore seeing baby and mama seals, swimming to and from the beach from the boat, a fresh, healthy lunch, knowledgeable father and son guides and perfect weather. It was an outstanding day and we were so grateful to Rod and Mac...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Sarah and I had a wonderful day out with eight others being a mixture of Dutch, American and Aussies on this charter ably skippered by Emma with the help of the owner's son Mac. Everything was perfectly done in a very professional but relaxed atmosphere....More

1  Thank Crofts52
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Emma was our guide, fun, friendly and very personable. She knows the water well and her craft, a comfortable catamaran with lots of inboard power handles 6 to 9 perfectly. We dropped anchor several times. Swam, hiked, and visited seals. Drinks, snacks, fresh fruit, and...More

1  Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This was the best day of our NZ trip! You're on a fantastically intimate charter, where you're looked after and entertained continuously from 10am to 4pm on a beautiful boat with plenty of space. The hosts are the best, a kiwi father and his son,...More

1  Thank mietta f
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Our small team are very happy to hear that you rated this the best experience you had in New Zealand as we know that we have some excellent tourism operators throughout the country. It is nice to be able to share with you our wonderful...More

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Della D
24 January 2015|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Della Our six hour day trip which is fully catered costs NZ$245 per person. Cheers Rod
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Della D
24 January 2015|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Our shared Day trip should suit you well. Our favorite hike takes around 1 hour and there is also an opportunity to spend 30 minutes walking on a golden sand beach. Your skipper may be Rod or Emma depending on which... More
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