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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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About Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
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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This boat charter ensures you are able to experience the most of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park in a day. Hike, Swim, Kayak or just relax onboard. You can choose how you want to experience New Zealands most loved National Park.

Talk to the skipper to ensure they cater to your special interests or trust in their wealth of knowledge and experience.

The park is truly remarkable and is renowned for its clear emerald/blue water, golden sand beaches, wildlife including the NZ fur seal and subtropical forests and is accessible only by boat or on foot.

Our day charter allows you to make the most of your day whether with a group of friends and family or that special someone. Whether you want an activity full day or to just relax and take in the stunning scenery with a glass of wine.

We cater to groups with varying levels of fitness and cater to the young and old alike.
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joanWellington wrote a review 8 Apr
wellington75 contributions42 helpful votes
We took a day trip with Rod and his wonderful boat. After two days of walking the track , it was very interesting to see the park from the water . It was the perfect mix of boating , swimming, walking and kayaking . Rod's local knowledge was brilliant and it was good to hear about all the effort that is being put in to keep the park beautiful . Highly recommended to all.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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A F wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband “pushed the boat out” and birthday surprised me with a private charter cruising around the stunning Abel Tasman and what an epic day out it was, it was the perfect way to scope out this area. Emma our skipper expertly steered us through the bays, landing us on beautiful golden sand beaches, whipping us up a platter for lunch, sharing historical and ecological facts, showing us the seals.... we could have snorkelled, kayaked it’s all there. Emma is so chill and flexible she treated us like rock stars. I highly recommend you use and support this fabulous Kiwi company.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Bruce A wrote a review Feb 2021
Vancouver, Canada25 contributions25 helpful votes
This has got to be the best way to see and experience the National Park. Rod and Emma were perfect hosts and full of information and with lots of options for our days on board. We spent 2 nights on the boat which was really comfortable....the food and beverages were all great. During the day we walked, swam, kayaked, fished and ate and drank too much.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Trip65264853302, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thanks Bruce. It was a real pleasure sharing the park with the two of you. We think you chose a great way to see the park being able to spend some time exploring all the secluded beaches and tracks- especially great when the park is so quiet.
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Juliet W wrote a review Feb 2021
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We had the best day out on the water with Emma as skipper and welcoming, knowledgeable host. The boat was comfortable, lunch and wines were amazing and all the stops for swimming, kayaking, walking and listening to the birds at Adele Island were incredible. This is the way to get a taste of the Abel Tasman Park! Absolutely memorable.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Trip65264853302, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Thanks for reviewing us. We love this place and being able to share it with you, and we think the best way to enjoy it is with our amazing skipper Emma.
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JB R wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent the night at the Anchorage mooring right in the middle of the park. Rod and Emma were fantastic hosts: gourmet dinner, good wines, great company. In the morning we got dropped on the beach before the water taxis and groups arrived so we were able to do a great walk to Bark bay without the crowds despite being in the middle of school holidays. We then joined the day trip with a larger group. A great way to experience the Abel Tasman especially if you are short on time.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Trip65264853302, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
Responded 28 Feb 2021
We loved being able to share the park with the two of you, especially on an overnight where we are able to take the time to share our beautiful backyard. Thanks for reviewing us and letting us know you had a great experience.
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