Kayaking & canoeing in Abel Tasman National Park

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  • BonnieJ
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic way to spend a day! Our guide Mo was such fun, her incredible knowledge of the area & its wildlife was a real hit for us. From the facts & figures about Adele Islands predator free status to pointing out gulls nesting spots, it all added to the experience.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Escape53273840974
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on a tour with my mother, and it was excellent. Our guide was Quinn was our guide and he kept it entertaining by using his knowledge of local wildlife. While it’s not promised he made sure we could see as many creatures as possible. As far as the admin task I would send anyone there. They ensure you make it to your destination at every step of the way. If it is a smaller group they can cater the experience to what you want to see. I would recommend this to anyone and I wouldn’t ever worry about sending someone to them. Only thing I would recommend is some sort of cushion along the back because the plastic starts to rub against it but that’s my only complaint.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Lauren S
    Houston, TX5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great half day kayak trip with Georgia and Brody! Lots of good info about the area from them both. It was a bit rainy when we started, but ended up being a really beautiful day complete with seals and a killer beach. Would recommend.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • yasminlee92
    Lake Munmorah, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent way to fit 2 activities into a day and see a fair bit of the Abel Tasman national park! Our guide Brody was full of information and made for a very safe and enjoyable 2/3hr paddle. Lunch provided was delicious. The walking section is beautiful and easy to complete in the time provided. All very well organised and worth the money!
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Maru Reyes
    Paris, France25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an excellent day, we visited several beaches and we saw birds and seals. The instructors are friendly and explain everything very well before starting the ride. The kayaks are very well equipped. The best way to go along the coast of Abel Tasman Park
    Written 12 March 2023
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  • AAA
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great opportunity to learn to kayak. The boats were comfy and kept our stuff dry. We saw seals and birds and had a lovely swim in the water.
    We enjoyed our own picnic but you can pay for lunch.
    Our guide was very knowledgeable, taught us how to paddle effectively and taught us about the local fauna.
    It was great weather but even so the paddling was hard work. We enjoy being active so had a great time, but if you want a chill beach day, this tour is not for you.
    Our ferry back was well organised and there was hot showers were appreciated.
    Thank you for a great time 😄
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Megan F
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great experience! I loved all the secluded beaches we stopped at and all the wild life we saw! Darrel was an awesome guide and had a lot of wonderful information about the area and New Zealand as a whole. Would highly recommend this kayak company!
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Benjamin Trey
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing experience! We just booked 15 min before the start it is was still possible. Fast and efficient security briefing and drop off and pick up service from the store to the beach included. There are also showers which was awesome. We definitevly recommend!
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • JeffKat
    Atlanta, GA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide arranged for us to have a private day charter in Abel Tasman National Park. This was our 1st excursion after arriving with our family from GA, USA. We wanted to bring all our kids (3 plus gf) as a special graduation gift as they are all graduating in 2024. We couldn't have asked for a better start to an amazing holiday! Captain Tim ferried us from the shore to the catamaran safely and thoughtfully. Right away I appreciated his wry humor and gallant manner. All day he showed great concern for our comfort asking us if we needed anything, from being mindful when we were on the bow, providing motion sickness meds, to letting us know when rough waters were ahead and so many other thoughtful things. Our excursion included lunch and Capt Tim showed he had chef skills on top of his amazing boating. The lunch was super tasty and after hours of boating and hiking and swimming and kayaking we were HUNGRY. There were even delicious homemade brownies at the end. We all left having had the most amazing day, seeing so many beautiful sights and full bellies. I watch a lot of Below Deck and Capt Tim wore all the hats and did everything amazingly. I am so grateful to Capt Tim for making our day so special.

    You cannot miss Tasman National Park when visiting NZ and you cannot go wrong with Abel Tasman Charters.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Diavan2014
    Vancouver, Canada25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our kayak adventure with Able Tasman Kayaks was well managed from beginning to end. Every staff member from was friendly, helpful and efficient but Mitchell, our guide, was amazing. His ability to anticipate our needs, keep to the schedule, to provide the details we needed, to make the necessary adjustments (on the third day he provided us with a walking option that was very satifying) and to prepare healthy, delicious meals and snacks for up to 10 of us was truly amazing. The campsites were set up for us and we even had air mattresses. We are not strong paddlers so a kayak/walk/kayak may have been a better choice for us as the waves and headwind around a couple of of the points were hard but Mitchell made it work for us. Thank you Mitchell! I highly recommend Abel Tasman Kayaks for an adventure in a stunningly beautiful place.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Simon R
    Auckland, New Zealand53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome day of kyaking with small group & our guide Jordan.
    He had not been guiding at Abel Tasman Kyaks much more than 3mths, but without a doublt he knows his stuff & even ALL the local points if interest. He is professional an seasoned veteran . Very attentive to all needs & abillities.
    Not had to recomend thus as a must do if you want to how NZ used to be, prime untouched, golden sand water.
    Perfect weather *29 C made for a perfect day for all, incleding 2 teenage boys.
    A nice workout with plenty of rewards at many bays from Arwaroa down to Barks bay, with serveral swims & lunch along the way.
    10/10 Jordan - keep doing what you do, a real credit to the Team at Abel Tasman kyaks!!!
    Written 12 January 2024
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  • Tracey
    Nelson, New Zealand29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing day out on the water, exploring the coast and Islands of the national park. Well worth the trip, our guide Micah was amazing with lots of information about the area. We did so well went also include Spilt Apple Rock. A very weary but happpy group got back to Marahau
    Written 15 April 2022
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