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3-Day Abel Tasman Sailing Holiday

3-Day Abel Tasman Sailing Holiday

By Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures
A set price packaged Abel Tasman live-aboard holiday. Enjoy a special holiday exploring the Abel Tasman National Park with family and friends. Your transport, accommodation, and activities all in one good deal. A whole boat private tour just for you accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 private queen cabins. All multi-day sailing holidays are personalized to guests onboard, no two tours are the same.
per group (up to 8)
Lowest price guarantee

Ages 0-120
Duration: 3 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Sit-on-Kayak
  • Dinghy & outboard motor
  • Tea, coffee and other basic pantry stores
  • All bedding, towels & linen
  • Use of the yacht's cooking facilities including deck BBQ
What's not included
  • Meals not included, please bring your own.
  • Alcoholic refreshments. Please bring your own.

  • Nelson Settlers Memorial, 270 Wakefield Quay, Stepneyville, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 55131P6

    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 55131P6

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    • Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures
      Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
      Joined in November 2009
    • cpb11
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great sail and walk day!
      This was a great combination of sailing the beautiful Tasman Sea to Anchorage Bay and then walking the amazing coastal back to Marahau. It was a great day, and I would do it again!
      Written 17 June 2024
    • Trail773750
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing day in the Abel Tasman
      Mako was our Captain/tour guide for the day! He made our experience awesome, very informative but made it fun & interesting. High recommend sail adventures great team to work with from booking & deciding which trip to go on. Great for people of all ages. My 83 yr old Mother was able to manage getting one & off & walking around the catamaran with no problems. Thanks again.
      Written 9 April 2024
    • christinemccartney
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A bliss-full day skimming across turquoise waters
      My husband and I did the full-day sail -- a delightful, memorable experience and a highlight of our month holiday-ing in NZ. The catamaran was modern and "pristine clean", departure organized and on time. We were blessed with a sunny blue-bird sky. Weather wasn't 'swimmingly hot' so we were glad of cozy blankets they made available. There is simply nothing sweeter than being under sail, sitting on the front deck perch with the wind on your face, and watching emerald waters skim by!! Heaven. Scenery and deserted beaches along the way - epic. The Skipper (Mark) was highly experienced and capable and conscientious. His assistant crew gal (Claudia) was committed to making our experience positive, funny as heck, and authentically engaged with us - we immediately loved her and her stories. One small note -- set expectations with respect to what wildlife you'll see - you might see a lot, or you might not! Certainly no reflection of the folks running the trip.
      Written 4 April 2024
    • Arturo E
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A walk in nature followed by an afternoon cruise, yes please
      Beautiful walk, easy to follow. Afternoon cruise topped every expectation. The catamaran was spotless, the never ending supply of tea, coffee and cookies, the crew beyond friendly and super knowledgeable. 11/10!
      Written 27 March 2024
    • 56SarahP56
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely boat trip
      Really enjoyed this boat trip and self guided walk. The boat was great, really pleasant sailing and nice occasional commentary from the skipper. We ordered the picnic - which maybe wasn’t worth the price - but very convenient to have the option of ordering it. We took the boat in the morning and walked the afternoon, but I’d suggest doing it the other way around - then it’s super convenient to have them bring a picnic for you and you’ll be ready for a swim at Anchorage before boarding the boat.
      Written 25 March 2024
    • RetiredDip
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day out with Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures
      We had a great day out on the full day sailing adventure, in fantastic weather. Mark and Claudia, our crew, provided lots of interesting info on the National Park, the local flora & fauna etc., in a relaxed, fun style. We were lucky to see not just lots of fur seals and some blue penguins (difficult to spot), but a pod of about 50 dolphins, who played around the yacht for for c 30 mins - twice! Highly recommend.
      Written 15 March 2024
    • sheryl4072015
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Abel Tasman by sea and land
      Beautiful day. The skipper and crew gave us lots of information about the area. So magical sailing with sail through a beautiful part of the world.
      Written 9 March 2024
    • 383sandrat
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Wonderful Day in Abel Tasman
      The whole package was amazing. The morning trip on The Shuttle was good, the walk out around the point of the peninsula in the cool of the morning had fantastic views. Back in Anchorage we swam in the beautiful clear water before joining the catamaran. My husband, a keen sailor, was allowed to take the helm! The skipper and crew made the trip fun for everyone. They especially encouraged the younger people to participate. This was one of the best days of our brilliant holiday on The South Island.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • X6422WDandrear
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable sailing in Abel Tasman NP
      It was an amazing experience on a clean and comfortable catamaran. We watched Splitted Apple rock, saw seals and baby seals, had lunch at the beautiful Anchorage bay. I even had time, for a short walk to Te Pukatea bay in lunch time. The lunch was delicious sandwich, soft cakes and apple. Captain Nik and his help Claudia were super attentive and helpful, providing many information regarding the national park, animal life, sailing. We even had the opportunity to drive the catamaran. Thank you Captain Nik and Claudia to make this day so memorable for us!
      Written 26 February 2024
    • RILJUL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Truly amazing experience.
      Truly amazing day wonderful experience, superb captain and Joseph were very friendly, knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions. Beach drop off at Anchorage Bay for lunch was very enjoyable.the chance to take the tiller for 15 minutes was a great experience. Would recommend to anyone visiting Nelson as it is only hour car journey.
      Written 22 February 2024
    • Mary D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out
      Great day out sailing along the Abel Tasman coastline with informative commentary from the crew as appropriate. Stopped for an hour and ate lunch on a lovely quiet beach. It was fairly windy out at sea so was exciting at times. Crew were very knowledgeable & happy to answer questions. We covered quite a long distance.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Sanford F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very nice. Recommend.
      Easy booking through Victor, description very accurate. Ran right on time. Big, comfortable catamaran sailboat for the afternoon sail. Number of passengers allowed makes for non-crowded conditions. Friendly crew. It would be very nice if they added a 3 or 5 kayak's on the boat (as a competitor does) so that passengers can take a short kayak during the hour between when the sailboat boat arrives at Anchorage Bay and when it departs an hour later if they don't want to hike or swim.
      Written 15 February 2024
    • F4344LLpeterm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing Sail in Beautiful Waters
      My husband and I had a beautiful sail in a very clean and comfortable catamaran. From the water, the National Park is a pretty series of coves and bays. Captain Mark and first mate Claudia were friendly and eager to make sure we had an optimal experience. The bag lunch included a delicious fresh sandwich, fruit, and two desserts. We would highly recommend this cruise.
      Written 12 February 2024
    • FoodyBoody
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Day!
      After walking the coastal track this was a great way to see the park from the water. We enjoyed seal spotting on Adele Island and caught brief glimpses of dolphins. The wind picked up in the afternoon so we could sail properly and appreciate what a great boat this is. Thanks to all the team and Mark our skipper for giving us a day to remember.
      Written 30 January 2024
    • Gazmachine
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommend
      Awesome so glad I did this as a last minute thing. Great boat. Great team and incredible experience along with great weather. Highly recommend this
      Written 29 January 2024
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
    Very good

    Daryn E
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Our group of seven had the most wonderful, amazing experience onboard the catamaran Te Harinui recently. Skipper Martin and Chef Joe made the whole trip the best it could possibly be, providing everything we needed and wanted plus so much more. Martin's extensive knowledge, experience and insight meant that he was able to tailor the trip to suit all of us perfectly, and everything far exceeded all of our expectations. Special thanks also to the company for the part they played in making sure the trip still went ahead when we had to make last-minute changes due to Cyclone Gabrielle. A fabulous trip and a fabulous company - thank you.
    Written 27 February 2023
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    Your exclusive private tour was a pleasure to deliver and thank you for choosing us for your special holiday.
    Written 12 June 2023
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