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Address: Abel Tasman National Park 7196, New Zealand
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+64 3-527 8022
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring...

Abel Tasman Kayaks was established in 1986, realising a vision to bring visitors into the glorious Abel Tasman National Park. Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! This innovation became an instant hit with visitors to the area, and saw the growth and development of Abel Tasman Kayaks into one of the leading kayak operations in the world. We have continued to lead the way with a strong commitment to high safety standards and experienced guides with incredible passion and extensive local knowledge of the park. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of guided, day and multi-day tours. We are here to bring this magic place to life for you....

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The best way to get close the sea

That's my first time kayaking. That day is sunny and windy, which would make kayaking more a little bit challenge. And the guide is so awesome. We saw the most famous split apple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Yunlin, Taiwan
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Yunlin, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

That's my first time kayaking. That day is sunny and windy, which would make kayaking more a little bit challenge. And the guide is so awesome. We saw the most famous split apple rock, and ride the wind back.Very fun!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful day kayaking in this beautiful place. Our guides Gus and Cece were brilliant. Their enthusiasm and respect for the fantastic natural environment they work in was a joy. Cece was calm, helpful and had great local knowledge. Gus' ability to spot and explain about the wildlife, birds, seals, fish was impressive as was his willingness to be opportunistic and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 3 day escorted kayak trip in March with Tom (a.k.a. Clint) as our guide and had one of the best experiences of our lives. We considered doing a 3 day freedom kayak but are so glad we chose to go escorted; unless you have a lot of paddling experience, can interpret tides, rocks, weather and sea conditions... More 

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Thank Worrals
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the family trip (3 hours) it was a beautiful day with no wind. Our guide was a cool guy who knew all the things that you needed to know plus more. The paddling was easy as i had never done this before. We didn't take the lunch option as we booked this at the last minute. An other... More 

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Thank sand252016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kayak and walk tour was great! But even better than that was the helpfulness of one of the guys who ran the place. I didn't time myself right on the hike back after kayaking and couldn't arrive the office where my primary backpack had been stored in time. Naturally, I panicked and called the number they leave on their... More 

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Thank Sengwei Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do. We went on the Two Gods Guided Nature Walk and Kayak. It is a one day event, during which we kayaked in the ocean for about 1.5 hours and then had an easy 2 hour hike to the camp. Definitely do this, but the kayaking is difficult. If you aren't in decent shape, maybe just... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How badly did we want to kayak at Abel Tasman? We flew in that morning from Wellington and flew out after kayaking that same evening to Christchurch. We felt like we were in capable hands from the beginning. They even accommodated my dad's bad back with extra padding in his seat! After a short boat ride to Friendship Beach, Oscar... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault these guys at all. They were extremely helpful on the phone when we booked and this continued for our whole experience. We did the 1/2 day kayaking. Check in was easy and we met our guide Caitlin and the other people on our guided trip. Our equipment was explained to us, some safety done then we got the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did this overnight kayaking trip with Abel Tasman Kayaks a few weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing! The guides, Tom and Gus, were awesome! They were laid back, great instructors, and tons of fun! I was the only one traveling solo in this group, but everyone was so inclusive and we all just had a really great time... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to explore this stunning national park. Everything was taken care of by ATK, from sleeping bags, tents and food for a special diet. Our guide, Gregg, was so kind and informative.. and his cooking was delish! Highly recommend... thank you! Lisa, Fleur & Murray

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