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Abel Tasman Kayaks

Abel Tasman National Park 7196, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8022
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A Great Way to see the Park

We did the hike/kayak option and it was a beautiful way to experience a part of the Abel Tasman... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gordon B
Vancouver, Canada
Lovely tour guide!

We did a one day kayak, walk and water taxi. Though the weather today wasn't ideal for kayaking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eryn E
via mobile
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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....
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“adele island” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Abel Tasman National Park 7196, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the hike/kayak option and it was a beautiful way to experience a part of the Abel Tasman Park. I highly recommend you do the kayak portion as the return leg as our guide set up a sail and we sailed the last third...More

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a one day kayak, walk and water taxi. Though the weather today wasn't ideal for kayaking and I had sea sickness, my sister and I enjoyed the whole experience because of our tour guide, Nicole. Aside from being friendly and informative, we noticed...More

Thank Eryn E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Abel Tasman Kayaks is a perfectly organized small company: guides are competent and superfriendly, safety briefings are good, equipment is top notch, logisitics (watertaxi, tractor and van pick-up / drop-off) are impressive. We went for a 3 day kayak tour by ourselves (which I can...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic trip. Well organized and the staff was very communicative. They accommodate dietary restrictions with ease and our guide CC had so much knowledge and was fun and gracious. We saw a ton of wildlife and the equipment was top notch.

Thank Derekthedog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refreshing nature, wild birds, contact with nature, picnic places Very interesting to discover. Lodge acceptable to stay two days only. Very exciting view of hills, green pastures and still waters

Thank evangibn
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a great day walking through the park and then kayaking back to base. The walk was easy with spectacular views and was made even better by having a delicious lunch on the beach at the end of it. We then kayaked around the...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

​When people ask me the almost impossible question of what was the best activity / experience of my 3 week trip to New Zealand, I give the nudge, even over the overflight by Cessna of Milford Sound on a picture postcard day, to my Abel...More

Thank lovedNZSept2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017

On a crisp winters morning we headed down to marahau for a sea kayak. Although the weather was cold the day soon warmed up, as it often does in NZ. We were introduced to our guide and the equipment and our small mixed group of...More

2  Thank brownie198
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Cool trip! We booked the hike + kayak tour, and the two-hour self-guided hike to Bark Bay made for a leisurely, easy walk up and back down alongside the bay, while the guided kayaking finished out the afternoon with relaxing paddling and good conversation. Word...More

2  Thank Bana J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We did a two day freedom walk and kayak north tour (not sure it the name is correct). Basically, you kayak the first day. We slept in a tent and we walked up north to come back with the water taxi. I think it's the...More

2  Thank MathieuPriem
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29 December 2016|
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Response from Kenny P | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no ideas. We stayed in Te Anau and drove 120km to get to Milford. Limited and pretty basic facilities in Milford from what I can gather.
6 May 2016|
Response from YogiFlounder |
Hi workingmom, yes they do offer a few different overnight trips. If you google "abel tasman kayaks" you can click on their website and see which ones they offer. We will be visiting in Nov. and plan to do the Remote Coast... More
Julie M
16 February 2015|
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Response from snoooz | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You can check their website which is pretty good.