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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
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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...more
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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
+64 800 223 522
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you are in the Nelson area or near the Abel Tasman Park this charter is a MUST DO! This will be one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We spent the day with Emma and Mac who are both so smart...More

4  Thank MarkS5325
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks for your great review Mark.We love hearing that you have had such a great experience. It is nice to hear you appreciated Mac and Emma's company and knowledge also. Happy travels

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic experience exploring The Abel Tasman National Park with Abel Tasman Charters. From pick-up to drop-up everything went smoothly. The whole day was very organized, while still giving us the opportunity to explore the park on our own. Our skipper Emma was great and provided...More

Thank JacquelynS1987
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Jacquelyn. We are very pleased you enjoyed our trip and we feel privileged every day to be able to share this great place with you. Thank you also for your praise of Emma. We will ensure we...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Father and son combo Rod and Angus gave us a great experience. They were professional but friendly and managed the needs and capabilities of our diverse group very well.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

My wife and I started our South Island adventure with Rod and Angus, and it was the perfect start. They both provide a wide array of knowledge concerning NZ history and ecology, and are very flexible with what guests would like to see and do....More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks Daniel, wonderful to hear we helped you make the most of your day in the Abel Tasman National Park. We wish you better weather and more fantastic days travel in New Zealand.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Brilliant day on the water seeing some of the sights of Abel Tasman with Clare our knowledgable skipper. Only 8 people on the boat with a good mix of nationalities made for an interesting trip and very pleasant day. The itinerary is flexible and you...More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for recommending us to others. We love to hear that our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip was a highlight and you had a great day out with Claire.

Reviewed 28 March 2018

My wife and I were staying near Abel Tasman for the last couple days of our 2 week honeymoon. I was looking for ways to see a lot of the park in one day and decided to surprise her with a day out cruising with...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We joined Rod and his son Angus for a full day of exploring the waters along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park. Rod and Angus were perfect hosts with extensive knowledge of everything from NZ history to conservation efforts in the Abel Tasman...More

1  Thank LPB_10
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day we had today. Our skipper Emma was a delight with her hospitality and her love of boating. She was born for this position. We had a beautiful sunny day hiking through the Bush walks and enjoying a beautiful fresh salad buffet...More

Thank Vince W
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Cruising the Abel Tasman Bay on a lovely catamaran hosted by Skipper Rod. He is obviously knowledgable and passionate about the area he lives and works in and made the trip very enjoyable. He was ably assisted by his son Angus who helped make this...More

1  Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Rod and his capable son Angus were our hosts for an amazing tour of Abel Tasman on his luxurious catamaran. A small group of 12 made this intimate and Rod's knowledge and experience of the park and its history was fascinating and his passion for...More

1  Thank mike-mmanchester
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our day-trip and particularly your mention of Angus as a valuable member of the crew. We see that he is continually working to ensure that our customers have a great experience but it means a lot to hear...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A glorious day in a catamaran with Emma and five other passengers. Delightful platter lunch, a chance to swim off the beach, a good hike, seals and the Split Apple Rock. It always felt an individual tailored experience - never routine or going through the...More

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13 August 2018|
Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Yes, the trip is suitable for children and infants also as we can ensure they are able to participate in all the activities. Thanks for your enquiry
Diane S
31 March 2018|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi We do not run our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip that late in May but you may still privately charter the boat. It is still possible to kayak also
25 December 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Rachel The cost of our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip is $285 per person and includes lunch, all refreshments and use of the kayaks. We also include towels sunscreen and a helpful skipper to be your guide for the day.