Kayaking & Canoeing in Abel Tasman National Park

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Kayaking & Canoeing in Abel Tasman National Park

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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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  • pkh213
    Fairfax, VA146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a full day tour. We traveled from Nelson to Marahau which takes about an hour. Checked in at 8 a.m. and found out we would be kayaking first. There were four couples in double kayaks and our guide, Dez. We launched at Low Tide Landing. We kayaked out to Adele Island where there is a bird sanctuary. We also saw some New Zealand fur seals on the rocks. It was a relaxing kayaking trip that ended at Observation Point where we had lunch on the beach. We then hiked back to where we started. The climbing was steep at the beginning from the beach but then evens out. It takes about three hours. Enjoyable day.
    Written 9 June 2024
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  • JL🏝
    Nottingham18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant from start to finish . Brad explained everything we needed to know from a safety and trip point of view. We planned to kayak up to Observation beach all went well, stunning coast and we returned back to Marahau on foot . Perfect day
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Benjamin Trey
    15 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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  • Rick Jensen
    New York City, NY33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day in Abel Tasman. Good easy morning walk up the coastal track. Rain at lunch disappeared once we got out on the water. A delightful afternoon kayak with guide Pandi who took us along the coast. The highlight was the group of baby seals frolicking by an island. They were still young enough to be curious about humans and swam back and forth only a handful of meters away. Unforgettable.
    Written 9 April 2024
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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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  • Megan F
    10 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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  • Michael M
    Boston, MA33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice hosts who were knowledgeable, clean quiet boat. Schedule was reasonable and size of boat nicely accommodated our group of 14 people.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Diavan2014
    Vancouver, Canada27 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 Zealand68 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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  • yasminlee92
    Lake Munmorah, Australia10 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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  • Tracey
    Nelson, New Zealand65 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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