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Oarsome Marine Reserve Kayak Tour provided by R&R Kayaks

Oarsome Marine Reserve Kayak Tour

Oarsome Marine Reserve Kayak Tour
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About
So much to see in this spectacular one day guided adventure! On a high tide, explore the dreamy depths of Shag Harbour where you can get up close and personal with the resident NZ Fur Seal (kekeno). Kayak to Tonga Island and spot the NZ fur seals basking on the rocks and playing in the waters around you. The heart of the National Park offers many gorgeous tidal lagoons and multiple choices of golden sand beaches for you to relax and enjoy your lunch and freshly brewed coffee. Sail to Anchorage in the afternoon sea breeze and finish your day with a water taxi ride back to Marahau.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 210851P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Chicken & camembert croissant, cakes, slices, apples, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, herbal tea, juice. Dairy/gluten/vegan/vegetarain available
  • All kayaking equipment.
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand Look out for our large white flags, black & red signs.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Chicken & camembert croissant, cakes, slices, apples, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, herbal tea, juice. Dairy/gluten/vegan/vegetarain available
  • All kayaking equipment.
Departure details
  • 279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand Look out for our large white flags, black & red signs.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road
    279 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Mārahau 7197, New Zealand
    Look out for our large white flags, black & red signs.
    See address & details
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    Abel Tasman National Park
    Stop: 7 hours
    Explore the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park by kayak.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Billie
1 contribution
A NZ must do for sure!
Apr. 2021 • Friends
Loved this tour, highly recommended these guys!! Would definitely go again. Learnt heaps about the areas history which was super interesting. Also saw lots of different wildlife 😃
Written 21 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Billie, Thank you so so much for taking the time to write us a review and for choosing to come out kayaking with us. It is great to see and read that you loved the tour and option we put together for you. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 21 April 2021
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PhillippaM
7 contributions
Holiday Highlight
Mar. 2021
We did the full day guided kayaking trip with R&R and had the best experience. This trip was the highlight of our week away. We have never kayaked before, but that wasn't a problem. It really was a fantastic experience being so close to the water and seeing how crystal clear it was. Seeing all the seals, stingray and birdlife. The lunch stop was fantastic with fabulous food and coffee. A real treat.
Rohan was super accommodating allowing us to change days and Tom our guide was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about kayaking in the area. Really appreciated the excellent Maori pronunciation too as other tour companies are definitely lacking in this area. I would HIGHLY recommend doing a guided tour with R&R. We are so glad we did it.
Written 22 March 2021
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Hi Phillippa, Thank you so much for your amazing review of your experience with us and with Tom as your guide. It is great to read that you loved it so much and that it was your highlight of the holiday. Tom really is an amazing guide and we are super lucky to have him. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 23 March 2021
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lizzyS3
Hamilton, New Zealand17 contributions
Fantastic guided kayaking experience
We booked a half day guided kayaking excursion with R&R Kayaks, Rohan helped us choose an experience that was perfect for us.
Right from the start the information and guidance was excellent, the equipment was in great condition.
Our guide Zak was very knowledgeable and reassuring he took us into caves and spots we never would have experienced had we just hired kayaks and gone by ourselves. We kayaked out to see the seals which was amazing.
Definitely recommend R&R Kayaks for an awesome experience.
Written 12 March 2021
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Hi Lizzy, Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us and for leaving us a review. It is great to see you enjoyed the day with us , with Zak on the tour and that we could sort the best option available for you. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 13 March 2021
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Lionel
1 contribution
A great way to experience the Abel Tasman
Feb. 2021 • Family
My teenage daughter and I loved this trip, with the combination of small group size, knowledgeable guide, leisurely pace, good lunch (real coffee!) and of course amazing scenery, seals, and lovely beaches to relax on and swim from. The water taxi rides in and out of the park were good fun too. Would definitely recommend it.
Written 7 February 2021
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Hi Lionel, Thank you so much for coming out kayaking with us in the Abel Tasman. Great to see you enjoyed the day and the whole experience and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 8 February 2021
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Frances H
10 contributions
Exhilarating
Jan. 2021 • Family
These guys were simply one of the best companies I've come across. We contacted them to arrange a days kayaking and in the end they assisted us with boat trips to Totaranui bag moving between lodges , recommendations of lodges to stay and the best canoe trip to see their beautiful parts of their Abel Tasman.

Completely above and beyond they didn't charge us anything extra for all the organisation just wanted to see us enjoying the patch of the world I guess.

Our guide Tom was a young guy from the UK but was full of local knowledge and enthusiasm our kids really enjoyed his company he was young enough to splash and enjoy still being a kid at heart.

On the trip our teenage son was gutted when he lost his watch. Tom made a special trip to run back to the beach and try and find it, when it wasn't located we understood.

Delighted to get back to the main office and find he had discovered it while cleaning the gear and left is attached to our luggage as a delightful surprise.
Written 5 February 2021
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Hi Frances, Thank you so much for your very kind words about our company and our super star guide Tom. It is always our goal each day to have people going away with a lasting memory of the place we call home and with them wanting to come back for more. It is great that you loved the whole experience we put together for you and that it all worked out seamlessly for you. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 6 February 2021
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Talitha P
4 contributions
Tours with Tom
Jan. 2021 • Friends
Such a nice tour! Beautiful day, beautiful place and lovely guide (thanks Tom!) who was very friendly and super knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!
Written 1 February 2021
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Hi Talitha, Thank you so much for choosing to come out kayaking with us and great to hear that you enjoyed the day with Tom and the beautiful location you went kayaking in. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 1 February 2021
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sue s
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Amazing
Dec. 2020 • Family
Fantastic day out. We did a full days guided tour with our family. Kids 8 and 10. Very professional and safe. Booking easy and found us best package for needs. Guides brilliant. Informative and great with kids. Beautiful place to go into park beaches seals swimming spots and paddling with spectacular views. Oh and a very yummy lunch and cakes. Can't recommend these guys enough.
Written 7 January 2021
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Hi there, Thank you so much for your very kind words and amazing review of your experience with us out kayaking in the Abel Tasman. It is great that you enjoyed the day and the family the enjoyed it also. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 9 January 2021
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Pablo
1 contribution
The experience of a lifetime
Jan. 2021 • Family
We had jake and it was really fun. We went to look at different animals like seals, gannet, shags, etc we also went exploring into caves. Were were being told very funny jokes and interesting information about the islands that we were visiting, also towards the end we sailed all the way into the shore with all the kayaks connected and it was lots of fun. At the base there are free hot showers and free wifi. There are also clean bathrooms to use. Overall it was really fun and a good, once in a lifetime experience.
Written 1 January 2021
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Hi Pablo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review of your experience. Great to hear you enjoyed the day, enjoyed the guide and all his jokes. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 2 January 2021
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Matt S
4 contributions
Awesome family guided kayak
Dec. 2020 • Family
We booked for a family day with my 8 & 10 year old kids. We went out on the water at 9:30am and got back at 3:30pm! My family and I loved every minute of it. Zac took us out for the day, he was really knowledgeable and great with the kids. He played lots of games with the children and answered thousands of questions! We saw seals and a huge variety of bird life. The time flew by and when the kids felt tired we stopped off on a beach for games and a bite to eat. Lunch was excellent even catering for a vege and a diabetic. Awesome day thanks guys. The Short Family.
Written 25 December 2020
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Hi Matt, Thank you so much for choosing to come out with our company and thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your sea kayaking experience with us. it is great to hear you enjoyed the day and your guide and that the kids loved it. It sounds like a real family adventure and a memory that will last. We really hope to see you again in the future with us. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 26 December 2020
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adam h
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
Best company in the Abel Tasman
Nov. 2020 • Friends
Stoked with my experience. Best company in the Abel Tasman! You won’t be disappointed booking a trip with these legends.
Written 28 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Adam, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and great to hear you enjoyed the experience with us. We really hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Rohan :)
Written 30 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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NZ Must Do
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