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Big Tonga Marine Reserve Full Day

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USD 150.78
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What to Expect
This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise into the centre of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where we begin our kayaking from Onetahuti Beach.

Paddling offshore, we’ll head out to Tonga Island, say ‘Gidday’ to the seals, then make our way back along the coastline, before stopping for a well deserved kiwi lunch on a spectacular beach. We’ll float into Falls River lagoon (winds/tides permitting) for some great photo opportunities, then slowly make our way down to Anchorage where our Sea Shuttle will arrive to collect us.

Whether you choose to meet us at Onetahuti, carry on walking after the tour, or simply come kayaking for the day, The Big Tonga fits into any itinerary.

We hold a marine mammal permit and can get as close as 20 metres to the Fur Seals at Tonga Island.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Kaiteriteri 7197, New Zealand
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch - The packed lunch consists of a French Filled Baguette, slice or muffin and a piece of fruit.
  • Water Taxi transfers
  • Entry/Admission - Tonga Island Marine Reserve
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to see this stunning coastline away from the masses! We were lucky enough to see penguins and seals during our 13km kayaking around the beautiful coastline of the Abel Tasman Scenic reserve with also sightings of the different sea birds
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It was the first time for us with kayak, and it was a real adventure! Wonderlful landscapes, seals, nature...combined with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who showed us around and taught us the basics. Definitely suggested! Thanks to all the friendly staff, also for the
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Everything was so easy, from stat to finish. W got lucky with the weather and our timing meant we could see dolphins as well. But that aside everything was easy, staff very friendly and knowledgable, equipment was top notch and our guide Dan was GREAT! Had a fabulous time and
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We went on a full day kayaktrip and it was amazing. The guide was frienly, the lunch was good and we also saw some wildlife. We enjoyed it so much that the next day we went on another kayak trip.
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I had a fantastic day doing this tour. The pick up in Nelson was on time, check in was easy and the staff were friendly. Jayden was our tour guide and he was brilliant - friendly and informative. A baby seal jumped onto our kayak twice which was amazing. We were blessed
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Key Details
  • Duration: 24h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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