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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
+64 800 223 522
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Spectacular day cruising the park.

Rod was the perfect skipper for our day on the water. His knowledge of the park, history and sea... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travelto12345
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Abel Tasman impressions from water and hiking

The one day tour - highly recommended- starting at Stephens bay with small group of 5 was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Konrad E
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Schwindegg, Germany
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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 to know our skippers as we run small personal tours where you choose how energetic you want to be - a great day for all ages. Kayak in tranquil lagoons, enjoy a gourmet lunch, swim and snorkel from the boat, walk on a beach or through the enchanting Abel Tasman track - or just relax on board and enjoy the skippers wealth of knowledge about New Zealand's most enchanting park. We also provide small group overnight charters. Other exclusive trip options include a guided food and wine tour in a secluded cove, a swim/snorkel in shallow rock pools and a combined boat and helicopter flight into Lord of the Rings country. All trips include towels, gourmet lunch, refreshments, kayak and snorkel equipment, sunscreen, bug repellent and an excellent local skipper with a wealth of experience and knowledge as your tour guide.
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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+64 800 223 522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rod was the perfect skipper for our day on the water. His knowledge of the park, history and sea life cannot be beat. We joined 2 other couples on the boat. The was as described with a great a lunch, hiking, views, etc. We highly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The one day tour - highly recommended- starting at Stephens bay with small group of 5 was a pleasure throughout. Being on the boat we were given interesting insights into flora and fauna. while kajaking we came very close to sealions, very impressive. The hike...More

Thank Konrad E
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Konrad Thanks so much for your review of our Best Abel Tasman Day-trip. We love being able to show you the highlights of the park in a day and enjoy some of the wonderful food produced locally. Happy travels

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing day trip that shows you the highlights of the Abel Tasman National Park! Rod was our skipper and he went above and beyond to ensure we were having an amazing experience. He was very enthusiast in sharing with us his vast knowledge of not...More

Thank Adrien G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Had a super fun day with Emma as our skipper. Loved the small number of passengers. Having just 8 of us aboard made for a truly intimate and personalized experience. Additionally, Emma was extremely knowledgeable about the area, fun to be with and did a...More

Thank Emily H
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review Emma H. It is nice to hear that you appreciate our way of doing things because we love being able to take the time to share this beautiful part of the world with other nature lovers. Happy travels

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. If you're in the Abel Tasman area this is a must do. The platter style lunch was delicious and accompanied with a lovely glass of wine or beer. Emma was a fantastic host with a lot of local knowledge. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Hayley W
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

2  Thank Mark S
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 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

Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a simply amazing experience on Abel Tasman. Rod's boat only holds 10 people and it feels like you are on your mate's boat in the national park. He will take you on the tinder to see seals, drop you on a beach for...More

1  Thank smbjazz
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We love to show off the Abel Tasman to hardy travelers in the winter. The Park is almost deserted - except for the wildlife!

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Rod and Mac were phenomenal hosts on our day long tour of Abel Tasman! Their knowledge of not only the water but the history of the area was truly astounding. We shared the boat with 4 others and the whole group had a wonderful time!...More

Thank Wanderlust9876
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had such an amazing day on our Abel Tasman charter. Rod met us on the beach and got us all set up with his son, Mac and our Captain, Emma. We headed on out on our group day charter. We stopped along the way...More

Thank Erika G
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and wonderful to hear that you appreciate our great crew and their wealth of knowledge also. Thanks for your recommendation and we are glad...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start with the fact that our trip was cancelled. I was really looking forward to this trip so I was quite disappointed. However, I really appreciate Rod explaining the situation. It was very windy and there were safety concerns. He had our lunches...More

1  Thank Golfchief
Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank you for your review, particularly in light of the fact that we didn't get to spend the day with you on board. It is great to know that you appreciate that we are trying to ensure peoples safety and the 'best' possible day in...More

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Mar S
5 December 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi We leave from Stephens Bay which is near the Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson ( up the top of the South Island). You can visit our website for more info or give us a call 0800 22 35 22
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Della D
24 January 2015|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Della Our six hour day trip which is fully catered costs NZ$245 per person. Cheers Rod
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Della D
24 January 2015|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Our shared Day trip should suit you well. Our favorite hike takes around 1 hour and there is also an opportunity to spend 30 minutes walking on a golden sand beach. Your skipper may be Rod or Emma depending on which... More
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