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Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

Kaiteriteri Beach | Kaiteriteri, Motueka 7197, New Zealand
00 643 547 6666
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Motueka
Type: National Parks, Adventure
Owner description: Come and participate, or simply relax, aboard our three, 10-metre...
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Type: National Parks, Adventure
Owner description: Come and participate, or simply relax, aboard our three, 10-metre performance catamarans, experiencing high-calibre sailing while gliding through a golden corner of Aotearoa. Prices start at $80. With exclusive charters, sea kayaking, National Park walks, water-taxi rides, and even skydiving to add to your sailing, we have comprehensive Abel Tasman combinations. The sensation is truly amazing when the sails raise, inflate, and send you cruising over the gorgeous waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

It was a perfect way to spend a day seeing the area and it's natural beauty. highly recommend. The guide was informative and helpful making the most of our time finding spots where deals and dolphins were found.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out on the catamaran; my youngest son really enjoyed taking the controls and being 'in charge of the steering'. Being out on the water was extremely relaxing and the views spectacular. The information about what we were seeing and in particular about the conservation work and restoring natural New Zealand birds to the area was... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After researching the options for a 3 day catamaran charter through the Abel Tasman coast and Bays, the 13.5 meter Jamarah out of Nelson was a clear leader. The experience that Captain Martin provided proved to be far more than expected!! My wife and I met two other couples (new to us) at the pier and Martin had us all... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Out on a catamaran all day, relaxing whilst someone else did the work - wonderful! There is something about sailing along on blue waters with sun and some breeze. Mark was able to find seals, little penguins, oyster catchers and much more for us to look at, then we moored in a beautiful bay for lunch. Earlier, and later on,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We have been sailing twice recently and the weather makes all the difference! The first time we were unlucky to have a horrible, wet cold day - relentless wind and rain the entire day. A little rain on an otherwise good day would have been manageable though. Note there is no shelter on the boat so all the elements batter... More 

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Sailing09, Owner at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

It was great to get you out on a sunny day and that we could show you just how lovely sailing in the Abel Tasman can be! It is a very weather interactive activity and we are so lucky that our region has (mostly!) settled and predictable weather. But occasionally it is not so.... I'm still trying to work out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had an okay day sailing with Abel Tasman sailing adventures. Let me start with the positives: the captain tried to use the sails when possible which was very good. He was obviously a very capable sailor. The lunch stop was a at lovely beach and the views of this beautiful NP are brilliant from the water. However, due to... More 

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Sailing09, Owner at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Yes, our skippers are very experienced and do love to sail. Sailing is a very environmentally interactive experience and our skippers do their best with the weather on the day to give you the best day out they can. It is with their professional experience and knowledge of the area that they make the judgement call as to the route... More 

Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I did the full day sailing and it was just wonderful! We had nice weather and wind. The lunch which was included could have had a soda or a bottle of water but otherwise everything was quite perfect. On our return trip we sailed past some amazing little beaches, it would have been cool to have a short break to... More 

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Suffolk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went on a daysail five years ago and had a great experience. Not so this last time. Things have slipped. The weather was bad - no-ones fault - and it may have coloured our judgement. But things got off to a bad start. One of us has mobility problems and received no assistance to board. We are not health... More 

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Sailing09, Owner at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Yes you may be right about the weather colouring your judgement as some of things you say are just not correct. Unfortunately we can’t control the weather but we do like to make an effort with the things we can influence. When we are ready for clients to board the yacht we always have a crew person there to help.... More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our group of 26 chartered 'Jamarh', one of their beautiful catamarans for a journey up the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park. Our guides were both very personable and humorous, and we all had a very good time! We started our journey in Kaiteriteri, and were given free reign to choose where we wanted to go so we sailed... More 

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Sailing09, Owner at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for sailing with us. It was a great day out, wasn't it, and I so enjoyed being your crew on the day! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you want a change from driving and cycling.......then let this outfit take you on their catamaran sailing into heart of the Park from Kaiteriteri Beach. On the way we stopped at Split Apple Rock before we had a plunge at gorgeous Anchorage Beach, where the water is amazingly translucent green. We watched a seal colony up close...pure pleasure. A... More 

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Sailing09, Owner at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive comments! We always enjoy good feedback. Thank you! More 

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