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Abel Tasman bliss

Great service, very knowledgeable and friendly guides. The trip was as expected and the experienced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bonshaw2004
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Carterton, New Zealand
Cool way to see the park

We booked the Marahau water taxi from Marahau to Torrent Bay for a hike from Torrent Bay to Bark... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CaymanMike
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Novi, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, very knowledgeable and friendly guides. The trip was as expected and the experienced guide managed to spot some dolphins on our return trip. As we approached we were aware of how special the moment was and how we needed to be respectful. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no safety instruction on the way out to Anchorage Bay. But at least we got off the boat with dry feet. The return journey at 4:00 was chaos! Three Marahau boats on the beach and no clear idea of which one we should...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Marahau water taxi from Marahau to Torrent Bay for a hike from Torrent Bay to Bark Bay with a return taxi to Marahau late in the afternoon. It was a great way to get around. The hike was wonderful with most people...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CaymanMike
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We purchased the 'swing bridge stroll' package which includes a water taxi from Marahau to torrent bay in the AM then you walk yourself 8km to Barks bay and get a return water taxi back to Marahau in the afternoon. Our experience with Marahau water...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

Travelling with 12 and 8 year old and wanted to do a short section of the Abel Tasman track. We did the Swingbridge Stroll, which was described as one of the most scenic sections - it certainly was! Dropped off at Torrent Bay, and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melk394
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We booked this trip, and made sure the person booking it knew we had children and did not want them out all day. They suggested a short ride and being dropped at Anchorage where we could do a short walk or just hang out and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank victoriabO2792YC
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We were dropped off at Ankerage bay, did a short walk to another beautiful bay where we swam and built sand castles, then caught the last taxi home. It was a fantastic trip! Kids loved the novelty of boarding the boat on dry land and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ladyjenbug
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We have used Marahau Water Taxis for 3 different Abel Tasman day excursions. Each time we have done the boat trip right up to the top and then been dropped to one of the beaches on the return trip to walk to another. My favorite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HuiaBay
Reviewed December 29, 2018

If you're going to spend some time at the Abel Tasman National Park, it's a must-do to take a water taxi, unless you have time to tramp in and out. The water taxi drivers certainly do know what they're doing, plus they give a commentary...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank training1029
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Much too expensive for the service. You have to run during the walk if you want to reach the boat on time. Advertised 3 hours 50 walk but when high tide it is 5 hours walk so you have to rush if you want to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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