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Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Ltd

Motueka, New Zealand
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About Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Ltd
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle is a family owned company that offers tours in the Abel Tasman National Park. Our boats are designed for easy access with ramps(no steps or stairs), protection from the elements and toilets on board. Our reputation is built on customer care. Our boats are comfortable, fast and roomy allowing excellent photographic opportunities. Experience the best New Zealand has to offer with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle.
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xj40jag wrote a review Jul 6
Auckland, New Zealand
The boat trip from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and back to the drop-off at Medlands Beach was great, with beautiful weather, fantastic scenery and a good look at the seals. However, the walk back to Anchorage was not fun at all. We are pretty fit and used to walking long distances up and down hills, but unfortunately there was not enough time allowed for this walk. We got to Torrent Bay in reasonable time, even with stops for photos. But luckily we decided to cut our lunch break short and carry on walking as the hike back to Anchorage required an SAS style fast pace to make sure we got back to be picked up by the boat. The signage at Torrent Bay was not helpful as it said 1 hour 30 minutes walk back to Anchorage from the north end of the beach, but when you walked a few minutes south, it said 1 hour 50 minutes via the high-tide path which we had to take. The low tide walk was substantially shorter, but you would miss out on a lot of the views. We made the mistake of doing the diversion to Cleopatra's Pool which just robbed us of 10-15 minutes. There was nothing to see, just a sign, with no clear path to get to anything worth looking at. We were told at the ticket office that this was an easy 3 hour walk, but it certainly was not. It was about 4 hours of mostly hard slog, with very few signs to give you any indication of how much further we had to walk. We luckily made it to Anchorage around 3:30pm and the boat was already waiting there. It would have been nice to know that we could have walked a bit slower for the second leg of the journey, but we couldn't trust the signs (what few there were). In summer the pick up from Anchorage is at 5pm, not 3:45pm as it is in winter. That would have been a reasonable time, although the summer heat would have made it much harder. We would not recommend this walk to anyone with less than a very good level of fitness unless they could be guaranteed to be able to take the low tide path. Whatever you do, don't spend too much time gazing at the views or taking photographs, or enjoying your lunch if you don't want to spend the night camped on the beach at Anchorage.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Crayeater wrote a review Jun 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand
Winter is a great time to visit. For more than half the trip we were the only 3 on the boat. I've been with the crowds in summer before, this was a peaceful contrast. The views were fantastic, commentary amusing, and the staff amazing. They even moved the boat on loading and disembarking to make it easier for my mother, with mobility issues, to enjoy the trip.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Rubecca S wrote a review Jun 2021
We were so lucky with the weather and the trip was fantastic for our conference group!! Thanks to the skipper , the commentary on the boat was interesting and informative with a nice shot of humour so that was excellent. Such a beautiful area and such a great way to see it, can’t wait to return with my kids and husband to do the same trip again, they will love it. I am more than happy to recommend this trip to anyone!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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ChristinePrescott wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise from Kaiteriteri Beach to Totaranui Beach. Good commentary there and back and went into places of interest to have a look. Very easy to get on and off the boat. Cheerful skipper and guide!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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504debra wrote a review Apr 2021
I was hugely impressed by the team at Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle, the price was amazing and the extras were so worth it. The fact that they picked me up at my hotel in central Nelson and drove an hour to Kaiteriteri to start the tour for $30 return was a huge saving to me. I got the lunch added on and it was sufficient for lunch and afternoon tea, it was tasty fresh food too. The cruise was informative and amazing to hear about the history of the area. They made sure I knew where I was walking to and what way to go before I left the boat, so I felt confident in going solo on my 10.5 km walk.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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