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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Great way to explore Abel Tasman.

My wife and I started our South Island adventure with Rod and Angus, and it was the perfect start... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
danielsklein75
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Great way to see Abel Tasman

Brilliant day on the water seeing some of the sights of Abel Tasman with Clare our knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rocketSomerset
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I started our South Island adventure with Rod and Angus, and it was the perfect start. They both provide a wide array of knowledge concerning NZ history and ecology, and are very flexible with what guests would like to see and do....More

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

Thanks Daniel, wonderful to hear we helped you make the most of your day in the Abel Tasman National Park. We wish you better weather and more fantastic days travel in New Zealand.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant day on the water seeing some of the sights of Abel Tasman with Clare our knowledgable skipper. Only 8 people on the boat with a good mix of nationalities made for an interesting trip and very pleasant day. The itinerary is flexible and you...More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for recommending us to others. We love to hear that our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip was a highlight and you had a great day out with Claire.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

My wife and I were staying near Abel Tasman for the last couple days of our 2 week honeymoon. I was looking for ways to see a lot of the park in one day and decided to surprise her with a day out cruising with...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We joined Rod and his son Angus for a full day of exploring the waters along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park. Rod and Angus were perfect hosts with extensive knowledge of everything from NZ history to conservation efforts in the Abel Tasman...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day we had today. Our skipper Emma was a delight with her hospitality and her love of boating. She was born for this position. We had a beautiful sunny day hiking through the Bush walks and enjoying a beautiful fresh salad buffet...More

Thank Vince W
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Cruising the Abel Tasman Bay on a lovely catamaran hosted by Skipper Rod. He is obviously knowledgable and passionate about the area he lives and works in and made the trip very enjoyable. He was ably assisted by his son Angus who helped make this...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Rod and his capable son Angus were our hosts for an amazing tour of Abel Tasman on his luxurious catamaran. A small group of 12 made this intimate and Rod's knowledge and experience of the park and its history was fascinating and his passion for...More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our day-trip and particularly your mention of Angus as a valuable member of the crew. We see that he is continually working to ensure that our customers have a great experience but it means a lot to hear...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

A glorious day in a catamaran with Emma and five other passengers. Delightful platter lunch, a chance to swim off the beach, a good hike, seals and the Split Apple Rock. It always felt an individual tailored experience - never routine or going through the...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We had the most amazing day thanks to our skipper Emma who works with Rod! We were very lucky as only one other couple on the boat. Emma is a great skipper and guide -- knows the area, history and lots of trivia. She is...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular. Claire did a fantastic job hosting us - only 6 people on the catamaran. Great places/viewing points to visit up the coast and enough stopping time to enjoy them.

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Diane S
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi We do not run our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip that late in May but you may still privately charter the boat. It is still possible to kayak also
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18RachelMN
December 25, 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Rachel The cost of our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip is $285 per person and includes lunch, all refreshments and use of the kayaks. We also include towels sunscreen and a helpful skipper to be your guide for the day.
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Mar S
December 4, 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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