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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

117 reviews
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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About Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours
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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Best Abel Tasman Day trip
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$189.98 per adult
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Our small group personalized day-trip is the best way to experience all the Abel Tasman National Park has to offer in comfort in one day. You get to meet other travelers and receive the personal attention of the skipper as we limit numbers to 5 couples or 11 passengers. Choose how energetic you want to be with plenty of activities on offer. Our cruise itinerary is flexible and our friendly, knowledgeable skippers are excellent at locating local wildlife such as New Zealand fur seals, Little Blue penguins and on occasion dolphins.We ensure you are able to learn about the history and ecology of the Abel Tasman while take in the stunning scenery. We cruise past Split Apple Rock as far as the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in the heart of the park where New Zealand fur seals bask in the sun. Then we find a sheltered bay with opportunities to kayak, go ashore for a bush walk, or just relax on board while we prepare a delicious platter style lunch with fresh local ingredients.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour advertises itself as the perfect solution for those who only have one day in the region. My wife and I were in this exact situation so we paid nearly 400usd to get the most out of one day in the national park. I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly we would like to point out that this was a booking made through Tripadvisor which HAD NOT BEEN CONFIRMED by us and this was explained to your wife when she called on the morning of the tour. I also expressed at the time our...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

If you are still undecided between Abel Tasman Charters and some of the cheaper cruise options, I can tell you - don’t hesitate, book your trip with Abel Tasman Charters! We did and we are so glad and happy with our decision. Tim was an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

We've just completed a day trip with these guys into the stunning Abel Tasman NP. Laid back but professional, very knowledgeable & friendly, thoroughly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

With a catamaran, Abel Tasman Charters takes you on a most scenic day tour of the National Parks coastline. It is an intimate cruise for approximately 10 people. Lovely. The crew is very welcoming and knowledgeable about the park. They prepare a most healthy scrumptious...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us and appreciate you sharing this with others.

Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Jim and Angus hosted 10 of us aboard a comfortable catamaran with plenty of space for us to roam and find the perfect perch from which to see seals, Split Apple Rock, listen to bellbirds sing and learn about the history, flora and fauna of...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2019

A friend and I took the Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi AWAROA ESCAPE one-day trip. We started from Marahau at 9am via water taxi. We were dropped off at Bark Bay at 10.00am, walked to Awaroa Lodge and were picked up at 3pm on the beach...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Trip65264853302, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Hi guys I think you have posted this with the wrong company. Great you had a nice day but may want to post this with Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

If you have limited time in the Abel Tasman region & don’t mind spending a little $ for a special day then this is the trip for you. Personalised service from our skippers Tim & Emma. We were onboard with just 3 other couples so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Our day of boating, kayaking, swimming, walking, and dining on the Best Abel Tasman Day trip was a highlight of our NZ visit. Our guide, Tim, was incredibly informative regarding flora, fauna, and history of the area. Tim's passion for the park added so much...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Trip65264853302, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review. Glad you felt you were looked after well and were able to have such a great day in the Abel Tasman with our fantastic skipper Tim.

Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

This was hands down one of the highlights of my trip to NZ. Abel Tasman Charters are the boat you want to book onto. Emma was our skipper and she and Angus made our experience totally amazing. Their knowledge of the area was exceptional and...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2019

Tim was our captain and he made this day tour outstanding! The fact that they keep these tours intimate and small keeps it personal and fun. We met with our group of 7 on the beach, Tim gave us a quick intro and brought us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Thanks Rebekah We are so glad you enjoyed your day in the Abel Tasman with our fantastic skipper Tim as your guide.It sounds like from your review he did a great job of giving you the BEST Abel Tasman day possible as we know he...More

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Scenic524843
August 13, 2018|
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Hi Yes, the trip is suitable for children and infants also as we can ensure they are able to participate in all the activities. Thanks for your enquiry
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V4963ONdianes
March 31, 2018|
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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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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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