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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 lunch. There is also time to swim, kayak, snorkel, bush walk or beach-comb. We totally recommend this scenic day tour.

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.

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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 there was plenty of room to move around the boat. Lovely platter style lunch with a local influence. We has a fabulous relaxing day! Thanks.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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 to the boat. He went over the plan for the day and we took off. The boat was a great size for our group. It had plenty of seats for all, bean bag chairs for the deck, a working toilet, fresh fruit And drinks to start our day. We cruised to split Apple rock, and a few different islands where Tim took time to educate us about New Zealand history, the parks and more. We had time for a walk on the beach, they have kayaks for use and provided an incredible lunch! Fresh local food, very filling! They also had beer, wine and pop for all. It was such a fun day on the water and Tim made it so fun. 10/10 would recommend.

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 does for all our guests.Thanks for taking the time to give this wonderful review and we wish you happy travels.

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Reviewed February 9, 2019

Our party of 3 spent an idyllic day with Abel Tasman Charters, cruising, swimming,kayaking and hiking in the stunning National Park. We were in the exceptionally capable hands of Emma, who radiated competence on the water, detailed knowledge of the park and its nature, and endless good humour. From the moment we met Emma and the other two lovely guests on the beach at Stephens Bay, we felt completely spoilt and very far from the maddening crowds. We had two stops at quiet coves, and Emma prepared a wonderful spread of local produce and wines for lunch while we relaxed or explored. It was the most perfect day, one we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives. Highly recommend if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity to join them. Thank you, Emma, and Abel Tasman Charters.

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

Thank you for your excellent review. It is rewarding for us to hear that you felt nourished by your day out with us and our brilliant skipper Emma. We appreciate what an honor it is to be the highlight of your New Zealand trip as we know the caliber of tourism operators throughout the country and all of the special adventures that our guests enjoy while they are here.
Thanks again for recommending us so highly to others.

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Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic day with Abel Tasman Charters. Tim was an informative, capable, safe, and enjoyable captain. The views, activists and food were delightful. We appreciated the small group and tailored activities. Perfect way to experience the Tasman Sea and Nelson area.

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

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience with us.
Wishing you happy travels

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