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Address: Abel Tasman National Park | 8 Franklin Street, Marahau, Marahau, New Zealand
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+64 800 529 257

The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand...

The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of sub-tropical native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman New Zealand's premiere location for sea kayaking.

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options. Whether you chose to join a guided or unguided trip, we've got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you.

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Informative, fun guide, lovely day on the water

Our guide, Sarah, was great fun and very informative. We booked through AquaTaxis, but wished we'd booked direct. MSK were welcoming, friendly, organised and efficient (AquaTaxis... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Sarah, was great fun and very informative. We booked through AquaTaxis, but wished we'd booked direct. MSK were welcoming, friendly, organised and efficient (AquaTaxis reception were the opposite) Sand flies were a pain on our lunch stop so take insect repellant. Lunch (provided) was very tasty and substantial. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company - virtually every other... More 

Thank Stephirey
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I had a great experience kayaking with this company! Our tour guide, Zack, was informative about the area and kept us laughing with a fun positive vibe the whole time. Great experience! Highly recommended! :)

1 Thank leahfisher731
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We did a three day freedom kayak and the MSK service was great. They were really flexible during the planning of our trip and our last minute change. Also, they recovered our lost items and send them to our next stay. Also the instructions and the material was really good.

Thank Lisanne W
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The whole msk team were incredible! Knowledgeable, helpful, and most of all super fun staff, had a blast exploring Abel Tasman. Shout out to Gabriella for being a great tour guide and the coolest banana Love, Andrew, Daniel, and Lior

Thank Lior T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had an great time kyaking, swimming and meeting some young seals. Sara was our guide and was brilliant and clearly very knowledgable of the area. Would return again to explore more.

Thank justinflux
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Kayaking for the first time ever, this was a really remarkable experience with MSK in Marahau. We had booked a Freedom ride so we don't get in the way of more experienced kayaks but because the wind wasn't going to be favourable for our return trip, they arranged for Tim to guide us through the journey. He was extremely patient... More 

Thank rsvivek
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a very bittersweet trip for us - our last day in the Land of the Long White Cloud and we were desperately sad to leave this magical country. This was a great way to finish up. Abel Tasman was our final stop and although we only scratched the surface, this sea kayak trip was a fine way to... More 

Thank jerryskc
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We did the Gourmet Tour which provided lunch, a hike and kayaking with transport to and from. The guides were great, patient with us two older paddlers, the boat ride was fun and the people professional and friendly. We didn't like sitting at the back of the boat in rough conditions with the kayak tied on to the boat as... More 

Thank KiwiTravlla
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Did the Magical Marine 1 day tour with these guys and had a brilliant day. Had Sara as our guide. 10/10. So friendly, chatty, knowledgeable and such a great guide. It was at a really good relaxing pace and we saw everything from Onetahuti - Anchorage. Would defo do again and request Sara as the guide. Thanks MSK.

Thank Seán P O
Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Sara will be thrilled you had a such an awesome day in the park with her. More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have just had the most amazing trip with the knowledgeable sara around the national park and another great Irish couple . We spotted family's of seals, rays and swooping birds. Stopped off at beautiful beaches and took awsome pictures. Value for money for sure. We found the day a perfect way to see lots in a short time. Doable... More 

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and kind words. We're stoked to hear you had such a good time on the Magical Marine Reserve trip. More 

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