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Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Ltd

#2 of 13 Tours in Motueka
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Address: Motueka 7197, New Zealand
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+64 800 732 748
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle is a family owned company that offers tours in the...

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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Really neat experience when time is limited

We unfortunately only had two days in this region but are really glad we spent one day doing the 'Discoverer' day trip with this company. We walked from Medlands Bay to Anchorage... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We unfortunately only had two days in this region but are really glad we spent one day doing the 'Discoverer' day trip with this company. We walked from Medlands Bay to Anchorage which took about 3 hours. It's a really great way to see the park in a short space of time and get a taste of the famous Abel... More 

Thank fishandch1ps
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Abel Tasman cruise and enjoyed it enormously. It is a lovely part of the world, and the trip gave us a good look at the many lovely beaches and other features along the Park. Mike, the skipper, and Nic his colleague were delightful and Mike gave us an excellent commentary. I enjoyed it enormously.

Thank H3913LQdavidl
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 9 am cruise around the national park ( "Discovery Day") and later got off at Medland Beach to hike back to Anchorage Point. The shuttle picked us up at Anchorage Point ( 3:30 pm or 5 pm - your choice) and brought back to Kaiteriteri. Great and timely service. The crew was very friendly and helpful. A... More 

Thank Magdalena6804
Christchurch, New Zealand
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312 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip on sea shuttles and well worth it. The commentary is funny and informative there is alot to experience and see with sea shuttles. There are various trips pick ups and drop offs within the national park. There are some snacks on board as well as toilets and a good viewing deck up top. They also... More 

Thank PatMacnz64
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice view in both the ferry and the walk we had. Only two thinks - departure was scheduled at 10.30 and boarding starts at 10.20. However we arrived at 10:25 and the book was leaving already luckily they came back seeing us. If you are fit the hike wouldn't take as long as mentioned on the flyer. A bit... More 

Thank Valéa a
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First hiked and heard about the terrain which was great as able to hear then went on a half day sea kayak. Best of all worlds. It was fabulous and I think I would have been too sore with a full day kayak. It was great to hike and see the views of where I was about to kayak. I... More 

Thank Rubythief
Yunlin, Taiwan
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked "discovery a day" option. So that I can see the whole park view on the boat, then get off one beach, hike a little bit, and get on the boat at another beach. It's very easy way to explore Abel Tasman.

Thank shihyin1001
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we didn't get off the shuttle but used it as a cruise through the beautiful Abel Tasman Park. You can get off and trek and get back on, you can get off and idle on one of the beautiful beaches then get back on to return home - or you can do what we did - stay on the... More 

Thank Cassie2808
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161 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We took the shorter version which was and hour and forty minutes and went up to Medland Beach. I think you can debark at any of the beaches on the way to Medland and hike back if you have a mind to. The captain was very entertaining and offered lots of good information. Seating is plentiful but you're allowed to... More 

Thank Kathio
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We booked a three-day passport to complete a section of the trail and it was just so easy to board the shuttle and be picked up later in the day. The vessels were always on time and the friendly and knowledgeable staff (from the ticket office as well as the boats) were just excellent. Thanks.

Thank Curlytoptwin

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