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Address: Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 800 223 522
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We provide 6 hour scenic day trips on board our comfortable catamarans into...

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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Fabulous trip.......

Rod and Mac were phenomenal hosts on our day long tour of Abel Tasman! Their knowledge of not only the water but the history of the area was truly astounding. We shared the boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanderlust9876
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rod and Mac were phenomenal hosts on our day long tour of Abel Tasman! Their knowledge of not only the water but the history of the area was truly astounding. We shared the boat with 4 others and the whole group had a wonderful time! A special shout out to Rod's son Mac, who despite being only 19, was incredibly... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such an amazing day on our Abel Tasman charter. Rod met us on the beach and got us all set up with his son, Mac and our Captain, Emma. We headed on out on our group day charter. We stopped along the way to hear all about conservation, islands, sights, history and Abel Tasman. Emma and Mac were... More 

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us and wonderful to hear that you appreciate our great crew and their wealth of knowledge also. Thanks for your recommendation and we are glad we were able to show you our slice of paradise. More 

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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the fact that our trip was cancelled. I was really looking forward to this trip so I was quite disappointed. However, I really appreciate Rod explaining the situation. It was very windy and there were safety concerns. He had our lunches on board and was ready to go, it just wasn't safe. Too often folks give... More 

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, particularly in light of the fact that we didn't get to spend the day with you on board. It is great to know that you appreciate that we are trying to ensure peoples safety and the 'best' possible day in the Abel Tasman More 

Atlanta
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing tour- gorgeous scenery, great company, wonderful food and perfect weather. You couldn't ask for a better tour! Rod and Mac were great hosts giving us background on local history as well as the flora and fauna. We saw several seals and even saw a lone penguin on the way back to the bay. The lunch was... More 

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Thank JacksonEli
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing day in the park. Rod and his son Mac were great hosts that obviously love their jobs and sharing their country with guests. They had great stories and lots of little facts to share. Their stories of the area were informative and fun to listen to. I never felt rushed the whole day and we did... More 

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review Laura - we certainly think our office is one of the the best !! More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Kayaking along the rocky shore seeing baby and mama seals, swimming to and from the beach from the boat, a fresh, healthy lunch, knowledgeable father and son guides and perfect weather. It was an outstanding day and we were so grateful to Rod and Mac for their gracious expertise and hospitality! Thanks guys!

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Hopton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Sarah and I had a wonderful day out with eight others being a mixture of Dutch, American and Aussies on this charter ably skippered by Emma with the help of the owner's son Mac. Everything was perfectly done in a very professional but relaxed atmosphere. The lunch was excellent and they even coped magnificently with my garlic allergy. Thank you.... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Emma was our guide, fun, friendly and very personable. She knows the water well and her craft, a comfortable catamaran with lots of inboard power handles 6 to 9 perfectly. We dropped anchor several times. Swam, hiked, and visited seals. Drinks, snacks, fresh fruit, and an excellent locally sourced lunch was served. Very comfortable, and everyone enjoyed the trip. Wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This was the best day of our NZ trip! You're on a fantastically intimate charter, where you're looked after and entertained continuously from 10am to 4pm on a beautiful boat with plenty of space. The hosts are the best, a kiwi father and his son, which makes it that much better. They're both incredibly knowledgeable and informative on NZ history... More 

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Our small team are very happy to hear that you rated this the best experience you had in New Zealand as we know that we have some excellent tourism operators throughout the country. It is nice to be able to share with you our wonderful backyard and we aim to give you the day that we would want to have... More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Rod and his son Mac gave us a great experience on our day trip to the National Park. They were ready with historical information and answered questions throughout the trip. Lunch was delicious and quite generous.

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Thank sharenmoseman
Rod S, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Our small company aims to provide a quality, personal experience and show you the best day that is possible in the Abel Tasman. It makes a big difference to hear that we are getting it right. Glad that you had a great day and we appreciate you taking the time to review us. Karina More 

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