When paddling in paradise is your business, it doesn't seem like 31 years since pioneers Tom and Ingrid Horne took a beat up 1946 Ford truck, some borrowed river kayaks, and launched New Zealand's very first sea kayak company in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. Abel Tasman Kayaks has grown into one of our country's premier tourist experiences, with over 150 double and single kayaks, a purpose-built home base in Marahau, dozens of guides with over 225 years combined expertise, and thousands of deeply satisfied customers.
Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline!
We offer a seamless kayak product from return transport to/from Nelson or Motueka, onsite container cafe serving breakfast, coffee and snacks, purpose built kayak base, water taxi with seating configured to start your kayak trip as soon as you board our boat. We provide a seamless service to our guests, with little or no requirement to outsource to third parties.
Over the years we have merged Kiwi Kayaks and Southern Exposure into our business. We have continued to lead the way with a strong commitment to high safety standards and experienced guides with incredible passion and extensive local knowledge of the park. As the owner of Abel Tasman Kayaks, I feel privileged to have our team introduce this beautiful place that we call home. Enjoy.