Embark on an adventure to uncover the secrets of Adele Island and its Seal Colony.
Start with a scenic water taxi ride to Observation beach setting the stage for exploration of the adjacent coastline by kayak.
Paddle out to Adele & Fisherman Islands and observe the antics of the resident New Zealand Fur Seals also known as Kekeno. Keep an eye out for the Little Blue Penguins that often make appearances as well. There is ample time to spend with the playful Kekeno who call the island’s home. This short but sweet tour of the southern end of the Abel Tasman allows ample time to soak up the quintessential Abel Tasman coastline before arriving back in Marahau.
This trip departs at 8:15 am and 11.15 am each day, the description is based on a 11.15 am departure.
Paddling is our business, with all activities supported by our purpose-built kayak base, featuring complimentary showers, wifi, gear storage & client transporters. We also provide high-quality soft gear – fitted for each client by our guides and high-quality hard gear – customised for comfort for each client.
On this trip covering the Astrolabe coastline you have a professional guide with you for around 4 hours sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman. We also cater lunch designed around your health and energy.
Every trip is unique like each of our clients.
8.15 amCheck in and meet your guide.8.30 amKayak briefing.9.00 amKayak from Marahau to Observation Beach. Kayak approx 2 hrs with breaks.12 noonArrive Observation Beach.12.15 pmLunch.
1.15 pmWater Taxi to Marahau.1.30 pmArrive back in Marahau.11.15 amCheck in.11.30 amWater Taxi to Observation Beach.11.45amArrive at Observation Beach and relax before meeting your guide.
12.15 pmLunch.12.30 pmKayak briefing.1.00 pmKayak from Observation Beach to Marahau. Kayak approx 2 hrs with breaks.4.00 pmArrive back in Marahau.
*Please note: These are an estimate of timings.
A double kayak, buoyancy vest, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry bags for cameras and of course an awesome Abel Tasman Kayaks guide.
What to bring
Please bring personal water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimsuit, warm top (wool or fleece), wind jacket, a change of clothes, cameras and any medication.