From $180pp

Travel one way by kayak and one way by water taxi so you can maximise your time in the Abel Tasman.

Taking you further, the Half Day Kayak & Water Taxi tour travels one way by kayak and one way by water taxi. This combination provides plenty of time to explore the beaches and islands in the Astrolabe region. The southern end of the national park has some of the most picturesque scenery the Abel Tasman has to offer, twelve stunning beaches, amazing rock formations and opportunities to see a seal or two. 

AM Trip: Enjoy a guided paddle between Marahau and Observation Beach. An early lunch will be provided at Observation Beach before returning on a scenic water taxi cruise back to Marahau. 

Paddling is our business, with all activities supported by our purpose-built kayak base, free hot showers, free wifi, free equipment 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 morning tea and lunch designed around your health and energy made onsite by our container cafe.

Every trip is unique like each of our clients.

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Half Day Kayak & Water Taxi

Trip Information

Duration: Half Day

  • Check-in: 8.15 am
  • Open: 1 Oct - 30 Apr
  • Age: Minimum 12 years, under the age of 18 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio
  • Food: Includes lunch
  • Prior Experience: Not necessary
  • Paddling: Approximately 2 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: No
  • Water Taxi: One Water Taxi cruise
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, $15 Motueka return.