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! This quality Kayak and Water Taxi tour travels one way by kayak and one way by water taxi into the park so you can see the most in just half a day. Explore beaches and islands in the Astrolabe region.

AM Trip: Enjoy a guided paddle between Marahau and Observation Beach where you will be provided with an early lunch. Then return by Water Taxi for a scenic cruise back to Marahau.

PM Trip: Enjoy a Water Taxi ride to Observation Beach. Join your guide at Observation Beach for lunch before kayaking to Marahau along the Abel Tasman coastline. Note: You are able to book online for the PM trip. Please add the PM departure request in the notes field at the time of booking and we will confirm your time via email when we have manually altered the departure time.

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: Open all year
  • Age: Minimum 12 years, under the age of 16 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