Water Taxi north to the golden expanse of Onetahuti beach to discover New Zealand fur seals (Kekeno) and little Blue Penguins at Tonga Island Marine Reserve.

Kekeno are extremely good swimmers; watch them in their natural environment on Tonga Island. Paddle south with the breeze, exploring sculptured granite headlands, tranquil lagoons and everything that's special about the heart of the Abel Tasman. Your guide has many stories of Maori and European settlers, and the natural history of this picturesque area. Return to Marahau by Water Taxi.

Check out the beach you stop for lunch at!

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Marine Reserve

Trip Information

Duration: 1 Day

  • Check-in: 8.30am (1 Oct - 30 Apr) 9.00am (1 May - 31 May)
  • Open: 1 Oct - 31 May
  • 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 4 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: No
  • Water Taxi: Two Water Taxi cruises
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return 2017 2018 Bus List