From $175pp

Our most eco trip! This trip is our most environmentally friendly on offer.

The forest-fringed Astrolabe offers the highest concentration of golden sandy beaches in the Abel Tasman to explore. The highlight of this trip is visiting Adele Island sanctuary, home to an array of protected native birds and a popular hang out for NZ fur seals. A cacophony of bird sound is unique to the Island, as this trip is 100% paddle power you are reducing your carbon footprint. If conditions permit, kayak-sail back into Marahau on the afternoon sea breeze. Simply an amazing day covering all the special elements the Abel Tasman offers.

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 8 hours sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman.

Winter (1 May - 30 Sept) - Your trip includes hot drinks and chocolate cake, please bring your own packed lunch. 

Summer (1 Oct - 30 Apr) - 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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Trip Information

Duration: 1 Day

  • Check-in: 8.15 am
  • Open: 1 Oct - 30 Apr
  • Age: Minimum 10 years (1 May - 30 Sept), 12 years (1 Oct - 30 Apr) 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 4 hours interspersed with breaks
  • Kayak Sailing: Yes if conditions allow
  • Bush Walk: No
  • Water Taxi: No Water Taxi cruises
  • Bus: $30 Nelson return, free Motueka return operating 1 Nov - 31 Mar. On request outside of these times