Take a one-way or return water taxi trip to explore the Abel Tasman National Park.

Departures leave at 8.30 AM, 11.30 AM & 1.30 PM from Marahau.

The taxi timetable is based on North to South, going from Marahau up to Totaranui and then returning.


Marahau 8.30 AM 11.30 AM 13.30 PM
Anchorage North 9.15 AM 13.45 PM
Torrent Bay North 9.15 AM
Bark Bay North 9.25 AM 12.15 PM 14.00 PM
Onetahuti North 9.30 AM 12.30 PM 14.15 pm
Awaroa North 9.45 AM 14.30 PM
Totaranui 10.00 AM 14.45 pm
Awaroa South 9.45 am 15.00 PM
Onetahuti South 10.15 AM 12.30 PM 15.15 PM
Bark Bay South 10.30 AM 12.45 PM 15.30 PM
Anchorage South 10.45 AM 13.00 PM 15.45 PM
Marahau 11.00 AM 13.30 PM 16.30 PM


Under 5’s travel for  free. Included in the fare is an environmental access fee.

Adult Child
Marahau – Anchorage $54pp $27pp
Marahau – Bark Bay $58pp $29pp
Marahau – Onetahuti $60pp $30pp
Marahau – Awaroa $63pp $31.50pp
Marahau – Totaranui $65pp $32.50pp
Bag transfer $25 per bag movement pp


To book a return trip you will need to book two separate one way trips. Packaged water taxi and walk trips can be found here.


1 Day

  • Adult from: $54
  • Child (up to 14): $27
  • Child (4 & under): $0
  • Age: Any age, under 18’s need to be accompanied by at least 1 adult

Departure Times

Your trip includes an Environmental Access Fee which goes directly towards preserving the Abel Tasman National Park.


  • Environment Access Fee

    Your trip includes an Environmental Access Fee which goes directly towards preserving the Abel Tasman National Park.

    A portion of your ticket price goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your trip in the Abel Tasman. This includes the compulsory concession fees paid to the Department of Conversation as well as voluntary contributions to local organisations and projects to improve the environment, ecology and access to the National Park.  Fees are adjusted according to your trip, you can see your contribution when you purchase a ticket.

    Find out more on how we are looking after this special place including our commitment to the Mārahau Pledge.

  • Do I need hiking boots?

    For walking the track, firm footwear is required, but boots are not essential, walking sandals or sports shoes are fine.

  • Where can we get drinking water?

    Filtered drinking water is available at : our base, Anchorage, Bark Bay, Awaroa, Totaranaui and Whariwharangi. All campsites have water; however, this water must be boiled or treated. Water in the camp sites is piped from streams and is unsafe for consumption. Use only safe water (e.g. boiled, treated, filtered) for drinking, brushing teeth etc. In this regard Giardia is the main concern.

  • Can I buy food and drink in the Abel Tasman National Park?

    If your trip requires you to bring your own food we recommend purchasing this before you get to Marahau. We do sell a few small snack items and drinks. There is a small store in Marahau but the nearest supermarket is in Motueka.  Check your confirmation or trip description to see the food requirements for the tour you have selected. Food suggestions can also be found here.

  • Are there toilets in the park?

    Yes, these are regularly cleaned and restocked with paper by park staff.

  • More FAQ’s

    A full list of our FAQ’s can be found here.

What our customers say

We chose to hike part of the Able Tasman Track, and went with Able Tasman Kayaks who were dropping off a bunch of kayakers. We continued on board this fantastic fast boat and had an awesome tour of the whole area, then were dropped off at the beautiful Observation Beach so we could walk back out. It was an amazing day and the staff at Able Tasman Kayaks were... read more


Abel Tasman Kayaks deserves ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️++++++ for their exceptional customer service, communication and professionalism. They made my tramping experience possible with transfers, gear rentals, baggage storage, boat taxi to the trail, and expert advice. They support kayaking AND tramping experiences at Abel Tasman. Every time I requested something, I was always... read more

Bethany Facendini


Low tide crossing at stunning Awaroa Estuary.
Koro (Grandfather) and Kuia (Grandmother) our water taxi names reflect our desire to share and tell stories of the Abel Tasman.  The Abel Tasman National Park may have been gazetted as a national park in 1942 but its history dates back at least 700 years.
Beachside camping ❤
Even Weka can't resist a stunning sunrise! 🌅 Also known as the Māori hen or woodhen, Weka are the most common flightless birds in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Mother Nature showcasing a stunning palette of colors! 🌈
Smooth landing! perfect landing 👌 🚣‍♂️
Accessible and stunning coastline! 💖 Abel Tasman
Discovering the various lagoons and estuaries along the coastline, each with its own unique features.😊
Paddling during shoulder season: crisp, clear days and fewer crowds. 🚣‍♂️☀️ #QuietAdventures 
Photo credit @whatdoesbassee
Keep your 👀 eyes peeled for these guys around the park! At this time of the year, there are a lot of pups around.