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 return.


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

Adult Child
Marahau – Anchorage $40pp $20pp
Marahau – Bark Bay $42pp $21pp
Marahau – Onetahuti $45pp $22.50p
Marahau – Awaroa $48pp $24pp
Marahau – Totaranui $50pp $25pp
Bag transfer $20 per bag per movement


To book a return trip you will need to book two seperate one way trips


1 Day

  • Adult from: $40
  • Child from: $20
  • Open: 1 Dec – 30 Apr (on request outside of these times)
  • Age: Any age, under 18’s need to be accompanied by at least 1 adult

Departure Times

Please note the Department of Conservation apply differential pricing between 1st October and 30th April. If you are a New Zealand resident choose the New Zealand Resident price, if you are an International Visitor choose International Visitor price.


  • 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 and our Covid-19 ones here

What our customers say

I had a great tour with Abel Tasman Kayaks. All the staff I met at the base were great, and the guide for my kayaking - Gareth - was very friendly and informative. It was awesome that we got a ride on a tractor to get to the beach with the kayaks. The kayaking part of the tour was my favourite, Gareth gave some awesome commentary and stayed at the... read more


We did the 3 day classic guided kayak trip. From the first contact with the company through to when we said our last goodbyes, Abel Tasman Kayaks were fantastic. Our guide, Awatea was amazing, whipping up fabulous meals at each lunch and overnight stop. He was an experienced guide, coaching us through a couple of more exciting sections on the route and we always felt safe and... read more


Wir haben eine Kayak und Walk Tour gemacht. Unser Tour-Guide war extrem nett und hat einen sensationellen Job gemacht. In unserer kleinen Gruppe mit 4 Kayaks haben wir ein paar schöne Stunden verbracht, während der wir durch den wunderschönen Nationalpark gefahren sind und einiges über den Park sowie die einzigartige Artenvielfalt dort erfahren haben. Nach der Kayak-Tour bekamen wir am Strand ein leckeres Mittagessen und danach ging es auf eigene... read more


Fantastische ervaring met zeer betrokken gidsen, die weten waar ze het over hebben en dicht bij de natuur staan. Een droom dag gehad!


We had a brilliant time on our Abel Tasman Kayaks trip. We had Darryl looking after our group (my partner and me, a family and a single). He was very competent, entertaining and also really knowledgeable about the birdlife, bush, sealife and history of the area. He also adapted the day based on the conditions to ensure we had the best possible time. The kayaks were in good nick... read more


We booked in to do the half day seal sanctuary kayaking in early October 2019, and I’m very glad we did. We had such an amazing day with Abel Tasman kayaks - our guide Nicole was amazing, providing us with really clear and easy instructions, keeping us safe on the water, and sharing her knowledge about the area including its history and wildlife (as well as food and walk recommendations... read more

Lisa R