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Best Abel Tasman Day tour

Best Abel Tasman Day tour

A small group personalized 6 hour daytrip, exploring the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park's coastline aboard a comfortable cruising catamaran. You get to meet other traveler’s and receive the personal attention of the skipper as we limit numbers to 5 couples or 11 passengers. With plenty of activities on offer, including kayaking, hiking, beach combing and swimming you can choose how energetic you wish to be, ensuring the day is suitable for travelers with mixed activity levels. Delicious locally sourced food and refreshments are provided along with beer and wine with lunch so you can relax and take in this stunning National Park and wildlife.


NZ$ 355

per person


  • Abel Tasman National Park highlights

  • Small group, guided cruise

  • Options to kayak, hike and swim

  • Fully catered with locally sourced food, beer and wine, towels and sunscreen.

  • Fantastic local guides


Full Description

Our 6-hour charter aboard comfortable cruising catamarans includes the opportunity to walk a section of the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park track, walk on beaches, kayaking equipment, a delicious platter style lunch with local wine, beer and drinks, sunscreen, insect repellent and towels. Our experienced, friendly skippers act as your guides and share their wealth of knowledge about this iconic coast. We ensure you have the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife and share all the highlights on any given day.

Our tours are small group, with the maximum number of travellers 11, and we take care to ensure your day on the water is comfortable with our skippers expertise in finding calm anchorages.


Sit on Top kayaks, snorkels, masks flippers, towels, lunch, snacks, beer and wine with lunch, guides

skippers, lifejackets, flushing toilets, indoor and outdoor seating, sunscreen.

Meeting Point

Your charter leaves from Stephens Bay at 10am.

We have no offices at Stephens Bay but are the only commercial operators from this quiet little beach. Please wait at the top of the beach until the skipper collects you at about 9.50am. 

We have a location pin on Google maps for ATC at Stephens Bay and GPS Co. Ords are

-41.0477    173.015 

Additional Information

Around an hours drive from Nelson.We suggest you bring your swimsuit for kayaking, a windproof jacket, and shoes that you can easily remove for getting on and off the beaches.
It is helpful to have your shoes off to access the boat from the beach.
If you have any questions or weather concerns closer to the time please feel free to contact us.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 7 days before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.


If the weather conditions make cruising unsafe, on the day of the trip, Abel Tasman Charters will cancel the cruise at no cost or rebook you for another day, if space is available. This is at the skipper’s discretion, and there is no charge in this situation. Cancellation by the customer or agent: No cancellation fees applicable if cancellation is due to Covid19 travel restrictions. We operate everyday of the year except Christmas Day December 25th We will hold the shared cruise up to 15 minutes for passengers who are lost or running late beyond this we will sail with no refund.

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NZ$ 355

per person

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Best Abel Tasman Day tour

Best Abel Tasman Day tour

A small group personalized 6 hour daytrip, exploring the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park's coastline aboard a comfor...Show More
Adult: $355
(12+ years)
Child: $220
(2 - 11 years)
Infants Free
Duration: 6 Hours
Exclusive Abel Tasman Charter

Exclusive Abel Tasman Charter

A small group private day cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park aboard comfortable cruising catamarans.
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Duration: 6 Hours
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