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Wilsons Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking | Day Trips

No experience necessary! Let your friendly guide introduce you to the Abel Tasman National Park with some of the best sea kayaking territory in New Zealand. An Abel Tasman kayaking tour takes in stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. 

Protected from most weather, the Abel Tasman coast is renowned for clear azure waters, golden-sand beaches fringed by native forest, hidden coves and carved granite headlands.

The coast is home to many sea birds, including the Little Blue Penguin. NZ Fur Seals breed on the islands close to shore. Dolphins visit the idyllic coast, perhaps on the same day as you.

With boat access to countless sheltered bays and secluded stretches of coastline, Wilsons offers a diverse, exciting range of Abel Tasman kayak tours. 

Half Day Abel Tasman Kayaking Options

Split Apple Paddle

  • Experience the stunning Kaiteriteri coastline with up to 2 hours easy paddling
  • Coach or drive to Kaiteriteri to check in at the Wilsons Abel Tasman Ticket Office by 8.50 am (morning trip) or 1.00 pm (afternoon trip)
  • Meet your guide who will settle you into your stable double kayak with full training
  • Your guide knows all the best, secret spots & visit the famous “Split Apple Rock”
  • Returning to Kaiteriteri by 12 noon (morning) or 4.00 pm (afternoon)  in time to catch a boat cruise into the Park if you wish

Full Day Abel Tasman Kayaking Trips

Beaches, Bays & Seals

  • Four hours paddling in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Coach or drive to Kaiteriteri to check in at the Wilsons Abel Tasman Ticket Office by 8.50 am
  • Meet your guide to board your boat cruise to the best sea kayaking territory
  • At Torrent Bay, your guide will settle you into your double kayak with full training
  • Then, it’s on to the water to explore the wondrous headlands, coves and islands
  • Pause at a sheltered cove for lunch (supplied), take time out to relax on the beach
  • On your return journey to Torrent Bay, visit the seal colony at Pinnacle Island
  • Rejoin the boat to cruise back to Kaiteriteri at 6.00 pm
  • Times & itinerary can vary slightly 19 April to 19 October, please confirm details the day before your trip

Beaches, Bays, Kayak and Walk

  • Available 01 May to 30 September
  • Paddle in the morning, then cruise into the Park for some quality beach time
  • Coach or drive to Kaiteriteri to check in at the Wilsons Abel Tasman Ticket Office by 8.50 am
  • Meet your Guide who will settle you into your stable double kayak with full training
  • Paddling north, this relaxing trip explores all the secret spots
  • Stop on a golden beach for a short break before heading back to Kaiteriteri by 12 noon
  • Swap your kayak for walking shoes and join your 1pm Cruise to Anchorage Bay
  • Choose to relax on the golden expanse of Anchorage Beach or take a leisurely walk to the beautiful protected cove of Te Pukatea Bay and return (approx 45 mins, 3 kms)
  • If you take the Pitt Head Loop track with fabulous coastal vistas it will take approx 1.15 hours (4 kms) 3 or 5 pm board the Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri at 4.10 or 6.00 pm

Beaches, Bays & Seals with Walk

  • Available 20 October to 31 March
  • This is a great trip to view seals, kayaking sailing and coastal vistas
  • Drive to Kaiteriteri to check in at the Wilsons Abel Tasman Ticket Office by 8.50 am
  • Cruise from here passed the island and golden coves of the Astrolabe Roadstead to Anchorage Beach
  • Disembark at the Torrent Bay Lodge and settle into your stable double kayak
  • Paddle around the headlands, passed coves and island of the granite coast for 2 hrs 30 mins
  • At the end of the paddle take an unguided 5 km walk (approximately 2 hours) around the picturesque Torrent Bay inlet to the long golden beach at Anchorage
  • Meet the boat again to cruise back to Kaiteriteri by 6.00 pm.

Other Information on Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking

  • Please note children under 10 years old must have a private guide to participate in the day trips. Age limited of 12 years old applies to longer day trips.
  • Your trip includes all technical & safety gear, incl full instructions and safety briefing
  • You provide: Towel, hat, sunscreen, warm top (plus polypropylene thermals if you have them), swimsuit, change of clothes, camera and walking shoes
  • Bring your own lunch, or order a scrumptious Picnic Lunch the day before your trip
  • Lunch included in Beaches, Bays & Seals day trip

Departures

Departures from Kaiteriteri with bus connections to Motueka, Nelson and Marahau.

Location

Wilsons Abel Tasman Ticket Office. Kaiteriteri waterfront, Kaiteriteri, Abel Tasman, New Zealand.

Book Abel Tasman Sea Kayaking Tours

You can book Abel Tasman kayak tours separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

The following popular New Zealand holiday package includes an Abel Tasman kayak tour:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Abel Tasman activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Child up to 14 years old, note some trips have a minimum age

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.

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