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Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Father and son combo Rod and Angus gave us a great experience. They were professional but friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Batman4175
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Sydney, Australia
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Great way to explore Abel Tasman.

My wife and I started our South Island adventure with Rod and Angus, and it was the perfect start... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
danielsklein75
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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We provide 6 hour scenic day trips on board our comfortable catamarans into the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park with opportunities for kayaking, swimming and bush walk adventures, including a visit to the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. You'll get to know our skippers as we run small personal tours where you choose how energetic you want to be - a great day for all ages. Kayak in tranquil lagoons, enjoy a gourmet lunch, swim and snorkel from the boat, walk on a beach or through the enchanting Abel Tasman track - or just relax on board and enjoy the skippers wealth of knowledge about New Zealand's most enchanting park. We also provide small group overnight charters. Other exclusive trip options include a guided food and wine tour in a secluded cove, a swim/snorkel in shallow rock pools and a combined boat and helicopter flight into Lord of the Rings country. All trips include towels, gourmet lunch, refreshments, kayak and snorkel equipment, sunscreen, bug repellent and an excellent local skipper with a wealth of experience and knowledge as your tour guide.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Father and son combo Rod and Angus gave us a great experience. They were professional but friendly and managed the needs and capabilities of our diverse group very well.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

My wife and I started our South Island adventure with Rod and Angus, and it was the perfect start. They both provide a wide array of knowledge concerning NZ history and ecology, and are very flexible with what guests would like to see and do....More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks Daniel, wonderful to hear we helped you make the most of your day in the Abel Tasman National Park. We wish you better weather and more fantastic days travel in New Zealand.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Brilliant day on the water seeing some of the sights of Abel Tasman with Clare our knowledgable skipper. Only 8 people on the boat with a good mix of nationalities made for an interesting trip and very pleasant day. The itinerary is flexible and you...More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks for recommending us to others. We love to hear that our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip was a highlight and you had a great day out with Claire.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

My wife and I were staying near Abel Tasman for the last couple days of our 2 week honeymoon. I was looking for ways to see a lot of the park in one day and decided to surprise her with a day out cruising with...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We joined Rod and his son Angus for a full day of exploring the waters along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park. Rod and Angus were perfect hosts with extensive knowledge of everything from NZ history to conservation efforts in the Abel Tasman...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic day we had today. Our skipper Emma was a delight with her hospitality and her love of boating. She was born for this position. We had a beautiful sunny day hiking through the Bush walks and enjoying a beautiful fresh salad buffet...More

Thank Vince W
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Cruising the Abel Tasman Bay on a lovely catamaran hosted by Skipper Rod. He is obviously knowledgable and passionate about the area he lives and works in and made the trip very enjoyable. He was ably assisted by his son Angus who helped make this...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Rod and his capable son Angus were our hosts for an amazing tour of Abel Tasman on his luxurious catamaran. A small group of 12 made this intimate and Rod's knowledge and experience of the park and its history was fascinating and his passion for...More

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Rod S, Owner at Abel Tasman Charters - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our day-trip and particularly your mention of Angus as a valuable member of the crew. We see that he is continually working to ensure that our customers have a great experience but it means a lot to hear...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A glorious day in a catamaran with Emma and five other passengers. Delightful platter lunch, a chance to swim off the beach, a good hike, seals and the Split Apple Rock. It always felt an individual tailored experience - never routine or going through the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We had the most amazing day thanks to our skipper Emma who works with Rod! We were very lucky as only one other couple on the boat. Emma is a great skipper and guide -- knows the area, history and lots of trivia. She is...More

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Diane S
31 March 2018|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi We do not run our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip that late in May but you may still privately charter the boat. It is still possible to kayak also
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18RachelMN
25 December 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi Rachel The cost of our Best Abel Tasman Daytrip is $285 per person and includes lunch, all refreshments and use of the kayaks. We also include towels sunscreen and a helpful skipper to be your guide for the day.
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Mar S
4 December 2017|
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Response from Rod S | Property representative |
Hi We leave from Stephens Bay which is near the Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson ( up the top of the South Island). You can visit our website for more info or give us a call 0800 22 35 22
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