Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
Abel Tasman, Nelson Region
Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk
Cruise the Abel Tasman National Park in comfort & safety and enjoy a walk or swim on the sandy beaches of the beautiful coastal track.
The Knapp Family welcome you aboard. We are locals with a wealth of knowledge about the Abel Tasman. Not only do we own the company, we skipper the boats and build them too! Our intimate understanding of the park has led us to build the boats we use ourselves, specifically for the sea conditions of the Abel Tasman National Park. They have been designed for safety, comfort, speed and functionality.
We can show you the very special parts of the Park. We visit Spilt Apple Rock, Apple Tree Bay, Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Medlands Bay, Bark Bay, New Zealand Fur Seals at Pinnacle Island or Tonga Island, Onetahuti, Awaroa and Totaranui. We depart from Nelson once a day, Kaiteriteri up to 4 times daily in the peak season and Marahau twice daily.
We have many different trip options for all ages.
Easy walk on access with no steps or stairs. Toilets on board all our vessels. Café on board our large vessel.
Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk
Start your day with a scenic cruise from Kaiteriteri stopping to see Split Apple rock and viewing fur seals and beaches on the way. Select a walk length to suit your fitness and hop off for your unguided hike, stopping for a swim at one of the stunning beaches. See lush native bush, beautiful golden beaches and hear native birdsong.
The Abel Tasman is a very good track with a few ups and downs as it follows the coast. Walk options from 1 - 6 hours.
Departs 9am, 10:30am*, 12:40pm | Duration 3-8 hours *summer only
Private Eco-Hike Guided Walk & Abel Tasman Cruise
Any of our trips can be taken with a private guide to add interpretation of the bush, local history. The day can be fully customised to suit your fitness and interests. Trip includes a gourmet picnic, guide, boat trip and Department of Conservation concessions.
Departs 9am, 10:30am* | Duration flexible
Full Scenic or Half Scenic Abel Tasman Cruise
If you are not a keen hiker, a relaxing cruise along the coast of the Abel Tasman may appeal. Let your friendly crew point out the interesting features and any local wildlife. The well-designed and very stable catamaran boats allow you freedom to move around and get close to the seals plus shade you from the sun.
Departs 9am, 10:30am*, 12:40pm, 2:30pm* | Duration 3-8 hours *summer only
Please bring a light day pack with water and a picnic. Please report 30 minutes before departure time.
Price: $45 to $260
Water taxi, scenic cruises and private guided hikes
Meet us at our ticket booth in Kaiteriteri. There is free parking just behind the kiosks or at the far end of the beach.
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly. under 5 free. 5-14 years child rate.
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons Full Refund
SEASON Open year round
CHRISTMAS Closed Christmas Day