The Sea Kayak Company
Abel Tasman, Nelson Region
Abel Tasman Kayak Trips
The Sea kayak Company is a locally owned and operated, boutique sea kayak operation which conducts its kayaking adventures in the Abel Tasman, New Zealand’s smallest, and we think most gorgeous national park
We are a 100% focused sea kayak operation with that unique view we are able to find for you the best kayaking or kayaking and walking adventure.
Our kayak trips range from one day to five day guided catered camping based adventure.
The Sea Kayak Company is one of only three operators authorised by the Department of Conservation to undertake mammal viewing from sea kayaks within The Tonga Island Marine Reserve and Pinnacle Islands.
Abel Tasman Kayaking Flexi-Pass
Active people will love a full day of kayaking, but those who want to explore and see the Abel Tasman from both the water and the land can pick one of the kayak and walk combo. Confirm which trip you want to do the evening before departure,
Kayakers - 9am fast water taxi from Marahau to Tonga Quarry. paddle to Tonga Island seal colony. Explore the spectacular Tonga Arches, enchanting Shag Harbour & head south to Bark Bay.
Hikers – take a scenic 9am cruise Kaiteriteri (half-day fast water taxi) to Tonga Quarry, explore Onetahuti Beach and take a relaxed 90 minute hike to Bark Bay.
Late-start - take a scenic 10:30am cruise Kaiteriteri to Bark Bay, relax on beach for 1 hour then meet kayak guide.
Half day kayakers return on 12:45pm boat returning to Marahau at 1:30
Picnic lunch on Bark Bay beach.
Kayakers - paddle back to Anchorage with the sea breeze behind you. Explore Pinnacle Island Seal Colony, Falls River and some stunning beaches only accessible from the water.
Hikers - a 2-3-hour hike from Bark Bay to Anchorage including Falls River Swing Bridge
Late Start – after the afternoon kayak, you have the option of adding a one-hour stroll on the Pitt Head loop and taking the last water taxi back
Water taxi ride back to Marahau / Kaiteriteri 3:45pm (or add swimming time and take 4:45 boat to Kaiteriteri)
Departs 9am or 10:30 | Duration 4 hours 30 minutes - 8 hours 30 minutes
All kayaks are double-kayaks.
Confirm which trip you want to do the evening before departure,
includes water-taxi transfers
Picnic lunch $15pp
You will find us at 506 High Street, Motueka, 50 metres past the roundabout coming from Nelson on SH60.
CHILD POLICY Split Apple Rock Paddle is Family Friendly, children under 14 welcome on private family trips
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | 48 hours 50% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons Full Refund or transfer to another trip
SEASON Year round
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR Closed 25th & 26th December & 1st January