The Ultimate Abel Tasman Day Trip
If you want an unforgettable experience cruising the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park coastline, book yourself onto the Best Abel Tasman Day Trip with Rod Stuart’s Abel Tasman Charters.
Departing at about 10am from Stephens Bay a short drive from Kaiteriteri, the power catamaran Taranui takes you past Kaiteriteri, Split Apple Rock, Marahau, Adele Island, and crystalline coves, towards the Tonga Island seal colony. A delicious lunch is served at scenic spots such as Onetahuti beach or Shag Harbour.
Rod with 35 years of experience in the Abel Tasman is a treasure trove of information on the area’s history and geology. He is also very adaptable and will modify his itinerary to cater to the interests of those on board. During our cruise, my wife and I kayaked from Shag Harbour to Onetahuti beach, tramped from Anchorage to Te Pukatea, and snorkeled in the crystal-clear water. Absolute heaven!
Rod ensures optimal service and enjoyment by keeping passengers to a minimum. We were joined by two lovely couples, from the US and the Netherlands, and had a wonderful time together. We returned in the late afternoon, which ended our single most enjoyable day throughout our trip to New Zealand’s south island. Full marks to Rod and Abel Tasman Charters!
- National/State Park
- Sailing and Boating
Abel Tasman Water Taxi's
Within the National park a couple of operators offer "water taxi transport".
For instance Abel Tasman AquaTaxi offers a range of departures from Kaiteriteri varying from day trips, cruises and taxi services.
Excellent way of transportation to or from one of the beaches to start a walk on the Coast Track through Abel Tasman National Park.
Or just make a tour with the taxi and enjoy the stunning golden beaches, bays, coves and the seal colony on Tonga Island