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Utilise the expertise of an experienced sea kayaking guide or hire a kayak and freedom paddle up the breath-taking Abel Tasman coastline.

Combine your kayaking with a walk along a section of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, and you've found the recipe for an unforgettable experience in New Zealand's own paradise.

You can book your sea kayaking trip here through Motueka i-SITE.













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Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman National Park - New Zealand's most popular sea kayaking destination.
Kaiteriteri Kayaks has been operating sea kayaking tours in the Abel Tasman National Park for seventeen years. We hope our website offers you plenty of relevant information while perhaps also providing a chuckle or two along the way.

Over 50 kilometres of coastline offers dozens of golden sand beaches to visit, while the many coves and lagoons provide plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Sea kayaking here also opens up a world of sea and bird life encounters with animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins. So all in all, you've got to say, it's really not a bad spot!

With every trip we ensure that: Safety is a priority. Everyone has a relaxed time in an enjoyable atmosphere. The beautiful environment is respected. Our trips are about choice guides and good times, not hard work. For lots of laughs, join a trip with the locals - Kaiteriteri Kayaks - great little kayak trips.
Kaiteriteri Kayaks - Kaiteriteri Beach, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
Phone +64 3 527 8383   NZ Freephone 0800 2 KAYAK
Email info@seakayak.co.nz   Website: www.seakayak.co.nz


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Let our friendly team show you how to make the most of your time in Abel Tasman National Park. If you have only a couple of hours or a full day, want to relax or adventure, travelling on your own or with a group of different ages, abilities and interests, we have something to suit you. It's our history that makes us special. The Wilson family has been welcoming visitors to this special place since 1841.
Trips from 3 hours to 5 days.
Professional, fun and friendly guides.
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We will help you design the ideal sea kayaking trip with the choice to add walking and boat cruising.
The only company offering Lodge-based, 2 to 5 day sea kayak trips in the Park.
Wilson's Abel Tasman - 265 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 528 2027   Freephone (NZ Only): 0800 223 582 (0800 ABEL TASMAN)
Freephone (Australia Only): 1800-139 341
Email: info@AbelTasman.co.nz   Website: www.AbelTasman.co.nz


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Have the ultimate sea kayaking experience in the Abel Tasman National Park with the first ever sea kayak company in the park - Abel Tasman Kayaks....

Sea kayaking is such a unique, low impact way to explore the beautiful golden beaches, peaceful coves and lagoons, offshore islands, wildlife and the native forest fringing our granite coastline! We offer a diverse portfolio of guided half day, full day, multi day tours to suit your available time and interests.
Abel Tasman Kayaks - 273 Sandy Bay - Marahau Rd, RD 2 Marahau 7197
Freephone 0800 732 529   Ph: +64 3 5278022
Email: info@abeltasmankayaks.co.nz   Website: www.abeltasmankayaks.co.nz


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  • Freedom Kayaking
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Designed for adventurers seeking independence and flexibility who feel at home in the outdoors
If you are looking to explore the spectacular sights of the Abel Tasman National Park, but don’t like the idea of joining a guided trip, then a kayak rental is perfect for you!

We can provide you with all the equipment, advice and back-up you need to get out there and experience the beauty of the Abel Tasman at your own pace, in your own way.
Abel Tasman Kayaks Kayak Rentals - 273 Sandy Bay - Marahau Rd, RD 2 Marahau 7197
Freephone 0800 732 529   Ph: +64 3 5278022
Email: info@freedomrentals.co.nz   Website: www.freedomrentals.co.nz


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We are proud to be 100% owned and operated, if you are experienced or have never been kayaking before we can accommodate you on your special journey into New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park.

Kayak guide and owner operator "Mitch" who has been guiding in the area since 1995 and crew will ensure a great value day out. Whether you are looking for a relaxing couple of hours in the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park or want to explore the lesser-visited north end of the park, Mitch and the friendly crew can design a trip to suit you and your budget.
Independent Guides - c/o Old MacDonald's Farm Holiday Park, Harvey Road, Marahau, New Zealand
Ph: +64 (0)3 527 8288
E-mail: independentguides@xtra.co.nz   Website: www.independentguides.co.nz


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Kahu Kayaks welcomes you to the Abel Tasman National Park, our golden piece of Aotearoa. We are a genuine, small kayak company, 100% locally owned and operated based in Marahau, with loads of experience taking guided kayaking trips in the Abel Tasman.

A range of guided kayaking tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.

Our Abel Tasman freedom kayaking package allows you the independence to see the wonders of the coastline at your own pace with all it's spectacular views and natural spots to visit and outdoor activities.
Full and half day guided sea kayaking trips around the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Fantastic panoramic views, sea caves, islands, and the Tonga island seal colony to explore along the way, along with other popular and historic attractions.
Kahu Kayaks - 11 Marahau Valley Road, Marahau, New Zealand.
NZ Bookings Freephone: 0800 300 101  Intl Ph: +64 3 527 8300
Email: info@kahukayaks.co.nz   Website: www.kahukayaks.co.nz


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The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of sub-tropical native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman New Zealand's premiere location for sea kayaking.

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options. Whether you choose to join a guided or unguided trip, we've got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you.

We specialise in making trips that give you the freedom to explore the stunning Abel Tasman National Park coastline at your own pace. Our guides provide expert advise and knowledge to make your journey fun and easy. Guided kayaking, freedom kayaking, walking, water taxis, and a range of accommodation and always good times.
Marahau Sea Kayaks - Abel Tasman National Park, Franklin Street, Marahau, New Zealand NZ Freephone: 0800 KAYAKS (0800 529257)   Ph/Fax: +64 3 527 8176
Email: info@msk.co.nz   Website: www.msk.co.nz


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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away."

Join Paul, Andrea and the team at The Sea Kayak Company and let us show you the Abel Tasman National Park, take you to beautiful places and give you moments that will "take your breath away". We have half-day to 5-day guided sea kayaking trips. Also we have very popular one and two-day paddle and hike adventures. Independent kayak rentals are also available.
The Sea Kayak Company - 506 High Street, Motueka, South Island, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Ph: +643 528 7251   NZ Freephone 0508 25 29 25   Fax: +64 3 528 7221
Email: Info@Seakayaknz.co.nz   Website: www.Seakayaknz.co.nz


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  • R&R Kayaks
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Nau mai, Haere mai , Welcome to R&R Kayaks!

Rets and Ro welcome you to the breath taking Abel Tasman National Park – the place we call home. 

We are a small family owned sea kayak company with many years of industry experience and
extensive local knowledge (we are born and bred locals).

The Abel Tasman National Park is a very special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited
to share its history, stories and natural beauty with you. 

We are a small company with a big heart.
R&R KAYAKS - 279 Marahau-Sandy Bay Road, RD 2, Marahau, New Zealand
Ph: 0508 2 BEACH (0508 223 224) or +64 3 5278 197 (Int. calls only)
Email: info@rrkayaks.co.nz   Website: www.rrkayaks.co.nz


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Launch from our stunning Tata Beach base in Golden Bay and you are immediately in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Half day guided tours; family guided tours; half, full and multi day freedom rentals; sit on top rental; stand up paddle boards.
Golden Bay Kayaks - 29 Cornwall Place, Tata Beach 7183, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3-525 9095   Mobile: 027 470 5337
Email: info@goldenbaykayaks.co.nz‎   Website: http://goldenbaykayaks.co.nz‎


Tasman Bay Sea Kayaking Adventures is a 100% owned and operated company offering genuine local knowledge and a real passion for New Zealands unsurpassed natural environment.

We live and breathe sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman - its part of who we are and we'd love to share the adventure with you.
Tasman Bay Sea Kayaking - Old MacDonald's Farm, Harvey Road, Marahau RD2
Ph: 0800 827 525 or 03 5278 288
Email: info@tasmanbayseakayaking.co.nz‎   Website: http://goldenbaykayaks.co.nz‎


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