Abel Tasman Charters

The Best Abel Tasman Day Trip

Personalised small group cruises

Explore The Abel Tasman

If you only have one day to explore the Abel Tasman National Park, then spend it with Abel Tasman Charters. Come and enjoy a scenic cruise, swim, kayak and walk some of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Let our knowledgeable skippers show you the unique history, ecology and wildlife of New Zealand's Abel Tasman. Or just relax on board and enjoy the views - if you have longer, why not stay overnight? Enjoy the personal attention only a small group tour allows.

Kayaking with New Zealand fur seals in the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Day Trip

Cruise the Abel Tasman in style aboard one of our comfortable catamarans and enjoy our 6 hour "Best Abel Tasman Day Trip".

Cruise the coastline, kayak, swim, snorkel, photograph the wildlife, bird watch, be dropped off for a bush walk or just relax.

Tea, coffee and a delicious lunch are provided. So book your cruise now.

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Great lunch on your Abel Tasman cruise

Exclusive Charters

Enjoy the luxury of having the boat exclusively for 6 hours.

Treat yourself, charter one of our boats for a couple or a group.

Cruise the Abel Tasman's hidden bays and beaches spending as long as you wish, with the skipper as your personal guide.

Design your own day in paradise.

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Enjoy sunrises in the Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Overnight

Join us for an exclusive charter scenic cruise and sleep over in the Abel Tasman National Park's Anchorage Bay.

Stay when others go home.

Enjoy a romantic evening stroll along the beach to see the glow-worm cave.

Or enjoy star gazing, the Abel Tasman night sky is beautifully clear without the lights of nearby cities.

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Cruise in the Abel Tasman on one of Abel Tasman Charters boats

Your Cruise Boats

We offer cruises on our two comfortable catamarans.

Taranui (the Maori name for a New Zealand tern you'll see on your cruise) is an 11 metre, semi-displacement, power catamaran.

Torea (the Maori name for the New Zealand oyster catcher), is a stable, quiet, 14 metre, full-displacement cat, with a beautiful timber interior.

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"The trip was recommended and booked by our travel agent in Auckland and it was worth every penny. The small group, relaxed itinerary and a great host / captain made this a perfect day. Beach walk, forest walk and kayaking are all on the menu. The on-board lunch was beyond expectation. Rod is the right guy to do this type of trip with. Thank you"
AJB Canada, March 2016

The Best Abel Tasman Day Trip, Private Charter, Overnight Stay...

SMART operator, certified by New Zealand's Department of Conservation
Watching dolphins from Abel Tasman Charters boat

The Abel Tasman has something to offer everyone

As a SMART Operator Abel Tasman Charters commit to ensuring our activities have minimal disturbance to natural marine mammal behaviour.

We're proud to follow the Marine Mammals Protection Regulations 1992. These ensure the marine mammals of New Zealand are protected and that their conservation is a top priority.

So come and cruise New Zealand's Abel Tasman coastline with us. Enjoy the marine and bird life.

While we cruise along the Abel Tasman Coastline we keep our eyes open for things you may be interested in, so please let us know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see.

We usually see New Zealand fur seals, and a wide range or sea and land birds, including the little blue penguin. If you're lucky you'll see stingray, dolphins and occasionally orca. That's the beauty of nature, you never know what will turn up.

What You Might See And Do

  • Scenic cruises along the Abel Tasman Coastline
  • Visit the marine reserve
  • Paddle a kayak
  • Walk the Abel Tasman Coastal Track
  • Swim and snorkel
  • Take a bush walk
  • Photograph the wildlife
  • Photograph beautiful scenery
  • See New Zealand fur seals
  • Bird watch
  • Stroll along the beach
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Relax