Half Day Kayak & Water Taxi

Half Day Kayak & Water Taxi


Duration: Half Day

Explore the beaches and islands in the southern half of the Abel Tasman.

Taking you further, the Half Day Kayak & Water Taxi tour travels one way by kayak and one way by water taxi. This combination provides plenty of time to explore the beaches and islands in the Astrolabe region. The southern end of the national park has some of the most picturesque scenery the Abel Tasman has to offer, twelve stunning beaches, amazing rock formations and opportunities to see a seal or two. 

Enjoy a guided paddle between Marahau and Observation Beach. An early lunch will be provided at Observation Beach before returning on a scenic water taxi cruise back to Marahau. 

Paddling is our business, with all activities supported by our purpose-built kayak base, free hot showers, free wifi, free equipment storage & client transporters. We also provide high-quality soft gear - fitted for each client by our guides and high-quality hard gear – customised for comfort for each client.

On this trip covering the Astrolabe coastline you have a professional guide with you for around 4 hours sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman. We also cater morning tea and lunch designed around your health and energy.

Every trip is unique like each of our clients.


Check in and meet your guide.
Kayak briefing.
Kayak from Marahau to Observation Beach. Kayak approx 2 hours with breaks.
Arrive Observation Beach.
Water Taxi to Marahau.
Arrive back in Marahau.

* Please note: These are an estimate of timings.

What to bring

Please bring personal water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimsuit, warm top (wool or fleece), wind jacket, a change of clothes, cameras and any medication.

We Provide

A top quality double sea kayak, lifejacket, paddle, spray skirt, paddle jacket, dry bags for cameras and of course an awesome Abel Tasman Kayaks guide.

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