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Abel Tasman Beaches, Bays & Seals Cruise, Kayaking Trip and Walk

Explore the natural beauty of the amazing Abel Tasman National Park as you cruise, kayak and wander along the magnificent coastline's golden beaches, mossy valleys and crystal clear streams.

Board the Wilsons Abel Tasman vessel for a full day tour of Abel Tasman National Park, a coastal paradise boasting golden beaches, mossy valleys, crystal clear steams and inviting forests.

The Abel Tasman Voyager is a 140-passenger catamaran with one covered deck and one open viewing deck. Cruise past the golden bays and islands in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park.

On the golden beach sands of Torrent Bay, your friendly, expert guide settles you into a stable double kayak with full instructions and safety brief.

Then it's on to the water to paddle amongst the wondrous headlands, coves and islands of the granite coast. Your guide will ensure you make the most of the day depending on the tides, weather conditions, and your interests and abilities.

Watch out for resident Blue Penguins and other sea birds along the coast. Enjoy watching the antics at the seal colony on Pinnacle Island.

Stop at a sheltered golden cove for a lunch break (at own expense).

On your return journey, in favourable winds, your Guide will hoist a sail to ride the breeze.

Paddling time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Back at Torrent Bay, freshen up with a hot shower and reboard your vessel at 3:00pm for the return cruise to Kaiteriteri (and 4:25pm coach transfer back to Nelson if option selected).

Experience Includes

  • Full day tour to Tasman National Park
  • Scenic boat cruise to Torrent Bay
  • Guided kayak from Anchorage to Bark Bay and back including seal viewing at Pinnacle Island
  • Top quality kayaking equipment, full instructions and safety briefing
  • Optional short bush walk
  • Expert guide
  • Transfer from centrally located Nelson hotels (if option selected)

    Experience Excludes

    • Lunch (available for purchase locally if you do not wish to organise your own meal).
    • Optional gratuities


    Daily, year round.

    Departure location

    Abel Tasman Base, Kaiteriteri. Tour picks up from centrally located Nelson hotels.

    Start times

    9.20am. Nelson pick-ups start at 7.45am.


    Approximately 8 hours, excluding transfer times.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Please follow the instructions on your voucher.
    • This tour is not recommended for young children. All passengers must be at least 8 years old.
    • The exact itinerary and times can depend on local conditions.
    • If you are staying in Nelson, and require transfers, please select the appropriate ticket.
    • Remember to bring your swimsuit, a towel, hat, sunscreen, a warm jumper, a change of clothes, and good walking shoes.