Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi



244 Rankers Reviews

236 Face-to-Face

78 Boat Cruises

11 Water Taxis

77 Hiking Tours

47 Abel Tasman



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Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi provides water taxi trips, sea shuttle services, guided tours, seal watching cruises and pack/luggage transport in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.

Aqua Taxis operates all year round, being the only company to regularly run a service the entire length of the National Park, and also running additional early and late departure times, ensuring more freedom for all.
We have two bases to depart from Marahau and Kaiteriteri.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


  • Boat Cruises
  • Water Taxis
  • Hiking Tours





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JBUSA's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

I love NZ and the ATNP. Have travelled here 10X since 2002. People, natural wilderness, experiences have always been spectacular. Yesterday, I walked from Marahau to Te Pukatea / Anchorage with my host scheduling my return on an Aqua Taxi. Ride arrived on time, full boat. One seat under the protective canopy still left so I took that seat. Boat driver (elderly man) told me to move up front where a DOC member kindly offered her seat. When everyone was aboard, driver came up front and told me to return to the back so the DOC member could keep her original seat. Problem being my original seat was now taken by someone not scheduled on this trip. I had to sit in the very back most likely getting wet during the trip. Fortunately, the wind was calm and I got through without problem. After boat ride back to Marahau, driver asked if we got wet and I replied "Not at all." When I disembarked from the boat I thanked him and he did not even have the decency to say anything kind. He spoke nicely to all the other passengers aboard when they departed. The rudeness and lack of professional behavior by this driver will definitely come back on him. I will just avoid using Aqua Taxi on any of my visits to ATNP.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Isabel Zedelius


Ranking: 10/10

Pickup at the campground, very friendly staff, especially our skipper even had a life jacket for baby. Skipper showed us Split Apple Rock and seals and gave us much information and insight pointers.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Barbara Hirsch


Ranking: 6/10

Good trip to Abel Tasman, but so expensive, it is only a transfer to the beach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Colin George


Ranking: 10/10

Efficient and on time.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Miriam Gamble

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great way to get back to Marahau after hiking/kayaking the Abel Tasman coast. Friendly, good service. Also get a nice view of the coast on the way.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

Danny's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

They are really cool but could have stopped one or two times more.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Harry Smit


Ranking: 8/10

Well organised pickup service from the campsite, great sightseeing, seals, nice walk from Anchorage to Marahau, clean area. BUT I think very expensive at $25 for 35 minutes on a boat.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Babs Muelink


Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016