Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi

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JBUSA

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 11 months ago

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Isabel Zedelius

Germany

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 over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Barbara Hirsch

Argentina

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Colin George

England

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

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Danny

Germany

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

Netherlands

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

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Max von Felde

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Boats bring you to diverse bays within the Abel Tasman National Park. The skipper was nice, friendly and gave us a lot of information about the environment. We saw Orca as well! Amazing!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lewis Whittle

England

Ranking: 8/10

Reliable, friendly, good trip - excellent hike. We saw Orca and seals!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Josh Symons

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good service and great skipper. Knowledgeable about the track and coast. Not the cheapest bit small numbers per boat.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Gabriel Siibers

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Expensive but nice scenic views and funny driver.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Stephan

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome nature/beaches. Was good but maybe a little bit expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lola

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is a good way to get to the National Park for one day. The price is reasonable.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Helma Druyken

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly, very helpful guys, when windy you get very wet.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Enables hikers in the Abel Tasman National Park a comfortable and fast way back to the entrance point. The taxi is fun, though it seems to be a bit pricey.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Andreas Jung

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is good and funny because it is very fast and no heavy luggage (bags), amazing views to National Park and seals, very friendly if you need help with you do not have booked before but not cheap.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mike Majnik

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic trip to Anchorage Bay. Lovely weather.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sarah

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

The trip to the Anchorage Bay was fantastic, it could be cheaper.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Johanna Kofler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The skipper was very nice and we were able to see all of the beautiful sites of Abel Tasman. He did not say a lot but what he said was interesting - worth it!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Austin Johns

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Best experience in Abel Tasman! Very knowledgeable, funny and it is an absolutely gorgeous town.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Monique Browne

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Good service, Abel Tasman is amazing !!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Elin Paulssen

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice skipper and everything was extremely efficient.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Adam Balcar

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

On the way back from Abel Tasman to Marahau.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Petra Kurcova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

From Awaroa (Abel Tasman coastal walk) to Marahau

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Glenn Surzur

France

Ranking: 7/10

It is nice, a little expensive, we can see dolphins and seals if you are lucky.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Hendrik Rother

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good service, flexible in changing of booking, expensive.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Mo Downes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely trip to the Park, but very expensive. $29NZD for a 30 minute trip and seats were very small. Staff very friendly. Company holds the monopoly so no price competition.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Lagunegrand

France

Ranking: 8/10

Marahau to Torrent Bay. With commentaries from the skipper.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Jason

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Great trip and a great guide. It only got a '7' because the second half of the trip was very rough on the water.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Kohler

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Super cool!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Frans Derks

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice continuism of water and walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Annie

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great day - sunny and no flies to contend with so really enjoyed. Tour operators were great - well informed and fun.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Nadine and Jan

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Entertaining skipper, not the best fares.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Bernard Gastaud

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Simon Rawlinson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great fun, informative skipper, thought about doing the kayaks. However, they were too expensive, so a taxi and a walk it was, very enjoyable.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sam

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Marahau to Mutton Cove. We hiked back to Totaranui for an afternoon pickup. Our taxi driver was knowledgable and friendly. A good value for a day out in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Guillaume Milcent

France

Ranking: 7/10

(Marahau) nice people and great help.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Carolee Webster

United States

Ranking: 10/10

On time picking us up at Kahou, on time picking us up at the beach, good narrative and safety information and life jackets.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Peter Holt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great - did exactly what they promised.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nick & Adele Waller

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised and a good day trip with options to suit all tastes, crew on the boats were helpful and well informed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nout de Wit

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good kayak instruction, felt pretty safe on our own...... pickup was in time - driver showed us around the different bays. Camping gear we hired was okay.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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J Knol

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing walk/view! The ferry taxi was really nice and they told us many nice stories about the place!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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M H Hansen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Very flexible, nice service.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Inge & Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly staff, good service, on the way over we got some information off a couple of bays.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Cole

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Can't fault it.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mark Irwin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

It was a good day, they took us on a tour on a boat, stopping at various great spots and then a lovely walk to the pickup point. But 18 people in the boat for the price you pay $38 each way is very expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Andrew Koster

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Transport Marahau - Tonga beach.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Remco te Lintum

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice service to great nature walk (a bit too well prepared); if you could get rid of the sandflies....

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Caroline

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly people, nice that they gave us information about the environment and culture.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Chris & Susanna

Switzerland

Ranking: 4/10

Too expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Steve & Maggie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Our boat was empty so we had a personal guide. Very friendly. Boats could be a little more comfy (you take a chance with the sea).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Eri & Udo Seifert

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beaches and bays very nice.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Andreas & Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Stunning landscape.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Bradley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very well organised and carried our extra baggage.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Sanne Ta Stroete

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff and shows you a bit around the area before they drop you off.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Lisa Milton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Taxi from Marahau to Bark Bay. Friendly skipper, drove us to Split Apple Rock first. Stopped to point at different bays and wildlife.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Janet Arber

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great service - driver took us up to see the fur seals before dropping us off at Mutton Cove. Very friendly and able to handle requests for last minute destination changes.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Michael Welscheubach

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly, experienced staff, highly recommend to every visitor of Marahau and Abel Tasman Park.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Karsten Tannhauser

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good organisation, easy going, kind people.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Nathalie Verzeletti

France

Ranking: 8/10

So speed but easy and not so expensive, $77/adult.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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G Elliason

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Easy

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Michaela Strohmarer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, people from Aqua Taxi were very friendly.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lynn

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised, helpful staff.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jen Fyfe

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Good service - shuttle bus from campsite.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jackie MacRostie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great service from Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi. Beautiful beach at Torrent Bay, walk 2 hours, good length with kids.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David and Karen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I could not fault them. Highly organised, flexible and friendly.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Rachel Kent-Lawton

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent safety, very knowledgable and entertaining even on a short journey. We changed our plans a bit and the staff were super-flexible and kind.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Alan Jeffery

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good and interesting trip up Anchorage Bay.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Bart & Kim

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice people (we were late because we missed a turn and they stopped the taxi for us which was great). During the trip he gave everyone good information and made it a fun trip and not only transport from A to B.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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M Holierhoek

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Michael Eck

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice excursion, but not inexpensive for a family.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Heike Toepelt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good in time, super services, transport from our campground to the office.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Trov & Liz Warren

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Reliable service and helpful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ruben and Jetske

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Well organised, nice speedboat, not too informative, the walk is beautiful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jean-Paul Le Clair

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

Well organised, kind of expensive, not as much briefing on the park (Abel Tasman National Park) as I thought there would be.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Katherine Bernsdorf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly people, cheap and nice way to see the beauty of the Abel Tasman coast. Trip was shorter than they first told us.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Markus Richert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place to start your trip into Abel Tasman National Park. Takes you to the bays and beaches and back. Skippers are nice and know a lot about the park. Offers vouchers, but check your bill!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Pam de Vos

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly staff. The boat drivers obviously like their work. If they have time they make side trips to special places.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Keita-Karen Buchanan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Pick up on time - fantastic walk.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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hughesW

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A well managed operation. Very enjoyable.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

'Slice of Paradise'. Good value for money - have seen the whole coast and walked in the nicest area.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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NZ_Nana

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

SUPERB SERVICE experienced by we two Old Ducks - we appreciated the very helpful,friendly and informative service at the beginning and throughout our trekking adventure! Water taxi drivers very knowledgeable.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Eva

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Driver was very friendly think we were going a little bit too fast for the conditions.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Kevin F

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service to Abel Tasman track and return as required.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martina Pankova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly people, good price, stop to watch seals.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ian Watson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Aqua taxi around stupendous days, dropping off for walk through bush on Tasman track. Good skipper, high attention to safety, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Siobhan Lorgena

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The ride gives you a good view of the National Park and its up to you how much walking you want to do when they drop you off.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hans de Rijk

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Kaiteriteri - Awaroa, nice adventure with a small group, explanation by Captain ok, stops for taking pictures. Visit to Lodge, expensive but understanding on this special location.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mark

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Water taxid for a free walk in Abel Tasman National Park

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Senel

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

To north end of the park - friendly driver, lots of history about the Abel Tasman

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Groen

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice trip on the sea to bring us to Anchorage and we travelled the way back - Abel Tasman Track

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Haitsma

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Price against value for money.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Otto

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Water was quite rough, we were very fast

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mark Ashton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Paradise!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hans & Karin

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful park, scenic views, beautiful weather

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jansen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, flexible.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Alex Baxter

England

Ranking: 4/10

Wonderful! Transported 100 guests to a wedding. superb day.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Yvonne Ing

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Cruise on Able Tasman was excellent. Really enjoyed the scenery. Lots of wildlife to see including fur seals. 4 hours long. Excellent value for money.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Brenda Brelinski

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Great ride! the skipper was very informative.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Irene Turley

England

Ranking: 9/10

Boat trip to bark bay. Walked back to torrent bay - got picked up there after a swim. ace day out

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Fam Schuijers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

nice driver captain steward. informative sometimes even entertaining. capable and on time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mark Marg

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent; Punctual service

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ana Garcia

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Very well organised pickup at Top Ten camping with a bus. Arriving at Kaiteriiteri. Nice people working at Sea Shuttle, explaining lot of things during the Trajet. Available for any request or need.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Philip Ryott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good service.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Malinka Nuefeld

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly people, I had a nice time! I got helpful tips. In all it was great.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Alexis De Wilde

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very good value.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ricarda

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great views on amazing beaches! You can jump off on the coast wherever you like and choose if you'd rather chill out at the beach or go hiking. I don't think you'll forget the ride on the taxi or the awesome landscape.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Gaelle

France

Ranking: 8/10

Information provided during the trip, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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J Keimel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Staff were very informative. Smooth ride.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Bert Wierzy

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The guide was friendly and helpful. Was a fun tour :-D

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Flavia Mionelli

Brazil

Ranking: 10/10

Great customer service.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Vicki Cashmore

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great service, great ride AWESOME!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Annette Friskopp

United States

Ranking: 8/10

We loved our Aqua Taxi boat guys. Very friendly and entertaining. This is a great service that makes the trek very manageable. Just be sure they hand you YOUR back when you get off! The driver tossed my friend a pack and she really didn't look closely. The boat took off and then she realized it wasn't her pack! They got the packs sorted out and everyone was very helpful - it's an easy mistake to make, just be sure you watch the details! Time for colorful yarn or something tied to your pack since they do look similar!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Seiler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It starts in the front of the camperground at 4 times and drive along the east coast of the Tasman park to the Totaranui camp ground. We dropped off at Bark Bay and went to Torrnt Bay! (Dont miss it) 2 1/2 hr walk! The boot bring us return to kaiteri teri

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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djrogers

Ranking: 8/10

They worked hard at it - it's a difficult trip to make more interesting but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jane

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful. lost our booking but was no problem they sorted it instantly. Even went out of their way to find us a pod of dolphins!! Awesome.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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mdarras

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

We did a nice walk from Tonga Bay to Anchorage bay. To get the latest taxi we really had to rush and no time left to be on the beach. A nice day but $70 was too much for this walk.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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CornelissenS

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Loverly & personal, friendly. Nice boats.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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FeliciaO

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazingly fun. The tramping in Abel Tasman was beautiful but the water taxi was such a the thrill. The driver liked us and gave us a free trip in the end.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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NikolaGermany

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Slightly over priced but still a nice experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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MorganK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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TomM

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very well run.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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RokP

Slovenia

Ranking: 10/10

Great skipers.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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FrankFlemming

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Good service and good humour.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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StephC

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Expensive but good service - collected up from accommodation.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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NikkiB1

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Day walk in NationalPark, spectacular scenery.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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JoanneM

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Price was okay. Clear explantions of the times, tides and walks.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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RoseyUK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly, loverly people.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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HelenP

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great mix of a tourist aimed cruise around the bays and then a drop off/collection from our place.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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LeaM

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice drive with funny driver.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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Dirk

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good but the ship has sound pollution but people gave hospitality.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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IanM

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Bit scary but great way to see abel tasman.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Wouter Muller

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Not only bringing you from A to B but also giving a lot extra information on the surroundings.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ian

England

Ranking: 10/10

Much more than just a taxi. The pilot was full of information and also a bit of a comedian!! The views from the sea are exceptional.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nick

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Cool trip with a knowledgeable skipper that showed us around and that told us a lot of nice little stories. Great ride and very flexible!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Halley

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, friendly, good rate, fun experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great service - fun.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rafael

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice tour with sightseeing stops but a bit too expensive for just driving a few minutes. A bit more flexibility in choosing the return time would be a good improvement.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Laura

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff added in a bit of sightseeing & commentary to the transfer.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Trevor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very good value. Abel Tasman track must be in the World Top 10 list.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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John

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Helpful, good commentary.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Yunker

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good experience - especially the seal colony. Boat almost went too fast.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Christina

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised and good advice.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Kirsty

England

Ranking: 7/10

Not been in New Zealand long but enjoyed our walk into Abel Tasman National Park after getting a water taxi to Torrent Bay.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good. Give you info as well as taking you where you want to go.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Helen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

It was exciting but not what taxi suggested to me. Maybe a little warning it was a speed boat trip would have been good.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Chris

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Generous, fun, value.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Martha

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fun & friendly captain, skipper, office staff. Comfortable boat. Natural environment stunning.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rory

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good service. Again quite expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Penwell

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good service. Punctual, friendly staff. Good day out.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thierry

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful & nice walk but expensive, $60 for 1 hour by boat.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mary

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Organised & friendly.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ruben

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

Discoverer day.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Martin

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Good service. Very friendly.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Julia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I just booked the boat to get there, but it and the walk was great.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Mathew

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice driver. Also dropped us off at hostel - van was a bit old but it got us where we needed to go.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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RhysandSteffi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Picked us up on time. Friendly staff. Office staff seemed a little confused by their own prices, departure times, etc.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Kristina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great, fast drive back from the Abel Tasman National Park. Recommended if you don't want to stay the night in the park.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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garrick

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent. They are alive and kicking - even Mike!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Kees

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very reliable and accurate with their systems plus affordable.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Cory Fusco

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Reliable, convenient. Very good.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Katie Wise

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff and I liked the fact they supply overnight secure parking. The time spent on the water taxi is very informative and they give good walking advice for the Abel Tasman.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Steffi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very professional service. The driver gives interesting commentary. A good way to see the the Able Tasman coastline before walking back again.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Kerstin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The first ride was really smooth but the 2nd driver was pretty rough on the way home which made it uncomfortable. I was surprised how crowded the Abel Tasman is in February.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Nikki Gray

England

Ranking: 5/10

It wasn't the highlight of my stay in New Zealand but in saying that, they got me where I needed to go. Nice walk and the driver was good at telling us about the Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Salome

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

The people at Aqua Taxi are friendly and the company is organised. Really good.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Liz Brown

United States

Ranking: 10/10

really impressed that we got a commentary- actually got to stop and see baby seals and dolphins! Long trip back, but it felt like a sight-seeing tour. Lunch at Awaroa was so good too! Took my family on this my second time, and they were impressed too.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Erin White

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Great way to hit the highlights of the coastline. I was not expecting the commentary of the 'taxi' driver.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Toby

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

On time and flexible. I changed my plans when walking the coastal track and it wasn't a problem for them.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Amy Lumsden

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good to use, but took a long time to take me home (I did the Dine and Walk trip).

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rob and Leo

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous nice young driver who spoke really well. Professional set up. The four of us felt really safe and comfortable on the water.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Caroline Cole

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very flexible, good commentary, nice staff.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ellie Koss

England

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty cool actually.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Omer Harron

Israel

Ranking: 8/10

Really good, only $29 and they do a little tour. We were surprised that they gave us so much explanation.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Graham

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Good standard of service. The captain was in good control of the craft and we were provided with good life jackets.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Phil Connelly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Water taxi was more than we'd expected - lots of info. Thought it would just a ride from A to B, but it was much more.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Trinkler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Journey back was taken too fast for the conditions I thought.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ohad

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mariska

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

The boats run on some kind of system that makes them kinder to the environment.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mike

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mark

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Went out with a school group. We had a great scenic hoon around.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Andy

Ranking: 10/10

Gracious driver.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Roger Mills

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Service was a bit naff, they got us mixed up because no one checked the tickets. The driver gave great commentary though - great.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Tony and Ken

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service. Flexible. Suited us.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Christian Arnot

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Soooooooo funny

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Anita

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible fun. Quite wet.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Francesco

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

OK but nothing special. The tour seat was comfortable.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Alexis

Singapore

Ranking: 8/10

Value for money - saw seal colony.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Sarah Wilton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Well organised. Good friendly people

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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sven

Sweden

Ranking: 5/10

drivers were really good

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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John

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Would recommend

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Heather

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Good way to get up quickly.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Ian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Driver Eric was great

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Took the Aqua Taxi to Totaranui. Very good guide, lots of explanation.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Shirely

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent. Just what we expected.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Herman&Ineke

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Easy going, Good info, On time.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Jensen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Good boats and humorous driver.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Deirdre

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Great day. Did the hike and boat trip. get the right weather and the views are stunning and very enjoyable.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Kate&Steve Jones

England

Ranking: 9/10

The boat trip was exciting and the points of interest marked by the driver - good value and fantastic scenery.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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ranker_410

Ranking: 9/10

Great way to see heaps of the Abel Tasman. Pretty walk. Felt a bit rushed though to catch water taxi back cause of different displayed walking times.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007