Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle


399 Rankers Reviews

385 Face-to-Face

4 Water Taxis

  • Phone Enquiry

    • Call and discuss your needs.

    • Instant personal connection.

    • Credit card booking.

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Innovative design for comfort and safety
Beautiful Bark Bay Beach
The 'Peoples Beach'
Dry Feet, Happy Feet
Magical Awaroa
Children ride half price
Short-beaked common dolphin
Short-beaked common dolphin; a lucky encounter
View from Crusader


Dry feet, happy feet!

A locally owned water taxi company with purpose built, catamarans that have walk on/off ramp access to keep those hiking feet dry, where possible.

Departs up to 4 times daily from Kaiteriteri Beach and a daily coach transfer from Nelson/Motueka to Kaiteriteri.

The experienced skippers, informative and fun commentary, along with our comfortable vessels and many walk/cruise options, will be the highlight of your visit to the Abel Tasman National Park. All our vessels have ramps for easy entry and exit to the cabin area and toilets onboard for your comfort.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


  • Hiking Tours
  • Water Taxis
  • Boat Cruises

Operating Season And Hours

We are open every day apart from Xmas day, we are closed.


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Mel brown

Ranking: 10/10

And unbelievably well run company.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Took the shuttle in partnership with Kaiteriteri Kayaks to spend a day on the water. The water taxi was kind enough to detour on the way back in order for us to see Split Apple Rock.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2018

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David's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Informative, beautiful coastline, good customer service, dolphins, seals and birds.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A great boat ride!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Laid back style, but efficient. Friendly and knowledgeable staff/crew. Loved the informality of only needing my first name!! Smashing guided tour from Kaiteriteri to Awaroa for the ambient experience. Well worth the money.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Charlie Friesen


Ranking: 10/10

Great service, easy to contact and find, very informative upon arrival. Was dropped off at Bark Bay by friendly boat driver, even brought us out of the way to show us Split Apple Rock, really sweet!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Top Ranked NZ Awards 2016 Water Taxis Winner

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Ranking: 9/10

Great sightseeing on the boat in the National Park; then a really nice walk of about three hours, then picked up 15 further, all very well organised, with pickup in the morning from the i-Site.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

Ein toller Ausflug trotzdem es zeitweise geregnet hat - wir haben viele Robben und auch Delphine gesehen. Die Crew hat sich wunderbar gekümmert.

Reviewed about 5 years ago