Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

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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 about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2018

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Wendy

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A great boat ride!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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DEBBIE LAMBERT

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 about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Charlie Friesen

Canada

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 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Niels

Netherlands

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 over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Guenter

Germany

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 over 3 years ago

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Ferry and Carlyn

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good advice, nice service, even despite a little rain it was a beautiful cruise.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Carl

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful trip along the National Park. Good commentary from the captain. Although we were late he went slow so that the dolphins could join us and swim near the boat.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Tom Brien

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Provided more than just transfers with showing us seals and Split Apple Rock. Seemed expensive at $65 to $70, but great staff, with great knowledge.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Virgil Spruit

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good punctual service. Stops at all major bays. Gives some nice explanation along the way and some great jokes. Would definitely recommend this water shuttle.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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GONZALEZ ROBERTO

Ranking: 10/10

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Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Marion and Ralf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A fantastic trip!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Felix Holm

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Takes you to inaccessible beaches, where you can have a walk. They do a nice guided tour along some seal colonies on the way there.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Astrid Egesten

Denmark

Ranking: 4/10

Our online booking went wrong, but we got our tickets anyway. A nice trip - but we would like more information from both the ticket office and the captain.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Megan

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Good commentary, fast service, polite and helpful staff.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Veeh Barrington

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Good all round service etc.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Laura

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Price was reasonable.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Alisa

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good price, some stops with information.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Anna Grafenstein

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice views, could not understand the speaker very well.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Jan Legein

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

We paid for the 'Discovery Day'. It started at 9.45am - boat tour to Totaranui with lots of explanation! Step off at Torrent Bay, walk 6-7km and then the boat back to Kaiteriteri! SUPER DAY!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sue L

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Although it seemed pricey, the trip we did was good value for money, with a knowledgeable, friendly pickup driver who stopped on the way to the boat to tell us about the Motueka area and good informative commentary on the boat. Well-organised and comfortable boats.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice way to see Abel Tasman when you don't have time to walk the tracks. We saw a lot of scenery and wildlife on our three hour ride. Plenty of time given for photo opportunities.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Christin Woelk

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great but expensive.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Tony Hines

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Trip up to top of Abel Tasman Park, dropped off for walking, good commentary and on time.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Al Stuart

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Discoverer Day; Disappointed with initial boat, no external seating, no hot drinks (can on survuve 9.15 to 11.30 am and no coffee!!!) Seating too low and exposed to spray. The walk Medlands - Anchorage was excellent. Return boat 45 minutes, more comfortable and had COFFEE!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Moorman

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice trip.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Peter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good crew, good boat. Very helpful (travelled with a 10 month old baby).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Brian Howe

England

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly staff. Good advice on walk. Prompt arrival and departure.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Frederick Neilsen

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

1/2 day scenic cruise. OK.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Megan Child

England

Ranking: 7/10

Good information about the Abel Tasman given by staff. A later boat should be available sooner that the 1st of December. We had to leave at 15.45, the last boat, which we felt was far too early.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Christian

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good day and the boat stopped at many places to relax.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Marjo Cousijn

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Discoverer Day. A good day, nice walk, boat trip very fast and cold.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ton Franke

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Funny guide, good price, value for money. No sea sickness :-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kali Lohman

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Very cool seeing the National Park from the water before doing the walk. Drivers provided some local information.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Verest

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

All good, arrange pickup from holiday park, bus shuttle, nice walking trails.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Stevie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Full day sailing round the Abel Tasman, if you have good weather jump off and do the 7km trail from Torrents Bay to Bark Bay. Beautiful! Staff were great!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Peter Harden

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent all round - especially the packed lunch!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Roshnie

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Before we booked we asked about the walkinghours. The woman informed us incorrect. We thought we had more hours to walk, sit, picnic etc, but instead we had too hurry so much it wasn't fun at all anymore. It was hightide and we had to take the long route instead of the shorter one. So we couldn't sit, relax, enjoy the view, picnic nothing of that kind. Also the hike was long and some parts steep eventhough she said it wasn't so.
We did the Discoverer Day and found it not worth the money. We did see a seal swimming next to the boat four a couple of seconds though. We were with four people, all of us enjoy hiking, but not this day.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Urs Zuercher

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect organisation. Great location and interesting comments.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Eric and Jen Popma

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome day!! The shuttle service was friendly and speedy. Some interesting information about the park and wildlife. The walk through the park was terrific.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Judy

England

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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John Freeman

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly, considerate staff had all the answers to our questions.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Leslie

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service!! Staff were awesome!! Great taxi services.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Anita Aleva

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good service, we even saw an Orca (was not in the program).

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Bert Opdam

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful, nice weather and good service.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Sally Gordie

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Great idea but found it quite expensive for just transportation.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Oliver Hardt

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Can be short or long. Really scenic walk among a part of the Abel Tasman National Park possible.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Armin Boehmer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Booked 'Discoverer Day'. Saw some seals. Boat was good. Walk from Bark Bay to Torrent Bay shall be the best in Abel Tasman National Park. Even in end of season the track was very highly frequented.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Mark Westebring

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

The ride with the watertaxis was okay, the places it took you were great!!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Dovis Heinemann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Frank Claassen

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Basically it is just transport between the beaches of Abel Tasman, where at one point you get off, walk a bit and get back on again.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sabrina Germany

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive but nice and they gave as much information and tips (helpful).

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Petr Stepanek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Good to see forests and beaches from the sea on a beautiful sunny day.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Val Phillips

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Boat cruise to the top of Abel Tasman then a dropoff for a walk on the track, then another boat pickup. Great way to see the park.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Adrian Weidell

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Highly recommended!! The view from the boat is amazing and the coast track a great experience! Only negative thing: the price is quite high if you think how many people are on the boat.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in May 2012

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Clausen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good shuttle service, helpful at tour planning, friendly crew.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Nico Schoots

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

By boat to Torrent Bay. Walked in two hours from Torrent Bay to Anchorage. Nice walk, not too difficult.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Patricia Fearon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very comfortable, informative guide, three hour return trip. Good views of Split Apple Rock, furry seals and spotted cormorants! Need more than one coffee machine.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stam

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Also weather dependant tour, the hike was harder than expected, kayaking was very good (to a seal colony), and nice guide but a bit expensive, $190pp.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Soren Storeboerg

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Pick up at campsite was good. Good information on the bus and the boat.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rhi

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We booked the 3 day pass for $150 each. Unfortunately we didnt realise at the time that we could of had a discount for being a top 10 member. The service however was brilliant. We always left on time. We learnt facts on the ride and the skippers, Rory and Greg were brilliant each day making sure we knew where we were walking, tips for viewpoints off the main track and made us feel very at ease about pick up points and the distance to cover each day. Thank you

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Dominique

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very correct and customer mindset - flexible if you want to change your ride, on time, cheaper than the other operators.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Beyeler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

All was very well organised.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Chris

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Full Scenic Cruise - this is a water taxi so I did not expect (or want) too much touristy stuff and talk. I got what I wanted. Clean, prompt, friendly, appropriately flexible.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Karl Brachtl

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Professional staff, very good organisation.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Patrick Grant

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, good advice, ran to timetable.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mark Bogton

England

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly staff, good price, prompt pickup and drop off times from Kaiteriteri Beach.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Wright

England

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent views of coast and good commentary, enjoyable walking area.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lynn Robinson

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great bus driver, speaker system on boat was hard to understand, but good info from captain when could hear. Top10 park great at suggestions!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jacques Duyvestijn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, excellent ship fleet with nice stop and view points underwayer. Bonus point for detour when an (orca) killer whale was detected in the area.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Susie Christensen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Good service, very nice and helpful staff, pricing rather expensive.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Martin & Dee Bellarby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The Discovery Tour - great if you are pressed for time. Go to Totaranui then walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage. Weather helped.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rene

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great staff - engaging, fun and informative.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Cynthia

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful scenery and fun crew!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mickey

United States

Ranking: 7/10

A more extended discussion of possible options/combos would have been nice at the time of purchase - we probably would have made a different choice. The staff were really nice!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nic Roggeman

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing watercraft ideally suited for its task - nice, friendly and welcoming staff. Great experience and the hike a highlight of our trip in spite of the bad weather.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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R E Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good, prompt service.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Diane Moss

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good informative trip - Discoverer Day. Got to pick up point early so was pleased to catch earlier boat.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Houter

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff, good value for money.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Walter & Heidi Baumann

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Consultation, kindness and punctual.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Robert McIlraith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful staff, all the drop off and pick ups clearly explained. A really nice trip and well maintained walking track on the Abel Tasman.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Robert MacLeod-Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Pick up and drop off at Motueka. High quality vessel and good commentary and instructions from the crew. Super walk from Bark to Torrent Bay - long wait at Torrent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Aled

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning scenery, fantastic coastal walk, sea shuttle was reasonable and got us into the park with little hassle. The park itself is a must-see!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Thomas & Ruth Hardmeier

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very well organised, very good and friendly crew and very nice time. Beautiful landscape.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Suzanne van Kol

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good explanations on bus and boat.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rowena and Ian Lanyon

England

Ranking: 9/10

A superb way of seeing the coast and beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Schweiger

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Expensive!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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tmdilly

United States

Ranking: 7/10

For us, this was just a glorified taxi ride. It was a rough day on the seas, so the benefit to going with the Sea Shuttle is that riding in the water taxi would have been even more bumpy and wet. There was some narration about the sites, but it was very hard to hear them and get much out of it. It was nice being dropped off at one point and picked up at another so that we could go for a hike, but next time I'd just use the normal water taxi service.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Annie

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Fun crew, good knowledge, would have been nice to have gotten more information.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Russell Eames

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Staff being friendly, informative and funny, well organised.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Russell

England

Ranking: 9/10

Enthusiastic, funny crew - enjoyable.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Peter & Kate Carmichael

England

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic day out.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Michael Stoll

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Wonderful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Barrie Corless

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great staff - enjoyable boat ride in testing conditions. Saw seals and a great variety of birdlife. Walk (2.5hrs) just long enough to enjoy some down time on the beach.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Heini

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The guide was very friendly and helpful. But we cannot easily understand his english.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Dick van Doorn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, the timetable should be posted on the beaches.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Peter Spooner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The Discovery Day.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Steve Collier

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Very well organised, friendly staff, a little bit expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Stig Domander

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Well organised, good service and nice people.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jo Delbrugge

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

The bootsman gave good information about walking tracks. They showed us dolphins and sea lion. Very friendly, price 2010 was $60 now $72!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Tobias Forst

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great discoverer tour to Abel Tasman, beautiful landscapes, just a perfect day with bush, beaches and the ocean.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Chris Muller

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

A bit expensive but excellent trip, very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dirk Faupel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Half day scenic boat trip.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dirk Faupel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Half day scenic boat trip.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Arnoldus Bergmans

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

It was more than a water taxi. We saw seals, dolphins and a variety of birds. We made this amazing walk in Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Sarah and Soren

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

We did the 'Discoverer Day' including a walk about 6-7km. Very beautiful park and beaches.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Robin & Sandra Dijke

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Cheaper that Wilsons, but not enough chains on the top deck outside.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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van Rees

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful trip, helpful, good service, friendly and amazing views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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David & Mary-Jane Ryder

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience through fantastic scenery on modern boat with helpful crew. Beautiful walk from Bark Bay to Anchorage where picked up by the boat to return to Kaiteriteri.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Jan & Marian

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, relaxing, reliable, a little bit expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Theresa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good organisation for taking our own walking tracks.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Leif Sorensen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

They took good care of us - a fine trip.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Caroline

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly staff, good recommendations, 3 day explorer pass is not hop on hop off, but you have to inform in advance where you want to go each day.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Johanna Maria Brigitta

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views and nice walks.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Andy Lever

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Pricey for length of boat trip. Very little price difference between competitor companies - some price-fixing here?? Return time trip not respected - boat left early!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Alibeare

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great way to see the Abel Tasman National Park, Great crew on the boats very informative about the area. Many options of trips available something to suit all ages.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a brilliant day out. Bus picked us up in Motueka and took us to the very pretty Kaiteriteri, from where the boat took us along the coast to Totaranui, stopping along the way to pick up and drop off people. We saw lots of seabirds - gannets and shags especially, seals, and a few penguins. The boat driver was informative too. We were dropped at Bark Bay and walked back the lovely, and well-signposted, if on occasion steep, coast path back to Anchorage - the last km over a sandy estuary when the tide was out. The boat came to the beach to pick us up as promised. A perfect day out.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Janet Arber

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Trip from Totaranui to Marahau was fantastic. A great way to recap on our walking trip. Views were awesome. Driver was friendly and able to leave early. Loved how the boat was lifted out of the water and dropped us off.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Kuhu

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good condition of the boat, friendly people.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Derek

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful staff, above and beyone what is expected, friendly, helpful - nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ralph & Marloes Meyers

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Comfortable transport and scenery cruise (discovery tour). Walking from Bark Bay to Anchorage. First part was pretty steep but you can make it in good time.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Diane Johnston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent day out. Pleasant and cheerful staff, boat trip fun, walk well laid out and easy to follow.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Aln

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Good organisation and information.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Eric & Liz McKean

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Professional and on time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Brian & Di

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

This is a great way to get to bays and beaches along the coast for swimming, walking or just to admire the scenery. Amazing how these easy access craft just drop you off on a beach. We went to Awaroa Lodge for lunch and return. Anything 'Lodge' in NZ is pricey.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Barbara Probert

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Good equipment, knowledgeable personnel.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Graham Mason

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great guys on bus and boat - nothing too much trouble, very anxious to please. Also totally relaxed.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Richard Dudfield

England

Ranking: 8/10

Slick operation kept to time - but more of a shuttle for walkers than the cruise we were expecting. Brief commentary, top deck rather small.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Robin Adair

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great service

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nicola Shaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very good tour, very clean and well presented boat. The staff very helpful. the walk was brilliant and very reliable service, times of boats great. Brilliant day, wonderful scenery.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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David Mellard

England

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly helpful and informative staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gerstmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

(Full day tour) Shuttle pickup from holiday park, comments from guide, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Patrick Schaad

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

On time as advertised, friendly staff at ticketing and on board. Missing: free drinking water.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chris & Anne Pearson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Top10 (Motueka) really do the hard sell. Are they on commission? The 'Discovery Tour' is really a taxi service so quite pricey. Take warm clothes!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Peter & Angela Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Took the shuttle/walk/pick up option. Fabulous except description of walk as easy was a bit overstated. A lot of steep graduations for 'oldies'. Good value.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Oppenoorth

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice staff, good explanation and individual attention, nice walk, good service, (Discovery Day programme).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Michael Orme

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Sea shuttle and then walk through Abel Tasman National Park. Sea shuttle from Kaiterteri after bus ride from Motueka Top10 Campsite. Excellent value.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Shane Curline

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

On time, well informed, recommended!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Janey Chamberlain

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Didn't get feet wet!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Leon van Hengel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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J Palmer

England

Ranking: 7/10

Good service delivering what they offer; an enjoyable boat trip and a good walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Joop Ezendam

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Discoverer Day. Comfortable walking, good organisation.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jack Vermeidem

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, different names for places to get onshore.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good organisation, free pick-up, nice scenery and weather.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jan Visser

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It was a beautiful trip with good weather. Friendly people.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Fam de Kruyf

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice tour, friendly people, beautiful walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Richard Broughton

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, good knowledge.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Peter

England

Ranking: 8/10

Most enjoyable trip. Great views, lovely walk, perfect day.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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David Emerick

England

Ranking: 10/10

Value for money, tour of coast of Abel Tasman.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Manu & Gabi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$72 PP, day cruise includes standard hiking. All ok! Nice guides, great view, good hiking trails.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Marcus

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good information, friendly staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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John Gray

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great service - good commentary.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hadleigh

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent commentary - very entertaining!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tyson Burnett

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A great way to see the Abel tasman. Went on the Discoverer tour.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chamton

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Three day park passport - your own accommodation in the evening.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Colin Lockwood

England

Ranking: 8/10

Very clean boat and comfortable, all on time. Coffee best latte we have had.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Marjan Van Den Braak

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful cruise along the coastline of Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lili

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Spectacular views of the National Park and seals, friendly staff, bit pricey.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Grada Anderson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great commentary and excellent staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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T Chapman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great day out.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lynn Leitch

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great time on the scenic tour, boat and friendly helpful staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Graham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Flexible and friendly and helpful crew.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Teum and Orselien

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

The captain refused to go to Tonga Island to see the seals, although there was plenty of time and he had to wait later.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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John Fry

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tanner

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

I walked from Totarauui until Bark Bay. Just beautiful and for free. Very easy to find the way because is good 'sign posted' and the ferry shuttle was punctual.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Andreas Neo

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Lots of people on the tour, expensive.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Barbara Koegel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice staff, interesting information to the region.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jane & Regis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Flexible and friendly and helpful crew.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martin Current

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very efficient and helpful staff who know the coast track very well. Could do with more seats up top!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jill Dean

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

No problems - lovely walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Pat MacDonald

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Company showed up punctually to transfer us to Abel Tasman, pleasant, chatty driver, lovely boat and fantastic trip altogether. No complaints. Quite expensive but they all are.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ross Hughes

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely day doing water and wine trip. Staff on boat good and driver on wine cruise good. Very informative.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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H Schepers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Discovery Day, combine cruise and walking and beach. Tracks are well maintained.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Steve & Susan Allan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent pick up, boat and detail wonderful. Attention to detail fantastic.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Elinor Bell

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

We did the 'Discoverer Day' - boat trip and hike. A really good day! The crew was very organised, helpful and cheerful. Nice to get picked up from Top10 campground.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chris Chasemore

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

1. As billed, good service.
2. Hugely informative and pleasant company.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ewald Waldner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Day Discoverer. Good tour and guides, dream beaches.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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D Oostrum

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A wonderful trip.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tom Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really good day out, very friendly staff and good value for money.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sarraute

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very well organised, no problem, everything clear.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jarob Brezigar

Slovenia

Ranking: 9/10

Nice people, very pretty place.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Webster

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really enjoyed the day. Picked up and returned from base, boat trip interesting. The wine tasting was excellent. We had an excellent driver/guide and the producers were really interesting. Wines good too.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Loren van Oordt

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Everything was first class.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Maria

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff with lots of stories to tell the customers. A very organised company. You only see so much from the boat so one should also combine something else like a walk or kayak to experience all of the Abel Tasman Park.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Stanna

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great service, good advice, good folks running it. They screwed up their seating process today, otherwise they would have been a 10. We did three days with them.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Gerdes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting transformations.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Zareua Boree

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Efficient, friendly service.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Bergemann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very good service, very good information.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Versteeg

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Helpful and friendly personnel who made you feel comfortable.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Jon van Hanten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views, but boatride closer to shore would have been nice. Children <5 yrs free!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Charli Skinner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Efficient service, covering all bases and levels of fitness - do as much or as little as you please!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Sophie & Joffrey

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Good for discovering the National Park.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Kurt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect service.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Jane and Dave

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, rather a lot of people in the park. Staff great!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Richardr1

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Door to door service. Friendly and accommodating staff.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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steveE

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good tour and great value. Fantastic beaches.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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krisevelyn

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff with decent information. Nice way to get from one beach to another. More taxis between 3 and 5pm would have been nice.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Theresa

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent knowledge of area. Friendly, courteous, just gave great service.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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OMPA

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful, great.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Don Keith

Australia

Ranking: 6/10

Poor commentary, not value for money

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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katrina Marshall

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Efficient, well organised but negative = cost for short boat trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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maggie Webster

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

By bys from Motueka to Kaiteriteri. Boat to Totaranui. Walk from Bark Bay to Torrent Bay. 7.5km walk more strenous than expected.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ralph

Switzerland

Ranking: 4/10

Quite expensive, friendly staff, but the captain didn't show us any seals although the trip is advertised as 'seals and like', too many people.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sue S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Driven to Kaiteriteri, boat up to Totaranui, back to Bark Bay - walk from there to Torrent Bay, then boat back to Kaiteriteri - excellent value + great views on boat to walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Susan & Richard

United States

Ranking: 10/10

On time, responsible, informative, friendly. Our 3 day pass has been an excellent choice for hiking.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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George Lepple

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Great service, but not a cheap one.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Christian Kamm

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very good, very friendly

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Pascal

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Not very near to shore, quite quick finish (25 min sooner than planned) but I guess that's why they're a shuttle, although they sell it like a scenic cruise in the brochure...

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Hans de Rijk

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Awaroa - Kaiteriteri, more comfort than aqua taxi, no stops for pictures, no explanations by crew, one member of the crew tow times visit to the toilet. (not professional).

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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J Kempeneers

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Included forest walk from Bark Bay to Torrent Bay. Boatride was o.k. Forest walk nice but heavier than explained (easy walk?). Little long to wait after walk for return ride.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Robbertsen

Singapore

Ranking: 6/10

Friendly staff. Did half of scenic tour; nice but nothing special. Price / quality is low, NZD90 for two adults.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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David Rich

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Used Sea Shuttle today to get up the coast (quick!) and then do part of Abel Tasman Coastal Track

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sue Bennett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good service - entertaining commentary but swapped cat for a boat leading to seasickness.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ferth

France

Ranking: 9/10

Boat to Bark Bay - picked up at Anchorage - enjoyable day.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Walter

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Taxi to Tonga Bay.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Anne Fri

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

With boat to Bark Bay - walking to Anchorage Bay. Nice day

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Muller Weissert

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting trip, obliging manager.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Hoogh

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Walk a part of the walk in the Abel Tasman park. The boat trip was nice and it took 2 1/2hrs . A little bit long.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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S Millet

England

Ranking: 9/10

Couldn't fault other than could have said more commentary. Such as name of each bay. Good value offering a hearty variety of coast cruising and walking stretches - saw most sights

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Marco

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice trip good information

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Staff very friendly and helpful, are on time.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Sinjc Grude

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good prices for the Taxi Tours at Abel Tasman National Park.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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John Winter

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Pick up from Motueka. V. well organised- drop off at various points on the coast, allowing time to walk some of Abel Tasman Track

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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John Rylance

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great trip - dropped off for walk in the park, ship captain was funny and did a good commentary.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Keith Maplestone

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Expensive, staff had character.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Colin S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Comprehensive choice of boat and walking trips along the seas shore of the Abel Tasman coastline from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and back, stop off at Bark Bay in the morning do 2.5 hour walk through the park - great - and back on the boat at 1500.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Daniel Alonso

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Well organised, excellent value for the price, a good way to know the park.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Family van Hessem

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice trip out to tTasman Park area, bit expensive though.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jenny Davies

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Went all the way to the top of the park, very good but would have liked a bit more info about the park e.g. wildlife in the park.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Hennie Neeleman

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good advice for the trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Graham Butt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Informative guides, some seats a bit uncomfortable.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jenny and Dave Close

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great day would recommend, went on the oll day trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ann Riley

England

Ranking: 9/10

again - well organised, co-operation between coach & boats - on time.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Sandra M

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Staff very friendly & helpful. We saw some animals which was ok, given the bad weather. The walking part was the best bit!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Hans Barth

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very clear offer, you know what you get. Not expensive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Alan Riley

England

Ranking: 9/10

Everything convenient and on time.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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uleugel

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We have made a cruise from all over the Abel Tasman. We have seen beautiful bays and seals and sting ray. The captain gave mush extra information.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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klinger

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Seals and Hike - wonderful tour and costs O.K

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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wenerz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly people.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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pthreadgood

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good shuttle boat service.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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susanl

England

Ranking: 10/10

On time, cheerful and helpful crew. Going back for more!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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ilkal

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice guides who provided lots of information. You have to walk! Don't only go and sit on the boat.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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thomash

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Abel tasman scenic walk and scenic ship tour. Excellent.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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pimn

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk in the Abel Tasman. They delivered what they promised.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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graemeh1

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Discovery Day - Picked up from Top 10 Holiday park at 8am - returned at 4.30pm. Great service. Polite, helpful, a great day of various activities eg viewing dolphins, 2 1/2 hr walk through natural bush etc..

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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marleen451

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A great way to see the Abel Tasman National Park. We took the shuttle all the way up from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and were then dropped off at Bark Bay. We walked to Anchorage, a very beautiful walk with superb views!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in October 2009

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jamesg

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good boats. On time. Well organised.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bill Nash

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Efficient flexible drop off/pick up from Abel Tasman track. Informative en route comments (humorous and short).

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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dirkdev

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

So far it has been really good. We still have to do 2 more trips....

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Gary Brown

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

The company provided good service. They were well organized, on time & the crew made an effort to provide a good tour & information about the coast line of the park. Very friendly & good humoured.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Vivien Williams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service, excellent commentary. A brilliant day out combined with a walk which was relaxing.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Thomas1646

France

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly good service.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Silvia Huerlimann

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, good staff, beautiful experience, and a unbelievable landscape!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Evan

Norway

Ranking: 9/10

Professional and friendly drivers and staff. Cost was O.K too. Really enjoyed it.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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monikav

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Bark Bay to Torrent Bay walk. Great! We would do this tour again.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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caroldarren

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very enjoyable experience. Would of liked to stay longer to see the seals.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Suzie Lechner

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Highly informative driver/captain and helpful staff.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Barry Smith

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very good. Well organised, on time, good walk included, informative staff.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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johanw

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice people and good service.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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ulrichk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Discovery Day trip. Excellent information, friendly and punctual.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Rissmann

Gibraltar

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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BernardK

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The tour was very good & organised. So we don't have to much time, but now to many people in the park. You have the other purks.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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LosItaly

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Very good experience.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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EvertG

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice people, good information. Good trip.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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lee

Bahrain

Ranking: 10/10

Primo to the extremo to the power of a thousand... what a great service! Am so proud to be a Kiwi after visitng the park via Sea Shuttle and so greatful I didnt have to get too far out of my comfort zone in crap weather. The shuttle was my safety and safe it was in horrid conditions. I would have broken into a hundred bits and pieces if I were in the other putty little boats in those waves!!!!!

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in May 2009

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CarolB

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

3 day pass for boats into the park again, staff knowledgable + helpful. If have time in area, purchase 3 day pass as it allows more access to park.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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CarstenU

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Discovery dy. Exciting for family. Weather not good.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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RodW

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good scenic views.
Glad we made this choice.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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LindaV

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff. Very flexible with changes. But in the back of the shuttle you can't hear the information over the speakers.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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RosemaryC

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Good trip.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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CarolN

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Punctual, personable. Dry foot embarking and clean, fast & good personality.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Andrew Lonsdale

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Punctual, personable. Easily accessable. Comfortable. Little bit pricey.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Dalibor

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Good service, departed & arrived on time.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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MargaretH

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great friendly service and helpful advice.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kim

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice, helpful people. Great to meet George the Dolphin & boat slowed down so we could see the dolphin play.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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PaulC

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service & wonderfully happy. Informative staff. Well done.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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EstherW

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly people, not to expensive. Good thing.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Marc

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Bus on time at pick up point, nice van. Water taxi into Tasman National Park. Walk back. Transfer back to campsite was arranged.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mick

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent day trip & great value for money.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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A

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Excursion (bus, watertaxi & hike). Unclean shuttle bus - times back to campsite.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Manfred

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good service.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kay

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Captain was entertaining. We got exactly what we wanted - good value - really nice day.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Visken

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

Very good service.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Nienhaus

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

To see Abel Tasman National Park, beautiful beaches & seas especially when the sun shines.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Anna

Finland

Ranking: 5/10

Water taxi bought us to Bark Bay and picked is up at Torrent Bay for $52 dollars - too expensive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Liane

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great boat & staff, great walk.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Roger

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Very good trip.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Bennie

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Up the Abel Tasman National Park, drop off Tonga Bay & walk back to Bark ABy. Most efficient, friendly service. We've done this before and still enjoy it.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ellis

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, friendly & efficient.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rob

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent from start to finish. Booking staff very helpful, boat staff brilliant.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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johanna

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Best way for lazy people to explore the Abel Tasman National Park. Very friendly staff. NOT too expensive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kathrin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Best way to explore the Abel Tasman National Park without sleeping in huts & carrying all your stuff the whole day. Free pick up & drop off service from your hostel.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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tommfuller

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great service. We were dropped off at one beach and walked back to another to get picked up and taken back to Kaiteriteri. The walk was lovely and so was the swim afterwards! Great staff.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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philipaindow

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

All aspects very good, talk about the experience a lot

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Grace

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Water Taxi service in Abel Tasman - including Seal Viewing! (and walk). Good service (incl pick up from Motueka) though some of the info they provided was a bit lacking in detail. E.g what time the courtesy bus was heading back to Motueka which meant I got an earlier water taxi which I might not have done if I had known.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ellen

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Very good. Able Tasman Track was excellent. Boats on time and staff very friendly.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Getkate

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Kaiteriteri to Totoranui in the Able Tasman.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Sid

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Service excellent. Brochure well written and easy to understand. Very helpful when you ask questions. Boats / Water taxi are of the highest quality and designed for comfort and efficiency - highly recommend.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Paul

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Great trip from Kaiteriteri to Bark Bay in the Abel Tasman National Park. Lovely day.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Andrew

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very helpful & friendly. Great day out - Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Terry

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly staff, good trip.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Christine

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful experience in the Abel Tasman. Departed and Picked up on time.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Annette Hurst

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nothing outrageous, but no complaints.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Klaus

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Got wet feet!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Raymond

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Very efficient and friendly.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Richard Steward

England

Ranking: 7/10

Very informative. Would've been nice if they'd stopped at the same beach for a while so we could've pottered around a bit. An exceptionally noisy boat.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Christine McKenna

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very polite, and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Kathy Hawey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jurg Meister

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

It was a great trip today, beautiful.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jurgen Westphal

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Perfect for the timetable, and absolutely on time.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Sally and David Wallis

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jackie Horwell

England

Ranking: 10/10

Well informed.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Claas

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Walked around the Bark Bay area. Good service. No complaints.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Maria

Argentina

Ranking: 9/10

On time, they were good.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Gabriela Herger

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Very friendly and helpful. Remembered my name - small details were good.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jane Cameron

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service. On time great commentary, get dropped off easily on the beach (dry feet) Good sive boat.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jane Coleman

England

Ranking: 10/10

The night before I booked they gave me a free bbq and small boat ride because they were having a staff party. Beautiful walk.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Lyn Saxon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Could not fault them. Really nice guys, flexible and reassuring. Good specific information with regards to the tracks

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Samuel Brejeon

France

Ranking: 8/10

Showed us seals. Nice guys.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Manuel

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Not worth doing the long trip because it is the same scenery. Walking and short trip is better. Very friendly

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ole Weber

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Walk in the Abel Tasman was good.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ed van Dael

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Walk in - Abel Tasman and Cruise. It was lovely but it was also good weather. We went to Bark Bay.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Sandra

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A little bit expensive.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Ruefli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very Good

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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TeamFlorida

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous. Entertaining driver.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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M Bekker

England

Ranking: 8/10

On time and all well explained.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Pam

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Would have liked a little more information.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Kate

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

1 hour late in pick up

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Danyel

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good, organised, reasonably priced!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Stefan

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Good with the kids, had a life jacket for the baby.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Pini

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good friendly service.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Harrison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good service.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Hennielene

South Africa

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic walks through the Abel Tasman Park, Tonga Bay to Torrent Bay.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Liz

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007