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Discover Abel Tasman with Kahu Kayaks

Kahu Kayaks welcomes you to the Abel Tasman National Park, our golden piece of Aotearoa. We are a genuine, small kayak company, 100% locally owned and operated based in Marahau, with loads of experience taking guided kayaking trips in the Abel Tasman.

A range of guided kayaking tours and freedom rental sea kayaking trips in kayak canoes. Guided kayak trips with guides that will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy panoramic views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock.

Our Abel Tasman freedom kayaking package allows you the independence to see the wonders of the coastline at your own pace with all it's spectacular views and natural spots to visit and outdoor activities.

Full and half day guided sea kayaking trips around the Abel Tasman National Park coastline. Fantastic panoramic views, sea caves, islands, and the Tonga island seal colony to explore along the way, along with other popular and historic attractions.

Contact Details

Email: paddle@kahukayaks.co.nz

Website: Kahu Kayaks

Phone: 0800 300 101

Phone (intl): 0064 3 5278300

Abel Tasman Address:
Marahau Beach RD 2 Motueka 7161

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193 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 3 of 15.

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Hendrik Rother

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly staff, lots of information, good equipment.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Fabian Koitka

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The kayak tour was quite cheap ($40 for three hours). The staff was friendly and polite. We were late but they offered us a special price 9$40 instead of $59). The landscape was amazing!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Michal Maly

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

We saw only two seals :-( otherwise we would have ranked a 10 :-)

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sasha and Sandra Bonavia

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice staff and good tour opportunities.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Aurelie Morin

France

Ranking: 7/10

Good organisation, good spot in Abel Tasman National park. The return hour could be set later.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Natalie Nubler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff, well organised, good lunch package. Best way to experience the beauty of the Abel Tasman.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Anne Sutkowi

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Abel Tasman is incredible and I thought this kayak company was great. The "guide" who walked us through the safety stuff was knowledgable and friendly. We did the 1 day freedom kayaking where we kayaked out to Anchorage Bay and walked back on the track. On another day, I would've rated this a 10. It had the potential to be incredible! But beware...the mad mile is MAD if the conditions are "right." We should not have been kayaking in these conditions but felt pressure to get our kayak to Anchorage Bay because that's where they were picking it up. We are fairly experienced kayakers and this was by far my scariest kayaking experience. So I think it's worth going with a guided trip here and I'd definitely recommend Kahu.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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JohnHyde

Ranking: 10/10

Great day. Great guide. Great experience.

We did the Classic Marine reserve tour. We saw seals, including a mother feeding her pup. We saw birds diving into the water and watched 2 gannets fighting over a fish.

I brought a snorkel along and at the lunch break I saw fish and paua shells among the rocks.

The lunch was simple but very tasty - and the fresh coffee was very welcome.

Our guide, Ethan, really made the trip special - he worked hard at explaining what we were doing next and where we were going.

We had a fantastic experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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James Darren Tennant

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Harald Prinz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Cheaper company in this area, nice and friendly people, time on the water is short. We started at 11.30am and had to come back at 4.00pm - paid for a full day.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Erik Funk

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service and guides. A 'must-do' if visiting Abel Tasman!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Barbsldh

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

They were absolutely fantastic!! Highly recommend them

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Adam Hayley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Kayaking the Tasman was great, awesome and informative guide, surprise/chance whale watching was an added bonus, but the 2.5 hour unscenic woodland coastal walk let it down - badly!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2011