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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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James Darren Tennant

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience.

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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.

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Erik Funk

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

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

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Barbsldh

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

They were absolutely fantastic!! Highly recommend them

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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!

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Tinne Cis

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Fine day tour, but too expensive for what you get.

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Goran Backlund

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Such a nice day, weather, guide and the nature was excellent!

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Michael Jefferies

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - good safety precheck, did everything we could expect.

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Lotte Zwail

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice trip (kayak and walk) and a very nice lunch!!!

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Richard and Janet

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Did the Swingers Combination of bush walk and sea kayaking. Superb scenery: excellent guides full of information on history, natural history of geysers. Perfect for anyone of average fitness - no kayaking experience needed.

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Mike & Mandy

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We booked the tour 'Swingers Delight'. It is kayaking and a 2.5 hour walk. Great day, beautiful!! Friendly staff, $155pp.