Kahu Kayaks

Kahu Kayaks

Kahu Kayaks


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5 Sea Kayaking

5 Abel Tasman

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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.


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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


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Kara's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing experience for our family! Up close and personal with seals, dolphins and sting rays. We had coffee and hot chocolates on a deserted sandy beach. Stunning scenery. Brad was an awesome and down to earth guide. Absolutely recommend :)

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Seaghan & Dune

Ranking: 10/10

We had an amazing time today with Kahu Kayak, Steve was incredible, he was super relax, professional and knowledgeable. Great humour too! the kayaks were great and when we will be back we will 100% come back to them for another perfect adventure! Recommend a trillion time!

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Pat Burns


Ranking: 10/10

We did the full day Marine Reserve kayak trip which was excellent. They take you out on a motorboat then you kayak back. At the island we saw seals and a blue penguin and lots of birds. We paddled into various lagoons and waterways on the way back. Lunch on the beach was nice with plenty of time to relax and swim. A bit tired by the end but not too bad as 2 person kayak and fairly leisurely pace of paddling.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sabine Gauss


Ranking: 9/10

Nice guides, kayak is in good condition, knowledgeable about birds and wildlife.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Rashi Birla

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Seamless day trip for a walk and kayak, with pickup and drop off. Knowledgable guides across the board, very friendly, great equipment condition. Tough to pick a kayak company with so many options, but they are small enough and seem to care a lot.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Marcel Felder


Ranking: 10/10

Kind and friendly. Free hire for two days including campground. Awesome times!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Miriam Gamble

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great day kayaking on the Abel Tasman coast. Kahu made the freedom kayaking and camping overnight easy with their co-ordination of details.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Nickolas Jonkergouw


Ranking: 9/10

Warm welcome from the crew, safety instructions were clear and not too long. The trip itself was amazing as well! Moreover, it was convenient to rent camping stuff as well.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Eurard Achille


Ranking: 8/10

We rented a kayak for one day from Marahau to Anchorage Bay and after we do the return by walk. Kayak time was very nice but the trek into the forest not as beautiful.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ranking: 8/10

We did the freedom kayaking for a whole day in the Abel Tasman National Park with Kahu Kayaks and felt very well cared for. They helped us packing our kayak, we got safety instructions and some more help once we were on the water. Sadly, we had less time to kayak than expected as the procedures in the morning took quite some time and we had to be back by 4pm.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Lieke vol Velde


Ranking: 9/10

Good explanation, good kayaks.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Olde Vogel


Ranking: 8/10

Good company, employees are very helpful, the way to Awaroa Bay was good, the walk back was nice, good value for money.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tom Rogers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly freedom kayaking with a good price. The forecast we were given was calm and easy but this changed quickly on the way back. Of 30+ kayakers out that morning, we were one of 4 boats to paddle back through increasingly dangerous weather. It did make it really fun though. I would have expected some help but it was cheap.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016