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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman

Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman National Park

Over 50 kilometers of coastline offers dozens of golden sand beaches to visit, while the many coves and lagoons provide plenty of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. Sea kayaking here also opens up a world of sea and bird life encounters with animals such as penguins, seals and dolphins. So all in all, you've got to say, it's really not a bad spot!

We offer kayak rentals straight off of Kaiteriteri Beach, half day, full day and multi-day guided kayak trips.

Fully registered with the MBIE (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment) as a Outdoor Activities operator.
Fully audited with Outdoor's Mark New Zealand.

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Email: info@seakayak.co.nz

Website: Kaiteriteri Kayaks

Phone: +643 527 8383

Phone (intl): 0800 252 925

Abel Tasman Address:
Kaiteriteri Kayak, Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Rd, Kaiteriteri 7197

Operating Season And Hours: All Year! Nov- April 8.00am - late May-Oct 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

154 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 12.

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great time with these guys. Spent the whole day out on the water, saw all kinds of marine life, and even had a fresh oyster! Glorious sunshine, beautiful scenery and good company. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in March 2018

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Wouter Bleckmann

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good equipment, super fun guide who had a good sense of humour. Lunch was fun, they made us hot drinks. Abel Tasman is beautiful.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gordon Todan

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

If you have a young family and not up to a half/full day kayak trip then just rock up to Kaiteriteri Kayaks and book a freedom kayak for 30 minutes or 1 hour and the whole family can take turns kayaking around the bay.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Carlos Castro

Mexico

Ranking: 10/10

Did the big Tonga kayak trip. The guide was friendly and did a great job commenting about the areas, history and kindly answering all questions.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Adele Jacques

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to be kayaking on the blue waters of the Abel Tasman. Stunning landscapes. Nice service. We paid for 4 hours of kayaking but actually it was only 3 hours 20 minutes on the water because of the safety explanation. I think they should mention that clearly, which they did not.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jorge Anderson

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and friendly staff - a bit pricey.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Livia and Dave

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly instructor, felt safe even while doing independent kayaking. Two hours is enough for amateurs.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Aline Jimenez

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great day with guide and beautiful views, seal and history!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Shay S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We purchased the beaches and seals day trip through GrabOne and had a great day. The kayaking was brilliant, our guide was brilliant, friendly and professional.

We had a safety lesson before starting which was good as the water was quite rough. Kayaking was still fun, just required more energy! We only paddled as far as Split Apple Rock - this was enough for us given the rough sea but if it was calm, we would have preferred a bit more kayaking.

We returned to Kaiteriteri beach for lunch and then boarded a water taxi to start the second half of the tour. This is the part which could have been improved but I will review the water taxi company separately.

Overall a great experience and I would recommend Kaiteriteri Kayaks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Max Meternich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, beautiful place, enjoy the National Park and the sea.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Janina Zwerver

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful nature in the 'Big Tonga Tour'.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Isabelle Bohle

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good entertainment, excellent guide, very good day tour, a bit too expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Michael Steimel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome landscape, seals, great food, beaches. Booked the Big Tonga Day Out.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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154 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 12.

S Weslake's avatar

S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great time with these guys. Spent the whole day out on the water, saw all kinds of marine life, and even had a fresh oyster! Glorious sunshine, beautiful scenery and good company. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in March 2018

Wouter Bleckmann's avatar

Wouter Bleckmann

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good equipment, super fun guide who had a good sense of humour. Lunch was fun, they made us hot drinks. Abel Tasman is beautiful.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gordon Todan's avatar

Gordon Todan

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

If you have a young family and not up to a half/full day kayak trip then just rock up to Kaiteriteri Kayaks and book a freedom kayak for 30 minutes or 1 hour and the whole family can take turns kayaking around the bay.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Carlos Castro

Mexico

Ranking: 10/10

Did the big Tonga kayak trip. The guide was friendly and did a great job commenting about the areas, history and kindly answering all questions.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Adele Jacques

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to be kayaking on the blue waters of the Abel Tasman. Stunning landscapes. Nice service. We paid for 4 hours of kayaking but actually it was only 3 hours 20 minutes on the water because of the safety explanation. I think they should mention that clearly, which they did not.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jorge Anderson

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and friendly staff - a bit pricey.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Livia and Dave

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly instructor, felt safe even while doing independent kayaking. Two hours is enough for amateurs.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Aline Jimenez's avatar

Aline Jimenez

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great day with guide and beautiful views, seal and history!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

Shay S's avatar

Shay S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We purchased the beaches and seals day trip through GrabOne and had a great day. The kayaking was brilliant, our guide was brilliant, friendly and professional.

We had a safety lesson before starting which was good as the water was quite rough. Kayaking was still fun, just required more energy! We only paddled as far as Split Apple Rock - this was enough for us given the rough sea but if it was calm, we would have preferred a bit more kayaking.

We returned to Kaiteriteri beach for lunch and then boarded a water taxi to start the second half of the tour. This is the part which could have been improved but I will review the water taxi company separately.

Overall a great experience and I would recommend Kaiteriteri Kayaks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Max Meternich's avatar

Max Meternich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, beautiful place, enjoy the National Park and the sea.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Janina Zwerver's avatar

Janina Zwerver

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful nature in the 'Big Tonga Tour'.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Isabelle Bohle's avatar

Isabelle Bohle

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good entertainment, excellent guide, very good day tour, a bit too expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Michael Steimel's avatar

Michael Steimel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome landscape, seals, great food, beaches. Booked the Big Tonga Day Out.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2014