Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK


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19 Abel Tasman

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The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of sub-tropical native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman New Zealand's premiere location for sea kayaking.

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options. Whether you chose to join a guided or unguided trip, we've got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you.

Freedom Kayak Rentals
Freedom kayak rental is a great way to explore the Abel Tasman at your own pace. We provide you with a kayak, safety gear and expert advice on how to make your trip amazing.

Guided Kayak Trips
Our guides love sharing their local knowledge. Explore secluded beaches, tranquil lagoons and the spectacular granite coastline with an expert guide at your side.


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Marahau Sea Kayaks

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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


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Hannah Campbell 's avatar

Hannah Campbell

Ranking: 10/10

Me and my husband were lucky enough to be able to kayak with Marahau Kayaks as our original centre couldn’t take us. Anton and the team were super friendly, helpful and all round good guys. We will surely be back for another adventure. Thanks team 👍🏽

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Theo Macer


Ranking: 10/10

An amazing way to experience Abel Tasman National Park. We took the option to get a taxi up to Barks Bay and kayak back. It was quite pricey but worth it rather than doing a day trip there and back in kayaks.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Anna Wooster


Ranking: 8/10

Morning aqua taxi north of Marahau, then a six hour guided kayak tour back to Marahau. Beautiful scenery, good lunch and a little bit of history/knowledge. Marginally overpriced at $154 per person.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Harriet Smith

Ranking: 9/10

Freedom kayak for $70pp. Excellent safety brief and then set loose onto the waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Really good service and equipment, fantastic to have total independence. Good price.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Ranking: 9/10

Definitely the best place to kayak in New Zealand. Friendly and funny staff, well organised, good kayaks! You can also book lunch and it is definitely worth it. We had beautiful views and we saw a lot of seals.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

Really great all inclusive tour to give you a glimpse of the south part of the Abel Tasman National Park - walk and guided kayak tour. Awesome!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ranking: 8/10

Long time kayaking. Not too expensive. Wonderful views, amazing spot on the water, good help, nice people.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Cassandra Geyer


Ranking: 10/10

We did the Freedom Day kayaking and it was a lot of fun. They give you good safety instructions, were very motivated and friendly and give you good advice on where to go.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016