Abel Tasman
Water Taxis

Book a boat trip into the Park from Marahau or Kaiteriteri

Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline. A trip in one of these smaller boats, past the succession of wide sweeping bays, is a quintessentially Kiwi experience.

Built specifically for this coastline and unique tidal conditions, these boats get you access to the Park’s secret spots, spectacular marine life and even into bush-fringed tidal inlets. Our Water Taxi sea shuttle service transports people in and out of the Abel Tasman National Park all year round.

The area is fortunate to have a number of different operators. AbelTasman.com is a collaboration of the ONLY water taxi companies – Abel Tasman AquaTaxi & Marahau Water Taxis – to operate out of Marahau; the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park and the beginning of the Coast Track. During the busy summer season, you can also get a water taxi from Kaiteriteri.

Booking a Water Taxi into the Abel Tasman has never been easier

Our online booking service lets you design your own trip and receive instant confirmation.

Select your origin/starting point and your destination

Select number of passengers, date and time.

We will confirm your booking and issue your tickets

Please select your origin and destination:

To make a booking for Torrent Bay please call us on 0800 278 282

Each full paying fare includes the transport of one bag/pack not exceeding 20kg to the same destination as the passenger.

Quick One Way Water Taxi Info

Marahau / Kaiteriteri to Anchorage   $52   ~45min
Marahau / Kaiteriteri to Bark Bay       $55   ~1hr
Marahau / Kaiteriteri to Onetahuti     $57   ~1hr 15min
Marahau / Kaiteriteri to Awaroa         $61   ~1hr 30min
Marahau / Kaiteriteri to Totaranui      $63   ~1hr 45min

Aqua Taxi to Bark Bay - Abel Tasman Water Taxis

Adventure Trips in the Abel Tasman National Park

Heart of the Park

Walking & Hiking | Full Day
from $106
Return water taxi and walking trip: Water taxi to Torrent Bay, walk the scenic Abel Tasman Coast Track to Onetahuti (4hrs).
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Magical Marine Reserve

Guided Kayak | Full Day
from $280
Guided kayak tour: Explore the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak.
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Homeward Bound

Guided Kayak & Walk | 3 Days
from $332
Guided kayak trip: Explore the entire Abel Tasman Coast with the ultimate combo of water taxi rides, walking, guided and freedom kayaking.
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Scenic Cruise & Charter

Stay on the boat and let your skipper show you the sites along the length of the Abel Tasman coast
or charter a water taxi and design your own day out in the park!

Abel Tasman Water Taxi Charter

Scenic Cruise | Full Day
from $POA
Special charter services available upon request
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Totaranui Scenic Cruise

Scenic Cruise | Half Day
from $111
Return water taxi trip: Cruise from Totaranui to Marahau for a brief look around before returning to Totaranui.
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Locals Tip

Jared - Local Water Taxi Skipper and Guide in the Abel Tasman

“I always recommend visiting the Abel Tasman on a water taxi because it allows you to get up close and personal with the scenery, wildlife and skippers like me!”

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Proud to be a certified Zero Carbon  business

We offset 100% of our emissions, and make a contribution to local conservation projects on behalf of each customer. When you travel with us on a water taxi, you are helping to plant native trees, restore waterways, build climate resilience, and restore our biodiversity.

Find out more about our commitment and journey towards sustainable tourism

Learn about the  Environmental Access Fee (EAF) – the portion of your ticket price that goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you enjoy in the park.

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Please Note: Pick-Up and Drop-Off at Kaiteriteri will not be available from May 1st to October 31st.

  • During this time please choose Marahau as your closest pick-up and drop-off location.
  • Our Kaiteriteri pick-up and drop-off will commence again on the 1st November.