Abel Tasman Water Taxis

Book a boat trip into the Park

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 the 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.

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.

Booking a Water Taxi 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

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!

Scenic Cruise

Scenic Cruise | Half Day
from $91
Return water taxi trip: Scenic round trip visiting all points of interest along the sparkling bays and golden beaches of the Park.
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Totaranui Scenic Cruise

Scenic Cruise | Half Day
from $91
Return water taxi trip: Cruise from Totaranui to Marahau for a brief look around before returning to Totaranui.
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Water Taxi Charter

Scenic Cruise | Full Day
from $350/hr
Special charter services available upon request
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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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