Guided Deal

from $160
Catch the bus from Nelson to Marahau in the morning and then take a full day to explore the Fisherman's and Abele Islands and the sheltered beaches of the Astrolabe Roadstead with your guide. After your kayaking trip, take the bus from Marahau back to Nelson.
Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.00am
Trip duration: Full Day
Ideal for: People on a tight budget who want to do a guided kayak trip and need bus transport from Nelson
Activity level: Moderate
Kayak info: Marahau into the Park and return

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Guided Deal

Travel from your lodgings in Nelson to Marahau in comfort and style in our touring coach. Then spend your day on the water with a small group of fellow kayakers led by one of our expert local guides. Learn about the local history and ecology from a guide who just loves sharing their knowledge and experience. At the end of the day, paddle back to Marahau with the sea breeze.

  • Minimum age 12 years”

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return bus fare: Nelson – Marahau – Nelson
  • Kayak hire
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Fully catered


  • Bus pickup from Nelson (view departures)
  • Kayak around the Astrolabe
  • Kayak back to Marahau
  • Return to Nelson on bus

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