Half Day Blast

from $198
Enjoy half a day of kayaking with your guide through the sheltered and scenic southern end of the Park. Highlights include a visit to Adele Island bird sanctuary, views of sunbathing seals and exploring the golden beaches along the coast. Finish your trip with a water taxi ride back to Marahau. Book Now
Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): 8.30am, 11.30am
Winter Departure(s): 9.00am, 11.30am
Trip duration: Half Day
Ideal for: People with limited time
Activity level: Moderate
Cruise info: Marahau to Observation Beach: 30 min
Kayak info: Marahau to Observation Beach or reverse: 2 hrs

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Half Day Blast

Spend your morning or afternoon 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. Jump on a water taxi for your return trip to Marahau and be back in time for a late lunch. Please note: This trip may run in reverse.

  • Minimum age 12 years
  • Minimum 2 people (1st May to 30th September)
  • Minimum 1 person (1st October to 30th April)

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Half day kayak hire
  • Water taxi transfer from Marahau to Observation Beach or vice versa


  • Kayak to Observation Beach
  • Water Taxi from Observation Beach to Marahau

For transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau we recommend The Better Bus. You can book your transfers online or give them a call on 027 577 6975

Environmental Access Fee (EAF)

A portion of your ticket price goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your trip in the Abel Tasman. This includes the compulsory concession fees paid to the Department of Conversation as well as voluntary contributions to local organisations and projects to improve the environment, ecology and access to the national park.
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Minimum 2 People Required To Book This Trip
From 1st May - 30th Sept

From the 1st May to the 30th September a minimum of 2 people are required to book this trip. 

Bookings from the 1st October to the 30th April may be booked for 1 person.