Marine Reserve Express

from $264
Water taxi into the heart of the Park in the morning and then experience the wonders of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve in your kayak. Paddle south to Bark Bay and end with a water taxi ride back to Marahau. Book Now
Availability: Oct - Apr
Summer Departure(s): 8:30am
Trip duration: Half Day
Ideal for: People short on time
Activity level: Moderate
Cruise info: Marahau to Onetahuti: 1 hr 15 min. Bark Bay to Marahau: 1 hr.
Kayak info: Onetahuti to Bark Bay: 2 hrs

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Marine Reserve Express

Travel by water taxi to Onetahuti in the morning to join your guided kayak trip. Paddle with your expert local guide southward through the Tonga Island Marine Reserve visiting the friendly local wildlife. Your paddle finishes at Bark Bay where you either catch the 12:45pm water taxi directly back to Marahau, or chill out on the beach, catching the later 2:15pm or 3:45pm water taxi back to Marahau.

  • Minimum age 14 years

What’s included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Half day kayak hire
  • Water taxi transfers for you and your kayak.

Itinerary

  • Water taxi from Marahau to Onetahuti
  • Kayak from Onetahuti to Bark Bay
  • Water taxi from Bark Bay 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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