9.20 am Vista Cruise

For summer/autumn (20 Oct to 30 April), take a morning to see the length of the spectacular coast from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui. (During low season, return at 4.15pm)

  • Availability: All year
  • Best For: Relaxing and enjoying the views.
  • Cruise: Kaiteriteri - Totaranui return
  • Start: 9.20 am
  • Finish: 12.55 pm (Summer), 4.15 pm (low season)
  • Cost: A $76, C(5-14 yrs) $38, under 5 free. On-line booking *prepay saver $73.

Take a morning to cruise in style and comfort along the spectacular granite coast. Pause to get your photographs at famous Split Apple Rock and view seals along the coast.

Our scenic cruises feature:

  • Front loading ramp for easy, safe, comfortable beach transfers
  • Comfortable seating with chairs around tables on upper and lower viewing decks.
  • With its shallow draft, our catamaran hugs the shore, travelling in close to idyllic, golden beaches and making the most of the viewing opportunities offered by the crystal clear shallows
  • Your skipper provides interpretative commentary throughout your cruise to introduce you to the natural highlights and fascinating history of the area 
  • You can choose, sun and fresh air on the top deck, or relax on the sheltered lower deck 
  • The onboard licensed cafe, serves a seasonal menu of tasty light meals and snacks to accompany your selection of hot or cold beverages

*PREPAY online or by phone at least 2 hours before sailing to SAVE $3 PER ADULT ($1.50 per child).  Prices valid to 30 September 2019.

Terms and Conditions

Summer/Autumn (1 October to 30 April)

Cruise from Kaiteriteri, through the Astrolabe Roadstead to Torrent Bay and Bark Bay, calling into picturesque beaches and coves where walkers and kayakers are transferred to golden-sand beaches.  Pause to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony in the Marine Reserve, then continue past isolated northern beaches to the long sweep of burnished sands at Totaranui. Turn around here to return to Kaiteriteri by 1.00 pm.

Low Season (1 May to 30 Sept):

Day cruise includes a beach stop.

Experience all the features of the wondrous coast as you cruise from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui.  On the return trip, the boat stops at a sheltered cove for 2.5 hours. Stay onboard or relax on a sunny, golden beach. Enjoy a picnic or explore the native forest before the return cruise to Kaiteriteri, arriving at 4.10 pm

20 October to 30 April

9.20 am: Depart Kaiteriteri
11.20 am: Turn around at Totaranui
12.55 pm: Return to Kaiteriteri

1 May to 19 October

9.20 am: Depart Kaiteriteri
11.20 am: Turn around at Totaranui
12.10 to 3.00 pm: Stop at Medlands Beach
4.15 pm: Return to Kaiteriteri

Our friendly Reservations Team is waiting to answer your enquiries and take your booking. Please contact us using the details below or complete the online form on this page and one of our team will reply within 24 hours.

Freephone (New Zealand Only): 0800 223 582 (0800 ABEL TASMAN)
Freephone (Australia Only): 1800-139 341

Telephone (within New Zealand): 03 528 2027
Telephone (outside New Zealand): +64 3 528 2027 (calling outside NZ)

Email: info@AbelTasman.co.nz