Afternoon Kayak Taster and Cruise

After your introduction to kayaking, take an afternoon cruise to Bark Bay and return

  • Availability: 20 October - 31 March
  • Best For: One afternoon for Kayak and Cruise
  • Cruise: Kaiteriteri - Bark Bay 2 hrs return
  • Walk: From the carpark to the beach
  • Kayak: 1 hour
  • Start: 1.00 pm
  • Finish: 6.00 pm
  • Cost: Adult $128, Child $77 (8-14 yrs)
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Discover the golden beaches and spectacularly sculpted granite headlands and islands of the famous Abel Tasman Coast without leaving the shelter of Kaiteriteri Bay. Your Guide introduces you to the fun of kayaking with full instructions and safety brief. You don't need any previous experience, and we supply all the technical equipment you need.

  • Stable double kayak so two people share the paddling effort. If you are travelling on your own, your Guide will find you a suitable paddling partner.
  • Spray jacket
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Dry bags for spare clothing and camera gear but please note we cannot guarantee to keep sensitive electronic equipment dry
  • Maximum 8 people per Guide

Return to Kaiteriteri Beach in time to board the 4.30 pm Vista Cruise. Relax with the best views on upper and lower viewing decks and indulge with drinks, snacks and light meals available from the licensed bar on board. Cruise to Bark Bay and return to Kaiteriteri at 6.00 pm.

Price valid to 30 September 2020

1.00 pm:  Check in at our Kaiteriteri ticket booth to meet your Guide.

On the golden beach sands of Kaiteriteri Beach, your friendly, expert Guide settles you into a stable double kayak with full instructions and safety brief.  Then, it's onto the water to explore and have fun, confident you can enjoy a safe paddling experience. Your Guide knows all the best, secret spots taking into account the tides, weather and your interests and abilities. Watch out for our resident Blue Penguins and other sea birds along the coast. 

3.00 pm: Return to the main beach at Kaiteriteri. Time for a walk to the lookout over the bay, or relax at the Shoreline Cafe beside the beach.

4.20 pm: Board the Vista Cruise

4.30 pm: Vista departs Kaiteriteri. Pause for photographs at famous Split Apple Rock, then cruise through the islands of the Astrolabe Roadstead and on to Bark Bay. Relax on the upper and lower viewing decks and enjoy drinks and food at the cafe onboard.

5.05 pm: The boat turns around at Medlands Beach, then returns to Kaiteriteri, calling in to golden beaches to pick up walkers and kayakers after their day in the Park.

6.00 pm: Vista Cruise returns 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)