Adele Island Birdsong & Seals (Half Day Trip)

Your choice for: most variety with less paddling effort. Min age 12 years. Cruise into the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead. Kayak to Adele Island.

  • Availability: High Season (20 Oct - 30 Apr)
  • Best For: Adele Island wildlife sanctuary
  • Cruise: Kaiteriteri-Observation Beach
    20 mins each way
  • Walk: 0
  • Kayak: 2 hours guided
  • Start: 9.00 am or 12.30 pm
  • Finish: 4.10 or *6.00 pm
  • Cost: Adult $130 Child $102 (12-14 yrs)
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Cruise from Kaiteriteri into the sheltered waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead, pausing for photographs at Split Apple Rock.
 
On the golden sands of picturesque Observation Beach, your Guide introduces you to kayaking with full training and safety brief.  Then paddle around Adele Island wildlife sanctuary, home to seals, penguins and birds, including one of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the South Island Saddleback.

Return to Observation Cove to cruise back to Kaiteriteri, or travel further into the Park for a beach stop with optional walking. See Adele Island Kayak Plus Walk for more details.

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* 6.00 pm return not available from 1 April to 19 October

Prices valid to 30 September 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Please note: no kayaking on Christmas Day (December 25)

Other Options

We Operate These Options:
  • Beaches, Bays & Seals (Day Trip)
  • Split Apple Paddle (Half Day Trip)
  • Kayak Kaiteriteri Highlights (Afternoon Trip)
  • All you need to know about kayaking

    • Seals on Adele Is
    • Observation Beach view to Adele
    • Kayak Guide

    9.00 am or 12.30 pm Check in at our Kaiteriteri ticket booth to meet your Guide.

    9.20 am or 1 .00 pm Join our Vista Cruise at Kaiteriteri to cruise into the protected waters of the Astrolabe Roadstead.

    9.40 am or 1.20 pm Disembark at Observation Beach where 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. Paddle to Adele Island, a predator-free sanctuary, ringing with birdsong. The island is home to seals, penguins and birds, including one of New Zealand's rarest birds, the South Island Saddleback (Tieke). Explore the coast of Adele Island, then return to Observation Beach.

    3.50 or *5.40 pm rejoin the Vista Cruise to return to Kaiteriteri at 4.15 or *6.00 pm

    *Later departure/return not available from 31 March to 30 April. There is no coach connection with this option.

    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