High Season Timetable (20 Oct - 31 March)

Four Vista Cruise sailings every day. Much more than a water taxi for you to plan a morning, afternoon, full day or longer to explore.

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High Season Timetable operates every day from 20th October  to 31 March

Includes all public holidays.  No 10.30 am or 4.15pm departure on Christmas Day (December 25).

o/r = service on request when booking
* = Pick up on Northbound Service

Northbound (Kaiteriteri to Totaranui)
  Vista Cruise Vista Cruise Vista Cruise Vista Cruise
Kaiteriteri 9:20 10:30 13:00 16:30
Apple Tree Bay no stop 10:50 no stop no stop
Anchorage 10:05 11:15 13:35 no stop
Torrent Bay
see notes below
10:05 11:15 o/r no stop no stop
Medlands Beach 10:20 11:30 13:50 17:05
Tonga Quarry 10:50 12:00 14:05  
Awaroa 11:05  12:20 14:20  
Totaranui 11:20  12:40 14:40  

 

Southbound (Totaranui to Kaiteriteri)
  Vista Cruise Vista Cruise Vista Cruise Vista Cruise
Totaranui 11:20  12:40 14:30  
Awaroa 11:35o/r  no stop 14:20*  
Tonga Quarry 11:50 12:50 15:00 17:05
Medlands Beach 12:00 13:10 15:10 17:15
Torrent Bay
See notes below
12:15o/r no stop no stop no stop
Anchorage 12:20 13:25 to 14:00 15:35 17:20
Apple Tree Bay 12:40 no stop 15:55 17:40
Kaiteriteri 12:55 14:20 16:15 18:00

o/r = service on request when booking
* = Pick up on Northbound Service

Marahau

We avoid disturbing the delicate, shallow tidal beach at Marahau so if you are staying in Marahau, please check free transport connections with us or book your boat transfer from Apple Tree Bay.

Torrent Bay

There is a shallow tidal beach at Torrent Bay. For 2 hours each side of low tide, this requires a small boat transfer to get you close to shore, and can involve wading through water up to your knees, or higher, depending on conditions. Please check the tides before you book a landing at Torrent Bay.  The small boat transfer is not suitable for people with limited mobility or balance. If you are concerned about this, please contact us so we can advise a more suitable trip for you.

Park Management rules do not allow boat transfers for day walkers at Torrent Bay after midday.

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Click through to Cruise and Walk or Sea Kayak Day Trips for our suggested itineraries to make the most of your day in Abel Tasman National Park.

If you plan to stay at Department of Conservation huts or campsites, see our Track Walker 3-Step or our 3-Day Explorer Pass for the best deals to explore the National Park.

Terms and Conditions

Other Options

We Operate These Options:
  • Shoulder Season (1-19 Oct and 1 - 30 April)
  • Low Season Timetable (1 May - 30 Sept)

  • 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