Low Season Timetable (1 May - 30 Sept)
Making the most of shorter daylight hours, one Vista Cruise sailing every day whisks you into the Park in style. Much more comfortable than a water taxi.
Low Season Timetable operates every day 1 May to 30 September
**1 pm departure (and 12.55 pm return) operates 1 - 31 May only for 2018
|Vista Cruise||Vista Cruise**|
|Apple Tree Bay||no stop||no stop|
See notes below
** Available only 1 - 31 May
|Vista Cruise||Vista Cruise|
See notes below
|Apple Tree Bay||12:35**||15:55|
** Available only 1 - 31 May. These times can be available for group bookings.
o/r = service on request when booking
* = Pick up on Northbound Service
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 the Voyager to pick you up at Apple Tree Bay.
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. For group bookings and special itineraries, the Vista Cruise can return to Kaiteriteri at 1.00 pm. Please contact us for details.
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.
During quieter times, our boats undergo regular maintenance. The Vista Cruise service might be operated by a different boat. Please check details when booking.