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.

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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

Northbound (Kaiteriteri to Totaranui)
  Vista Cruise Vista Cruise**
Kaiteriteri 9:20 13:00**
Apple Tree Bay no stop no stop
Anchorage 10:05 13:35**
Torrent Bay
See notes below
10:05 no stop
Medlands Beach 10:20 13:50**
Tonga Quarry 10:50 14:05**
Awaroa 11:05 14:20**
Totaranui 11:20

** Available only 1 - 31 May

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

 ** 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.

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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. For group bookings and special itineraries, the Vista Cruise can return to Kaiteriteri at 1.00 pm. Please contact us for details.

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.

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.

During quieter times, our boats undergo regular maintenance. The Vista Cruise service might be operated by a different boat.  Please check details when booking.

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