View the spectacular granite coast in comfort.

"Just like kayaking without the paddling."

You don't need to go ashore to discover all the spectacular features of the Abel Tasman coast. If you want to disembark on a golden beach to feel the sand between your toes, go to our easy trip finder and choose a Beach Stop with Walking Options.

Every Vista Cruise journey features:
  • photo opportunity at famous Split Apple Rock
  • seal viewing in their natural habitat
  • open or enclosed decks to look out for birds and sea life
  • cruising close to golden beaches, sculpted headlands and offshore islands
  • interpretative commentary from your skipper and crew
  • licensed cafe onboard serving a seasonal menu of light meals, snacks and drinks

It takes only 90 minutes to 3.5 hours to cruise into Abel Tasman National Park.

This leaves you time to explore other attractions and bush walks in the Nelson region. Spend time at Kaiteriteri Beach, famous for its golden sand and calm azure water. Relax at a beachfront cafe, swim, sunbathe or take a bush walk.

Choose a Vista Cruise to suit your schedule
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9.20am Vista Cruise

It only takes a morning (3hr 30min) to cruise the length of the coast Kaiteriteri - Totaranui return. Check vessel type during low season. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 12.55pm
From: NZ$94
Availability: All Year

Vigour Taxi Cruises

During low and shoulder seasons, the Vigour Water Taxi might provide our Vista Cruise service. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 1.00pm End: 12.55 or 4.15pm
From: NZ$94
Availability: 1 May - 30 Sep
Abel Tasman Voyager
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1pm Vista Cruise

Afternoon cruise includes all highlights Kaiteriteri - Totaranui return. Low season vessel type and highlights will vary. read more.
Start: 1pm End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$94
Availability: All Year
Vista Cruise and Walk
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4.30pm Happy Hour Cruise

Relax after the day's adventures. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks with a difference on this 1 hr 30 min return cruise Kaiteriteri to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 4.30pm End: 6pm
From: NZ$70
Availability: 20 Dec to 31 March