Our History

We’re proud to be a family owned business connected with the Abel Tasman area for eight generations.

When John and Lynette Wilson launched their boat service in Abel Tasman National Park in 1977, they continued a legacy of ocean journeys and adventure dating back more than a century.

Our story starts in the mid 1800s with pioneering farmers, sailors and builders, and continues today through our acclaimed adventure company anchored on responsible, sustainable tourism.

Click Here for a Detailed Time Line

 For the full story, read the Awaroa Legacy co-authored by Lynette Wilson.