Abel Tasman Tailored Trips

Let us help you design a bespoke charter, privately guided trip, or special group event.

Our chef can help you design menus from canapes to formal dining or casual barbecue.

Vista Cruise charters include twilight champagne cruises on Nelson Harbour, barbecue cruises to Adele Island Bird Sanctuary and breakfast cruises from Nelson into the Abel Tasman. 

If the Vista Cruise timetable doesn't suit your schedule, we can design an itinerary to suit you. Charter a Vigour Water taxi if you'd like private transfers (including equipment and luggage) within the national park or design your own day with a guide and water transport. 

Get in touch with your ideas for a special trip in the Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park regions. We'll help you design the occasion to suit your schedule and budget.

Abel Tasman Voyager
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9.20am Vista Cruise

Cruise between Kaiteriteri to Totaranui (3 hr 30 min return). Split Apple Rock and seal viewing on Tonga and Adele Islands. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 12.55pm
From: $76

Beaches, Bays & Seals Kayaking

Seals, lagoons and kayak sailing. Vista Cruise into the heart of the park at Torrent Bay. Seals on Pinnacle Island. Minimum age 12 yrs. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 4.15pm
From: $175
Pitt Head Loop Te Pukatea Kayaks
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Anchorage/Pitt Head #1

Maximum beach time with a 45 minute cruise to Anchorage. Relax, swim or walk to Te Pukatea or Cleopatra's Pool. read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30 or 1.00 End: 12.55, 2.40, 4.15, 6.00
From: $64

3 Day Guided Walk

Enjoy as much or as little walking as you want along with the home comforts of our beachfront lodges. read more.
Start: Nelson Mon & Fri–Sun 10.15am; Wed 7.15am End: Nelson 5.30pm
From: $1320

Beaches & Bays Low Season Kayak & Walk

Best low season option to kayak in the heart of the Park, see seals from your kayak and include a walk. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: $175

Schedules to Suit You

No need for extra accommodation before or after your trip. Contact us to arrange private transfers if required to suit your schedule. read more.
Start: From 7.30 am End: In time to connect with your onward travel
From: $1250

Private Water Taxi Charter

 Need a transfer outside of our scheduled times or to create a very special day in the Park, contact us to make it happen. read more.
Start: To suit you End: To suit you
From: $250

Succulent Seafood

Take a journey into the National Park for a seafood feast served at our Lodge on the beach front. Minimum ten people. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 4.15pm
From: $160
Tonga Quarry
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9.20am Low Season Cruise

Your best low season option. Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui return with a 3 hour beachstop. Relax or take a walk. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: $76

Adele Island Birdsong & Seals

The most variety with less paddling effort. Kayak from Observation Beach around Adele Island. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am or 12.30pm End: 2.40, 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $130
Bark Bay Falls Walkers
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Medlands/Bark Bay Falls #2

Cruise to Medlands Beach in the heart of the Park (1 hr) and walk the waterfall trail around Bark Bay.  read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30 or 1.00 End: 12.55, 2.40, 4.15, 6.00
From: $74

3 Day Self-guided Walk

Design your own Abel Tasman walking adventure with help from our friendly hosts and comfortable overnight stays. read more.
Start: Nelson 10.15am Mon & Fri–Sun; 7.15am Wed End: Nelson 5.30pm
From: $1122

Beaches, Bays & Seals Plus Walk

Seals, lagoons and kayak sailing. Vista Cruise to Torrent Bay in the heart of the park. See seals on Pinnacle Island. Walk to Anchorage. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 6.00pm
From: $175

Evening Barbecue Cruise

A very special evening for a group of ten of more. Enjoy a classic Kiwi barbecue in the national park after most visitors have left for the day. read more.
Start: 4.15pm End: 9.30pm
From: $90
Vista II Medlands landing
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10.30am Vista Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and return. 4 hours includes Split Apple Rock and a 30 minute beach stop at Anchorage. read more.
Start: 10.30am End: 2.40pm
From: $76

Split Apple Paddle Morning or Afternoon Kayak

Easy kayaking, great for beginners. Paddle to the famous Split Apple Rock. Minimum age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am or 1.00pm End: 12.00 or 4.00pm
From: $90

Split Apple Beaches, Kayak & Walk

Best value Kayak/Walk Combo: Split Apple Paddle, Anchorage Beach, plus seal viewing from Vista Cruise. Minimum age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $145
Awaroa Headland
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Awaroa Dine & Explore #8

Trip detailsCruise 1 hr 30 min to Awaroa Beach. Take a picnic or purchase refreshments at the Awaroa Lodge, wilderness cafe. read more.
Start: 9.20 or 10.30am End: 4.15pm
From: $84

Timetables and Fares

One-way schedules and fares to design your own adventure. Go to our Day or Half Day Trip Finder for the best ideas and fares. read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30, 1.00, 4.15 End: 12.55, 2.40, 4.15, 6.00
From: $37

Privately Guided Trips

Share the knowledge of our professional guides on scheduled guided trips. To create a special itinerary for your group, hire a private guide. Contact us to make it happen. read more.
Start: To suit you End: Your decision
Abel Tasman Voyager
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1.00pm Vista Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui return (3 hr 15 min). Split Apple Rock and seal viewing on Tonga and Adele Islands. read more.
Start: 1.00pm End: 4.15pm
From: $76

Kaiteriteri Highlights Afternoon Kayak

An introduction to the fun of kayaking. Ideal for families and first-time paddlers. Minimum age 8 years. read more.
Start: 1.00pm End: 3.00pm
From: $78

5 Day Guided Walk

Stay longer, slow down, and immerse yourself deeper into Abel Tasman with walking, kayaking or just relaxing by the beach. read more.
Start: Nelson Tues & Fri 10.15am End: Nelson 5.30pm
From: $1950
Kids Free School Holiday Deal
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Double Beach Stop

Can't decide? There is time to stop at Medlands and Anchorage beaches (recommended) during the longer daylight hours of the year. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $86

Split Apple Kayak Seals & Beach

Split Apple Paddle plus Medlands Beach. Optional walking. View seals from the Vista Cruise. Minimum age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $160
Vista and V2
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1.00pm Vista Coffee Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Anchorage return (1 hr 40 min). Includes a complimentary hot drink on board. read more.
Start: 1.00pm End: 2.40pm
From: $47

Kaiteriteri Highlights Kayak Taster & Cruise

Kaiteriteri Highlights introduction to kayaking with a Vista Cruise to Bark Bay and return. Minimum age 8 years. read more.
Start: 1.00pm End: 6.00pm
From: $128
Seals sunbathing
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Seals & Beach #3

Our most popular 2 hour walk from Tonga Quarry and around the Bark Bay Waterfall Trail to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 9.20,10.30am,1pm End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $74

Split Apple Kayak Seals & Walk

Split Apple Paddle plus 2 hr walk Tonga to Medlands. View seals from Vista Cruise on Tonga and Adele Islands. Min. age 10 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 6.00pm
From: $160
Boats Loading
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4.30pm Happy Hour Cruise

After a day of exploring, or for pre-dinner drinks with a difference, cruise from Kaiteriteri to Medlands return (1 hr 30 min). read more.
Start: 4.30pm End: 6.00pm
From: $57

Adele Island Beaches Kayak & Walk

Kayak to see seals and birds on Adele Island. Cruise and walk Anchorage and Te Pukatea Bay. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $160
Awaora
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The Great Day Out

Cruise to Totaranui, then return to Tonga Quarry for our most popular 2 hour walk, Tonga Quarry to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 9.20 or 10.30am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $86

Vista Barbecue Cruise

Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranui return with a traditional Kiwi barbecue. Low season includes 3 hour beach stop. read more.
Start: 10.30 (9.20 May-Sep) End: 2.40 (4.15 May-Sep)
From: $111

One Day Park Walk

The best value day in the park. Walk 11km from Anchorage to Marahau. Includes coach transfers from Nelson or Motueka. read more.
Start: Nelson 7.30am End: Nelson 6.00pm
From: $37

Adele Island Kayak Seals & Walk

Kayak around Adele Island, then cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Walk 2 hours Tonga to Medlands. Minimum age 12 years. read more.
Start: 9.00am End: 6.00pm
From: $172

Kaiteriteri Cruise, Walk & Kayak

Vista Cruise return to Medlands Beach, then discover the fun of kayaking in Kaiteriteri Bay. Minimum age 8 years. read more.
Start: 9.20 or 10.30am End: 3.00pm
From: $148

Torrent Swing Bridge #4

Traditional favourite for visitors to Torrent Bay prepared to wade ashore at low tide on this shallow beach. read more.
Start: 9.20 or 10.30am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $74
Awaroa Headland
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Awaroa Pioneer Trail #9

Walk 2 hours Awaroa to Tonga Quarry. Discover what attracted Māori and European settlement on the granite coast. read more.
Start: 9.20 or 10.30am End: 4.15pm
From: $84

Lodge Stay

Much more than accommodation at the only lodges right on the beach in Abel Tasman National Park. Minimum 2 night stay. read more.
Start: Nelson 10.15 am Mon & Fri-Sun: 7.15 Wed End: Nelson 5.30 pm
From: $1122
Awaroa Aerial
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Awaroa Pioneer Plus #10

From historic Awaroa Beach walk 4 hours to Medlands via Onetahuti, Tonga Quarry and Bark Bay waterfall trail. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 6.00pm
From: $84

Low Season 3-Day Trip

Make the most of shorter daylight hours with 2 nights at Torrent Bay Lodge in the heart of the park. read more.
Start: Nelson 7.15am End: Nelson 5.30pm
From: $1470
Lucy Peach on rock
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Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach #6

Walk 4 hours Medlands Beach to Anchorage. Includes Falls River Swing Bridge, Cleopatra's Pool and Torrent Bay inlet. read more.
Start: 9.20 or 10.30am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $74

Southern Beaches #7

For fit, active hikers who would rather walk than relax on a beach. Explore 5-6 hours from Medlands to Apple Tree Bay. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15 or 6.00pm
From: $77

Open Day Pass

Maximum flexibility. Book your place on our most popular sailings, then choose your walking option the day before you travel. read more.
Start: Open departure End: Open return
From: $86

3 Day Explorer Pass

Three Cruise & Walk open day passes to be used anytime over a seven day period. Choose your option the day before travel. read more.
Start: Open departure End: Open return
From: $155

3 Day Kayak & Walk

Kayak the sheltered southern coast Tonga Island Marine Reserve to Kaiteriteri, and walk the isolated northern beaches Totaranui to Onetahuti. read more.
Start: Nelson 10.15am Mon & Fri–Sun; 7.15am Wed End: Nelson 5.30 pm
From: $1445

DOC Walker Special

Discounted track transport available after purchase of DOC hut or camp passes. Includes coach and boat transfers. read more.
Start: Nelson 7.30am End: Nelson 6pm
From: $43

5 Day Kayak & Walk

Stay longer, go slower, and immerse yourself deeper into Abel Tasman. Your guide helps create the perfect combination of walking, kayaking or just relaxing by the beach.  read more.
Start: Nelson Tues & Fri 10.15 am
End: Nelson 5.30 pm
From: $2090

Totaranui Dine & Stride

From Golden Bay and Totaranui, include a Vista Cruise to the beautiful Awaroa inlet, then relax or take a walk. read more.
Start: 11.20am End: 2.40pm
From: $30

The Great Taste Trio Cycling Inclusion

Take an extra 2 days and cycle from Nelson to join one of our multiday trips. We'll arrange it for you. read more.
Start: 9.30am Nelson End: 4.30pm Motueka
From: $1990