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Bookme ReviewAbel Tasman: Half Day Guided Kayak Tour With Water TaxiPosted by Paul from Australia on 2 Jan 2019

  • Paul said... I was probably expecting more individual adventure kayaking into small coves, beaches, caves around the shoreline of the NP that can't be accessed by hikes. We had tandem kayacks (I was teamed up with a young girl that didn't really know how to paddle so I felt like I was providing most of the oar power & steering whilst she splashed around). Instead we went directly out to the seal island over open waters which I felt was a bit dull & time consuming. Seen enough seals in my life to not be enthused by them. So we pretty much taxi'ed to a close beach (I thought we may have gone deeper in the park), had lunch, waited quite a while for other boat passengers to arrive which used up another hour, kayaked out to the island and then flotilla sailed together back to shore which was cool for first 5 mins and then the group decided we wanted to kayak as that is what we paid for. I think the young guide whilst friendly and informative was keen on taking the faster, more effortless route as she had been doing it daily for weeks so she was tired. So it was ok bit not really a memorable or what I was expecting.

    The breathtaking Abel Tasman National Park boasts tranquil golden bays, sea drowned valleys, lush tropical forests and an array of marine and wildlife making it the ideal location for an extraordinary kayaking expedition.

    The breathtaking Abel Tasman National Park boasts tranquil golden bays, sea drowned valleys, lush tropical forests and an array of marine and wildlife making it the ideal location for an extraordinary kayaking expedition.

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