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Kaiteriteri Kayak - Astrolabe Explorer Full Day Guided Kayak

Join Kaiterteri Kayak for an unforgettable full day kayak adventure exploring the beautiful coastline between Anchorage and Kaiteriteri.

Highlights

  • NZ Fur Seal encounters at Adele Island seal colony
  • Hear the Birdsong at Adele Island's predator free bird sanctuary
  • Experience some of the secluded beaches of the Astrolabe area, paddle the islands and explore
  • A one-way tour moving in the same direction as the predominant wind - the sea breeze

You'll see more of the Abel Tasman National Park from a kayak than any other day trip!

Explore lagoons (if tide permits), paddle with the seals at Adele Island, check out Split Apple Rock, visit Te Pukatea Bay, the Mad Mile and sit back, close your eyes and listen to the abundant birdsong of the Adele Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

Places such as Stilwell Bay are guide-favourites to share with you - we’ll paddle around distinctive and fascinating caves and arches, surrounded by luscious green tree-ferns. The friendly fur seals of Adele Island are in residence all year round and we also pass a couple of Cormorant colonies along the way!

You’ll start your journey with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise to the heart of the park where you'll start your kayaking experience. We paddle in the same direction as the predominant wind - the sea breeze. This makes for a great day with some opportunities for some great sailing when the weather permits.

This tour requires a reasonable amount of fitness as it is the longest paddling day on the water - our friendly guide will show you the ropes and make sure you are comfortable and confident before heading out on the water!

Duration: 9am - 4:30pm. Total paddling time of 3.5 to 4hrs approximately 12km in distance.

Location: The Kaiteriteri beach base on Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road.

Per Person $175.00

What's included

  • Lunch is included in all Full Day Guided Kayak tours and consists of a French Filled Baguette, piece of slice or cake and piece of fruit. Please call operator if you have special dietary requirements.
  • Top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and guide.
  • Hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Minimum age 14 years.

    An average level of fitness is required to kayak/walk during this trip.

Notes

  • Terms & Conditions:

    Not too be used with other promotions or deals.

    Free Bus transfer is not included in this deal.

    Bus transfers can be arranged at least 24 hours prior to travel for $30pp picking up at selected accommodations in Nelson and Motueka.

  • Per person price applies to ages 14+.

    The itinerary is an outline only. Your guide may decide to vary this program based on their judgement of weather and sea conditions and client ability/fitness levels.

    Kaiteriteri Kayak operates in the Abel Tasman National Park, an area that can receive extreme and rapidly changeable weather patterns. All scheduled departures take place unless weather conditions are extreme.

    Kaiteriteri Kayak operates within tight safety guidelines and trips could be cancelled or postponed due to hazardous weather conditions, if cancelled the tour will be fully refundable. Tour departures may be amended at any time to ensure the safety and comfort of clients, staff and equipment.

    If cancellation is made within 48 hours of departure the full amount will be charged. Outside of 48 hours’ full refund applies.

    Reconfirmation is required 24 hours prior to departure.

Available Bookings from July 23 to July 29

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  • Per Person$175.00

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$175.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$139.90

12+spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$175.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$175.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$139.90

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Cerys Williams from United Kingdom wrote on 31 December 2018

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Great Day!

A fantastic day with our guide Aaron. Great lunch included! Highly recommend the full day kayaking tour.

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Eric Kennedy from United States wrote on 08 December 2018

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Dolpins, Seals, a Penguin, & local insights

Krystal was my tour guide for this awesome kayak trip from Anchorage Harbor to Kaiteriteri. She had a lot of insights about local plants and the Maori history of the region, and we were lucky to see dolpins while kayaking next to Adele Island. Two weeks ago I did an overnight kayak trip of Doubtful Sound, and I far preferred kayaking Abel Tasman even though the weather was great in both locations. If you’re going to do an overnight trip, do that at Abel Tasman since the beaches are better and there are few sandflies compared to the West Coast. Personally, the day trip provided plenty of scenery and it was so nice to take a shower afterwards, so I think a day trip makes more sense than overnight camping unless you are in New Zealand for 2+ months.

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Nishank Gupta from United States wrote on 05 January 2018

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Amazing experience with some wonderful memories

We had an absolutely thrilling experience when we took the Kaiteriteri Kayak tour in Abel Tasman. We got lucky as we were the only ones who booked that day (as we were close to Christmas), and got a private tour from our wonderful guides - Dan and Meg. They made sure that we enjoyed the experience, pushed us only as hard as we wanted, and kept us well fed as well :). We kayaked the seas, saw lots of seals (one even hunting an eel), learnt the history of the park, fought against the winds and did everything an adventurous nature trip could give us! It was just amazing and worth it.

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Loic Coutelier from United States wrote on 27 December 2017

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Daniel is a genius

Daniel took us 5 on the Astrolabe kayak trip. 6 hours total including 5 hours kayaking, fur seals, gorgeous birds, history lessons about New Zealand, and a delicious lunch on our own beach... We had an amazing time and that was thanks to Daniel. I highly recommend it.

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Rebecca O’Regan from Australia wrote on 27 February 2020

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Brilliant Kayak Experience

we were lucky to have superb weather and a very informative & enthusiastic tour guide (thankyou Pandy) . The highlight was the numerous & upclose viewings of the seals and the cute pups. The full-day trip was a perfect amount of time to relax & take in the crystal clear water and get in some decent bird watching. Not too sure about the ‘team-building-sailing activity but a good laugh nonetheless. Would do again.

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