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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.

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

Some of the fantastic highlights include: exploring lagoons (if tide permits), paddling with the seals at Adele Island, checking out Split Apple Rock, visiting Te Pukatea Bay, the Mad Mile and stopping on Fisherman’s or Adele Island.

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 relaxed and enjoyable paddling experience.

No kayaking experience is necessary to enjoy this spectacular experience - our friendly guide will show you the ropes and make sure you are comfortable and confident before heading out on the water!

 

Highlights:

  • NZ Fur Seal encounters at Adele Island seal colony
  • Hear the Birdsong at Adele Island – this predator free bird sanctuary
  • Experience some of the secluded beaches of the Astrolabe area, paddle the islands and explore.
  • Fully Catered
  • A one-way tour moving in the same direction as the predominant wind - the sea breeze
  • Plenty of open-water sailing when the sea-breeze allows
  • No experience necessary See the entire southern coastline and enjoy easier paddling with the wind
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    Please note: This 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.

     

    Price: $150 per person (14 + years)

     

    Duration: 9am - 4:30pm.

     

    Briefing: About 25 mins

    Paddling: 3.5 - 4hrs 12km.

    Sailing: Up to 30 minutes if weather permits.

    Water Taxi: 1 Sea Shuttle. 45 minutes.

    Check-in: 8:30am at Kaiteriteri beach base.

     

    Lunch: 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.

     

    Weather: 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.

     

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

     

    What to Bring: What You Need to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm top (wool or fleece), T-shirt, shorts, swimsuit, wind jacket, camera, change of clothes and water, additional snack food (for those of you that get hungry through the day). What We supply: Top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and guide. We also supply hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits.

    Please Note: Reconfirmation is required 24 hours prior to departure. An average fitness is required to kayak/walk during this trip.

     

    Available Bookings from May 22 to May 28

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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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    Andrew Lynch from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2018

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    Awesome full day kayak

    We had an amazing full day kayaking abel tasman with the astro labe explorer tour. Our guide Aaron was really knowledgeable and even provided entertainment in the form of riddles! He looked after the group well throughout the day and ensured everyone was having a good time. Our highlight was paddling past the seals and seal pups at Adele island. Although lunch at Fisherman's island was also a great experience. We highly recommend this trip! Thanks again

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    Sarah from United Kingdom wrote on 10 December 2017

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    Amazing, everyone should do this!

    What an amazing way to spend a day. We had a blast, the guides were great, very relaxed and fun. We were lucky enough to see dolphins which swam alongside us as we kayaked which was awesome. It was a great way to experience Abel Tasman NP and I'd highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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    Niki from United Kingdom wrote on 06 December 2017

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    Fantastic guide, beautiful scenery, up close and personal with wildlife, good lunch, exhilarating sail... Everything was perfect. We were a small group of seven and the majority had not kayaked before. Our guide have clear instructions and ensured that we were confident and competent. I felt safe throughout. A wonderful experience!

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