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Address: Abel Tasman National Park | 8 Franklin Street, Marahau, Marahau, New Zealand
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+64 800 529 257
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The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand...

The Abel Tasman National Park's crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of sub-tropical native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman New Zealand's premiere location for sea kayaking.

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options. Whether you chose to join a guided or unguided trip, we've got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you.

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Great service!

We did a three day freedom kayak and the MSK service was great. They were really flexible during the planning of our trip and our last minute change. Also, they recovered our lost... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did a three day freedom kayak and the MSK service was great. They were really flexible during the planning of our trip and our last minute change. Also, they recovered our lost items and send them to our next stay. Also the instructions and the material was really good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole msk team were incredible! Knowledgeable, helpful, and most of all super fun staff, had a blast exploring Abel Tasman. Shout out to Gabriella for being a great tour guide and the coolest banana Love, Andrew, Daniel, and Lior

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an great time kyaking, swimming and meeting some young seals. Sara was our guide and was brilliant and clearly very knowledgable of the area. Would return again to explore more.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kayaking for the first time ever, this was a really remarkable experience with MSK in Marahau. We had booked a Freedom ride so we don't get in the way of more experienced kayaks but because the wind wasn't going to be favourable for our return trip, they arranged for Tim to guide us through the journey. He was extremely patient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very bittersweet trip for us - our last day in the Land of the Long White Cloud and we were desperately sad to leave this magical country. This was a great way to finish up. Abel Tasman was our final stop and although we only scratched the surface, this sea kayak trip was a fine way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We did the Gourmet Tour which provided lunch, a hike and kayaking with transport to and from. The guides were great, patient with us two older paddlers, the boat ride was fun and the people professional and friendly. We didn't like sitting at the back of the boat in rough conditions with the kayak tied on to the boat as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Did the Magical Marine 1 day tour with these guys and had a brilliant day. Had Sara as our guide. 10/10. So friendly, chatty, knowledgeable and such a great guide. It was at a really good relaxing pace and we saw everything from Onetahuti - Anchorage. Would defo do again and request Sara as the guide. Thanks MSK.

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Sara will be thrilled you had a such an awesome day in the park with her. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We have just had the most amazing trip with the knowledgeable sara around the national park and another great Irish couple . We spotted family's of seals, rays and swooping birds. Stopped off at beautiful beaches and took awsome pictures. Value for money for sure. We found the day a perfect way to see lots in a short time. Doable... More 

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and kind words. We're stoked to hear you had such a good time on the Magical Marine Reserve trip. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I was really wanting to kayak during my time in AT National Park so I signed up for this tour. I probably could've saved some money doing this independently, however you have to have 2 people for a kayak so I figured I would join a tour. I did the gourmet platter. The water taxi ride was lovely, they let... More 

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Kelsey. As you say, doing a guided trip is perfect for somebody travelling by themselves. I reckon guided trips also let you get a lot more out of the day too. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted to see Abel Tasman while traveling solo; this was the way to go! I got to learn a lot more about the history and ecology of the area and saw things I would have missed on my own. Sara was an wonderful guide maintaining a great balance between informative and fun. The trip is a bit on the pricey... More 

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Brendan A, Owner at Marahau Sea Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to submit your review Sarah. There have been a few pods of dolphins about this summer so I'm glad you got to hang out with them during your trip. More 

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