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Escape the ordinary with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles scenic cruises and water taxis.

Our fares and tours offer superb experiences while traveling on purpose-built catamaran water taxis with comfortable seating, excellent viewing areas, toilets and easy walk on-off access.

To make your experience more enjoyable we offer our very own bus transfer service departing Nelson and Motueka, to bring you to our base in picturesque Kaiteriteri.

We take pride in supporting environmental and community causes, ensuring that we all can enjoy this amazing place, now and into the future.







Our Very Own

Bus Service

To make your adventure with us much easier, we offer our very own bus service that can take you to our water taxis in Kaiteriteri and back home again.

Our bus services are only available when you book an Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle water taxi transfer or one of our tours.

Connecting bus service from Kaiteriteri to Marahau operates from the 15th October to 30th April.

Bus transfers need to be arranged at least the day before travel by calling us on 0800 732 748.

Giving Back to Our

Environment & Community

We get to work, live and play in an amazing place, so it is important to us to help ensure that it stays amazing. We contribute to essential Trusts, school groups, students and charities.

We also cover the EAF (Environmental Access Fee) for every booking. This fee directly improves the park for future generations.

Project Janszoon

Donations in kind to facilitate schools and students to carry out conservation work in the Abel Tasman National Park.


Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

Donations in kind to transport volunteers into the Abel Tasman National Park by water taxi.


Charity Cruises

Money raised for the local community by running d’Urville Island Charity Cruises with the Rotary every year.


Schools and Conservation

Subsidise water taxi transport for school groups and students to the value of…



We have great offers to make the most of the stunning Abel Tasman National park.

β€˜Pay for two days and get the third day FREE!’* with our Multi-Day 3 Day Pass. This very popular option will take you to three different walks of your choice in the Park over three days.

*Conditions apply.

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  • star rating  Bought a ticket that gave us the boat ride to the lodge at Awaroa where we had the inclusive lunch plus boat back to Kaiteriteri.The boat called into most beaches... read more

    7 April 2023

    star rating  Fabulous cruise in Abel Tasman National Park NZ - Late in March we set off on a cruise around the beautiful coastline of Abel Tasman National Park with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. Stunning scenery, all kinds of sea birds,... read more

    6 April 2023

    star rating  Good day out and sightseeing cruise - Really good day - we did the forest and swing bridge walk option which was really good. The itinerary was changed on the day due to a path closure but... read more

    16 February 2023
  • star rating  Excellent day out - The seashuttle from Kaiteriteri offered an excellent service, including viewing the Split Apple rock and seals en route alongside commentary and information from the captain. We got off at... read more

    27 January 2023

    star rating  Extremely well run organization - Wow! What a well run organization from the driver picks you up in the shuttle who then is on board the boat taking you out to the different stops... read more

    15 January 2023

    star rating  High recommended tour operator - Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles were amazing to deal with from enquiry to booking to travel. I had a couple of questions before we booked and they were answered quickly.... read more

    30 December 2022
  • star rating  Friendly helpful crew and a very knowledgeable captain. Spent a wonderful day with the family cruising along the park on beautiful blue waters......walked along deserted beaches and picnicked under the... read more

    6 December 2022

    star rating  Perfect day out - What a absolutely beautiful experience we have enjoyed! No wet feet on boarding, local knowledge shared and questions answered without hesitation. A perfect way to spend a day! Drinks... read more

    12 November 2022

    star rating  Stunning round trip Kaiteriteri - Totaranui - Kaiteriteri - Stunning trip! Friendly crew, great commentary, excellent vessel with plenty of room both inside & outside up on the top deck. Highly recommend.

    Lynn J
    12 August 2022
  • star rating  sights and hikes - We arrived in Kaiteriteri for a short stay, primarily to take the Boat trip for sightseeing and to drop us off for a spot of walking/hiking. Overall every was great... read more

    3 May 2022

    star rating  Full day trip - Informative, fun excursion to see the Abel Tasman from the water. Easy pickup from and drop off directly from the shore. Friendly staff!!

    28 April 2022

    star rating  Amazing day trip - This was a fabulous way to see a lot of Abel Tasman in a limited time. The whole experience was very well organised. A fun boat trip including getting very... read more

    Sally N
    26 April 2022
Excellent4.6β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Based on 328 reviews from review us onBen PetersBen Peters β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Good experience, professionalDavid 77David 77 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† The high tide route around Torrent Bay is inaccessible due to landslide so you have to ford the river.Christine KavanaghChristine Kavanagh β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… A fantastic day out kayaking, cruising and hiking. Highly recommended, even for older people. We kayaked for about an hour and relaxed on the beach by split apple rock. We then got the shuttle boat to Anchorage bay and walked for about 90 mins around the headland to the next bay. We are in our 60s and were able to cope with all the activities. All the staff looked after us, particularly our Kayak guide Alex. We left something behind and phoned the staff at the kiosk and they found it and returned it to us. Everyone was so helpful and the boat arrived and left on schedule. Thank you for a lovely day.TorbenTorben β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Exceptional Service ! Thanks again for all the information and help.Unfortunately we didn't have the time to ride the aqua taxi because of bad planning on our end, but the service and communication for helping and navigating us was really outstanding !R WillisonR Willison β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Paula AndersonPaula Anderson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The full cruise along the coast of the park was wonderful. The captain’s commentary was great and the man at the ticket counter at Kaiteriteri was very friendly.Tracey StimpsonTracey Stimpson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle - FIVE stars. I love that there's so many options, from picking up your pack at beaches beside the huts, (so you can tramp with a light weight) to day trips, to dropping off at the top, near Totaranui and allowing walkers to wander at their leisure, to be scooped up somewhere at a remote beach. Special mention to Shorty - both the mini van driver and boat hand. He went over and above (retrieving our packs from the wrong location and putting up with our dithering!) A wealth of knowledge and incredibly personable. Also the Skipper of the shuttle - didn't get his name, but also, really informative and a good hoot. Thanks to all.Norman HartlandNorman Hartland β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Camille beyhurstCamille beyhurst β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Cette sortie Γ©tait superbe ! Tout Γ©tait bien organisΓ©. Un bus fait le trajet depuis Nelson jusqu’à Kaiteriteri donc c’est super pour ceux qui n’ont pas de voiture !Le personnel est vraiment adorable, j’ai passΓ© une magnifique journΓ©e !Et Γ©videmment, les paysages sont magnifiques.Merci beaucoup !Jonelle KainJonelle Kain β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We loved our trip to Anchorage the service from booking to checking in & everything onboard was awesome πŸ™‚Shelby LinShelby Lin β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great trip, easy scheduling! Got a pick up from Nelson to the ferry and a drop off even on a winter day. Highly recommend.DSM Stock-MarquezDSM Stock-Marquez β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… This was an amazing adventure. Great communication as soon as I made my reservation. The ability to get a shuttle from Nelson was super helpful. On boat there was great information about what we were seeing. They were super helpful with directions about how to access the track and where they would pick us up at the end. I would highly recommend Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles.Kevin FourieKevin Fourie β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Short be Sharp review . Super Service on a Super Shuttle Service 💥☕😎Andy Cameron-DanielsAndy Cameron-Daniels β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Joby KurienJoby Kurien β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Davide ManzocchiDavide Manzocchi β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Magnificorenaye liliah strachanrenaye liliah strachan β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Margo Ashhurst-SmithMargo Ashhurst-Smith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We went on the Seashuttle 3-4 hr Scenic trip . It was fantastic from getting on to getting off. We were extremely fortunate with the weather, a beautiful bluebird day. Not too windy or hot.The crew were all professional and helpful and gave us a comentary on the history on our way and way back. We saw seals, rays and sea birds.The vessel is great ,easy to walk around and get those kodak moments, of which there were plenty.I would highly recommend this trip and I'm sure the other trips on offer were just as good. We will definitely hop aboard again if we are up in the area again πŸ™‚Zara JensenZara Jensen β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Fabiola ByrneFabiola Byrne β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… It is recommended to have reservations made in advance. Their bus offers a great round-trip option from Nelson to Kaiteriteri and back, but this works only to meet their 10:30 boat to Awaroa Bay and the one that arrives back to Kaiteriteri at around 4 pm. There are other boats on their schedule, but you have to arrange transport from there independent of them. The service was excellent. The ride was beautiful and very informative, and the price was quite reasonable.Eddie SaxEddie Sax β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Outstanding service, especially Marianne who helped us make a last second adjustment to which stop we should disembark based on our interest. (And I mean last second)Uwe HoettUwe Hoett β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Comfortable boat trip along the beautiful coastline of the Abel Tasman NP. One can get on and off the boat at many stops at beautiful beaches. The boat has comfortable seating indoors and on deck. Recommended for a relaxing 4 hour cruise.Kevin RushKevin Rush β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Booked on website internationally. Had some questions which were answered promptly by email. Lots of options. Took first boat all the way north then back to Tonga Quarry. Walked back to Anchorage Bay and picked up at 5:00. ClockworkBarbora Hammer (Barb)Barbora Hammer (Barb) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Very good service with friendly crew. Also good price for a day trip. We paid $89 for adult and half price for kids. Up to 5 years old are for free.They have great brochures to choose from what you want to do which sold us... really like their map descriptionsandra connorsandra connor β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Just took the early afternoon cruise without getting off. Thoroughly enjoyed the tripPreviously we did a cruise and walk which was wonderful but age and a damaged knee prevented that this time. Whatever you do the abel Tasman is a delightAlex AllardyceAlex Allardyce β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great service, informative commentary.Robert SmithRobert Smith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Fast and easy service, we had booked a walking trip which was a drop off an pick up 5 hrs later. The trip was amazing and the transfers were pretty much bang on time. One word of warning, do not be late for your pick up, the shuttles have limit spaces for ad Hoch or passengers who missed there shuttles.David LewisDavid Lewis β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great trip, efficient serviceMJ DaveyMJ Davey β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Extremely well run tour operator. Very helpful check in staff to the shuttle driver who also works on the boat! Such a smooth run operation! Loved the tour and hike.Jacob SaleniusJacob Salenius β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Lovely day with SeaShuttles up at Able Tasman National Park! Sadly we missed out on a bit of our walk due to the tied but they fixed and alternative for us so that we could still walk a fair bit and still got a big tour with the boat!Gayle VGayle V β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Beautiful views ! Be sure to bring the warm jacket. We did the cruise only for 3 hours , was a bit long in the end as we didnt have time to get off and go for a walkNadine AmstadNadine Amstad β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Ryan CondonRyan Condon β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… It was reassuring to have this level of professionality and experience among the crew. I appreciate the extra consideration they took for showing us wildlife and also their flexibility regarding the needs of passengers.Benjamin MoyeBenjamin Moye β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The seashuttle from Kaiteriteri offered an excellent service, including viewing the Split Apple rock and seals en route alongside commentary and information from the captain.Β  We got off at Anchorage Bay (1115) and managed to walk to Medlands Bay (at low tide) in 1hr 45mins to get the next boat back (1330).The walk was simply stunning, the colour of the beaches and water are so impressive they almost look artificial.Β  I wish we had more time to explore the Abel Tasman as it was one of the highlights of our trip.Jonel PaguntatalanJonel Paguntatalan β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Sara McLaySara McLay β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Fabulous company to deal with from booking through to travel. Would definitely recommend Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles for your travel around the national park.Shannay HenningShannay Henning β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… An amazing experience with great commentary as we went along the coastline. Stunning views captured on video and in photos so that we can re-visit our experience. We’ll definitely do it again in the future. Staff in the kiosk and on board are lovely!!Martin DodellMartin Dodell β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Christian GChristian G β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Friendly staff, boats left and returned on time. Very happy with our experience.Mark ReevesMark Reeves β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great service, on time, great staff - friendly and informative.Graham MeadGraham Mead β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We did the full day cruise and hike. Good cruise, with informative commentary. Also clear instruction on where to pick up the boat after the walk. On time, clean, toilet facilities available plus tea and coffee. Would recommend if you want to see Abel Tasman from the water and walk part of the track.Michel D'HondtMichel D'Hondt β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Luca MoyleLuca Moyle β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Tom MazurTom Mazur β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Very well organized! Nice, clean boat! Super friendly crew! Awesome skipper who explained a lot about Abel Tasman!Amazing walk through the National park!Brian O’MahonyBrian O’Mahony β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Lovely, helpful staff and a very enjoyable day out. The shuttle from Nelson makes this convenient and the best way to see the beautiful Abel Tasman ParkJoe SJoe S β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We did the full coast cruise during our honeymoon trip and had Mike as our tour guide; he was fantastic! We had a great laugh, learned loads of information about the Abel Tasman National Park and saw the gorgeous coastline - the colours were truly stunning! We were able to see lots of seals and one swam near the boat too. Mike gave us some warning when there was going to be a slightly more choppy part of the water, which was nice too as we sometimes feel seasick. We loved our trip and would highly recommend it to others!Karina ArrowsmithKarina Arrowsmith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Lovely trip on the boat. Highly recommended and can't wait to go back. Brilliant way to get access to Abel Tasmanjs_loader
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