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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.

Kids travel free these school holidays – up to 2 children can travel free with one full paying adult. Click on button below to find out more.

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
Abel Tasman Sea ShuttlesExcellentAbel Tasman Sea Shuttles4.7β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Based on 366 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onIan DarbyIan Darby β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Awesome crews on our trip from Kaiteriteri to and from Awaroa.Informative and chatty that made for an exceptional experience.The vessels were well engineered ensuring that passengers kept their feet dry at all times.Robert ThompsonRobert Thompson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… A most enjoyable trip - most passengers were making use of the flexible walking possibilities but for various reasons I stayed on for the whole round trip. Our excellent skipper Mike was informative and entertaining, making things fun while keeping us all safe. Outstanding.Peter FrostPeter Frost β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Very enjoyable and informativeSue McVeySue McVey β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Stephen LoweStephen Lowe β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Had a great morning on the water!Jessie Ford-SmithJessie Ford-Smith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Such a brilliant experience with every touch point at Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles! Nicole was incredibly helpful in preparing for our trip. We were lucky enough to have Heather drive our shuttle from Kaiteriteri to Marahau - her passion for what she does shines through and we were grateful for her knowledge and guidance (especially the head up on the wekas!). Lastly our boat skipper had a great sense of humour and shared interesting commentary on our trip back. A great service delivered by everyone in the business.Peter PelhamPeter Pelham β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Very efficient and very friendly. Loved the boarding process from the beach Highly recommended travelCraig RodgersCraig Rodgers β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great tour slow paced, great commentary, nice and relaxed did the 4 hour stay on the boatSebastianSebastian β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Wayne LoftWayne Loft β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Had a wonderful day aboard Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles. Got to see seals, penguins, and some amazing scenery.The boat was very comfortable, and the commentary was great along the way, ensuring we learnt a lot about this wonderful region.We did the Discovery Day Tour walk from Apple Tree Bay to Anchorage Beach. The scenery is incredible, with some lovely bays to visit along the way.We want to come back again and do the sea kayaks next time.Thanks for a spectacular day, and the weather was also beautiful.Christopher BlegenChristopher Blegen β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Nice staff, good vessels, on timemyles shipmanmyles shipman β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great service with friendly well-trained staff. Nice clean boats and fair prices. Can’t ask for anything more.Tom & Abi HallettTom & Abi Hallett β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Very friendly and efficient service. Gave us the opportunity to see a good chunk of Abel Tasman in the one day we had in our itinerary!jim fogdenjim fogden β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Big shout out to today’s team - apart from being efficient and helpful when booking (and good value too) as well as being great hosts on the boats, they also managed to retrieve my phone that I’d stupidly left on a beach! Thanks guys!Jean Marc DEZEQUEJean Marc DEZEQUE β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Thanks to Sea Shuttle for the organisation. Really impeccable.We had missed the previous boat and so we didn't have a bus to take us back to the campsite.They arranged a minibus for us to take us back to the campsite.Thank you again to the driver and the organisation for being so close to their customers and providing an impeccable quality service. Well done to them.Alexandra AdamsAlexandra Adams β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great way to explore the park.Daan HΓΌhlDaan HΓΌhl β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Renee MorinRenee Morin β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Wonderful adventure. Please get a new coffee machine on your boat but otherwise, super nice people and a not to be missed tour. Ngā mihi.Susan JuddSusan Judd β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Bob MeyersBob Meyers β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… If your travels take you to Abel Tasman National Park (and they should), be sure to book your transportation with these folks. They cost a bit less and deliver great service. When we picked up our boarding passes, the lovely woman behind the counter offered us great advice about where to be dropped off and picked up. We followed her direction and had one of the most memorable journeys of our trip! Boats were on-time, with super friendly staff.Rainer StadtlΓ€nderRainer StadtlΓ€nder β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Die Fahrt, die wir ΓΌber Getyourguide gebucht hatten, war toll. Bei der Buchung war als Dauer 3 Stunden angegeben, es waren dann aber fast 4.Was wir vorher nicht wussten: man hΓ€tte unterwegs aussteigen und sich spΓ€ter wieder abholen lassen kΓΆnnen. Wir waren die ganze Zeit auf dem Boot. Das Boot blieb immer in KΓΌstennΓ€he, so dass man wunderbare Ausblicke auf Felsen und StrΓ€nde hatte. Wir hatten das GlΓΌck, dass das Wetter super war. Delfine haben wir leider nicht gesehen.Johnnie CameronJohnnie Cameron β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Chris CairnsChris Cairns β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Natasa ABNatasa AB β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Scott ButlerScott Butler β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Many trips with ATSS, always a great experience in the park. Loved it! Again! ThanksAndreas MentelAndreas Mentel β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We had a wonderful experience with the Sea Shuttles. Very friendly crew, easy to book, great vessels. Well worth the money and experienceAlan AimAlan Aim β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great day with ferry ride up the coast and a 2hr hike with time on the beach for a swim and fantastic viewsKirsten GronningKirsten Gronning β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Fabulous boat trip, Awaroa Ambience from Kaiteriteri to Awaroa: lunched at Aworoa Lodge then hiked to Tonga Quarry and returned to Kait with the sea shuttle. The crew and booking staff really looked after us even though we booked quite late and in the busy period after Christmas, changing our booking to an earlier one to add in a free coach shuttle to and from Motueka when we realised we didn't wish to drive to Kait. Great day, great service from Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles.R&A NicholsonR&A Nicholson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… A wonderful half day out experiencing the beauty of the Tasman bays region. Suitable for nervous boaties ( recommend staying inside below deck), wear a tight fitting hat or take it off, up on the deck. Fabulous way to spend a few hours. Suggest parking at little Kaiteriteri and taking the walk over the hill or walking around at low tide.Friendly staff, an asset to the area. Thank you.Antoinette van OnselenAntoinette van Onselen β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Awesome service, friendly and helpful staff. Amazing views.Naomi ANaomi A β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great ferry company around Abel Tasman, dropped us off at one beach and we hiked up the coast to another where they picked us up again. Both boats on time, friendly staff, we would use them again!Tim BennettTim Bennett β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… great service, highly recommendedShira CroftsShira Crofts β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Easy booking experience, great Captain, friendly crew and comfortable boat to travel on. Toilets were clean and the on-board snacks and bar service was a nice touch.My only suggestion would be an improvement on the pronunciation of Māori place names to set a good example for tourists and some sort of shelter at the pick up points for hikers etc to wait for the boat in the rain would most probably be appreciated. Great value for money though.Tami EvninTami Evnin β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… We took the boat from Kaiteriteri to Awaroa Bay. The trip was very comfortable. We hiked down to Medlands Beach. The path had some good inclines but was otherwise comfortable. We were glad we arranged for the later boat pickup though, as it gave us more time to explore and hike at a comfortable pace.Viv PerryViv Perry β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Great experience - friendly staff, easy check in and comfortable boat all in the beautiful Abel Tasman area.Ben 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.js_loader
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