Abel Tasman Charters provide small group scenic cruises with sea kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park. Other options include Abel Tasman scenic cruises, scallop charters, fishing trips and multi-day scenic cruises in the Marlborough Sounds.
Join the Taranui for a day trip, exploring the Abel Tasman's coastline, past Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, around sandy bays, Adele and Fishermans Islands and on to Tonga Island seal colony.
Passengers board at Stephens Bay and are treated to a leisurely cruise around the headland to Split Apple Rock, from where shags may be seen drying their wings on warm rocks after their fishing expeditions.
Taranui's cruise itinerary is flexible and passengers will be taken to view specific marine activity such as dolphins riding the bow wave or New Zealand fur seals fishing. If there's a particular bay or park passengers would like to see, they should inform the skipper who will do his best to accommodate requests.
After viewing the seals, a light lunch is served in a sheltered bay. A delicious platter style lunch with fresh local ingredients is provided and local beer and wine is available for purchase. Advance notice of any special dietary requirements would be appreciated. After lunch, passengers may swim, sea kayak, go ashore for a bush walk, or just relax on Taranui.
Lunch, sunscreen, sea kayaks, snorkelling, fishing gear and lifejackets are provided. Passengers need to bring their own camera, hat, sunglasses, warm jacket (just in case ) and swimming gear.
For those intending to hike the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, sturdy footwear is recommended.