Wilsons, Abel Tasman National Park - Top of the South Island New Zealand

Wilson’s Abel Tasman National Park Adventures

Wilson's have been in the New Zealand Abel Tasman region for 7 generations.
They love to share its best kept secrets with locals from all over the country and international visitors to New Zealand alike !

Wilson's Abel Tasman National Park offers:

*Safety, fun and comfort and are their priority
*A Qualmark endorsed visitor activity
*They take you into the heart of the park
*All trips include a boat ride
*Coach transfers to and from Nelson/Motueka available
*No previous sea kayaking experience necessary. Full instructions are given. They use stable, double kayaks
*A family owned company, with local knowledge and long standing international experience
*The first company to obtain a Department of Conservation (DOC) Concession and Marine Mammal Watching permit   in the park
*All guides are SKOANZ (Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand) qualified or international equivalent and operate to their strict safety guidelines

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For your Abel Tasman National Park cruise, join the boats at KAITERITERI (preferred beach October to April) or MARAHAU (preferred beach May to September).

 

The scenic cruise contains:
The boats travel in close to idyllic, golden beachesThe skipper provides full commentary with interesting anecdotes about natural and cultural history of the area
Hot & cold drinks and light snacks are available to purchase on board the Vista Cruise

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Beach Stop-offs:

Stop off at the bay of your choice. The fare is the same.
Pre Pay and Save $3.00 per Adult and Child on all trips
Please bring lunch, or place an order with us by 6 pm the day before you travel
Child 5-14 years inclusive
Connecting Coaches From Nelson & Motueka
Abel Tasman Coachlines provides connecting services with our launches. We will advise and book the service that best suits you. A pick up service is provided from most accommodation, by arrangement.

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Boat Departure Points

Join our boats to travel into the Park at KAITERITERI where coaches meet our boats or there is plenty of parking for your own vehicle. If you plan to walk out of the Park or are staying in Marahau, please contact us for details of our free shuttle service.


What’s on offer:

Sea kayaking, walking, water taxi or boat cruising.
Day trips are Wilson’s specialty.
You can spend from 3 hours to 5 days in the park. There's something for everybody. It's your choice.


Have your own car?

Self-drive to Kaiteriteri (to meet our boat) or Marahau (if you are walking out of the park).


Lunch

There is only one restaurant at Awaroa and no other shops in the National Park. Light meals, and hot and cold drinks are available to buy aboard the Vista Cruise. You can bring your lunch with you, or order a delicious picnic lunch with us by 6 pm the night before you travel.

Please bring your lunch with you, or place an order by 6pm the night before you travel.


Boat Departure Points

Join our boats to travel into the Park at KAITERITERI where coaches meet our boats or there is plenty of parking for your own vehicle. If you plan to walk out of the Park or are staying in Marahau, please contact us for details of our free shuttle service.


The Boats

 

Abel Tasman Voyager

Our brand new, state-of-the-art MV Abel Tasman Voyager operates the Vista Cruise year round from December 2008. With morning and afternoon departures, the choice is yours! Take a full day to cruise the coast in style and comfort, allowing time to laze on a golden-sand beach, or see the length of the spectacular granite coast in only half a day. Timetables

Abel Tasman Voyager is specially designed to land passengers on beaches with the largest tidal range in the country. Open and closed deck areas, and toilet facilities on board. Hot & cold drinks and light meals are available to purchase.

Vista Open Day Pass = NZ$ 80.00 per adult
Vista Cruise (departs 9:20 am from Kaiteriteri) = NZ$ 80.00 per adult
Vista Cruise (departs 1:00 pm) = NZ$ 70.00 per adult
Costs are valid 1 October 2015 to 30 Sept 2017

Or enquire here for other Cruise/Walks - Kayak Tours etc with Wilsons Abel Tasman

 


The Vigour Water Taxis are a more robust ride

For the same fare, you can include options to travel each way on a different boat, stop off at an idyllic beach or walk a section of the wonderous coastal track.

Our scenic cruises feature:

The boat hugs the shore, travelling in close to idyllic, golden beaches.

Your skipper provides full commentary with interesting anecdotes about natural and cultural history of the area.

Hot & cold drinks and light meals are available to purchase (Vista Cruise only).

Bathroom facilities on board the Vista Cruise.

The choice is yours...


Daily Departures:

High Season (20 October to 18 April)
9.20 am: Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranaui and return 1.00 pm
1.00 pm: Cruise Kaiteriteri to Awaroa and return 3.45 pm
4.00 pm: Cruise Kaiteriteri to Bark Bay and return 5.45 pm

Low Season (19 April to 19 October)
9.30 am: Cruise Kaiteriteri to Totaranaui and return 3.45 pm
(includes a 2hr 30 min beach stop).


Introducing the new Vigour Taxi Service

Brand new boats provide a swifter service into the Park so that you can get an early start on your day. Experience a full day of adventuring, sightseeing or doing whatever you wish, getting there and back as quickly as you like. Each new boat has a quieter, more environmentally friendly motor, creating unsurpassed comfort during your ride.

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