Remote Marine Reserve - Guided Kayaking - New Zealand
Abel Tasman Kayaks is one of only three operators authorised to undertake marine mammal viewing from sea kayaks at Tonga.
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- Dietary requirements catered for. Lunch is a freshly baked roll filled with local produce, a sweet snack, fruit, fresh plunger coffee and local juice.
- Return transport from Nelson needs to be booked separately from the tour.
Start Awaroa/Finish Bark Bay
Starting at Awaroa, courtesy of our water taxi transfer, we visit Shag Harbour*, a hidden inlet like nowhere else in the Abel Tasman.We then paddle south, focusing on the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its playful inhabitants - the NZ fur seal.After a picnic lunch on one of the beautiful beaches we'll visit Tonga Arches, exploring south along the carved granite coastline through to the tranquil lagoons and golden sand to Bark Bay.
Start Onetahuti/Finish Anchorage
Paddle from Onetahuti out to Tonga Island where you'll have your first encounters with New Zealand fur Seals.Paddle south with the breeze, exploring sculptured granite headlands, tranquil lagoons and everything that's special about the heart of the Abel Tasman.Finish at Anchorage and return by water taxi.
On this trip covering the Tonga Island Marine Reserve coastline you have a professional guide with you for around 8 hours sharing their knowledge and passion of the Abel Tasman.*Start & finish tide dependent
If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.