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Best Day In The Bay - One Day Kayak$205.00

  • Kayak a special stretch of coastline

  • Get straight to the heart of Abel Tasman

Natures got you surrounded! We begin by cruising on the Aqua Taxi into Tonga Island Marine Reserve.

Onetahuti Beach is the starting point of your guided kayak adventure, kayaking one way we'll maximise our time and explore this special stretch of coastline discovering Tonga Island, home to New Zealand fur seals, idyllic golden beaches, lagoons and off shore islands.

Relax beachside with a hearty Kiwi picnic lunch that's made to satisfy.  As the sea breeze builds, sail back to Anchorage, to be met by Aqua Taxi who will whisk you away on an exhilarating ride back to Marahau.

Check in: 8:30am (Summer: 1st October – 30th April) 9:00am (Winter: 1st May – 30th September)

Age: Minimum 14 years, under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult on a 1 to 1 ratio

Prior Experience: Not necessary

Food: Includes Lunch

Walk: No

Paddling: Around 12km Approximately 4.5 hours including breaks - guided

Aqua Taxi: 2 Aqua Taxi transfers

Bus: Additional $30 Nelson return or Free from Motueka

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Best Day In The Bay - One Day Kayak Journey

  • 1 Aqua Taxi from Marahau & Kaiteriteri to Anchorage

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    You will pass several off-shore islands which provide a protected habitat for native wildlife. This stretch of water is called the Astrolabe Roadstead named by Dumont Durville. Roadstead was a term early seafarers used to describe safe sheltered waters.

    Places of interest: Kaiteriteri, Aqua Taxi Marahau Base, Aqua Taxi Kaiteriteri Base, Marahau, Split Apple Rock, Anchorage, Te Pukeatea Bay, Adele Island, Fisherman Island, Torrent Bay

  • 2 Aqua Taxi from Anchorage to Bark Bay

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    This stretch of coastline can only be viewed from the water. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge.

    Places of interest: Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay

  • 3 Aqua Taxi from Bark Bay to Onetahuti

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    You are entering the middle of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. You will see Tonga Island prominent in the distance which has one of the largest seal populations in the park. All of our boats hold a marine mammal viewing permit - so we can view all marine life from a distance of 20 metres. We stop at Tonga or Pinnacle Island and spend time viewing the seals

    Places of interest: Onetahuti Beach, Tonga Island

  • 4 Guided Kayak from Onetahuti to Bark Bay

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    You are entering the middle of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. You will see Tonga Island prominent in the distance which has one of the largest seal populations in the park. Stop at Tonga Island and spend time viewing the seals.

    Places of interest: Bark Bay, Tonga Island, Onetahuti Beach

  • 5 Guided Kayak from Bark Bay to Anchorage

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    This stretch of coastline can only be viewed from the water. You will see lots of interesting rocky outcrops and rock formations. Sandfly Bay and Falls River are beautiful spots. On a high tide (and time dependent) you can go up Falls River and see the people walking across the Swing Bridge.

    Places of interest: Anchorage, Torrent Bay, Bark Bay

  • 6 Aqua Taxi return journey from Anchorage to Marahau & Kaiteriteri

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January, February, March, April, October, November, December

9:00am

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May, June, July, August, September

9:30am

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