Abel Tasman AquaTaxi

Get closer to New Zealand’s most iconic national park

Experience the Amazing Abel Tasman with AquaTaxi

The Abel Tasman National Park’s crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of lush native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman our most iconic national park.

Abel Tasman AquaTaxi has been operating water taxi trips, sea shuttle services and scenic cruises in the Abel Tasman National Park since 1990. Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman from the comfort of our purpose-built, quiet and eco-friendly water taxis. AquaTaxi gets you closer to those out-of-the-way spots along the Abel Tasman coastline.

Whether you’re looking for a short walk, a scenic day out, or a multi-day hiking adventure, we have a trip option to suit.

Get closer to the Park

Our water taxi base is located close to the entrance of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. This makes it ideal for one-way trips into the Abel Tasman and then a walk back to your vehicle.

Closer to the experts

Our boat skippers love the Abel Tasman. During your journey they’ll share their stories and years of knowledge with you, unscripted and from the heart.

Closer to your needs

We’ve got more departures, more flexibility and more freedom to help you get the most out of your Abel Tasman adventure.

Closer to the coastline

Our boats are purpose-built for the Abel Tasman – fast, efficient and maneuverable. We’ll get you to those out-of-the-way places only accessible on a smaller boat.

Trip Options

One Way Fares

One-way trips to all of the main beaches in the Park. We’ll drop you off at a golden-sand bay for your walk or pick you up at the end of your hike.

To make a booking for Torrent Bay please call us on 0800 278 282

Walking & Hiking Trips

Even if you’ve only got half a day to spare we can get you into the heart of the Park to experience some Abel Tasman magic by combining a short walk with a scenic AquaTaxi ride!

Many of the truly magical moments in the Abel Tasman happen when you’re camping beside the beach. If you have more time to spare, you can combine longer walks with a scenic AquaTaxi ride and an overnight stay.

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Kayaking Trips

The Abel Tasman is one of the world’s premier sea kayaking locations. Combine a scenic AquaTaxi ride with some walking and a Marahau Sea Kayaks guided kayaking trip.

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Exclusive Charters

We have the flexibility to meet individual or group needs for on-demand sailings and personalized charters.

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If you don’t have your own transport AquaTaxi runs a shuttle bus between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau. Simply choose the shuttle bus pick up option when you’re booking your trip.