Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures


83 Rankers Reviews

76 Face-to-Face

15 Sailing

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the Choice Way to See the Bay

The sound and feeling is somewhat indescribable and truly amazing when the sails raise, inflate with wind, and send you cruising over the gorgeous waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures offers a unique opportunity to experience high calibre sailing on a comfortable catamaran, while taking in a golden corner of Aotearoa. Full and half day trips are available. Add sea kayaking, national park walks, and water taxi rides for an unbeatable combination.


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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


  • Sailing
  • Boat Cruises


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Shay S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We have been sailing twice recently and the weather makes all the difference!

The first time we were unlucky to have a horrible, wet cold day - relentless wind and rain the entire day. A little rain on an otherwise good day would have been manageable though. Note there is no shelter on the boat so all the elements batter you while you are sitting still which makes it even worse. We tried having hot drinks but this only works for so long when the weather is that bad. My recommendation would be to reschedule if the weather is predicted to be like this as we were cold and miserable, plus we couldn't see much anyway in the way of scenery.

We unexpectedly were in the area about a month after our first bad experience and decided to give the trip another go on a beautiful sunny day and the experience was poles apart. There were just 4 of us on the boat this time and it was fantastic; the views were absolutely spectacular, we were able to see some seals and penguins and had a brilliant morning on the boat. Unfortunately, it was not quite warm enough to swim but still a beautiful morning. The skipper was fantastic both times and keen to show us as much as possible. Based on this experience, I would give the company 10 stars

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jon Barratt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Superb day sailing from Kaiteri, great supper and small group. Remote deserted beach stops and the chance to spot seals in the sea.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Ute Rogawski


Ranking: 4/10

It was a quite nice trip with a catamaran, but it was said to be a SAILING trip and there was a lot of the way done by motor although there was some wind, so we were a little disappointed.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ranking: 8/10

Very nice!!! Good guide Mark, good information and stories.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Richard Maddock

Ranking: 8/10

Great for a slow, relaxing view at a beautiful place. Abel Tasman.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John & Myra Sloan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great sail and walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Mary Banks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous views of Abel Tasman and Split Apple Rock.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lenny Appel


Ranking: 9/10

Great! Not too many people. Nice captain, comfortable boat, great scenery.

Reviewed over 9 years ago