About Us

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures is a local family-owned yacht charter business who have been providing great sailing opportunities in the region for 20 years. Our skippered tours include daily scheduled sailing tours, private personalized sailing tours, and multi day sailing holidays in the Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson and Tasman Bay waters. 

The Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures family are locals who are passionate about their Abel Tasman environment and sailing.  Our skippers have been working for Sailing Adventures for years and their local knowledge means you experience the very best on your Abel Tasman holiday.

Explore shallow lagoons, beaches, walks or swimming. Enjoy the antics of fur seals, bird and marine life. Sail for a half day, full day or in combination with other local activities. Get involved or sit back and relax. 

This is the peaceful, quiet and relaxing way to enjoy the Nelson Tasman region!
Owners Jane Maree and Martin
Jane-Maree & Martin Holmes

Owners Jane-Maree and Martin Holmes have been sailing most of their lives.  For many years they worked as professional sailors around the world including crossing the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. 
They love their Nelson Tasman region and it's with great pride they share it with you. In their opinion it is the most scenic sailing in New Zealand.
Skipper Tim
Tim  Crompton

Skipper Tim makes sailing look so effortless - you’ll cruise through the National Park with ease.  He has an excellent eye for spotting all the wildlife in the park!

Originally from the UK, he learnt to sail from the wee age of 13 and has never looked back.

Tim’s own sailing adventures has taken him all over the world but he calls New Zealand his home now (has been for the last 26 years). He owns his own small yacht and enjoys setting sail around the Abel Tasman National Park, even when he isn’t working.

Skipper Matt
Matt Pye

You’ll be blown away with skipper Matt's sailing skills and impressed with his knowledge when it comes to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Matt joined the team in 2014 after spending over 21 years away from New Zealand on sailing adventures. From working in the pearl industry as a diver in North-West Australia to exploring the coastlines and sailing the blue waters of the Mediterranean, Atlantic Coasts and Azores Islands (to name a few!).

Away from sailing and boats Matt’s working on a new business venture – Eco Fix Oil. Ask him about it!
Skipper Mark
Mark Rayner

Local skipper Mark has been with Abel Tasman Sailing since the beginning and knows the Abel Tasman National Park better than the back of his hand - you are sailing with an expert skipper here.
Operations & Sales Manager
Hannah Hill-Parker

Sales and Operations whiz Hannah, comes from a background in Business Management & Communications and does an excellent job of keeping our skippers in check and our local partners up to date. She will also be there to help you at our Kaiteriteri office, on the phone or at the end of your emails, making sure our operations run smoothly and that you are well taken care of.
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Ph 0800 467 245 (New Zealand)
Ph +64 3 527 8375 (International)