Sail & Cruise - AfternoonAbel Tasman Half Day
Combine scenic sailing with a water taxi cruise. If you're short on time or have left your plans a little late, but still want a great Abel Tasman experience, then the afternoon sail is best for you.
Catch a water taxi from Kaiteriteri Beach at a time that suits you 9.00 am, 10.30 am*, 12.00 noon* or 12.40 pm. With the earlier taxi times, you can extend your time on the beach or go for a longer walk.
Meet your sailing catamaran at Anchorage Beach in time for the 1:30 pm afternoon sail. See secluded coves, golden sand beaches, pristine clear waters and visit the NZ Fur Seal Colony.
Learn about the Abel Tasman National Park, it's history, features and highlights, and stop at the famous Split Apple Rock for photos. Arriving back to Kaiteriteri Beach at 4.30 pm.
- Meeting Place and Time: 30 minutes prior to water taxi departure time, Abel Tasman Ticket Booth, Kaiteriteri Beach.
- Departs & Returns from: choose a water taxi departure time to suit you, Return at 4:30 pm to Kaiteriteri Beach.
- What's included: 30 minute water taxi journey, 1-2 hrs Freedom walk, Three hour skippered sailing tour, Complimentary tea & coffee, visit Fur Seal colony. Toilets on board sailing catamaran.
- Essential to Bring: Your day bag, layers of warm clothing, wind proof jacket,comfortable walking shoes, your own water bottle, your packed lunch (unless pre-ordered), plenty of sun screen (SPF 30+ is best), sun hat, sun glasses and your camera!
*Water taxi Summer Timetable only (15 October to 30 April). Water taxi is pre-arranged by Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures, please advise your preferred travel time at time of booking.
*From 1 October 2020 there will be an additional Environmental Access Fee (EAF) to the trip fare. This fee is set by Department of Conservation and contributes to the conservation and improvements of the Abel Tasman National Park and beaches.