Why Choose Marahau Water Taxis?


Why Choose Marahau Water TaxiEvery journey on a Marahau Water Taxi is a unique Kiwi experience.

This begins when you board a boat while it is still coupled to a tractor on dry land. The boat, with you on board, will be towed by tractor and launched at the boat ramp during high tide, or from the beach during low tides.

Your boat skipper will personally brief you on the journey, local ecology and the history of the area.  These briefings are unscripted and from the heart, and every passenger interacts directly with the boat skipper. This provides us with flexibility to meet your specific requirements and interests whenever possible.

Our boats are purpose-built for the Abel Tasman coastline.  This allows us to get close to the coastline and local wildlife, and often into otherwise inaccessible spots.

Marahau is located right at the beginning of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, the closest departure point for the park.  Our base, the Abel Tasman Centre, has plenty of free customer car parking. We also have a fully stocked general store, accommodation and a waterfront café with a beer garden.

Marahau Water Taxis is 100% locally owned and operated. We’re locals and we genuinely love sharing our little corner of the world with others!