Water Taxi – One Way Fare

Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline.

Availability: All year round
Summer Departure(s): See below
Winter Departure(s): See below
Trip duration: Half Day
Activity level: Easy
Ideal for: Transport into and out of the park
Cruise info: See below

Water Taxi – One Way Fare

From $40

Water taxis provide quick and convenient access to the six major bays along the spectacular Abel Tasman coastline. A trip in one of the smaller water taxis, past the succession of wide sweeping bays, is a quintessentially Kiwi experience. Built specifically for the Abel Tasman coastline and unique tidal conditions, water taxis get you access to the Park’s secret spots, spectacular marine life and even into bush-fringed tidal inlets.

North bound time table

Departure    
Kaiteriteri / Marahau9:0010:3012:0016:30
Anchorage09:4511:1512:4514:15
Torrent Bay**    
Bark Bay10:0011:3013:0014:30
Onetahuti10:1511:4513:15 14:45
Awaroa10:30 12:0013:3015:00
Totaranui (Arrival)11:00 12:1513:45 15:15

**(Drop offs only until noon, no pick ups)

South bound time table

Departure    
Totaranui11:0012:1513:4515:15
Awaroa10:3012:0013:3015:00
Onetahuti11:1512:3014:0015:30
Bark Bay11:3012:4514:1515:45
Torrent Bay**    
Anchorage11:4513:0014:3016:00
Kaiteriteri / Marahau
(Arrival)
12:1513:3015:0016:30

**(Drop offs only until noon , no pick ups)

North bound time table

Departure   
Kaiteriteri / Marahau9:3012:0013:30
Anchorage10:0012:4514:15
Torrent Bay **   
Bark Bay10:1514:15 
Onetahuti10:2514:20 
Awaroa10:40 14:30 
Totaranui (Arrival)11:00 14:45 

**(Drop offs only until noon , no pick ups)

South bound time table

Departure   
Totaranui11:0014:45 
Awaroa10:4014:30 
Onetahuti11:1515:30 
Bark Bay11:3015:15 
Torrent Bay **   
Anchorage11:4513:0015:30
Kaiteriteri / Marahau (Arrival)120013:3016:00

**(Drop offs only until noon, no pick ups)

We run a daily shuttle bus to Marahau from Nelson and Motueka.  If you don’t have your own transport please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 or email bookings@abeltasman.com to add bus transfers to your booking.

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