Cruising The Bays of New Zealand's Most Popular National Park

One of the best full-day cruise experiences in New Zealand is the Abel Tasman National Park experience operated by Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures. In one day you'll experience the wildlife, golden sand beaches, lagoons and forests of this, the most popular and most beautiful National Park in the country. Your passionate and experienced crew bring the region to life to make the experience complete.
Cruising The Abel Tasman National Park

Here's how an excited New Zealand reporter described her recent trip on the Abel Tasman Coast and inlets -

"For those who haven't seen the Abel Tasman with their own eyes I implore you to add it to your bucket list. The landmarks, wildlife, history and beauty made it a place I still find myself daydreaming about. With six hours of luxury to fill on the Abel Tasman Charter trip I sipped coffee in the cabin, kayaked at Bark Bay, jumped off the top of the boat into the waters of Te Pukatea Bay and ate a delicious lunch.

It was all in a day's work and what made it so special was the freedom I felt I had on the day trip. Whether you like to swim on every beach you see or would rather stay dry on on-board, this scenic cruise meant that young and old alike could have a fun day. Well worth the time and money to see a part of New Zealand I doubt you could ever forget.

Split Apple Rock, Adele Island and Tonga Island were just some of the landmarks we stopped to admire, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention the penguins and sea lions we saw too"



Meet The Team

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures is a family owned business operating since 2000.  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.
The Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures team are locals who are passionate about their Abel Tasman environment and sailing.  Their skippers have been working for Sailing Adventures for years and their local knowledge means you experience the very best on your Abel Tasman holiday.

You can take a break on your New Zealand self drive tour to visit Abel Tasman National Park, including this itinerary, the 'North & South Island, First Look' 12 Day.

Lindsay Barron

Lindsay Barron • Mar 19, 2017