Had the most brilliant afternoon kayaking in and around Awaroa with Josh, a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the area. Showed us the local wildlife and kept us entertained with his great sense of fun and humor. We very much enjoyed our…Read more
Going out with Josh on the Awaroa Sea Kayaks was a total holiday highlight. Being situated away from the main kayak businesses at Kaiteriteri, you are able to get the full Able Tasmin experience. Josh is hugely knowledgeable and I felt really safe with him..Read more
Awaroa is regarded by many local guides as the best place to sea kayak in the Abel Tasman National Park. Spectacular granite sea cliffs, golden sand beaches, crystal clear water and the majestic Awaroa Lagoon make for an unforgettable sea kayaking experience. Awaroa Sea Kayaks is the only sea kayak company physically based in the Abel Tasman National Park.
We know the highlights of the area and look forward to sharing this beautiful part of the world with you. Our guides understand the weather patterns and tides, and will cater a half day trip (roughly 3.5 hours long) to make the most of the conditions.
No previous sea kayaking experience is required - just a friendly smile and a camera. We provide all of the equipment you’ll need, including a waterproof ‘dry bag’ to store your camera and other valuables. The minimum age on our trips is 14 years and we can take up to eight people per trip.
Awaroa Sea Kayaks is based on-site at the Awaroa Lodge. The Lodge offers a range of accommodation options, a bar, restaurant and outdoor pizzeria/beer garden. Staying at the Awaroa Lodge and sea kayaking the Awaroa coastline is a wonderful way to experience the Abel Tasman National Park and is bound to be a holiday highlight. You can visit the Lodge website here.
Heading south from Awaroa we explore the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. This part of the coastline is a productive marine environment bordered by spectacular granite sea cliffs...tour options
The Awaroa Lagoon provides spectacular views in a sheltered environment to explore by sea kayak. The crystal clear waters reflect different shades of blue and green as the light interacts with the channels and shell beds on the seafloor...tour options