Kids Travel Free September School Holidays 2016

13th September, 2016

 

 

AbelTasmanKidsFree2016 lo resFrom Saturday 24th September to Sunday 11th October. Now is the time to take your children into the Abel Tasman National Park to experience the beauty of New Zealand’s beach and bush wonderland. Join Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle for a comfortable, safe and dry cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park. There is covered seating for all. Our vessels are all equipped with excellent viewing areas, comfortable seating, on-board toilets, & plenty of space to move around for those perfect photo opportunities. Why not experience the Abel Tasman at its best with a bush walk or just time out on a beach?

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Phone 0800 732 748   or email cruise@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz to book your Abel Tasman Adventure NOW!

**Children travel free under 14 years old**




D’Urville Island Charity Cruise 2016

22nd June, 2016

15th July 2016

Yipee, the tour for Saturday 16th July around d’Urville Island is all go. Please be ready to depart at 9am. Bring warm clothing, sun screen, sunhat and a camera. Who knows what we will see.

 

8th July 2016

Unfortunately for Saturday 9th July the weather is forecast to be ‘Gale Force Winds’ so we have decided to postpone the trip until the 16th July.

If the new date suits, you need to just turn up on your day and enjoy!

If it doesn’t suit and you would still like your donation to go to our four charities, then that would be a wonderful gesture. Please just let the Motueka i-SITE know your decision for planning purposes.

If you need to cancel and would like a refund,  please email your name to  info@motuekaisite.co.nz and we’ll help that happen.

No email? Please phone 03 528 0176 weekdays 9-4pm to discuss.

What to bring on the tour: Camera and warm clothing.

 

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The tour for Sunday 3rd July is all go for the charity cruise around d’Urville Island. Please be ready to depart at 9am. Bring warm clothing, camera, sunscreen and sunhat…… see you in the morning.

 

 

 

1st July 2016

Yipee, the tour for Saturday 2nd July around d’Urville Island is all go. Please be ready to depart at 9am. Bring warm clothing, sun screen, sunhat and a camera. Who knows what we will see.

 

25th June 2016

Unfortunately for Sunday 26th June the weather is forecast to be ‘Gale Force Winds’ so we have decided to postpone the trip until the 9th July.

If the new date suits, you need to just turn up on your day and enjoy!

If it doesn’t suit and you would still like your donation to go to our four charities, then that would be a wonderful gesture. Please just let the Motueka i-SITE know your decision for planning purposes.

If you need to cancel and would like a refund,  please email your name to  info@motuekaisite.co.nz and we’ll help that happen.

No email? Please phone 03 528 0176 weekdays 9-4pm to discuss.

What to bring on the tour: Camera and warm clothing.

 

24th June 2016

So, the tour for the 25th June around D’Urville Island is all going ahead. The weather looks like it will behave itself although it may pay to bring a raincoat for the odd shower. Definitely bring a camera. There’s going to be some great photo opportunities along the way. See you all in the morning. Remember 9am departure. Boarding will commence at 8.50am. Please don’t be late.

For the tour on Sunday 26th June we will make a weather call later Saturday evening and will post the situation on this webpage and our Facebook page or you can phone 0800 732 748 for an update.

9th June 2016

All 400 tickets have now been sold raising $40,000 for the four charities. Lets hope for some fantastic weather. Any postponements will be posted on this webpage the evening before the event or you can phone 0800 732 748 for an update.

 

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The Rotary Club of Motueka have organised 4 charity cruises departing from Nelson around D’Urville Island over two weekends in late June, early July. All proceeds are going to 4 different charities.
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle are donating the vessel ‘Crusader’ and staff are donating their time to make this event happen. Its going to be a fantastic day seeing some pretty amazing coastline and also getting the opportunity to pass through French Pass.
Tickets can be booked at the Motueka i-Site by phoning 03 528 0176 or by emailing info@motuekaisite.co.nz
Bookings are essential. Come, join us, and support the local community.

 




Kids Travel Free July School Holidays 2016

22nd June, 2016

 

AbelTasmanKidsFree2016 lo resFrom Saturday 9th July to Sunday 24th July. Now is the time to take your children into the Abel Tasman National Park to experience the beauty of New Zealand’s beach and bush wonderland. Join Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle for a comfortable, safe and dry cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park. There is covered seating for all. Our vessels are all equipped with excellent viewing areas, comfortable seating, on-board toilets, & plenty of space to move around for those perfect photo opportunities. Why not experience the Abel Tasman at its best with a bush walk or just time out on a beach?

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Phone 0800 732 748   or email cruise@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz to book your Abel Tasman Adventure NOW!

**Children travel free under 14 years old**

 

 




Kids Travel Free April School Holidays 2016

29th March, 2016

kids-travel-free-375x300From Saturday 16th April to Sunday 1st May. Now is the time to take your children into the Abel Tasman National Park to experience the beauty of New Zealands beach and bush wonderland. Join Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle for a comfortable, safe and dry cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park. There is covered seating for all. Our vessels are all equipped with excellent viewing areas, comfortable seating, on-board toilets, & plenty of space to move around for those perfect photo opportunities. Why not experience the Abel Tasman at its best with a bush walk or just time out on a beach?

Phone 0800 732 748   or email cruise@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz to book your Abel Tasman Adventure NOW!

**Children can travel free 14yrs & under**




Tonga Island follows Cable Bay snorkel tour

19th January, 2016

The opportunity to put on a mask and snorkel and find out what’s under the water near one of Tasman Bay’s marine reserves is happening again at Cable Bay on Sunday 17th January. There are two marine reserves in Tasman Bay: Horoirangi Marine Reserve between Glenduan and Cable Bay, and Tonga Island Marine Reserve in the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Local company helps salvage family holiday with boat refloat

19th January, 2016

For the company tasked with bringing a stricken vessel back to a safer haven after rough seas caused it to sink at the northern end of Abel Tasman National Park, a long night of labour has brought about a satisfactory conclusion, despite an unfortunate end to an onshore excursion for a family of holidaymakers.

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Bio-Diesel the way forward for Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

11th November, 2015

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles have a proud history of innovation and everything they design and build is clearly thought out to deliver minimal impact to the environment they operate in – The Abel Tasman National Park. The fleet of vessels have been purpose built by the Knapp family for the conditions of the Abel Tasman coastline and are fitted with a unique propulsion system which allows the propellers to be lifted out to the side of the boat when navigating shallow water to minimise sea bed disturbance. The boats can manoeuvre into very shallow situations without having an adverse effect on the sea bed due to their design.

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Keith Knapp, Managing Director, Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle says “the next step for the business was too look at other areas where we can minimise our environmental impact and the next obvious area is using a cleaner burning fuel in our fleet. Bio Diesel definitely fits that criteria and will give us a better environmental foot print, especially given that we operate in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the country”. Keith says, “We will be looking to reduce CO2 and particulate emissions by up to 30% which of course, will be beneficial”.

The Bio Diesel is manufactured in Blenheim by Marlborough Recoverable Oils who import high quality Canola Oil for sale into the local Hotels, restaurants and cafes across the top of the South Island with the aim to purchase it all back again. Once the oil has been used, it is then collected and refined into Bio-Diesel using a process of chemical reaction transesterification and then refining it to make it fit for fuel. Paul Quinn, owner of MRO says “the refined product is great for the environment and utilises something that would have normally gone to waste”. Paul has been using 100% Bio Diesel in his water taxi business in the Queen Charlotte sound now for the past few years and has not encountered any issues. “It’s all positive for both the environment and customer experience as the exhaust fumes don’t have the same characteristic smell that normal fossil fuel has. And it’s clean” Paul says.

Mark Burnaby, Marketing Manager for Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle and Kaiteriteri Kayaks says “The Abel Tasman National Park is truly one of New Zealand’s favourite attractions, and to some visitors, it’s the most amazing experience of their life. Visitors are amazed at how easy it is to access the remote beaches and bays but they also have the expectation of ‘is this good for the environment?’ Is this business actually making an effort to reduce the environmental impact of me being here? That’s why we are always refining what we do and how we do it”.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle have been operating in the Abel Tasman National Park since 2001 and have grown from 1 small vessel to 4 large vessels capable of carrying well over 300 passengers into the Park at any one time. They also operate a fleet of buses in the Nelson region to provide transport services for School groups and tour groups and independent travellers to access the Park from around the region. Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle can be contacted at 0800 732 748 or by emailing cruise@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz.




Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 26th September 2015

21st May, 2015

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The CHIA Abel Tasman Coastal Classic first began in 1994 and quickly became one of New Zealand’s most popular Trail Runs.

The reputation of the event, the location and its organisation continues to spread via word of mouth and the event continually sells out each year.

Back in 1994 the event started from Marahau and finished at Totaranui, – meaning a 40km approx distance. Soon after, the event was shortened slightly with a start at Awaroa instead.

Top athletes are among the competitor tally over the years including Scott Molina, Erin Baker, Greg Fraine, Jonathan Coastal ClassicWyatt, Tracy Clissold, Michelle Allison, Phil Costley and Rod Dixon (to name drop just a few). Nowadays we also have a strong international feel amidst competitors with runners from places such as Japan, America and Australia coming over to join in the fun.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle use their full fleet transporting runners and supporters into the Abel Tasman National Park. Be early with your entry as its always an annual sell out as numbers are limited. www.nelsonevents.co.nz




Kids Travel Free September School Holidays 2015

21st May, 2015

kids-travel-free-375x300From Saturday the 26th September to Sunday 11th October 2015. Now is the time to take your children into the Abel Tasman National Park to experience the beauty of New Zealands beach and bush wonderland. Join Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle for a comfortable, safe and dry cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park. There is covered seating for all. Our vessels are all equipped with excellent viewing areas, comfortable seating, on-board toilets, & plenty of space to move around for those perfect photo opportunities. Why not experience the Abel Tasman at its best with a bush walk or just time out on a beach?

Phone 0800 732 748   or email cruise@abeltasmanseashuttles.co.nz to book your Abel Tasman Adventure NOW!

**Children can travel free 14yrs & under**




Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle Purchases Kayak Company

17th September, 2013

Kaiteriteri-Kayaks-LogoThe purchase of a Kaiteriteri kayak and paddleboarding business by water taxi company Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle will give visitors to the Abel Tasman National Park more options during the winter months and enhance employment opportunities in the area.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle (ATSS) have just finalised the purchase of sea kayaking company Kaiteriteri Kayaks and Kaiteriteri Kayak Paddleboarding.   ATSS co-owner Keith Knapp says the company will now be able to offer travellers all options for travel and activities in the Park, including water taxis, independent kayak hire, guided kayak trips, guided walks and paddle board hire.

“As a family owned local business we were very keen to see Kaiteriteri Kayaks stay in local hands and we see opportunities to expand and improve the service they have been offering.  We are a year round operation so can now offer kayak and paddle boarding from Kaiteriteri in the winter months meaning we will be able to retain staff year round, which should have an impact on the local economy,” he says.

ATSS have recently built a customised sea kayak barge which can transport up to 40 kayaks and paddlers to any location within the Park.   Along with the fantastic range of kayaking and stand up paddle boarding experiences Kaiteriteri Kayaks already have on offer visitors will now have many more options for experiencing the Abel Tasman National Park.

Nelson Tasman Tourism CEO Lynda Keene says she is delighted to hear about the acquisition.

“It allows Kaiteriteri Kayaks to continue in local ownership and is a great opportunity for Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle to provide a year-round Abel Tasman experience for visitors.  We wish ATSS all the best as they integrate the kayak product into their current tourism business,” she says.

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle is a family owned Abel Tasman water taxi company that operates four ferries from Kaiteriteri Beach near Motueka.  In April this year it won the prestigious Service Quality award (Silver) at the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market in Beijing in recognition of the company’s efforts to go the extra mile to accommodate Chinese travellers.

Mr Knapp says he believes kayak and paddleboard hire from Kaiteriteri Beach will appeal to all international visitors including the Chinese who often have limited time to visit the Park.