Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Cruises and Water Taxis - Escape the Ordinary!

Welcome to Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle - we are extraordinary transport and adventure tourism operators in the Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.

We specialise in taking clients into the Abel Tasman National Park by boat with our customised fleet of ferries and with our sea kayak company, Kaiteriteri Kayaks. It’s an exciting maritime environment and our team take pride in teaching our guests about the area, including the history, stunning landscapes and features within it.

PLEASE NOTE: Owing to strict water taxi controls in Kaiteriteri some departures or arrivals may be diverted to other beaches or ports. FREE bus transfers will be provided to where you started.

Mask's are to worn while on board the Sea Shuttle vessel's.

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Bus transfer to and from Nelson with Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles on selected departures! *

Our trips offer you superb experiences in the Abel Tasman National Park, while traveling on clear, blue water. We have purpose-built catamaran water taxis, with easy walk on-off access for all age groups and our experienced and knowledgeable team will ensure you get the best out of your time in this part of New Zealand.

We are based in picturesque Kaiteriteri, with it’s stunning beach and proximity to the Abel Tasman National Park making it a mecca for kiwis and internationals alike!

*The Bus Transfers meet the 9am departure from Kaiteriteri to the Abel Tasman National Park. The return Bus Transfer meets the 4.20pm return into Kaiteriteri and departs Kaiteriteri back to Motueka/Nelson at 4.30pm.


Nelson Kaiteriteri return          $30pp
Motueka Kaiteriteri return         FREE
Nelson Kaiteriteri One way      $20pp
Kaiteriteri to Marahau              $10pp

Bus transfers need to be arranged at least the day prior to travel by phoning us on 0800 732 748.

Cancellation Policy: Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle gives a full refund for cancellation due to weather, or if made more than one hour before sailing time. Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle reserves the right to cancel or alter a trip, time or destination if necessary for our passengers safety. Whilst every care will be taken, Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to clients personal effects. Prices and times subject to alteration. Bookings Essential.

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One Way Fares



Project Janszoon

Donations in kind to facilitate schools and students to carry out conservation work in the Abel Tasman National Park.


Abel Tasman Birdsong trust

Donations in kind to transport volunteers into the Abel Tasman National Park by water taxi


Charity Cruises

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles have raised over $100,000 for the local community


Schools and Conservation

Subsidised Water Taxi Transport to the value of.....


Why come with us?

As a locally owned family business Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle prides itself on giving you an extraordinary experience to remember.

Our purpose-built water taxi's are designed, built, maintained and driven by our team which makes us unique in that we know every inch of our vessels intimately, providing you the best in comfort and safety.

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