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$230 Adult

Look out – Big Tonga, big WOW, big value! Book this tour and recieve a FREE Abel Tasman Walking Guide Book valued at $20


This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise into the centre of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where we begin our kayaking from Onetahuti Beach.

Paddling offshore, we’ll head out to Tonga Island, say ‘Gidday’ to the seals, then make our way back along the coastline, before stopping for a well deserved kiwi lunch on a spectacular beach. We’ll float into Falls River lagoon (winds/tides permitting) for some great photo opportunities, then slowly make our way down to Anchorage where our Sea Shuttle will arrive to collect us.

Whether you choose to meet us at Onetahuti, carry on walking after the tour, or simply come kayaking for the day, The Big Tonga fits into any itinerary.

We hold a marine mammal permit and can get as close as 20 metres to the Fur Seals at Tonga Island.

  • Beautiful Onetahuti beach.
  • Tonga Island Marine Reserve.
  • Tonga Arches unique rock formations.
  • Exploration of Bark Bay.
  • Pinnacle Island.
  • Photo opportunities at Falls River lagoon. (if tides permit)
  • Pristine waters of Anchorage and Torrent bays.


  • Food Fully catered packed lunch
  • Paddling Around 12kms. 4½hrs including breaks
  • Walking None
  • Sailing Up to 30 minutes
  • Water Taxi 2 Sea Shuttles.1 hour each way
  • Check-in 8:30am at Kaiteriteri Base
  • Briefing About 25 mins
  • Duration 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Return 4:30pm back at base
  • Age Limit 12+ years

Also an Overnight trip

Open Season

Open all year round apart from Xmas Day.


  • Adult $230pp plus a FREE Abel Tasman Guide Book!

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include sales tax (GST).

What You Need to Bring

Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm top (wool or fleece), T-shirt, shorts, swimsuit, wind jacket, camera, change of clothes and water, additional snack food (for those of you that get hungry through the day).

What We Supply

Top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and guide.

We also supply hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits and lunch!