This hike and paddle adventure is particularly suitable for families and small groups. If you are staying in Nelson or Motueka, we offer a FREE pick up service from your accommodation. 

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$150 Adult
$95 Child
$410 Family* (2ad/2ch)

Get more from your day! Experience Sea Kayaking, A Cruise and a self guided walk all in one day. 

Your Cruise

After viewing the New Zealand Fur Seals at Adele Island, disembark at Anchorage and enjoy the beach or the 1.5 hour Pitt Head loop track to Te Pukatea Bay. 

The Seals

On this adventure you will visit the famous Split Apple Rock and a New Zealand Fur Seal colony where you’ll get a chance to view the ‘kekeno’ (Maori name for fur seals) in their natural habitat. At some periods of the year you’ll see the baby seal pups playing alongside our vessels.
Our skippers and guides will teach you some wonderful history of the Abel Tasman National Park along the way and answer any questions you may have. We’re a fun bunch and love making sure you get the best from you time with us!

Sea kayaking

This tour covers the area between Kaiteriteri to the south and Split Apple Rock in the north. It is a relatively small area with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. This makes it an ideal tour for the first timer. The trip starts with a safety briefing, with full instruction to make kayaking as simple as possible – even for first timers.
Tides play a big part in the tour itinerary. As these change with each day then so does our tour. After a break for swimming, relaxing or exploring the beach we set off for Ngaio Island on the homeward journey. 

Please note: This itinerary is an outline only. Your guide may decide to vary this program based on their judgement of weather and sea conditions and client ability/fitness levels. This tour may also be reversed doing the cruise in the morning and kayaking in the afternoon.


This hike and paddle adventure is particularly suitable for families and small groups. If you are staying in Nelson, we offer a FREE pick up service from your accommodation.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Generally calmer seas.
  • A great trip of two halves when you combine your kayak trip with the many walks available.
  • A great option for family fun.


  • Conditions Easy paddling
  • Food Not Catered - order a packed lunch for $18pp
  • Paddling Approx 3hrs with various breaks
  • Walking Yes, 2hrs
  • Sailing None
  • Water Taxi 2 water taxi trips
  • Check-in 8:30am at Kaiteriteri Base
  • Briefing About 25 mins
  • Duration 8.30am – 4:30pm
  • Return 4.30pm back at Kaiteriteri
  • Age Limit Child 8-14 years, Adult 15+ years

Open Season

Open all year round apart from Xmas Day.


  • Adult $150
  • Child $95
  • Family Deal $410 (2ad/2ch)
  • Packed Lunch $18pp

*A rate family is for 2 adults and 2 children 8-14yrs

(additional children are $95.00 per child)

We operate on a 1 adult per child basis for safety reasons. For more children than adults in your group then please phone the Kaiteriteri Kayak office on 0800 25 29 25 to get further details.

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, comfortable footwear, 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 for the Sea Kayaking.

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