The Anchorage area is a sheltered bay in the Abel Tasman National Park and is ideal for families or the less experienced sea kayaker. Paddle amongst the little islands of Anchorage and you will get to experience a variety of coastal bird and marine life.

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$175 Adult
$95 Child
$460 Family* (2ad/2ch)

This trip has a strong emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Like all our short trips we paddle at a relaxed pace and pause often for stories to enjoy views and conversation. Stay longer after your paddle and explore the many short walks on offer in Anchorage or just relax on the beach.

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


  • Conditions Generally calmer seas
  • Food Lunch Included
  • Paddling Around 5 kms and approx 3hrs (including breaks)
  • Walking Short Walks
  • Sailing As conditions allow
  • Check-in 8:30am Kaiteriteri base
  • Briefing About 25 mins
  • Duration 8:30am – 12 noon (3½ hrs) with option to stay longer
  • Return 12 noon for the morning trip.
  • Age Limit Child 8-14years, Adult 15+ years

Open Season

Open all year round apart from Xmas Day.


  • Child $95
  • Adult $175
  • Family* $460 (2ad/2ch)

*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, 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 for this trip.

Trip Itinerary

A great confidence trip for the kids or the less experienced sea kayaker in the Abel Tasman National Park! Spend time around Ballon Rock, Pinnacle Island and explore the various bays and beaches. If tides permit, explore the many shallow lagoons,for a fantastic kayaking experience around this magical part of the Abel Tasman National Park. A half day paddle combined with a walk or relax option for those that have more time. Anchorage is famed for its sheltered beach and short walks which makes it an ideal

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.