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Would highly recommend!

We didn’t have a full day available to us as we had to be back by 3.30pm but we wanted to make the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Not to be missed

We took the water taxi up the coast and walked along the beautiful coast path in time to be picked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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“bark bay”(36 reviews)
Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park from the comfort of our purpose-built, eco-friendly water taxis. Whether you're looking for a short walk, a scenic day out, or a multi-day hiking adventure we have an option to...more
Sandy Bay Rd, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8083
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t have a full day available to us as we had to be back by 3.30pm but we wanted to make the most of our time in the National Park and also include a walk so we did the Slice of Paradise 1 which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the water taxi up the coast and walked along the beautiful coast path in time to be picked up for the return to Marahau. There was great excitement that day as killer whales had been spotted offshore. The boat that left after ours...More

Thank AMM2014
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Last week I booked the Paradise 2 trip option for myself and teenage son. We got taken to Totaranui and then returned to Bark Bay for a 3 walk to Anchorage. From there we were picked up again and returned to Marahau. Sean drove the...More

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Fast ribs to take you to various bays up the coast or to drop you off & pick you up from walks. Very friendly & great fun.

Thank PJ777
Reviewed 23 April 2018

My wife and kids and I took the Aqua Taxi from Marahau to Bark Bay. We jumped on the boat in the Aqua Taxi parking area and driven to the water by tractor. The kids loved driving along the road in the boat. Our driver/guide...More

Thank Loyal-QPR-Fan
Reviewed 11 April 2018

You guys are amazing how you co-ordinate all the people and luggage from one place to another. We have to congratulate you, it was a pleasure to watch :0

Thank turtle63
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a well run and enjoyable water taxi service. We used it three days running to enable is to be dropped off and picked up along the Abel Tasman Track. it meant we were able to walk most of the Track easily over those...More

Thank NRB20132013
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It was really a great service! Always on time, friendly, local information, great driving on the waves!

Thank Crio2046
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Even on a windy day the drivers were exceptional! They are always on time, very friendly and having funny stories!

Thank Ioana M
Reviewed 4 April 2018

At the starting point in Marahau you are shipping on land and brought by tractors into the sea, lovely whole day tour with splendid views on the coastline and small bays to, we got of in one place, had a hike and a beach stay...More

Thank happyfourGent
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Henry P | Reviewed this property |
Araroa lodge was one of the stops so you can get there. You’ll need to check out their website for the timetable and costs.
15 January 2016|
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Response from NickiJensen | Reviewed this property |
We booked at 5pm the night before in their extreme high season and couldn't get on a 9am boat but could get on the 10.30am. So if you are flexible with your times you could leave it so you have a better idea of the weather.