Marahau Sea Kayaks - MSK - Explore the Abel Tasman with our expert sea kayaking guides
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Marahau Sea Kayaks is proud to be a certified zero carbon business

Learn about the Environmental Access Fee (EAF) – the portion of your ticket price that goes directly towards preserving the unique environment you will enjoy on your Abel Tasman excursion.
Marahau Sea Kayaks - MSK - Explore the Abel Tasman with our expert sea kayaking guides

marahau sea kayaks ( msk ) exploring the abel tasman national park by kayak since 1986

The Abel Tasman National Park’s crystal clear waters and golden-sand beaches are set against a backdrop of lush native rainforest. All of these elements combine to make the Abel Tasman New Zealand’s premiere location for sea kayaking.

Marahau Sea Kayaks has a full range of half-day, full-day and multi-day trip options. Whether you choose to join a guided or unguided trip, we’ve got the best combinations of kayaking, walking, water taxi transfers and accommodation options to suit you.

There are two basic kayaking options; freedom rentals and guided kayaking trips. Guided trips allow you to tap into the local knowledge of an experienced guide and expert kayak instructor. Freedom rentals provide you with the option to paddle into the Park under your own steam and according to your own schedule.

why choose msk?

The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s premiere location for sea kayaking and MSK has the best location, facilities and guides to help you get the most out of your adventure.



Our base is located smack-bang in the middle of the Abel Tasman Village. Not only are we the closest to the Marahau Beach from where all trips in the Abel Tasman begin but we’re also on the same site as our water taxi base, general store and waterfront cafe and beer garden. Just to round things off, we’ve got accomodation on site too with the Marahau Beach Camp right across the road!


Constructed in 2018, our kayak base is a thing of beauty. We haven’t cut any corners with our kayaking gear either. We use only modern touring kayaks and premium quality soft-gear, all of which is well maintained.



We’re passionate about our little slice of paradise; the Abel Tasman National Park. You’ll find that our passion shines through in everything we do. We genuinely want you to have an amazing experience with us.

trip options

Marahau Sea Kayaks - MSK - Explore the Abel Tasman with our freedom kayaks

freedom rentals

Freedom kayak rentals are a great, casual way to explore the Abel Tasman’s amazing coastline at your own pace. You rent a double person touring kayak, which also includes all of the safety gear you’ll need for your trip. One of our expert kayak instructors will provide you and your paddling partner with a briefing on how to use the kayak and other equipment so you stay safe and comfortable on the water. Your instructor will also give advice on how to get the most out of your Abel Tasman adventure. Freedom kayak rentals are available for anything from one to five days.

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Marahau Sea Kayaks - MSK - Explore the Abel Tasman with our expert sea kayaking guides

guided trips

Joining a guided trip is the perfect way to hang out with a local for the day. Our guides absolutely love showing off their little slice of paradise and to share their knowledge of the Park’s history, flora and fauna. We have a range of half-day and full-day guided trips to suit your specific interests and your taste for adventure.

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Marahau Sea Kayaks - MSK - Explore the Abel Tasman with our expert sea kayaking guides

multi-day trips

Many of the truly magical moments in the Abel Tasman happen when you’re camping beside the beach. The sunsets and sunrises are incredible and there is a sense of peace and tranquillity from camping in the great outdoors that’s hard to put into words. MSK has a great range of multi-day package trips that include a mix of freedom and guided kayaking options.

freedom rentals             guided trips

Don’t have your own Transport? Don’t worry, MSK runs a shuttle bus between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau. Please give us a call on 0800 80 80 18 to add bus transfers to your booking.

For transport between Nelson, Motueka and Marahau we recommend The Better Bus. You can book your transfers online or give them a call on 027 577 6975

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