Private Abel Tasman Sailing Getaway

From Nelson to Nelson
  • Canterbury & Upper South Island
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Family and Friends
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Sail the stunning coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park on an exclusive, luxury sailing vessel.

The sailing catamaran has four master queen cabins with their own ensuite, ample room on the deck and a well equipped galley and indoor dining area.  Relax onboard, swim off the boat, take a stand up paddle board or dinghy for a ride, fish or snorkel at your leisure. Your private skipper take you to some favourite spots,  sail through Tonga Island Marine Reserve, check out the seals in the hidden Shag Harbour and more! After 2 days on the vessel you will disembark at Awaroa Bay and head back to Nelson. 

This programme can be tailor made to suit your interests & additional nights added, so get your friends and family together and let us plan an Abel Tasman sailing adventure for you!

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Your skipper will be your personal guide, share local stories and take you to the best spots in the region. Stop and explore areas where day trippers can't.

See the wildlife close up and personal from your own vessel or the stand-up paddle board.

"Explore the coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park on board your own private yacht. The best way to travel with friends or family!" Pia, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Nelson Abel Tasman National Park

Arrive in Nelson and make your way to the port. Depart Nelson 10am (or suitable time) and sail across Tasman Bay for Abel Tasman National Park.

Explore the coastline including Adele Island and Te Pukatea Bay. Maybe a short walk over to Anchorage Bay. Stay the night on board at Te Puketea or Anchorage (weather dependant).

Day 2
Abel Tasman National Park Nelson

Head further north exploring The Park. Sail through Tonga Island Marine Reserve, check out the seals in the hidden Shag Harbour. Cruise around to Awaroa Lodge and disembark. Hop on the Sea Shuttle and enjoy the trip back to Kaiteriteri.

You also have the option to walk to Tonga Bay and take the Sea Shuttle back from there. Note, this needs to be booked in advance. On arrival in Kaiteriteri you will be transferred by bus to Nelson

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 1 night in a double cabin with ensuite onboard catamaran
  • Included Copy 31 More time? Another night can be added
  • Included Copy 20 Self catering whilst onboard the catamaran (basic pantry items included eg tea/coffee)
  • Included Copy 31 Catering services available on request
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Use of stand up paddle boards, kayak, snorkelling and fishing equipment, dinghy & outboard.
  • Included Copy 20 Department of Conservation National Park environmental access fees
  • Included Copy 20 Skipper, fuel, bedding & linen onboard catamaran
  • Included Copy 20 Bus from Kaiteriteri back to Nelson


  • Included Private charter luxury sailing catamaran to explore Abel Tasman National Park
  • Included Spend time with the local fur seals
  • Included Plenty of activities: stand up paddle boards, dinghy, fishing or snorkelling
  • Included Relax and swim at stunning beaches
  • Included Visit beautiful bays and islands Adele Island, Te Pukatea Bay, Anchorage Bay
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2 days

Price from

$526 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on 8 adults, incl GST

Daily Departures