our kayaks

Our kayaks

Dobbe Double Sea Kayak

Our Kayaks are designed by the talented John Dobbe, who has many kayak designs under his belt.  The "Dobbe Double" is  closed-in style kayak it is incredibly stable and glides along.
We use this type of kayak for freedom rental and guided tours.

It has three hatches with large storage capacity all with neoprene and covers that keep them waterproof. It is a challenge for our freedom rentals to fill the hatch!

And yes, all our boats have silly names such as Tiki, Jellyfish, Spongebob, Splash, Fishwobble and Nemo.

Sit-on-Top Kayaks

Easy to paddle and easy to turn, easy to handle.

Some people prefer to have an open feeling rather than be enclosed like in the sea kayaks above. These kayaks are very stable, but still quite fast. They are also suitable for children or child-adult combinations. We have doubles and singles of different sizes for adults and children.

 

Why choose us

To escape the congestion

Golden Bay is the gateway to the Northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park.  There is just nobody around!  No people, no water taxis, no other sea kayaking companies...

To paddle the entire length of the Abel Tasman National Park

From Golden Bay to Marahau. No other company allows you to do this.  One way rentals are possible as we will pick up your kayak from Totaranui, Marahau or Kaiteriteri for a fee.

A comprehensive safety briefing

Your safety is paramount.  Whether you are renting a sit-on-top for an hour, a double kayak for half  a day, or embarking on a full Abel Tasman traverse, you will recieve a safety briefing. This ensures your saftey and gives you confidence.

Flares and maps are provided.

Freedom rental packages in the Abel Tasman National Park will be provided with mandatory safety equipment along with a PLB (personal locator beacon) or Spot Tracker

Explore fantastic Golden Bay

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