Abel Tasman Sea Kayak Hire

Our sea kayaking company is proud to be 100% locally owned and operated, here at the gateway to the Abel Tasman. Whether you're an experienced kayaker, or have never been sea kayaking before, we can accommodate you on your journey into New Zealand's most beautiful national park. We are delighted to provide freedom kayak hire along the coastline, golden sandy bays, and inlets of New Zealand's Abel Tasman National Park.

Kayak guide and owner operator 'Mitch', has been guiding in the Abel Tasman area since 1995. Mitch and his crew will make sure you enjoy a great value day out kayaking. Whether you are looking for a relaxing couple of hours in the idyllic Abel Tasman National Park or want to explore the lesser-visited north end of the park, Mitch and the friendly crew can design a trip to suit you and your budget.

Freedom Hire Options

Minimum of two people and minimum age 14 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Safety briefing before kayaking in the Abel Tasman
Trip Briefing

Independent Guides prides itself on being the only sea kayaking company in the Abel Tasman that currently insists on a freedom rental briefing for every single client regardless of trip.

Each kayak is equipped with all safety equipment at all times and all are instructed on how and when to use it. This valuable service will allow you to start your trip with confidence.

View our Equipment List here to see what our kayaks are like.

Sea kayaks on the golden sands of the Abel Tasman

Based at Old MacDonalds Farm Holiday Park, Marahau, (200M up past the park entrance) Independent Guides offers the best value kayaking in the Abel Tasman National Park.

We look forward to hearing from you anytime.

Mitch and the Crew.

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