About Us

Kaiteriteri Boat Charter is owned and operated by Abel Tasman Kayaks. We offer a range of half, full day and overnight charters in the Abel Tasman National Park, Marlborough Sounds and Durville Island.

Justin is our main skipper and he knows this area like the back of his hand! Justin has lived in the Tasman area for 38 years and has a strong connection with the sea. His love of Tasman Bay and surrounds stems from many family holidays at Totaranui Bay in the Abel Tasman National Park. Fishing with his parents from the shore or their boat, harvesting local seafoods and exploring the coastline as a child has set Justin up with an intimate knowledge about this coastline. His love of the coast has progressed into 25 years of recreational fishing and diving combined with 15 years of skippering watertaxis and charter boats in the Abel Tasman. His vast knowledge of the coastlines of Tasman Bay, Marlborough Sounds and Durville Island ensure you are taken to the best spots to suit your recreational activities. 

We have three charter boats, Koro, Kuia and Legato. Koro & Kuia are 8.5 mtr Osprey Boats with 25 seats purpose designed for the conditions of the Tasman Bay coastline. We have configured our water taxi for engagement and interactions, allowing knowledge and stories shared . Legato personally owned by our head skipper Justin is a 753 Stabicraft fitted with twin Honda engines. Legato offers clients a spacious cabin and ample outside seating. It comfortably accommodates 12 adults. It has onboard fresh water and a toilet.  It is specifically set up for fishing and diving charters.

All our charters are family friendly and have no age restrictions*

The Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park at 22,350ha. Established in 1942 it is famous for its golden beaches, turquoise waters, native bush walks and spectacular scenery. 

Many of our charters operate in the Tonga Island Marine Reserve which is the third marine reserve to be created alongside a national park. It covers an area of 1835 hectares, extending one nautical mile (1852m) offshore from the mean high water mark of Tonga Island, and the coast between Awaroa Head and the headland separating Bark Bay and Mosquito Bay. The marine reserve protects all marine life within its boundaries, benefiting not just fish and shellfish, but also animals like seals, penguins and other seabirds that live on the land but feed in the sea. (Information courtesy of Department of Conservation).

Abel Tasman Kayaks is one of three kayak operators holding a marine mammal watching permit. We also hold the only Seal Swimming concession. The Abel Tasman is a habitat for many sea mammals and being able to get up close to them in the wild is an experience of a lifetime.

Many visitors kayak, walk or cruise in the park. We offer a range of services from scenic tours into the park, exclusive pick up and drop offs, weddings, events, fishing trips and diving charters.  So talk to us at Kaiteriteri Boat Charter about your plans and we can help create the perfect itinerary for you.

*Excluding Seal Swimming.