“You must experience this if you are in the Abel Tasman National park”
I booked a three-day kayaking experience for myself and my son. Paul the owner was excellent giving us lots of information and making the procedure very easy. He recommended staying at the Happy Apple backpackers next door the night before in order to be there for the early start time of the trip. That was a great recommendation and I will review that separately on TA.
The trip itself was amazing. As a sea kayaker (no previous experience is necessary for this activity by they way) I have sea kayaked in Europe and Asia, but this trip blew me away. The scenery is unbelievably beautiful and what I was most impressed by was the fact that we were camping at sites which are only accessible by sea or walking to. No land vehicles can get to these camp sights.
Our guide Ethan was brilliant. For a young man of only 22, he was so knowledgeable and professional. He made the trip so fantastic. He would have done everything for us on the camping front but we all wanted to muck in so hopefully made life easier for him. I would recommend getting hold of a go pro camera with a large empty memory card for this activity as you will take brilliant stills and video footage. We were a mixed group of eight plus the guide, from UK, NZ, Argentina, Qatar, Iran so it truly was an international trip. We saw sea lions, sting rays and a blue penguin at close range which was awesome. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. You will not be disappointed. SKC are uber professional and again I cannot recommend them highly enough. I will be returning to NZ in (european) summer 2018 and this will definitely be on our to do list.
Thank you, Ethan, Paul and the team at SKC for a great experience.
Huw, ENgland, Trip Advisor