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About Abel Tasman Paddle Boarding, Marahau

Abel Tasman Paddle Boarding


Hi my name is Milan.

This is a non fiction story about myself, my family and why you should experience paddle boarding with me in the Abel Tasman National Park.

My Family moved to Marahau in the Abel Tasman when I was 4 years old . I am the oldest of 4 brothers that were lucky enough to grow up in this magic environment . Our parents have owned and operated The Park Cafe Restaurant at the national park entrance for 29 years.

Today I am so happy to share this beautiful place with my own children and my partner Ashlin. Having grown up here in the tourist industry it was a natural progression to share all I love about this area with the many people that visit every year.

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Over the years I have hosted so many people through many different mediums , beginning at the Park Cafe - the family business; then through my love for the sea and boating I trained as crew on a local tourist vessel which led to qualifying as a skipper and working as a water taxi driver for 10 years. I also owned and operated a local sailing catamaran charter business.

After first trying Stand Up Paddleboarding-SUP while living in Brazil i very quickly realized that Marahau - Abel Tasman National Park would be the perfect place to experience Paddle Boarding in paradise with its calm bays, sheltered lagoons, bird rich golden sand islands and truly stunning scenery.

So here I am today offering and hosting visitors from around the planet earth (but not limited to) the chance to enjoy the fastest growing water sport in the world in this paradise that is the Abel Tasman National Park, with the locals. Let me show you the best day possible with the Original Abel Tasman S.U.P Company- Abel Tasman Paddle Boarding.

Yours Sincerely Milan Ritschny- Owner/Operator of Abel Tasman Paddle Boarding.

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