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Doubtful Sound Kayak

77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7777
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Doubtful Sound is so picturesque! Amazing experience!

One of the best kayaking tours i've done. Doubtful Sound is so picturesque and peaceful. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
One of the highlights of our NZ trip

This family-run company are the real deal. The whole day experience was really impeccable. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna H
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Doubtful Sound Kayak Full Day Tour is designed to maximise the time spent on the water of Doubtful Sound. Kayak with us and experience Doubtful Sound from Sea Level during your 4 hour Kayak from Deep Cove at the head of Doubtful Sound, followed by return water taxi Your Doubtful Sound Kayak Adventure is the longest kayaking day tour of Doubtful Sound. During your 4 hour paddle you will journey up to 15km* into Doubtful Sound following Hall Arm, “The Sound of Silence”. We are a local company showing Doubtful Sound to 10 guests per adventure. This ensures a personal experience is provided by your Kayak Nature Guide. Meet us in Te Anau or Manapouri. Car parking is available in Te Anau at our office. Your Doubtful Sound Journey includes a coach from Te Anau, relaxing cruise on Lake Manapouri and transport over spectacular Wilmot Pass into Deep Cove. Launch your kayak into Doubtful Sound at Deep Cove. Wildlife encounters may include Dolphins, Seals or Penguins. Your return to Deep Cove is via Water Taxi Cruise
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77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best kayaking tours i've done. Doubtful Sound is so picturesque and peaceful. We were basically the only people out on the water, felt like you had Doubtful Sound to yourself compared to how busy Milford Sound gets. Trip started with a scenic...More

Thank OnTheRoadExploring
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This family-run company are the real deal. The whole day experience was really impeccable. Our guide, Cloudi, was so knowledgeable and passionate about the area and it's flora and fauna. Between him and Clent, their humour makes the car-boat-car journey to get to Doubtful Sound...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome. Our guides Cloudi and Clint ran the show like clockwork, provided great commentary and kept us safe. They even put on perfect weather, and called over the pod of resident bottlenose dolphins (may have been a coincidence) on the morning run. Kayaking was easy,...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 11 December 2017

After checking reviews on trip advisor I decided to do a kayak tour in Doubtful sound instead of Milford sound and I'm glad I did. I started from Queenstown at 4 in the morning for a 6:30am start. It was just 5 of us including...More

Thank Tweedle D
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A magnificent day. The boat then bus trip takes you far away from the tourists. We saw 1 other boat while we were kayaking and got to take in the amazing scenery on our own terms at our own pace. It is the best memory...More

Thank 48bp1
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This was the best guided experience on my 3 week trip to New Zealand. Cloudi was a sensational guide - friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and a superior teacher who tailors his approach to the individual. There were only 5 guests plus Cloudi and driver Clint, so...More

Thank QuestChicago
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had the most phenomenal day. Cloudi the guide was fabulous; just the right mix of knowledgeable and chatty without denying you all those magical, quiet moments you can enjoy on the trip (where you just sit in awe of your surroundings). Its a once...More

Thank Gemma F
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I purchased this trip as a holiday finale for myself, my son and daughter-in-law following a hike along the Greenstone and Routeburn tracks. On researching kayaking activities in New Zealand's Southland, the day trip offered by Doubtful Sound Kayak was a clear standout due to...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I can't think of one part of the whole day that could be improved - nor the booking process. We were a little nervous when we booked in November 2016 as there were no Trip Advisor reviews for this young company and we were in...More

Thank Alice P
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been wanting to see Doubtful Sound for a couple of years now and what an amazing way to do it! Spending the day on the water with the group was great, very relaxed, well organised, and very knowledgeable and friendly guide, Cloudi!

Thank Kim W
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27 July 2016|
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Response from Karla W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it goes into doubtful sound. It was a very quiet part of it and we saw no one else apart from our trip of 10 in that part. We had 6 hrs kayaking in Amaruks if our memory serves us correctly. We are going back😃 We saw... More
cathy o
5 February 2016|
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Response from rendejo1980 | Reviewed this property |
They have an office in Manapouri. We just walked in and made a reservation for the next day. It indeed is 249NZD, lunch not provided. Beautiful tour and Cloudi is a very good guide.
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