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Doubtful Sound Kayak

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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...more
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77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most amazing guided trip, highly recommend it if you really want to experience Fiordland. Cloudi and Mark were exceptionally knowledgeable about many aspects, history, flora, wildlife, geology, and passionate about the Sound & Fiordland. Experienced boatmanship, excellent equipment. Couldnt have been any better, a truly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't help but leave this trip feeling really out of pocket. Firstly I was paired with someone I didn't know, a very weak paddler that stopped paddling often leaving much work to me. They really need to fork out for better insurance to allow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank holly_stuart_1993
lyon82, Owner at Doubtful Sound Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Holly, Looks like you have us mixed up with another Company !! We are Doubtful Sound Kayak, not Go Orange Cheers DSK Team

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Cloudy and Mark proved to be a wonderful team to take us on a full day adventure in Doubtful Sound. An early start meant we avoided a crowd and were able to kayak in relative seclusion. It is wonderful to have the big boat available...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing day with Cloudi and Mark! They are so knowledgeable, friendly, entertaining, professional, and just really nice guys. We were blown away by the logistics that go into this trip, which totally explains why this day of kayaking is a bit more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend you do this highly enough. Lovely day with small ,friendly, family run company. Small tour group and the guys were clearly passionate about the sound. The dolphin pod followed us around for 3hrs swimming round the kayaks. Easy kayaking, this is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

What an adventure! We loved the whole experience. Great guides who have excellent knowledge of the area and local plants, animals,geology, etc. Small local run business, 100% support them. The trip is a wee pricier than Milford Sound and should be considering the logistics to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clayton B
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this tour. It’s a full day epic journey to a remote and incredible place we will never forget. Our guides, Marc & Cloudy were so friendly, conscientious, knowledgeable, and professional... a joy to spend the day with. Not only do you get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

It’s an early start and a long day but well worth it to experience the tranquility and awe inspiring scenery of Doubtful Sound. This is kayaking at it’s most magical. Mark and Claudie were a great team ensuring we had the best experience possible -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Very peaceful in the Doubtful sound. Pin drop silence except your own breathing or if some one starts to talk. Better than Milford sound.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We booked a Kayaking trip months in advance. When we turned up for the adventure, which coincided with the akepler Run, there were only the 2 of us and another participant. So it’s the just the 3 of us, the boat driver and our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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11 November 2018|
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Response from Kathryn L | Reviewed this property |
No, not that I am aware. It’s very limited access - you have to drive, take a boat, drive some more and then another boat to get to the sound. It’s remote and the weather can change in a heartbeat. They guys know where and... More
Michela A
15 March 2018|
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Response from RachelRose85 | Reviewed this property |
Same. We did this tour last month and it is definitely guided and you stay in the group. It is possible that you would see more of the sound in a cruise, but this experience can't be beat. It feels as though you have the... More
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