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Doubtful Sound Kayak

77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7777
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A Slice of Heaven

This was the best guided experience on my 3 week trip to New Zealand. Cloudi was a sensational... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Fantastic day - well worth the $, A+ guide

We had the most phenomenal day. Cloudi the guide was fabulous; just the right mix of knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Gemma F
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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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Hours Today: 06:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7777
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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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was such an amazing experience. The weather was calm which made for wonderful kayaking. The scenery was out of this world! It is such a serene environment and really makes you appreciate the remoteness of this area. Cloudi was super fun, enthusiastic, energetic, and...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you are after a non-rushed and intimate small group experience, I highly recommend giving these guys a go. The tour operator, Cloudi, is a top bloke. Not only is he down-to-earth and funny, he is also extremely professional and knowledgable. His team were spot...More

Thank stevenly10
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Really amazing way to see this incredible place…Cloudi was not only a brilliantly knowledgeable & fun guide, but really made an effort to interact with us all as a group & get to know everyone. He’s not only exceptionally good & clearly passionate about his...More

Thank Kirst1994
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

What a day, not only did we have perfect weather, also chose the perfect company to go with. From the very early start, our guide (cloudi) was cheery and on point with coffee and tea ready :-). The trip gets underway pretty quickly and from...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you want to see Doubtful Sound, this is the way to go. Yes, it is a long day but the experience is incredible! Great equipment, CLEAN gear, and an incredible guide. Make sure you get Cloudi, he is a wealth of information on everything...More

Thank lisvelasco2001
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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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