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Doubtful Sound Kayak

Closed Now: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The Best Experience Ever!

We booked a Kayaking trip months in advance. When we turned up for the adventure, which coincided... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Calvin C
Singapore, Singapore
Don't miss this!

I had barely kayaked before and was a bit nervous about this whole day kayaking experience. It... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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 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.

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

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I had barely kayaked before and was a bit nervous about this whole day kayaking experience. It turned out to be one of the best (if not the best) memory of our NZ trip. Our guides (Cloudi and Meghan) were amazing, fun, and helpful. Doubtful...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

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 21 December 2017 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

2  Thank Anna H
Reviewed 16 December 2017

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
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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
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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