Years ago I did a boat cruise through Milford Sounds which was fantastic, but lots of people kept telling me that Doubtful Sounds was so much better and a lot quieter. On my second trip back to New Zealand I decided to kayak Doubtful to make it a little more exciting. The i-site recommend Go Orange as a great company to go with.
After a lot of debating I decided to just go for the one day option rather than the overnight stay, purely because I was only in New Zealand for two weeks so was very limited on my time.
The instructors picked me up from my hostel promptly. Whilst it takes a long time to get to the sounds (car, ferry, bus) it flies by because the instructors are really friendly and easy to talk to and we had a guide on the bus describing features as we drove along.
In the kayaks I shared a boat with the instructor and there were two couples in two other kayaks, which was a really nice group size. We didn't see any other people so it was so lovely and peaceful. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and pointed out lots of exciting things like a penguin!
I had such a brilliant time and would highly recommend them.More