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Doubtful Sound Kayak

77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
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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 1 week ago
apecalvin
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Singapore, Singapore
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I had barely kayaked before and was a bit nervous about this whole day kayaking experience. It... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
RachelRose85
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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 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
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77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 13 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 24 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

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Reviewed 20 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

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Reviewed 15 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
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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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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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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Michela A
14 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
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jeffgolden100
26 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
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cathy o
4 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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