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Go Orange - Kayak Doubtful Sound

Join our guides and your fellow travellers on a journey into the unknown as we expertly guide you around the encapsulating vista of Doubtful Sound...

Highlights

  • Includes a cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass
  • Personable and experienced guides (carry group safety and emergency equipment)
  • Small friendly groups - maximum capacity 8 kayakers per guide
  • Includes hot drinks
  • Comprehensive safety and paddling techniques briefing provided
  • Upgrade to coach transfer from Te Anau

Doubtful Sound is commonly referred to as "the sound of silence" and now is the time to immerse yourself in its sweet serenity.

Our epic 3-hour kayaking experience is unlike any other, bound to give you ultimate bragging rights amongst your friends.

Longer, deeper and bigger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is here to rival the masses. The mountains are just as high, the cliffs are steep, the waterfalls are powerful and the views are even MORE SPECTACULAR (in our humble opinion of course). We are sometimes at a loss for words of how to adequately describe the raw, majestic beauty of this Fiord, so come and let us lead the way.

Kayaking gives you a whole new perspective to this immensely stunning corner of the world and we aim to challenge the ordinary and leave you with memories that are unsurpassable.

We challenge you to delve deeper, go further than the average experience and Go beyond with us.

Per Person - ex Manapouri $259.00
Per Person - ex Te Anau $279.00

What's included

  • Thermal top and leggings, wetsuit vest and fleece top & hat
  • Dry bags (for your clothing and camera)
  • Map and group safety and emergency gear
  • Paddle jacket & Pogies (paddling gloves)
  • Life jacket (buoyancy vest) & Spray deck
  • Double kayaks / paddles

Duration

  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience

Location

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 16
  • Competence in water & moderate level of fitness required

Notes

  • If kayaking is not possible, it may be substituted with a 2.5-hour scenic boat journey.
  • Departure Locations • Go Orange, Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri • Go Orange, Te Anau (or pick ups from a selection of accommodation in Te Anau)

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Austin from Australia wrote on 06 April 2019

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Awesome Experience

An unforgettable experience! Includes a cruise with a beautiful sunrise, bus trip to get to there and a scenic and surreal kayak through beautiful Doubtful Sound. Highly recommend!

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Helena Grant from Canada wrote on 05 March 2019

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Kayaking Doubtful Sound

From start to finish, we were impressed with Go Orange. They are well organized and focused on safety. Equipment and clothing was top notch. And the destination is incredible; hope to do the trip again some day!

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Jeanne from France wrote on 19 February 2019

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Amazing experience, wild and peaceful.

It was a very nice experience ! The team is always looking after what you need to be sure that you will enjoy your day trip. They are so calm and not stressful at all. They provided everything you need to be sure that you will have a great experience. We were into the wild, surrounded by nature, fjord, and we didn’t have any rain : so lucky ! Thanks for this experience. A must do in a lifetime. We would recommend this to anyone, even if you’ve never done kayaking before :)

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Jill Burkholder from United States wrote on 12 December 2018

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Friendly staff but disappointing experience

Our kayak trip was cancelled due to weather once we were already out at the Sound (had already taken the first boat and bus ride). So they said instead of the kayak we'd do a hike and a cruise on the Sound. The "hike" was a 20 min walk on a road and then back. They didn't get us on the soonest cruise (maybe it was full) so the cruise ended up with us getting back about 2 hours later than scheduled and we were never really given an option about any of it. And even though the cruise is cheaper than the kayak trip, there was no refund. Cruise was nice, you get to see the full length of the sound, and staff were great but the experience definitely didn't live up to my expectations of the day or the cost paid for the kayak trip.

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Paul A from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2020

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The best way to experience doubtful

This is the best way to experience the Sound if you want some time without the mass of tourists and to feel the wind water and rain in this beautiful place. The schedule is well organised and The guide was really informative, only wish the kayak time on the water was for an hour or two longer. Would recommend.

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