Kayaking on Doubtful Sound - Full Day

Doubtful Sound departing Te Anau or Manapouri
For 1 person
1 Day
$265 each
$265 each

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  • Explore an untouched world of spectacular mountains, lush rain forests and dramatic landscapes
  • Cruise across Lake Manapouri by ferry
  • One of the most peaceful locations on earth!

Cross stunning Lake Manapouri by ferry then, by coach, cross the Southern Alps over the Wilmot Pass into Deep Cove. Get a taste of Doubtful Sound with 3 hours of actual paddling out on the fiord exploring Deep Cove, Rolla Island and over to Olphert Cove and return.

What's Included?

  • Kayaking equipment and safety equipment
  • Full safety briefing
  • Dry bags
  • First aid kits
  • Hot drinks
  • Friendly, expert guides
  • Transfers to/from Te Anau or Lake Manapouri

Access to Doubtful Sound kicks off with a cruise across Lake Manapouri by ferry and a coach across the Southern Alps, via the Wilmot Pass. Here you’ll get changed, prepare the double sea kayaks and hit the water.

Doubtful Sound is home to some unique birds, seals, dolphins and the very rare Fiordland Crested Penguin which are sometimes encountered on Rolla Island as you paddle around the shoreline. Kayaking is one of the best ways to capture these rare and unique photo opportunities.

Experienced guides carry all the relevant group safety and equipment necessary. A full safety and paddling techniques briefing will be provided before getting on the water.

Session Length

  • Departs Te Anau 6.15am and returns at 4.30pm
  • Departs Manapouri at 6.45am and returns at 4pm
  • This is a seasonal experience, available from 1st October - 30 April


  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Competence in water and moderate level of fitness required


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

There will be a maximum of 8 participants per guide, and there will be 3 guides available on the day.


If the kayak component cannot go ahead due to weather conditions, this may be substituted with a 3 hour boat cruise that takes in the whole length of Doubtful Sound.

Dress Code

Please wear your swimsuit or kayaking underwear layer beneath warm clothes/waterproof jacket on pick-up (makes changing easier & quicker!). Carry the rest of your gear in a backpack or soft bag. Suitcases are not practical or appropriate.

Other Info

Please phone the experience provider by 5pm the day prior to your departure to reconfirm all details, including pick up point and time. Please bring your own lunch. Hot drinks and a small snack are provided.

This experience takes place in Doubtful Sound, departing Te Anau or Manapouri.