From Manapouri: Doubtful Sound Kayaking Tour

From Manapouri: Doubtful Sound Kayaking Tour

From US$ 146.12 per person

Embark on an adventure like no other, immerse yourself in nature at sea level and experience the serenity of this beautiful area.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants
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Duration 10 hours
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  • Cruise across the beautiful Lake Manapouri and bus over Wilmot Pass
  • Kayak on the spectacular Doubtful Sound
  • Benefit from top quality gear provided for you
  • Learn from expert and knowledgeable guides
Full description
This sea kayaking adventure is a truly unique way to experience just a taste of what this remote wilderness has to offer. Explore Deep Cove, Rolla Island and Olphert Cove on a full day out with an experienced guide and small group of kayakers. Check in at the Manapouri Visitor Centre before boarding a boat for the 30-kilometer cruise across Lake Manapouri. Enjoy crossing the remote alpine route of Wilmot Pass by bus to Doubtful Sound.  Then begin your paddle past lush rainforests and waterfalls, looking up at the towering cliffs from the water level, a truly amazing sight. Kayakers can sometimes encounter penguins, seals and dolphins with bird song breaking the stillness of this beautiful paddle along the shoreline. The day involves approximately three hours kayaking in this remote Fiordland wilderness.
  • 1-hour cruise transfer across Lake Manapouri and back
  • 45-minute bus transfer across Wilmot Pass and back
  • 4-hour kayak on Doubtful Sound
  • All the kayak gear that you need
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-swimmers
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please check-in at the Manapouri Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes prior to your trip departure

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimwear
  • Water
  • Socks
  • Towel
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Changing conditions can mean that tours will be modified, no two tours are the same
  •  This tour includes a 1-hour cruise transfer across Lake Manapouri and back, 45-minute bus transfer across Wilmot Pass and back, 4-hour Kayak in Doubtful Sound: in total this tour lasts for 10 hours
  • The local operator will provide the kayak gear that you need: thermal top and leggings, wetsuit vest, fleece top and hat, paddle jacket and paddling gloves, life jacket (buoyancy vest) and spray deck, dry bags (for your clothing and camera), double kayaks/paddles, group safety and emergency gear
  • Clients on guided tours must listen carefully to and follow guides' instructions and adhere to safety requirements, safety is the top priority
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