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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...


  • 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

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 4.5 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 $259.00

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


  • Allow approximately 10 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure Location: Go Orange, Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri. When driving to Manapouri please allow at least 3 hours from Queenstown and around 30 minutes from Te Anau. You will need to meet at the Go Orange Visitor centre for check-in 20 minutes prior to departure.


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


  • If kayaking is not possible, it may be substituted with a 2.5-hour scenic boat journey.

Available Bookings from November 02 to November 08

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  • Per Person$159.00

  • Per Person$159.00

  • Per Person$159.00

  • Per Person$159.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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elenan from New Zealand wrote on 05 February 2020

Absolutely loved it!

What a fantastic experience in a majestic place! If you're staying in the area for a few days, and would like to avoid the crowded areas, kayaking Doubtful Sound is a must-do. The sound is a serene, mystical environment, filled with quiet and raw untouched beauty. If you are lucky, you might also encounter some wildlife - we saw deer, bottlenose dolphins and a fur seal. A special thanks to our friendly and engaging, but very professional guide Alex! A guide can make or break an experience, and Alex made ours a very memorable one. Not only he kept us safe, but also entertained by happily sharing his knowledge of the local flora, fauna and Maori folklore. He also took really nice photos of us, and did a great job of keeping participants of various skill levels and adventure ambitions well satisfied. In short, Alex cared, and it showed! Thank you!

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Mareike Erdmann from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2021

Amazing Experience

Definetly recommend doing the trip! Bring anti-bug spray for the sandflies

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Oliver Madariaga from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2021

Perfect experience!

Had such a great day with Matt on the water . Lovely guy and really took care of us well. Loved the kayaking and it was fairly easy going all day. Weather held out for us despite saying it would rain too. what an experience!

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Emma Blount from United Kingdom wrote on 25 February 2021

Fab day out!

Had an amazing time exploring Doubtful Sounds! Started off the day with a stunning sunrise whilst crossing Lake Manapouri. Throughout the trip staff were very knowledgeable and shared lots of information and stories on the area. Whilst on the water it is so peaceful, with amazing scenery and wildlife surrounding you! The highlight has to be the dolphins we saw, which came over to say hello! Would highly recommend this experience, although would note for more impressive waterfalls go when there has been some rain!

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paiges1 from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2021

Doubtful sound Kayak trip

Our full day trip was amazing, the sunrise as the boat cruises over Manapouri was beautiful, the bus drivers were friendly and knowledgeable and the kayak guide made us feel safe and was informative as we kayaked around the fiord. We had a great day out and would recommend this tour to anyone of any fitness level.

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