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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 January 16 to January 22

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4spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$259.00

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  • Per Person$259.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$259.00

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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Darcey McVanel from Canada wrote on 07 March 2020

Highlight of NZ trip!

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Tamara from Germany wrote on 03 March 2020

Great experience

Great experience. Totally recommendable. The equipment is superb and the guides are super nice and knowledgeable.

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Nancy Russell from New Zealand wrote on 26 February 2020

What a great day!

Stunning scenery. Thoughtful, caring team. Well equipped. Lovely (small) group of fellow kayakers

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Julia Hofer from Austria wrote on 08 February 2020

Great Kajak Experience

We enjoyed our trip to Doubtful Sound a lot. Of course you have to get up early in the morning but it‘s absolutely worth it. On the boat you‘ll have beautiful scenery and with Go Orange we got the whole (clothing) equipment for your Kajak trip Very good and nice informations about the nature and the Sound. We would definitely do it again!

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