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Kayaking in Doubtful Sound/Patea is an awe-inspiring and immersive experience that allows you to connect with the pristine natural beauty of this remote fiord. Doubtful Sound is a place of sheer natural wonder, characterized by towering, lush rainforest-clad cliffs that plunge dramatically into the dark waters below.
Whether you're an experienced kayaker or a novice, Doubtful Sound offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the majesty of New Zealand's wilderness from a unique and intimate perspective that will leave you with memories to cherish forever.
We are a local, family-owned company showing Doubtful Sound to just ten kayakers per adventure. This ensures each of our guests can enjoy a personalized tour, and the area can be experienced as it should - without the crowds.
Join us in Te Anau to meet fellow kayakers and collect your kayaking gear. We then travel by mini-coach to Lake Manapōuri to board our first boat across Lake Manapōuri to West Arm.
Arriving at West Arm, we change into kayaking attire and travel by bus over the Wilmot Pass into Deep Cove.
Upon arrival at Deep Cove, you notice the abundance of water and its effect on the landscape. Lush rainforest, towering peaks, and dark brooding waters are waiting for you to explore.
An experience like no other, our Kayak day tour is designed to maximise the time spent exploring the waters of Doubtful Sound. Your Kayak Adventure is the most extended kayaking day tour of Doubtful Sound. During your 3.5-hour paddle, you will journey up to 15km following Hall Arm, 'The Sound of Silence'.
Your return to Deep Cove is via Water Taxi Cruise, so you aren’t backtracking with your kayaking and allows you to cover more distance.
Doubtful Sound Kayak offers a personalised kayaking experience, with a maximum of just 10 passengers on each tour.