Sea Kayak Fiordland


35 Rankers Reviews

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Fiordland Wilderness Experiences - Sea Kayaking
Fiordland Wilderness Experiences - Sea Kayaking
Fiordland Wilderness Experiences - Sea Kayaking
Fiordland Wilderness Experiences - Sea Kayaking


Milford Sound

Join a small group of kayakers and explore spectacular Milford Sound. Possible Fiordland wildlife sightings include seals, penguins or dolphins. Various day trips encompassing the best of Fiordland National Park.

Doubtful Sound

Allow yourself some quality time to experience Doubtful Sound on a multi-day personal adventure; a genuine Fiordland sea kayaking and camping trip amidst towering cliffs, waterfalls and lush rain forest and secluded islands.


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Jonathan's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Kayaking in doubtful sound is stunning. We went in October and the fresh snow made for a chilly but picturesque experience. The equipment was generally good and our guide Brad put in a lot of effort to ensure that we had the best trip possible. It's not cheap, but it's a very memorable thing to do and see in the fiords at water-level (as opposed to a bigger cruise boat) is even more special. There is a bit of confusion about the company- they are actually owned by Real Experiences, but continue to operate independently. Definitely recommended.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Anja S


Ranking: 10/10

Kayaking in the Doubtful Sounds with a great guide and because of being the only kayaking company out there - no tourists!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Ranking: 9/10

Great tour with a lot to see! Awesome guide - we had much fun and learned a lot too.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Pete & Pat Etheridge


Ranking: 8/10

Overnight sea kayak to Doubtful Sound. Had to supply own food. Good fun, well organised, informative, challenging but fine for a fit beginner. Was with a good bunch of people.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marian Stolker


Ranking: 8/10

Fiordland Kayak Trip. Real nice and quiet.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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United States

Ranking: 2/10

This company is horrible to deal with. When we arrived for our trip we were separated into boats with very LARGE men, because the two guys couldn't paddle themselves. When I pulled the guide aside she told me that if we changed the set up the guys couldn't go on the trip. I spent all day hauling that huge man around the sound, didn't get any photos, and when I emailed regarding my unhappiness was told that I couldn't have been made happy anyway, since I had missed a discount by a day. They charged my bank card, which I asked them not to do from the beginning, then I was told the money for the trip would be refunded (due to the poor quality of the trip) and it never was. I would highly recommend choosing another company. There are many. Unless you like to pay to paddle a big weight around when you're on vacation, then you've found your company!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2006

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Ranking: 10/10

We did the overnight Doubtful Sound trip with our guide brad and was an absolute highlight of my NZ trip,awesome views and great knowledge and experience shown by our guide..wayne

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Julia Edman


Ranking: 10/10

3 Day guided tour - A really good experience! But be prepared for wild - Good informative meeting day before departure, nice equipment provided.

Reviewed over 9 years ago