Kayak Milford Sound Tour - 4 to 5 Hours Paddle Experience!
Don't just look at Milford Sound. Come and see it for yourself! Book the Kayak Milford Sound tour! Rates as low as $155 NZD per person! Rates: • From $155 NZD - $185 NZD per person What You Can Expect: Get ready to immerse yourself at sea level on a Kayak journey you will be hard pressed to forget. Our guides will lead you to explore this epic vista during a 4-5 hour paddle experience. Kayak along the walls of mighty mountains, feel the fresh waterfall spray on your face as we navigate the wild fiords. Bring your own lunch to enjoy on a sedluded beach and if the afternoon breeze picks up we will sail back to base together. If you're lucky the local wildlife will make an appearance. You can join us at Te Anau, The Divide (Routeburn Track road end) or in Milford Sound. Travelling with us along the Milford Road is definitely part of the experience. • Small groups – maximum of 8 people per guide • Experienced kayak guides – who carry all the safety and emergency equipment, make all safety decisions, provide paddling advice and a comprehensive safety briefing • High-quality kayaking gear – view the full list of "What we provide" - see "More Info" • Competence in water and moderate fitness required • Minimum age 16 years • No paddling experience needed although energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour all help • Te Anau coach connections available (pick-ups from most accommodation) – extra cost • Delicious picnic lunch available, if pre-ordered – extra cost Itinerary Stage 1: The Journey to Milford Sound from Te Anau We leave Te Anau early meeting you at your accommodation or the DOC long term carpark. We travel the Milford Road, 120 kms along New Zealand's most spectacular alpine road, through the Eglinton Valley, past the Divide, into the mountains, through the Homer tunnel, down into the steep-sided Cleddau valley. We entertain you with history of the area and explain the conservation issues. If we can't kayak due to deteriorating weather, the kayaking is replaced by a launch cruise and we extend the nature tour home. Stage 2: Preparing for Sea Kayaking We meet up with those joining us in Milford Sound (meeting at Deep Water Basin car park. If you're driving, just turn left into Deep Water Basin Road and drive to the end). We change into our kayaking gear, complete a safety briefing and setting up the kayaks. Stage 3: The Sea Kayaking... Up Close & Personal Weather permitting, our aim is to start kayaking beneath dramatic sheer cliffs, with classic views of Mitre Peak and the cascading waterfalls. We hope to encounter friendly fur seals, Fiordland crested penguins, sometimes playful dolphins. For lunch, weather permitting, we will stop on a secluded beach to enjoy a hot drink and biscuits. Bring your own lunch or order from us ($20). We begin the paddle back to Deepwater Basin. Back on shore, we change back into dry clothes and pack up the kayaking gear. Stage 4: The Journey Home A look around Milford Village, another hot drink, we begin the journey home with scenic stops, short walks, good NZ music and some well earned rest time. If you are then completing the Routeburn Track, we can drop you off at the Divide. We return back to Te Anau about 6.00pm. What to bring? Kayaking within this designated world heritage area is unbeatable - but often encounters a huge variety of weather. Here’s a list of things you need to bring along with you to make sure you’re suitably equipped for your trip: • Swimsuit or underwear (for wearing under wetsuit) • Shorts • Soft shoes or sandals (note they will get wet) • Warm socks • Towel • Sunblock / Sun hat / Sun glasses / Insect repellent • Camera (disposable or waterproof) • Water bottle • Change of clothes, socks, footwear and rain jacket for wearing after kayaking Lunch food – Note: Picnic lunches are available to purchase, if pre-ordered (extra cost). What we provide? • Thermal top and leggings • Wetsuit vest, fleece top and hat and Pogies (paddling gloves) • Paddle jacket and Spray deck • Life jacket (buoyancy vest) • Dry bags (for your clothing and camera) • Map • Double kayaks / paddles • Group safety and emergency gear What to wear when kayaking? Please wear your swimsuit or kayaking underwear layer beneath warm clothes/waterproof jacket on pick-up (makes changing into paddling gear easier and quicker). The best way to carry your other gear to the launch point is in a backpack. Safety and Risk Sea kayaking has inherent risks and can be dangerous. In Fiordland, they are characterised by: remoteness, rapidly changing and sometimes extreme weather and water conditions, cold water and limited kayaking landing sites. Detailed risk management and strict safety procedures are observed, however, there still remains an element of risk. Go Orange cannot absolutely guarantee participants safety. Go Orange accepts its legal responsibilities but cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss, theft or damage of/to your equipment outside legal responsibilities. Participants will be required to sign a liability form to this effect before starting a tour. Changing conditions can mean that tours have to be modified. No two tours are the same. It is very rare but weather could delay your scheduled return by up to 24 hours e.g. road closures or weather conditions preventing kayaking. Clients on guided tours must listen carefully to and follow guides' instructions and adhere to safety requirements. Our reputation depends on your safety – we give it top priority and take it seriously. Getting there Milford Sound is around 5-6 hours from Queenstown and around 3 hours from Te Anau (the nearest town). You can drive yourself to Milford Sound or alternatively you can join us in Te Anau or at The Divide (Routeburn Track road end). If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 2 guests
- Boards & Paddles
The most important thing you should know about us is... We are passionate about showcasing our backyard by offering genuine 'Kiwi' adventures with personality and value.Our mission is to deliver safe adventures with fun, personality and pride, creating a unique personal experience. We promise to provide a rewarding, stimulating and satisfying environment for all employees, whilst making it a fun, motivating place to work. Safety is at the heart of what we do and we will not put people in situations where safety is compromised. With a reliance on our natural environment we seek to be respectful of our natural environment and be as eco-friendly as possible.To always be aware that customer staff safety and a respect for the environment influences every decision we make. The team are excited to be part of the changing landscape in the Adventure Tourism Industry with new safety regulations coming into force and are a fully credited Adventure Activity Operator (AAO) having passed our audit by Worksafe New Zealand (valid Nov 2014 - Nov 2017). We are passionate and committed to kayaking, boating, safety and the environment. Most of all we are looking forward to showcasing our spectacular region and having some summer-time fun!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.