Enjoy Milford or Doubtful Sound at water level from a kayak.
Sea kayaking options are available as day trips in Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound as well as overnight kayak excursions within Doubtful Sound. They offer a great way to view the fiords from nature's level. Kayak hire also allows exploration of the many waterways and lakes in the region and longer guided trips are also available on arrangement with local companies.
Join us on an exceptional sea kayaking adventure. With experienced kayak guides and in small groups, choose to explore either spectacular Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound within Fiordland National Park. Safety and paddling technique briefing provided, along with top quality sea kayaking equipment.
In Milford Sound we operate a variety of daytime trips from 2 - 5hrs of kayaking to combined kayak and walk excursions with small groups. Get up close to the thundering waterfalls and see wildlife that may include seals, penguins and possibly dolphins as you paddle along the shoreline.
In Doubtful Sound there are multi-day options ( 2 – 5 days) kayaking in the remote environment of Fiordland National Park - a genuine Fiordland sea kayaking and camping trip amidst towering cliffs, waterfalls and lush rain forest and secluded islands.
We also operate multi- day trips into Dusky Sound and Preservation and Chalky Inlets
Sweeten your day by taking a guided adventure in one of our sea kayaks. With a small group of kayakers, explore spectacular and iconic Milford Sound. Highlights include wildlife sightings, and with four options to choose from there's something to suit everyone's taste, ability or budget! No paddling experience needed. Transport from Te Anau available.
Or experience a personal adventure and join us for a guided sea kayaking and camping trip in Doubtful Sound. Explore the waterways of beautiful and remote Doubtful Sound by day and camp overnight nestled in the rainforest listening out for kiwi in the evening. Paddling experience required. Free transfers from Te Anau/Manapouri. 3-5 day kayaking adventures are also available.
Visit our website for further information. Prefer more speed? Check out our boat cruise options on the website too.
Daily departures: September – May
Welcome to New Zealand's most spectacular Sea Kayaking destination - Milford Sound. Let Rosco and his team of friendly guides show you the best way to experience the magnificence of this world famous fiord. Escape the crowds and explore the grandeur of this area from the safe, stable sea kayak with your own personal guide. We have trips running summer & winter, plus Milford Track Guided and out of season multi-day walks. Check out our website for a trip that suits you. Rosco's is New Zealand's longest established owner operated sea kayak company - that is experience you can count on! We look forward to paddling with you soon.
We have been operating tours into Doubtful Sound since 1994 – this is our 20th season in operation.
We offer small group, personalised tours with friendly experienced guiding staff.
The primary tour that we offer is a guided day kayaking tour to Doubtful Sound
• An early start with a 45 minute boat cruise across scenic Lake Manapouri. View stunning mountain and bush scenery as you travel to West Arm
• Travel by comfortable coach across the Wilmot Pass Road to Deep Cove where your kayaking adventure begins
• Paddle out onto Doubtful Sound towards Rolla & Elizabeth Islands. View the dramatic glacial and mountain landscapes created by ages gone by – a stunning vista wherever you look!
• Stopover on-board our vessel ‘Adventurer 1’ for hot drinks and lunch before paddling into majestic Hall Arm alongside towering cliffs and bush clad mountainsides