Extra Info

What to Bring

You need to provide

Day Trips (All)

  • Swimsuit or underwear (to wear under thermals)
  • Shorts
  • Soft shoes or sandals (will get wet)
  • Change of clothes/footwear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Warm socks
  • Towel
  • Sunblock/sunhat/sunglasses
  • Medications
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera (own risk)
  • Water bottle
  • Plastic bag for wet gear
  • Lunch (can pre-order for morning tours only – additional cost)

Additional Gear For Doubtful Sound Overnight Trips

  • Next-to-skin layer (polyprops or wool)
  • Warm tops 
  • Long trousers
  • Underwear
  • Rain trousers
  • Shoes for campsite
  • Warm hat 
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Insect headnet (optional)
  • Toiletries & medication
  • Sleeping bag (available for hire from us)
  • Plate, cup and utensils (can be pre-ordered with us, no charge)
  • Food (see Food Suggestions)

paddling clothes should not be counted as campsite clothes, as they may be wet

We provide

You don’t have to worry about this stuff ‘cos we’ve got it!

Day Trips (All)

  • Thermal top
  • Leggings
  • Wetsuit vest (excl. Magic tour)
  • Fleece top
  • Paddle jacket
  • Lifejacket (buoyancy vest)
  • Spray deck
  • Fleece hat
  • Pogies (paddling gloves)
  • Dry bags (clothing/camera)
  • Double kayak/paddles
  • Group safety and emergency gear
  • Hot drinks
  • Toilet paper
  • Awesome staff!

Additional Gear For Doubtful Sound Overnight Trips

  • Long john wetsuit
  • Sun/rain hat
  • One or two person tents
  • Thermarest/sleeping mat
  • Gas cooker
  • Pots/cooking utensils
  • Chairs
  • Communal shelter (insect proof)

What to Wear

Please wear your swimsuit or kayaking underwear layer beneath warm clothes/waterproof jacket on pick-up (makes changing easier & quicker!). Carry the rest of your gear in a backpack or soft bag. Suitcases are not practical or appropriate.


You will find when kayaking that you’ll eat more than normal! Luckily there is ample storage space on the sea kayaks. Bring food that is simple, nourishing but quick and easy to cook. We would appreciate it if you could remove all excess packaging and carry food in bags (supermarket cloth bags are ideal).

Food Ideas

Snacks: bananas, chocolate, muesli bars

Lunches: sandwich type food (cheese, salami, tuna), fruit, biscuits

Evening meal: pasta, rice or noodles with sauce plus soft vegetables, meat, canned fish

Breakfast: cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast, baked beans