What to Bring

You need to provide

All Day Trips

  • 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
  • Bag for wet gear
  • Lunch (can pre-order for morning tours only – additional cost)

Additional Gear For Doubtful Sound Overnight

  • 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)
  • Food (see Food Suggestions)

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

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.

What We Provide

All Day Trips

  • 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

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