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Rosco's Milford Kayaks

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Address: Booking Office: Adventure Fiordland | 72 Town Ctr Te Anau, Milford Sound 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 249 8500
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Fun in the Rain

My partner and I went out a few days ago on the Sunriser classic. After a few weeks of rain in Queenstown we had our fingers crossed for a clear day, but as luck would have it we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My partner and I went out a few days ago on the Sunriser classic. After a few weeks of rain in Queenstown we had our fingers crossed for a clear day, but as luck would have it we woke up to low clouds and lots of rain. Despite the dreary day we still had a fantastic time exploring the Sound... More 

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Otrokovice, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had a great day paddling in the Sound. The guides Tim and Ollie were fun and knowledgable. I couldn't have asked for a better weather. It only got better when a dolphin swam to us to play. What a cool way to spend a day!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the absolute best way to see and truly appreciate the sounds - paddling the sounds gives you an unparalleled understanding of just how beautiful Milford really is. We did a cruise the first day and then went kayaking the on second day - if you're short on time go kayaking with Rosco's! We had a fun and knowledgeable... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Hello Tim, My boyfriend and I participated in a kayaking tour two days ago with you as our guide. Kayaking is a great experience (I've done a week-long kayaking trip before in Hungary), and Milford Sound is the perfect place to do it. You have amazing views of the snow capped mountains, you see seals and waterfalls, it's just spectacular.... More 

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RoscoTeAnau, Kayak Guide at Rosco's Milford Kayaks, responded to this review

Dear Mark and Rita, thank you for your valued feedback. You are quite right in pointing out that your trip took place under challenging conditions and I do apologize for letting my stress levels show through. Throughout the day there was a near continuous stream of seen and unseen weather elements that could have caused significant safety problems for individuals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was one of our best days in New Zealand so far. Luckily we had beautiful weather, this made a huge difference ( I guess). We did the kayak including a pick up and believe me, it's worth the money. Good views and plenty of nice stops. Our guide was Abbey and she did a great job. Loved the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Kayaking the sound gives you so much more than the cruise does. If you can only do one, do the kayaking! Rosco's is the oldest and best. Our guide Courtney had so much experience and knowledge to share. They provide all the clothes necessary - which is great because I went on a cold, rainy day and stayed much warmer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We did the Stirling Sunriser trip - its an early start and a long drive to get out to Milford, but kayaking is definitely the best way to discover the Sound. We checked in at the lodge and followed our guide Harlan to the dock where we changed into our sexy thermals and spray jackets. I was worried about being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Rosco's provides transportation from Te Anau for an additional $30pp. We opted for that since it was an early morning drive and we knew we were going to be tired pre and post kayaking. Car ride also very educational and informative of the Milford area. Rosco provides you with all the gear needed to kayak minus shoes. Milford gets rained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Spent a very wet morning with Courtney guiding us through the fjord. She was very knowledgable and you felt safe under her care. The kayaking experience was truly awe inspiring. Even though we went on a rainy, low cloud day which made photographing it impossible, we were totally floored by the scenery. There really isn't a bad day out there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful, serene scenery. professional set up. Gerard was a great guide - very knowledgeable. We saw seals, a penguin and mollymocks. Highly recommend.

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