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Rosco's Milford Kayaks

Milford Sound, New Zealand
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About Rosco's Milford Kayaks
Want to kayak Milford Sound? Roscos Milford Kayaks is the longest owner operated sea kayaking business in New Zealand and great value too! First time paddler or pro, we’ve got a Milford Sound kayaking experience to suit just about anyone! Try 'Rosco's Original' Milford Sound Kayak Trip - Sunriser Classic - paddling the loop of Milford Sound, right through to, the 'Kayak Kombo', Rosco’s ultimate experience where you kayak and you get a Milford Track walk adventure included. The choice is yours and your trip will most certainly be one you will remember!
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Sunriser Classic Sea Kayaking Trip from Milford Sound

Active travelers will love the chance to kayak through spectacular Milford Sound without the worry about getting lost. Your guide shows you to the best spots with the most impressive views, and tells you all about the nature of the area. Keen photographers will especially enjoy this tour, as there are chances to capture waterfalls and wildlife. Suitable for those with a moderate fitness level.
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4 hours
from $112.13

Day Safari Sea Kayaking Trip from Te Anau

Experience the majesty of Milford Sound in the clear morning hours with a daybreak kayaking trip from Te Anau. Relax and enjoy the scenery along spectacular Milford Road as your driver approaches the launch point, and then embark on the popular Sunriser Classic kayak tour that highlights the sound’s best waterfalls, wildlife, and peaks.
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1 day
from $141.13
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Jade wrote a review Sep 9
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Scotty and JD were awesome guides. We ended up on a "private tour" with Scotty as it was just my partner and myself booked in for the 4 hour kayak tour. Scotty had great banter, good jokes and was very knowledgeable about Milford Sound and Fiordland in general (history, myths and facts including the Māori names for everything). The penguins and seals were a little shy but kayaking into Hine Te Awa (Bowen Falls) and having the fjord to ourselves with ZERO noise pollution, definitely made up for it! Very lucky to have visited on a calm day. Photos don't do the trip any justice. Would highly recommend this company if you want a complete Milford Sound experience!! P.s. Thanks Scotty!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dorota BJ wrote a review Apr 2020
Munkebo, Denmark250 contributions33 helpful votes
We were lucky our trip was not cancelled after Milford Road being damaged and closed.They made the best of a bad situation with closed road. Maybe we misread the description as we assumed we will kayak much further and cruise back.. Guide was nice, good instructions and stories underway. We felt safe. Weather was just before storm so the plus was we were only one on the water all trip long but we could not see top of fjords surrounding us. A bit boring paddle as it's just one long straight line, where you can see your end target all the way, so no new or surprising views underway. Because we had to make it for convoy trip was shorter then in description (return at 14 but after 12 we were already back) Take sandfly repellent.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sara wrote a review Apr 2020
Albertson, New York13 contributions1 helpful vote
Very organized group. They provided thermals as well as the rest of the kayaking equipment that we needed. Remember to be water shoes or the like as they do not provide that. They picked us up at the hotel and took us five minutes down the road to the put in place. The woman who is in charge of a group of a kayak was knowledgeable and made sure that everybody was safe and comfortable in their boats. My husband and I paddled a little slower than the rest but I they did wait for us. Scenery was beautiful and kayaking was easy as the wind was calm. Highly recommend using Roscoes. if you need a place to stay they also have a bed-and-breakfast which we did stay at as well, it was lovely as well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Young B wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were a group of 3 and I let the other 2 team up and I went with a stranger. Worst kayaking experience ever. This "stranger" did no work at all, holding on to the paddle like a tea cup. I basically had to paddle for both of us all the way through. Completely ruined the experience for me. The other 2 had a blast though lol TL;DR - Don't pair up with a stranger, unless you know they're an experienced kayaker.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Brenda K wrote a review Feb 2020
25 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant trip on a stunning day, one out of the box. Surrounded in beauty. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Well run activity and plenty of information regarding safety and equipment. Will so recommend to others to get up early and capture the morning light.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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