I arranged this trip with my husband and in-laws. We planned to have 4-5 hours kayaking on the water in Milford.
The staff from Go Orange picked us up from Te Anau and were friendly and chatty on the journey to the Sound.
Unfortunately, the weather had other plans when we got to Milford; wind with gusts up to 140 knots meant kayaking was out of the question. We were lucky enough to swap to a cruise which showed Milford Sound in all its glory- wild and windy, and even managed to spot some dolphins enjoying the weather!
All cruises were cancelled that date due to weather and our trip was cut short as we headed back home afterwards.
However, the Go Orange crew were so enthusiastic and took us on a tour of their favourite viewing spots and photo places on the Milford road home. What could have bene a disastrous day due to weather became a fun (albeit different) day out, and I cannot commend the staff and their attitudes enough.
They arranged refunds automatically, and whilst I am sad we didn't get to kayak Milford Sound, I feel we had a fabulous day out and cannot thank the crew enough- especially Harry, Joel, Robbie and Finn who took such good care of us!More