We did the 8-day Port Davey paddle from Melaleuca out to the sea and back. We both have bushwalked and rafted in SW Tasmania before, but this trip provides a very different and extremely enjoyable way of seeing and experiencing the SW wilderness. We had some beautiful warm days with blue skies and calm seas (fortunately including while crossing the open port) and some that were cold and windy with rougher waters. We expected this from past trips -- and you haven't truly experienced and can't properly understand SW Tassie, if you don't encounter bad weather. But we always felt we were in safe hands, the guides were experienced and always ahead of the weather, the gear was all good, the wilderness camps comfortable even while raining and the food excellent. We've paddled a lot in inland waters in single sea kayaks. By comparison, Roaring Forties' double kayaks are incredibly stable and just right for this trip. The only bit of advice is to make sure you take all the layers you think you'll need to keep warm, both wet and dry -- and don't leave any behind at Cambridge Airport if you're having trouble fitting it into the supplied dry bag.