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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

by Real Journeys Duration 7h 30m+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$240
Amazing! 5/5 Wotif Guest Rating View all 1 Wotif Verified Review

Step on board a spacious catamaran to cruise into the untouched waters of Doubtful Sound. With knowledgeable guides describing this pristine landscape's landmarks and wildlife, take in the remote majesty of the waterways and mountains in the heart of Fiordland National Park.

After you're picked up from your hotel, ferry across the cobalt waters of Lake Manapouri before driving over Wilmot Pass, making your way into the remote depths of the park to board the Patea Explorer catamaran. Take in the striking silence of Doubtful Sound, broken only by occasional birdsong or the rush of a distant waterfall.

Spend 3 hours skimming across the waters of this wild fjord, listening to your guides as they answer questions, points out natural landmarks, and provide information about the sound's wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for pods of dolphins, fur seals, and even rare Fiordland crested penguins during the cruise.

Step on board a spacious catamaran to cruise into the untouched waters of Doubtful Sound. With knowledgeable guides describing this pristine landscape's landmarks and wildlife, take in the remote majesty of the waterways and mountains in the heart of Fiordland National Park.

After you're picked up from your hotel, ferry across the cobalt waters of Lake Manapouri before driving over Wilmot Pass, making your way into the remote depths of the park to board the Patea Explorer catamaran. Take in the striking silence of Doubtful Sound, broken only by occasional birdsong or the rush of a distant waterfall.

Spend 3 hours skimming across the waters of this wild fjord, listening to your guides as they answer questions, points out natural landmarks, and provide information about the sound's wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for pods of dolphins, fur seals, and even rare Fiordland crested penguins during the cruise.

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9:45 AM, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise ex Manapouri in English

Duration 7h 30m No booking or credit card fees
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8:45 AM, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise ex Te Anau in English

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

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7:00 AM, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise ex Te Anau in English

Duration 9h 30m No booking or credit card fees

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6:55 AM, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise Ex Queenstown in English

Duration 12h 50m No booking or credit card fees

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7:15 AM, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise Ex Queenstown in English

Duration 13h No booking or credit card fees

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Activity Location

Doubtful Sound

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pick Up

    Queenstown

  • Hotel Pickup

    Te Anau

  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre Te Anau

    Lakefront Drive

    Te Anau

  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre

    88 Beach Street

    Queenstown 9300

  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre

    23 Waiau Street Pearl Harbour

    Manapouri 9679


Highlights

  • Magical surroundings & wildlife of Doubtful Sound

  • Spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls & rainforest

  • Journey through rolling hills of iconic New Zealand

  • Spacious & state-of-the-art catamaran Patea Explorer

  • Knowledgeable, passionate & friendly nature guides


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise in Doubtful Sound

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Te Anau or Queenstown hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Complimentary tea and coffee


Exclusions

  • Lunch and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Queenstown and Te Anau hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If you are meeting the tour at the Real Journeys Manapouri Visitor Centre, please check in 20 minutes prior to your departure time


Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise ratings based on 1 Verified Review

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

Dec 07, 2016

Be prepared for a rainy day. It is an adventure just getting to the sound: a bus ride, a trip across Lake Manapouri on a boat, another bus ride and you reach Deep Cove, the start of the cruise. Most people stayed on-deck snapping pictures, despite the light rain, however their is a comfortable seating area inside, with large windows to look at the spectacular scenery.

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