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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise with Deep Cove Charters

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise with Deep Cove Charters

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound

Experience a unique overnight cruise on beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound, in Fiordland, one of our most scenic and awe inspiring sounds within the Fiordland National Park. More...

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound - Starting from NZ $450 per person

Your Doubtful Sound overnight cruise will leave you in complete awe of the outstanding views of untouched beauty, wildlife and the serenity of your experience. Includes a freshly caught and prepared seafood dinner, fishing, kayaking and transfers to and from Manapouri or Te Anau. More...

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $227.00 per person

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 3-hour Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.

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Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $340.00 per person

Be amazed by the wonders of New Zealand on this two-day Te Anau Super Saver. First, take a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound where the natural beauty will leave you breathless. The following day, explore the fascinating Te Anau cave system and see the twinkling lights of the glowworms in the darkness. Both tours have expert guides who will give you insight into two of New Zealand's best natural attractions.

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Queenstown Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Queenstown Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $335.00 per person

Experience the natural beauty of New Zealand over two days with this Queenstown Super Saver. First up, take a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound and enjoy views of rainforests, rugged peaks, waterfalls and wildlife. The next day, cruise to Walter Peak aboard a vintage steamship and explore Walter Peak High Country Farm. Get an in-depth look at rural farm life and enjoy country hospitality with tea or coffee and homemade baked goods.

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $263.00 per person

Experience the natural beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise departing from Manapouri on New Zealand’s South Island. Cruise on a traditional three-mast sailing scow (flat-bottomed trading boat) along the pristine waters of the fiords, and see a vast array of wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins in their natural habitats. You can join the cruise in Manapouri or include luxury coach transfers from Te Anau or Queenstown. More...

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $247.00 per person

Be struck by the beautiful silence of Doubtful Sound as you cruise the crystal waters and take in the breathtaking scenery. Journey across Lake Manapouri, cross over the 670-meter high Wilmot Pass and enjoy a 3-hour catamaran cruise through pure serenity that is Doubtful Sound.

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Spacer Doubtful Sound - The Sound of Silence
Coined the ’Sound of Silence’ Doubtful Sound is the deepest of Fiordland’s 13 fiords. Virtually untouched by man, its cascading waterfalls and serene, brooding atmosphere is quite simply, breathtaking.
A cruise on Doubtful sound is a journey into a land of mist and mystery.
This is a primeval wonderland.

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On reaching Deep Cove at the head of Doubtful Sound, you can board the spacious catamaran, Patea Explorer, for a three hour cruise which takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.
Alternatively, if you prefer smaller groups, there are plenty of other operators with smaller and more intimate boats which will be able to provide you with a longer and more thorough cruise of the Sounds.
Your guides will be on hand to point out highlights. Bottle-nose dolphins frequently cavort alongside your vessel; fur seals bask on the rocks at the mouth of the fiord and rare penguins can often be observed.
Coach Connections are available from Te Anau and Queenstown to Manapouri - the departure point for your Doubtful Sound cruise.

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Discover the unspoiled and remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound during a unique overnight adventure.
You will cruise throughout the fiord and there’s plenty of time to explore at your own pace.
Kayak around the shoreline or walk along deserted beaches - the choice is yours. Don’t forget to keep a look out for wildlife.
All Doubtful Sound operators have an overnight cruise option. All your meals will be provided and you don’t have to worry about taking extra equipment.

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Manapouri is the departure point for all cruises on Doubtful Sound. Manapouri is some 20 kilometres travel from Te Anau and can also be reached by coach connection from Queenstown.
From Manapouri, Doubtful Sound is reached after a cruise on the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri.
Then it is over the Wilmot Pass road, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest and to view the colourful alpine moss gardens.
At Deep Cove, the head of Doubtful Sound, you will be transferred onto your launch for a cruise of the Sounds.

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