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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...

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 $321.40 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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14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch

14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch

Multi-day Tour - Christchurch - Starting from $3115.00 per person

This 14-day tour of the South Island of New Zealand will take you on a remarkable adventure, taking you further off the beaten track, with a small group of travelers and a knowledgeable guide. You'll have the opportunity to go hiking, skydiving, walk on a glacier, swim with dolphins, cycle some of the country's most scenic trails, go jet boating and more on New Zealand's South Island, one big, beautiful, natural play ground! The maximum travelers for this tour is 20. More...

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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