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RealNZ - Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

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Experience the unrivalled beauty and pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound with an unforgettable RealNZ day cruise.

Experience the unrivalled beauty and pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound with an unforgettable RealNZ day cruise.

Highlights

  • Refresh, relax and reconnect with nature in Patea Doubtful Sound
  • Lake cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri
  • Coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass through Fiordland’s rainforest
  • 3-hour cruise through the remote waterways of Doubtful Sound
  • Insightful commentary by a knowledgeable onboard nature guide
  • Wildlife viewing, including dolphins, fur seals and penguins

Begin your adventure with a cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm.

From there a scenic drive over Wilmot Pass, with photo opportunities along the way to view Doubtful Sound glistening below.

Upon arrival at Doubtful Sound, you’ll be welcomed by our crew to board our purpose built vessel. Take advantage of her viewing decks in good weather, and if the rains set in, feel free to keep wrapped up in the warm – never missing a beat of the view through her large glass windows.

Experience a mesmerizing and enchanting cruise through this fiord with rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets.

Our nature guides will share their knowledge of this pristine fiord and point out any wildlife we may encounter, including dolphins and fur seals.

Three times longer than Milford Sound, immerse yourself in the sheer beauty and vastness of the isolated Doubtful Sound.

Adult $329.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $169.00 (5 to 15yrs)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years )

What's included

  • Cruise across crystal clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
  • Coach trip through Fiordland’s rainforest and over Wilmot Pass
  • Dedicated nature guide
  • Cruise Doubtful Sound

Location

  • RealNZ Visitor Centre
  • 64 Waiau Street
  • Manapouri

Notes

  • Departs: RealNZ Visitor Centre, 64 Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri.

    Manapouri is 2.5 3hrs drive from Queenstown.

  • Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

Available Bookings from 18 Jun to 1 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult $329.00
  • Child$169.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Susanne Friess from Germany wrote on 13 November 2023

Great adventure

A rainy day producing hinderst of small and big waterfalls. Nice Crew, well organized. Impressive scenery

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Susan Chambers from New Zealand wrote on 19 December 2022

Absolutely stunning!

What an experience! The staff were super accommodating and very knowledgeable. The scenery is incredible. We went right down the fiord and out into the Tasman sea. An experience not to be missed!

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Robyn McMurdo from New Zealand wrote on 27 March 2022

Absolutely wonderful experience

We had the most wonderful day from start to finish. I would highly recommend this trip, especially while we don’t have all the tourist. Very spoilt having such a small number on the cruise, extra special time. Thank you to all the staff, our bus driver Ian and skipper on the boat ( sorry can’t remember his name). But they made our trip extra special. Will recommend this trip to all my family and friends.

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Jeremy from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2022

Truly Awesome

We had stunning weather, very warm and no wind. We encountered a pod of dolphins which was amazing. The time when the engines were cut and we were able to listen to the surroundings touched the soul. Great boat and crew, one of the best laid on tourist attractions I have ever done.

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Anna Cherry from New Zealand wrote on 12 December 2021

Well worth it!

Fantastic trip, informative friendly staff, beautiful bus journey and cruise. Incredible wildlife, waterfalls, and scenery. I’m not normally a cruise kind of person, but it was a beautiful way to see NZs remote wilderness. Definitely worth it! I’ve heard the overnight trip is even more incredible, so that’s for next time

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