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Doubtful Sound Day Cruise Ex Te Anau or Manapouri with Go Orange

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Let Go Orange take you deeper into the unknown, discovering islands, hidden coves and the dramatic landscapes in Fiordland’s spectacular Doubtful Sound...

Highlights

  • Max capacity 45 passengers vessel with large viewing deck and covered/ uncovered seating
  • Travel by ferry across beautiful Lake Manapouri and enjoy a leisurely 3hrs+ cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Journey over the Wilmot Pass and travel out to the mouth of the Tasman Sea
  • Enjoy fantastic Photo Opportunities
  • Chance to see native wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & seabirds
  • Awesome crew with personality

Up there with the most stunning sights in the world, Doubtful Sound is one of the most remote places in Fiordland National park.

You'll begin the adventure with a 30km cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri before crossing the Southern Alps via the spectacular 22km drive over the Wilmot Pass Road into Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound, stopping at all our favourite photo stops along the way.

With small group sizes, there is plenty of viewing space to take in the rugged mountains, dense sub-tropical rainforests, waterfalls, glacier-shaped valleys and the pristine waterways of Fiordland. Wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & seabirds are often sighted during the cruise and offer privileged photo opportunities.

Doubtful Sound will leave you speechless yet award you with encapsulating memories for life. No other inhabitants, just you, your fellow adventurers and the sound of silence.

The adventure into Doubtful is essential, we invite you to delve deeper and Go Beyond with us.

Timetable:

7:15am departure (1 Dec – 31 March):

  • Self drivers must report no later than 6:50 am to Manapouri Visitor Centre, Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri.
  • 6:15am - Free pick up service from accommodation in Te Anau
  • 6.45am - Free pick up service from accommodation in Manapouri
  • Please include your accommodation pick up point under 'special requirements' on the booking form as you proceed to checkout
  • 2:30pm - Estimated time of arrival back at Pearl Harbour, Manapouri
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    10:00am departure (1 Oct - 30 April):

  • Self drivers must report no later than 9:40 am to Manapouri Visitor Centre, Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri.
  • 9:00am - Free pick up service from accommodation in Te Anau
  • 9.30am - Free pick up service from accommodation in Manapouri
  • Please include your accommodation pick up point under 'special requirements' on the booking form as you proceed to checkout
  • 5:15pm - Estimated time of arrival back at Pearl Harbour, Manapouri
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    Note: The departure times below are for the same trip. I.e. if one member of your group books the 10:00am trip and another books the 10:01am trip, you will still be travelling together on the same journey.

     

    Adult 7.15am $239.00
    Adult 10am $265.00
    Child $119.00

    What's included

    • Fun and informative commentary (English Only)
    • Complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate

    Notes

    • Packed lunch options available: we can provide vegetarian and GF options (on the way to checkout)
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    • Children - 5 to 14 years
    • Infants 4 & under are free of charge - please contact us immediately to add them to your booking.

    Available Bookings from December 12 to December 18

    Change Dates

    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

    7:15 a.m.
    10:00 a.m.
    Wed 12 Dec
    Thu 13 Dec
    Fri 14 Dec
    Sat 15 Dec
    Sun 16 Dec
    Mon 17 Dec
    Tue 18 Dec

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 7.15am $239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 7.15am $239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 7.15am $205.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 7.15am $205.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 7.15am $239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 10am $265.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 10am $225.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 10am $225.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 10am $225.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 10am $159.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 10am $225.00
    • Child$119.00

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

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    Sarah Fairbairn from New Zealand wrote on 05 December 2015

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    This is nature in its purest form

    Great day out, professional and knowledgeable crew and absolutely mindblowing scenery. You can read my blog post about the trip here: https://sarahskiwiramblings.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/doubtful-sound-undoubtedly-majestic/

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    Paul from United Kingdom wrote on 21 November 2017

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    Amazing!

    An amazing trip. Friendly staff. Doubtful Sound is simply breathtaking. Would highly recommend this trip. Highlight of our stay in New Zealand.

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    From Doubtful Sound Day Cruise Ex Te Anau or Manapouri with Go Orange

    Thank you so much for leaving us a lovely review, we are so glad you had a lovely time and we do appreciate the feedback! Kind regards, Laura

    Karen from United Kingdom wrote on 30 March 2017

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    Superb day trip

    Best tour I did in the South Island. Crossing Lake Manapouri was magical - and Doubtful Sound is so peaceful and beautiful

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    From Doubtful Sound Day Cruise Ex Te Anau or Manapouri with Go Orange

    Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of the sound Karen! Doubtful Sound is an unmissable trip if you're visiting fiordland. The journey across lake Manapouri is an experience in itself and Doubtful Sound is certainly valued for its peaceful surroundings :)

    Stefan Boon from Netherlands wrote on 27 December 2017

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    Doubtful vs Milford?

    Right of the bat: I enjoyed Milford Sound so much more. And I had a partially cloudy, mostly sunny day on both occasions. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Doubtful. It's quiet, beautiful and the boat/bus there and back are a real joy as well. Though Doubtful is bigger in square km, I found Milford to be much more dramatic. The one crack you sail through there is much more grand, steep and awe inspiring than Doubtful. I didn't even mind the other boats. I actually wanted them to be in my pictures because without them you cannot fathom how huge Milford actually is. Want a quiet trip? Go to Doubtful Sound. But if you want to witness the most stunning scenery in New Zealand? Go to Milford Sound.

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    From Doubtful Sound Day Cruise Ex Te Anau or Manapouri with Go Orange

    Thanks for the review Stefan! Both places are beautiful and each have their own charm. Doubtful is definitely a lot more quiet with less operators and much harder to access. Very glad to hear you enjoyed both trips and we hope to see you travel with us again in the future

    Cheryl Mahony from Australia wrote on 22 February 2018

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    WORTH THE EXTRA

    Cold wet day. Could not have been better excccept maybe a little warmer. The staff were great. DAn and Sara were informative, friendly and helpful. Waterfalls were everywhere. Dolphins came, put on a wonderful show. We were lucky and were able to go close to the Tasman Sea.

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    Glad you had a great day, Cheryl!

    10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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