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

Explore Fiordland’s spectacular Doubtful
Sound on a fantastic Go Orange, small boat cruise. Includes cruising on Lake Manapouri, transport across the Southern Alps and a 3-hour cruise on the incredible Doubtful Sound out to the Tasman Sea.

Highlights

  • Max capacity 45 passengers on Doubtful Sound
  • Travel by ferry across beautiful Lake Manapouri
  • Journey over the Wilmot Pass
  • Fantastic Photo Opportunities
  • Leisurely 3hrs+ cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Travel out to the mouth of the Tasman Sea
  • Large viewing deck
  • Awesome crew with personality
  • Complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate
  • Fun and informative commentary (English Only)
  • Covered & uncovered seating

Sweeten your day with a Go Orange Doubtful Sound Day Cruise!

With a maximum capacity of just 45 people, Go Orange is the only small boat experience in this remote wilderness area.

Begin your Adventure with a 30km cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri, the 2nd deepest lake in NZ, 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.

Onboard our well-appointed vessel the Tasman Explorer spend the next 3hrs leisurely exploring the waterways of Doubtful Sound. The isolation of this place makes the fiord a very unique place few people get to experience. 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, while not guaranteed, are often sighted during the cruise and offer privileged photo opportunities.

 

Summer Season:

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 Nov - 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 $239.00
    Child $119.00
    Adult $265.00

    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 October 01 to October 07

    Change Dates

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

    7:15 a.m.
    10:00 a.m.
    Mon 1 Oct
    Tue 2 Oct
    Wed 3 Oct
    Thu 4 Oct
    Fri 5 Oct
    Sat 6 Oct
    Sun 7 Oct

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$239.00
    • Child$119.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Child$119.00
    • Adult$159.00

    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 :)

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

    Glad you had a great day, Cheryl!

    Tatiana from Australia wrote on 13 April 2018

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    Journey to the world of 50 shades of grey

    It was raining all time during our cruise 3 March 2018. So it was journey to the world of 50 shades of grey and 1000 waterfalls! We have not seen anything like on the advertising photo, no dolphins nor seals... But lots of waterfalls! But I cannot complain, we know it is sort of gambling booking trips like that. Wish the crew would stop the engine or some point, so we could hear the sound nature (oops, sound of rain:) Boat was comfortable, and lunch was good.

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

    HI Tatiana - love the photo of a moody Doubtful Sound - it is still a special place to visit even on a rainy/cloudy day. Thanks for the feedback - we will be sure to pass it onto our Doubtful Sound team :-)

    10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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