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

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 rain forests , waterfalls, glacier-shaped valleys and the pristine waterways of Fiordland. Wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & sea birds, while not guaranteed, are often sighted during the cruise and offer privileged photo opportunities.

 

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
  • Packed lunch options available: we can provide vegetarian and GF options (on the way to checkout)
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    Price:

  • Adults $255
  • Children (5 to 14 years) $117
  • Infants 4 & under are free of charge - please contact us immediately to add them to your booking.
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    Summer Season:

    Timetable:

    7:15am departure (15 Dec – 15 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.

     

    Available Bookings from December 12 to December 18

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    7:15 a.m.
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    10:01 a.m.
    Tue 12 Dec
    Wed 13 Dec
    Thu 14 Dec
    Fri 15 Dec
    Sat 16 Dec
    Sun 17 Dec
    Mon 18 Dec

    2spaces

    Adult $199.00

    Child $115.00

    1spaces

    Adult $199.00

    Child $115.00

    2spaces

    Adult $199.00

    Child $115.00

    3spaces

    Adult $199.00

    Child $115.00

    1spaces

    Adult $199.00

    Child $115.00

    2spaces

    Adult $198.00

    Child $115.00

    1spaces

    Adult $198.00

    Child $115.00

    1spaces

    Adult $198.00

    Child $115.00

    3spaces

    Adult $220.00

    Child $115.00

    4spaces

    Adult $220.00

    Child $115.00

    4spaces

    Adult $220.00

    Child $115.00

    1spaces

    Adult $220.00

    Child $115.00

    4spaces

    Adult $220.00

    Child $115.00

    1spaces

    Adult $220.00

    Child $115.00

    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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    Karen Cooper 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 :)

    Ita Tong-Moffatt from Australia wrote on 05 December 2017

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    Worth it!

    We had a spectacular beautiful day and the day trip was well worth it. The tour guides were engaging and friendly. We picked the day trip for a short introduction to the Sounds! We will definitely be back to try the Milford.

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

    Thanks for sharing the amazing photos of your Milford Sound trip Ita. It sounds like you had a great experience, our team at Milford always aim to be enthusiastic as possible, with a real passion for their roles. The day trip is the best way to get a taste for the '8th wonder of the world' and people are always left wanting to return!

    Suzanne Hardy 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

    Di Sha Phillip from Canada wrote on 24 October 2017

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    Relaxing Day on the Sound

    I enjoyed my day out despite the rainy and windy weather. GoOrange has a very professional team and everything went smoothly on the trip. You'll have a very enchanting experience on the Sound :)

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

    Thanks for the fantastic review and photos Di Sha. Our team on board are very passionate about their surroundings and their enthusiasm shines through. We are very glad you had an awesome trip with us :)

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