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Go Orange - Doubtful Sound Cruise

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 2.5hr cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Journey over the Wilmot Pass with spectacular photo stops
  • Chance to see native wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, seals & seabirds
  • Passionate and Knowledgeable guides

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:

Departing Manapouri

7:15am Manapouri departure (1 Dec – 31 March):

·Travelers must report no later than 6:50am to Manapouri Visitor Centre, Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri

·Estimated time of arrival back at Pearl Harbour, Manapouri is 2.45pm

10:00am Manapouri departure (1 Sep – 30 April):

·Travelers must report no later than 9:40am to Manapouri Visitor Centre, Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri

·Estimated time of arrival back at Pearl Harbour, Manapouri is 5.30pm

 

Departing Te Anau

6:15am Ex Te Anau departure (1 Dec – 31 March):

·Pickup point to be organized with Go Orange after booking

·Estimated time of arrival back in Te Anau is 3.15pm

9:00am Ex Te Anau departure (1 Sep – 30 April):

·Pickup point to be organized with Go Orange after booking

·Estimated time of arrival back in Te Anau is 6pm

 

*** Picnic Lunch Option***

A picnic lunch is available for $25 on all cruises and can be added as you proceed through the checkout (alternatively please make sure you bring your own). Our delicious salads and snacks are presented in eco friendly packaging with a fork, salt + pepper and a serviette.

Please note: Lunch options are not available for booking made within 24hours of the tour departure.

Picnic Lunch Options

Option 1:

Mediterranean Roast Vegetable Salad

Pumpkin, carrot, potato, red onion, capsicum roasted in olive oil with garlic, cumin, paprika, turmeric, with honey mustard dressing and feta

Savoury Scone – cheese, tomato, spinach, tomato relish

Chocolate Fudge Slice

Seasonal fruit

Option 2:

Creamy Broccoli salad (GF,DF, Vegan)

Roast pumpkin, broccoli, capsicum, red onion in a creamy dressing ( contains vegan mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar)

Savoury scone - basil pesto, spinach, tomato

Ginger Slice

Seasonal fruit

Dietary Requirements: Dietary requirements can be catered for (e.g. gluten and wheat free, low fat, nut allergies and lactose intolerance).

Adult 7.15am Manapouri $229.00
Adult 10am Manapouri $249.00
Adult 6.15am Te Anau $269.00
Adult 9am Te Anau $289.00
Child $129.00

What's included

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

Notes

    • 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 January 22 to January 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Tue 28 Jan

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.15am Te Anau$219.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.15am Te Anau$209.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.15am Te Anau$209.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.15am Te Anau$219.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 6.15am Te Anau$209.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 7.15am Manapouri$229.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 7.15am Manapouri$229.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 7.15am Manapouri$229.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 7.15am Manapouri$189.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult 7.15am Manapouri$179.00
  • Child$129.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9am Te Anau$229.00
  • Child$129.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9am Te Anau$219.00
  • Child$129.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9am Te Anau$219.00
  • Child$129.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9am Te Anau$219.00
  • Child$129.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult 9am Te Anau$219.00
  • Child$129.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult 10am Manapouri$249.00
  • Child$129.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult 10am Manapouri$249.00
  • Child$129.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult 10am Manapouri$249.00
  • Child$129.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult 10am Manapouri$199.00
  • Child$129.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult 10am Manapouri$199.00
  • Child$129.00

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

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Kate Lelievre from United Kingdom wrote on 05 February 2019

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Fantastic day trip

This was an incredible day around the stunning Doubtful Sound. Our guide Tony was so passionate about the area and the transport on all legs was very comfortable.

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Marion Sumi from Switzerland wrote on 16 December 2019

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Beautiful experience

Tony is a really good guide. A lot of explaination about New Zealand. Beautiful trip in Doubtful Sound. No regrets about the price

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Tony is great..... thanks for taking the time to review your experience :)

Sharlene from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2019

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Fantastic days outing

We had a fab day. Amazing scenery. Great tour. Awesome staff, thanks for making this a memorable trip.

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John Armstrong from United Kingdom wrote on 05 March 2019

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Unforgettable day!

Just the perfect day!.. from being picked up by Sam one of the tour guides through the two lake cruises the whole day was brilliant. The weather helped but I would highly recommend the Doubtful Sound tour.

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Amanda from United Kingdom wrote on 22 February 2019

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Doubtful Sound

Seamlessly organised and a nice smallish group. We even spotted a kea up in the heights!

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