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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 $199.00
Adult 10am Manapouri $199.00
Adult 6.15am Te Anau $235.00
Adult 9am Te Anau $235.00
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.

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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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farqady from New Zealand wrote on 04 March 2020

One of best days in my life

What an epic journey, doubtful sounds are stunning and must visit.

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felicitaso from Germany wrote on 02 March 2020

Great Day Trip

Had a good time on this cruise and got to see lots of stunning scenery. The staff were all really friendly. Can't compare to Milford but probably equal...

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Joan Ward from New Zealand wrote on 01 March 2020

Enjoyable day with Go Orange

Tony our guide for the day was very knowledgeable and interesting. The weather was kind to us. We would recomend this whole day tour which includes a cruise on the beautiful remote Doubtful Sound.

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haleyh2 from United States wrote on 27 February 2020

Breathtaking. Wonderful crew. Great information.

Breathtaking views. Great staff. We learned so much and had a great time. Unlimited tea and coffee to keep us warm and a small group of visitors to converse and make friends with. :)

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Helen from New Zealand wrote on 21 February 2020

A must do!

Great cruise. Incredible scenary and the tour guides excellent.

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