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Real Journeys - Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Experience the unrivalled beauty and pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound with an unforgettable Real Journeys day cruise.

Highlights

  • 2 hour 45 mins cruise cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Explore the beautiful waterways of the inner-fiord
  • Commentary by our knowledgeable onboard nature guide
  • Wildlife viewing, including dolphins and fur seals
  • Cruise across Lake Manapouri
  • Coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass through Fiordland’s rainforest and into the Sound

Begin your adventure with a cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm.

From there a scenic drive over Wilmot Pass, with photo opportunities along the way to view Doubtful Sound glistening below.

Upon arrival at Doubtful Sound, you’ll be welcomed by our crew to board the Sinbad vessel. Take advantage of her viewing decks in good weather, and if the rains set in, feel free to keep wrapped up in the warm – never missing a beat of the view through her large glass windows.

Experience a mesmerizing and enchanting cruise through this fiord with rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets.

Our nature guides will share their knowledge of this pristine fiord and point out any wildlife we may encounter, including dolphins and fur seals.

Three times longer than Milford Sound, immerse yourself in the sheer beauty and vastness of the isolated Doubtful Sound.

Adult $265.00
Child $65.00 (5 to 14yrs)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years )

What's included

  • Cruise across crystal clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
  • Coach trip through Fiordland’s rainforest and over Wilmot Pass
  • Dedicated nature guide
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Cruise Doubtful Sound

Notes

  • Departs: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 64 Waiau Street, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri.

    Manapouri is 2.5 – 3hrs drive from Queenstown.

  • Child rates apply for 5 – 14 years. Infants 0 – 4 years carried free of charge, but MUST be added to your booking under “additional information”, as all passengers require a ticket.

Available Bookings from October 07 to October 13

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 7 Oct
Thu 8 Oct
Fri 9 Oct
Sat 10 Oct
Sun 11 Oct
Mon 12 Oct
Tue 13 Oct

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult $172.25
  • Child$0.00
  • Infant$0.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult $172.25
  • Child$0.00
  • Infant$0.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult $172.25
  • Child$0.00
  • Infant$0.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult $172.25
  • Child$0.00
  • Infant$0.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult $172.25
  • Child$0.00
  • Infant$0.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult $170.05
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant$0.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult $170.05
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant$0.00

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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Gavin Taylor from New Zealand wrote on 23 August 2020

Fab day out

From the moment we checked in at manapouri our day was fantastic. Staff all very friendly and nothing was to much trouble.

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Daniel Lehrke from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

A perfect day

Perfect sunny day. Bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and blue penguins. Kaleidoscope reflections and beautiful landscapes. Even with out the sun and the friendly dolphins, this would have been 5/5 Great guides and great place

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Sonja from New Zealand wrote on 20 September 2020

Great day

Really enjoyed the day Snow,sun,seals,dolphins and penguins, didn't see any sand-flies though (Yes)

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Fiona from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2020

Nice day

Lovely trip, we were very lucky with the weather as it was sunny with some waterfalls left over from the previous nights rain. So yes both boat jounery were beautiful and really enjoyed the bus journey. There was some commentary on both the boats but the only one that was engaging was the bus driver.. he was very good, the others we ok just didnt really capture attention over the engine noises. Overall the day was very long and could be a bit of a challenge to many travelers who maybe come to nz for an active holiday. There was a few passengers taking naps on the boat.. but I guess that's something just to think a out. I thought I needed the day to rest but was more itching to get out. In that sence the shorted Milford cruise may have suited better. Also the free coffee is instant you have to pay for real coffee... snack were reasonably priced on board.

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James from New Zealand wrote on 19 September 2020

Fantastic day

We had an amazing time with Real Journeys travelling to Doubtful Sound. The whole experience was great and the crew were all awesome, especially our bus driver Brian, not to mention the other bus driver (Grey goatee beard and glasses, photographer extraordinaire) who couldn’t do enough for everyone all day, you all made the day amazing. While the weather wasn’t the best, the day was.

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