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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise - Departing Manapouri

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Join Real Journeys for a spectacular day cruise into the untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound

Highlights

  • 3 hour cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Explore the beautiful waterways on our way out to the Tasman Sea
  • 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 and board our spacious, purpose-built catamaran Patea Explorer.

Experience a mesmerizing and enchanting 3 hour 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 - 8AM $259.00
Adult - 9.45AM $249.00
Adult - 10.30AM $309.00
Child $80.00

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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Duration: 6.5 to 7.5hrs

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

    Manapouri is 2.5 – 3hrs drive from Queenstown.

    Departure Times:

  • 8am (1 Nov – 30 Apr)
  • 9.45am (1 May – 30 Sep)
  • 10.30am (1 Oct – 30 Apr)
  • Child rates apply for 5 – 14 years. Infants 0 – 4 years carried free of charge, but MUST be added to your booking.

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Conny from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2019

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Great experience

Wonderful day and value for money. We live in such a beautiful country.

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Sasha Mackay from Australia wrote on 17 January 2019

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Excellent

Mind-blowing scenery, well-managed tour. Everything ran like clockwork. Loved that we were the only boat in the Sound. Enabled us to fully appreciate the majesty and isolation of the place. Good bar and snacks on board, so bring cash.

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Guillaume SYSTCHENKO from French Polynesia wrote on 15 January 2019

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Great experience

This cruise is a great experience. The Sound is wonderfull. You feel so lonely in the sound (compared to Milford Sound with some many boats). Only disappointed not to have visited the electrical power plant.

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Amy Bray from Australia wrote on 01 February 2019

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Disappointed

If I'd known how scenic and cheaper it was to drive to Milford Sound... Doubtful sound itself was OK but... I would not have paid $300pp. For that price, lunch should be included.

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Patrick Ho from Hong Kong wrote on 09 January 2019

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Excellent experience

The arrangement of Real Journey was perfect. The cruise last for more than 3 hours.

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