Explore Bookme forSouthland

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 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 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.

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

  • Prices:

    Adult - 8AM & 1.30PM $265.00

    Adult - 10.30AM $265 - $299.00

    Child $80.00 (5 to 14yrs)

    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)
  • 10.30am (all year)
  • 1.30pm (27 Dec – 29 Feb)
  • Please Note: Adult retail prices are valid for travel from 1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020.

  • 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 July 10 to July 16

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 10 Jul
Sat 11 Jul
Sun 12 Jul
Mon 13 Jul
Tue 14 Jul
Wed 15 Jul
Thu 16 Jul

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult $119.25
  • Child$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

4.5

17 reviews

Showing all 17 authenticated Bookme reviews

Kate from Australia wrote on 05 November 2018

Share Link

Amazing waterfalls

We had a great time despite the poor weather. Lots of amazing views.

This review helped me

roel from Netherlands wrote on 24 November 2018

Share Link

Greatly recommend

The weather was great, so quite a bit of luck. We also got to see humpback whales, amazing luck again. The whole tour is a string of amazing views and breathtaking sights. The guide was very informative and was able to answer all the questions that I had. Great experience, would definitely recommend!

This review helped me

Victoria Mccrave from United States wrote on 26 January 2020

Share Link

Delightful Cruise - Not crowded

My husband and I had a great time on this cruise of doubtful sound. The guides were knowledgeable and kind and the trip wasn't crowded at all. The moment of silence in the sound, listening to the waterfalls was a unique moment. I would recommend this trip.

This review helped me

Amy Bray from Australia wrote on 01 February 2019

Share Link

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.

This review helped me

Fiona from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2020

Share Link

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.

This review helped me

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Adult

    Adult

      Child* 5 to 14yrs

        Qualmark certification

        What does Qualmark mean for you?

        When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

        This activity has a Qualmark Award

        This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

        This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

        This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

        Ask a Question

        Register for Bookme now

        Create your Bookme account today and start keeping track of your bookings and favourite deals.

        Sign Up for Bookme

        Login instantly with Facebook

        Login with your Facebook account.

        Or with your existing Bookme login

        Sample menu

        Add to list

        Register for Bookme now

        Create your Bookme account today and start keeping track of your bookings and favourite deals.

        Sign Up for Bookme

        Login instantly with Facebook

        Login with your Facebook account.

        Or with your existing Bookme login