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RealNZ - Doubtful Sound Two Night Cruise

Take in stunning views of waterfalls, abundant wildlife, rainforests and mountains while exploring Doubtful Sound on a magical two night cruise.

Take in stunning views of waterfalls, abundant wildlife, rainforests and mountains while exploring Doubtful Sound on a magical two night cruise.


  • Two night duration
  • Cruise the full length of Doubtful Sound, all the way to the Tasman Sea
  • Three course dinner and breakfast prepared by our on-board chef
  • Plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing
  • Choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat included
  • Specialist nature guide on board who provides insightful commentary

Doubtful Sound is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. So get ready to create some lifelong memories as we take you on the ultimate Doubtful Sound experience.

Your itinerary starts in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arriving at Deep Cove, you’ll be met by our crew and the vessel.

As you cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter.

After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or to simply relax onboard. For the adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to go swimming. All activities are weather dependent.

In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course dinner prepared by our onboard chef, served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.

Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast and get ready to enjoy the rest of the day exploring other parts of the fiord.

**Please note the itinerary is weather dependent and the order of activities can be changed if more favourable weather conditions are available at another time.

Adult - twin $999.00 (Prices are per person)
Adult - double $999.00 (Prices are per person)
Adult - single $1,899.00
Infant (0-2) $0.00 (Ages 0-23 months • Sleeping in a cot (twin cabins only))

What's included

  • Two nights accommodation - private cabins (twin, double or single occupancy) with ensuite bathrooms
  • Duvets, sheets and towels provided
  • Three course dinner, breakfast and also lunch on second day
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is available


  • The duration of this experience is 2 days


  • 64 Waiau Street
  • Pearl Harbour
  • Manapouri 9679
  • New Zealand

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.


  • Twin and Double pricing options require two passengers to complete the booking at that price. If your booking is for one passenger you will need to select the Adult single price option. Infant 0 23 months will travel free of charge and sleep in a cot. Please notify RealNZ at time of booking if an infant needs to included in the booking..

Available Bookings from 26 Jul to 8 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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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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Marina Blong from New Zealand wrote on 15 August 2022


Doubtfull Sound 2 nights trip is nprobably best trip we have ever done! everyone should put it in their bucket list and do it, we all absolutely loved serenity and beauty of this magical part of the world, even our teens sais it was best trip they ever done! Thank you ; )

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晓晨 from New Zealand wrote on 11 September 2023

Really good experience

It is a really good experience. the food is so yummy! really enjoy it for 3 days. all the staff is really friendly. it will be great if wifi is an option.

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martincorneliusd from Australia wrote on 27 July 2022

The Highlight of our NZ Trip

Definitely the best value for money. I’ve been to Milford Sound but Doubtful Sound definitely left me more amazed and astounded. The service, the boat and the experience were amazing. We learned so much about the Fiordland and also had fun and relaxing time. From the Boat transfer, to the bus ride and to the actual cruise itself. You cant fault anything. Shoutout to Courtney and Tom - best guides! Thanks Real NZ! If your thinking to do it, just book it!

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Ruth from New Zealand wrote on 25 July 2022

The best way to experience Fjordland

If friends and family visit me in New Zealand this tour is the one "must do" experience I recommend to them. This was my third time on a doubtful sound cruise and every time was different and special. The two night cruise was my favorite so far. We where incredibly lucky with the weather and got to experience all the different faces Fiordland has to offer. Special thanks to the Fiordland Navigator crew! These people make the experience truly magical. Courtney was our nature guide and she was super knowledgable. I truly enjoyed her presentations in the evening and would highly recommend them to any future passenger. I also need everyone to know how good the food was! The three course menu in the evening is one of the many highlights of the tour. I also loved how RealNZ teamed up with Ashley&Co to provide luxurious soaps, body washes and hand sanitizer all over the boat. Made the hot shower after the kayaking and the dip in the icy fjord waters extra special and relaxing. I will be back for sure!!

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Laurel from New Zealand wrote on 24 July 2022

Fantastic trip

Most enjoyable, informative, fabulous food, comfortable beds, and worth while taking the time to do the trip.

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