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  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 3-hour Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.


  • 3-hour Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
  • Sightings of seals and bottlenose dolphins are often seen
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Skipper provides live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Te Anau hotels

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What You Can Expect

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

You'll be picked up from your Te Anau hotel and travel to Lake Manapouri to West Arm. You'll board a coach and cross over the 670-meter high Wilmot Pass. You'll stop here to view Doubtful Sound far below. Your journey continues to Deep Cove where you'll board a spacious catamaran for a three-hour Doubful Sound Wilderness Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. The skipper will provide detailed commentary and point out highlights.

Ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is an unspoiled wilderness of many moods, one minute clear, blue and sun drenched, the next mysterious and mist shrouded. A wild place of dense rainforest, rugged peaks, cascading waterfalls and deep still waters quiet, serene and green.

Keep a look out for wildlife as bottlenose dolphins frequently come alongside the vessel, fur seals bask on the rocks around the fiord and rare penguins can at times be observed.

*** Important note for travel effective from 01 - 30 June 2013: Please be advised that due to operational vessel maintenance, changes have been made to the Doubtful Sound Wildness Cruises. This is now a 3 hour Cruise exploring the Inner Fiord and all the arms of Doubtful Sound, (including Power Station visit) and will not reach the Tasman sea. It is a leisurely three hour cruise, with an on board Nature Guide explaining the history of the area, information about the flora and fauna and also pointing out locations of interest.
The rate and time schedule remain the same and you will enjoy an exceptional experience in Doubtful Sound. ***

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A fabulous trip with excellent staff that showed what New Zealand is all about. This will be a highlight of my trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent experience. We travelled from Te Anau and all arrangements with the tour company were spot on! It really was well organised, with the actual cruise on Doubtful Sound full of interesting information and side attractions. We'd previously visited Milford Sound --this was better!

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