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Keith G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Spectacular scenery,well organised,would recommend this tour

Kate D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was a great trip so well organized. We had to take a bus they picked us up at our hotel! to a boat then another bus and another boat. ALL went so smoothly, the drivers were well informed and friendly the trip was absolutely beautiful at all points. The boat on the Doubtful Sound was super nice good tour guide the captain even stopped the boat for us to see the amazing dolphins. For anyone considering this trip - it's well worth the investment.

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Just picturesque. The surroundings are just beautiful. The boat is spacious and plenty of viewing opportunities on the decks.
When the drizzle came through, I went inside was was very excited to find all walls were glass so didn't miss one second of the view.

JOHN R United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Having booked this trip 6 months previously, we hoped for good weather as December 2015 in NZ had been rather disappointing. Come the day, the weather was clear and sunny - just what was wanted. We were picked up at our motel and the coach ride to Manapouri was quite short. Then on to the catamaran to speed across Lake Manapouri to West Arm and this was followed by another short coach journey over the Wilmot Pass Road to Doubtful. The coach driver was a 'fountain of knowledge' and had a great sense of humour. We arrived at Deep Cove and the stunning view of Doubtful Sound - awesome!!
Our 3 hour cruise along Doubtful Sound was memorable for the spectacular scenery, vegetation, tree falls, waterfalls, seals, jumping dolphins and the stillness of Crooked Arm, when the Catamaran's engines were turned off and the enthusiastic tourists on board fell silent to appreciate the beauty of this natural wonder. Magnificent.
Throughout the cruise there was an informative, but not intrusive commentary. The Catamaran's staff ensured all tourists were safe and free refreshments were provided throughout the journey. The coach driver on our return journey made all the visitors laugh by telling us that Doubtful Sound was wet on 2 out of every 3 days each year, and with the last 4 days being completely dry, the area was officially in drought!!
I would thoroughly recommend this excursion, suitable for all ages and surely a 'wonderous adventure into a remote area of New Zealand'.

George A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Beautiful day so we were very lucky. Nice boat and excellent commentary on both lakes/sounds. Saw seals and penguins and were given enough time and opportunity to take photos and view the wildlife and scenery. One of the most memorable days of our NZ trip.

ALLAN C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Wonderful trip, Skipper Dave Allen and all the crew were fantastic.
The scenery is unbelievable and the interaction with all on board was typically Kiwi.
Will certainly recommend this company to all.
Cheers
Allan and Nia Callaway

Catherine J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Doubtful Sound is so beautiful, the only thing that spoilt it a little was the weather but that's luck of the draw as it rains there 2 out 3 days. The journey was very comfortable. A long day but worth every minute.

Mark A H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

All arrangements worked perfectly including the weather.
Like 3 trips in one with the Lake Manapouri cruise then the bus trip and finally the cruise on Doubtful Sound.
Highly recommend

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Perfect! Everything was As ordered. Even the weather couln't have been better. Boats and buses were on time, where they were supposed to be.

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Perfect! Everything was As ordered. Even the weather couln't have been better. Boats and buses were on time, where they were supposed to be.

matt p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

lovely placeLovely boat

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Loved it. Dramatic. Dolphins. Quiet. Well worth the whole day of travel - it's all part of the experience. Staff were fantastic at communicating every step of the way. So we always knew what was about to happen and what to expect. I would definitely do this again and consider the over night trip.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Fantastic experience in pristine wilderness at times. Do yourself a favour.

Julie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Well organised tour, guides and staff were friendly and informative

James S

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.

Ronald R P

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!

Leslie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Penguins whales dolphins. All that wTer all that land and beauty. This trip should not be missed

Mr C D F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Unforgettable!

Denis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Real Tours is a well experienced and efficient operator. Whole day trip was excellent from start to finish. Forget Milford Sound, this is the one to do. It is worth four of Milford any day.

Janet C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

A wonderful cruise: majestic mountains, gushing waterfalls,informative commentary, awe-inspiring scenery. Organisation was first-class.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Had a hard time navigating your website but Doubtful sound lived to all expectations.

richard w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This is a great trip. Folks were great and the scenery is spectacular. Much nicer than the Milford sound since there aren't nearly as many boats and planes buzzing around. I would highly recommend it. WE saw fur seals, albatross, and dolphins.

Beverley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Started off dull and overcast and was a bit disappointed but then the sun broke through and the cruise was just absolutely fantastic. The views were outstanding and enjoyed the company of very friendly people. Staff were very attentive and the commentary was excellent. Very enjoyable day for both of us.

Edwin G Paxton P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Very professional, knowledgeable crew. A terrific and interesting day out. Shame we didn't get to see more wildlife.

Raymond J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Superbly organised with excellent commentary from the pick up coach until the cruise.
Outstanding views with a major highlight seeing the Blue Nose Dolphins 'playing' alongside the boat (which apparently only occurs a few times each season)!

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