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What an incredible experience! From the first coach journey onwards throughout the whole day. Crossing the lake was so atmospheric with the "long white clouds" and amazing peaks. So much information and such friendly and helpful people. Another superb coach journey just to reach the sound and the catamaran. Stunning scenery and wildlife as we passed through the sound and out into the Tasman Sea. A stop in Crooked Arm with perfect reflections and total silence was magic. We visited the power station during the return coach journey and driving into the heart of the mountain was a bonus. Sunset pictures across the lake as we headed back completed a day of wonderful memories.
It was raining heavily for our trip so we were lucky enough to see Doubtful Sound at its best. The crew (including our bus driver) were fantastic. The only regret we have is that we did not take the overnight option.
This was an excellent 'value for money tour', with all involved being very helpful and cheerful. Just a pity that the weather wasn't as good as we would have wished
What an amazing country to travel through such wonderful scenery Duotiful Sound is magic, spell binding, awsome and we were blessed to of had the bottle nose dolphins playing around the bow of the boat.
Superb trip and well organised. Coach pick up from hotel on time at 7.30am. Weather looked bleak on first leg but cleared to beautiful day on the Sound. Do all NZ guides go on the same training course? Commentary a bit stilted. Power station trip OK not a lot of info from guide but trip on Sound absolutely brilliant. Lunches can be provided by the tour company - we took our own but stuff was available on the boat. High speed catamaran looked brand new! Best bit was when they turned the engines and power off so there was absolute silence. Of course one or two people had to spoil it by talking! Saw some dolphins, seals and an albatross. Went right out to Tasman Sea. Everyone says this is better than Milford Sound.
We had the best time, it snowed on the way back down Wilmot Pass. Would recommend this trip to anyone travelling to New Zealand.
This was a beautiful experience. The scenery and weather was very cooperative. It had rained the day before and the waterfalls were spectacular. New Zealand is a beautiful country.
Real Journeys are very organised. Everything ran smoothly. The bus operator was very informative and engaging. He was also very friendly and had a lot of knowledge to offer about the area. The boat captain was also very informative and made the trip interesting.
Excellent tour. Plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy all the wildlife. We even caught sight of a Fiordland Crested Penguin. Quite rare. We were blessed with fabulous weather and the colours were amazing
Have been to Milford Sound more than once but Doubtful Sound was something else! Only hassle was not to be told food was not included as it is at Milford. Same thing compared to the experience of Doubtful Sound but just dont tell too many tourists so experience will not be spoilt.
The highlight of my trip. Doubtful Sound is absolutely spectacular. In my opinion at least twice as good as Milford which was also terrific.
It was so big. The rain and fog added mystery to a great land. The trip into the mountain to see the power genration was awesome. Big disappointment was that lunch wasn't included in a hugely expensive day. Could have got a lunch pack for $23 per head but two rolls for a total of 8 was better value.
We had a marvelous day, excellent and knowledgeable tour guides, and first class planning of all aspects of the cruise. Would highly recommend!
It was without doubt the most wonderful experience we have had, the Sounds of Silence being the highlight. Thanks to the great crew as well.
What a great tour. Well organised with very good guides. The weather was perfect and the scenery was great. Have already recommended tour to my friends.
Absolutely fantastic, and the scenic experience is to the core, which is 100. The coach tour through the Wilmont Pass was terrific with the guide's informative commentary.
Loved the trip, and our guides were great. Saw dolphins and seals and lots of waterfalls. Very well run - would recommend!!!
Had a great time on the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise.