4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Wow - long day but really worth it - this tour was the best. Including the bouncing trip into the Tasman and Manapouri power station. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Very informative. Lots to see, especially when we found dolphins, penguins, and seals in the Sound. The 2-hour bus trip from Queenstown was also a good way to learn more about the area -- our driver for this part of the tour, Tracey, was very knowledgeable and answered any and all questions we had regarding the flora, fauna, and general lie of the land. The only thing the organisers couldn't fix was the weather, but it has rained for at least part of the trip every time I have ventured down to the south-west coast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Really enjoyed trip although rather a long day. We had beautiful weather so don't know if it would be a different experience if the weather was bad.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

Good trip but poor service from Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Had a really great day even though it rained, this was good as creates so mnay beuatiful waterfalls, did not seem much wildlife but great all the same

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Great boats, great scenery, great crews, great fun. So glad we did this one instead of Milford.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

we had an outstanding visit to the doubtful sounds.we were looked after from start to finish and thank every one for the care and attention..how ever booking on line cost a little extra due to money being put through the USA and the exchange rate . were not told THIS

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

very professional outfit. Wonderful tour in to a unique wild and unspoilt scenery. Would d oagain if given the chance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

It was a really awesome trip! Even the bustrips and the boattrip over Lake Manapouri were amazing, but Doubtful Sound was just fantastic! We saw penguins, fur seals and even bottlenose dolphins!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Excellently organised trip, with highly knowledgeable guides, in a beautiful setting. A long day given a c.12hr round trip, but well worth it for the experience of Doubtful Sound.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

An excellent well organised trip to Doubtful Sound. We would certainly recommend to friends visiting NZ.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

What an amazing and beautiful trip this was! At first it was really cold and cloudy, but once we got to Doubtful the sun came out and we got to see beautiful dramatic landscape with lush green forests, some seals and even really cool bottlenose dolphins! Our Captain was a great commentator and really funny too. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Queenstown or in the south island!! It's a must!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

Excellent excursion, the was typical to the quality and service we found through New Zealand. Customer service is very import, being on time, clean and politeness at all times. Shame we cannot adopt in the UK

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

It was an absolutely beautiful experience. The area is just an outstanding example of the natural beauty. We had a misty typical fjord day which I think enhanced the wonder. It certainly multiplied the number of waterfalls that could be seen. Lake Manapouri is a tantalising entree with the coach trip to Deep Cove a welcome short change before the main course of the Sound itself. The return trip was equally beautiful with an interesting side trip to the Power Station. We arrived back at Manapouri sated by the beauty of the area: and I should add totally depleted camera batteries (including the spare). We had coached down from Queenstown and that scenery is just an appetizer for such a great day. The trip back was great too. Some years ago I had been to Milford Sound and really enjoyed it. If I was asked which trip to choose, I would pump for Doubtful Sound.

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