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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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At a Glance

9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 7 more
Embark on a 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand, starting from Te Anau or Manapouri. You’ll travel by coach to Manapouri Lake for a short boat ride, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass.... More
Embark on a 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand, starting from Te Anau or Manapouri. You’ll travel by coach to Manapouri Lake for a short boat ride, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass. En route, stop for alpine views of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, before taking in the dramatic landscapes, soaring peaks and wildlife of Doubtful Sound.

Highlights

  • 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers stunning scenery but fewer crowds to the more accessible Milford Sound.

What To Expect

Embark on a 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand, starting from Te Anau or Manapouri. You’ll travel by coach to Manapouri Lake for a short boat ride, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass.... More
Embark on a 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound in New Zealand, starting from Te Anau or Manapouri. You’ll travel by coach to Manapouri Lake for a short boat ride, followed by a bus trip over Wilmot Pass. En route, stop for alpine views of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, before taking in the dramatic landscapes, soaring peaks and wildlife of Doubtful Sound.

What's Included

Te Anau accommodation pickup and drop-off
Lake Manapouri cruise
3-hour Doubtful Sound cruise
Air-conditioned vehicle
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

85 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cruise maximum capacity: 90 people
  • Please note: During survey the Patea Explorer will be substituted with another vessel from
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cruise maximum capacity: 90 people
  • Please note: During survey the Patea Explorer will be substituted with another vessel from the Real Journeys fleet
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket and warm clothing

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Beautiful Doubtful
Steve M
, Jun 2019
We were staying in Te Anau. We were picked from our accommodation bright and early in the morning. The bus driver was very pleasant and chatty which made a great start to the day. The sunrise was quite stunning and it was shame we didn't have time to stop for photos. The first cruise of the day was across Lake Manapouri. The scenery was spectacular. From there it was another bus ride over the Wilmot Pass Road to Doubtful Sound. Again our driver was very entertaining and informative. Doubtful Sound itself was fantastic. You truly appreciate the environment when sitting, the engines stopped, listening to the sounds of the surrounding mountains. Again great commentary from our guide, lots of information and history. All in all a memorable trip.
Wonderful day trip from Te Anau to...
Ken C
, Apr 2018
Wonderful day trip from Te Anau to Doubtful Sound. Five star organisation from start to finish. Also blest with kind weather for our sail in Doubtful Sound. Real Journeys can be highly recommended for their drivers/ tour guides. Very informative. This tour is a must if you are in the area
Very well organised tour...
atulfca
, Feb 2018
Very well organised tour Knowledgable staff Must do If you are in this part o and New Zealand
This was an amazing experience...
Kerry G
, Jan 2018
This was an amazing experience cruising through Doubtful Sound.The operator Real Journeys ran a very slick operation. Nothing was a problem and everything ran to clock work from the time the bus picked up us till we arrived at the boat to take us on the cruise into Doubtful Sound.
Doubtful sound.....3 hours of cruising...
Poi Lin G
, Jan 2018
Doubtful sound.....3 hours of cruising seems really boring with nothing much to see
This was a beautiful day trip...
Jennifer F
, Jan 2018
This was a beautiful day trip. While the weather was wet we still had a very enjoyable day. Staff were capable and helpful, the boat was immaculately clean and well run, and the scenery fabulous. Thank you!!
Absolutely stunning and so worth the...
pammartin1405
, Dec 2017
Absolutely stunning and so worth the two bus trips and a lake trip to get to it we were in Te Anau. We were very impressed with the smooth running of the whole day but then, we've never had a Viator trip that hasn't run like clockwork! and loved the final 45minute coach journey, on an unmade road, through the rainforest to get to our boat for the cruise. Entertaining and knowledgable commentary from the drivers/captain on the journey was great. The actual cruise surpassed our expectations stunning scenery with plenty of viewing space for everyone and just enough, sensitive and, at times, hilarious commentary. We were extremely lucky with the wall-to-wall sunshine and even more fortunate to see seals, crested penguins surfing the waves, albatrosses and, best of all, a pod of humpback whales. And the master stroke from the crew...everyone was asked to put away phones/cameras and to stop talking while the engines were cut and we simply drifted along in rapt silence for ten minutes. Bliss.
What a marvellous experience. The...
Victor R
, Nov 2017
What a marvellous experience. The scenery was like nothing we have ever seen before -breathtaking. The side fjords were magical places and we were also lucky enough to see penguins and a pod of dolphins. Wonderful.
The view is great with friendly and...
Mei Y
, Nov 2017
The view is great with friendly and informative staffs.
Unfortunately it rained and was...
Peter T
, Mar 2017
Unfortunately it rained and was foggy for the entire day, so that it was not possible to see much of the landscape from the boats and buses. Seems it rains 200 days per year, so it would be best to wait until you are there to check the weather report before purchasing a ticket several days in advance. Otherwise its an exciting trip in nice weather. Starts at 7 AM and ends around 2-3 PM.

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