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Book - Doubtful Sound: Wilderness Cruise

Doubtful Sound lies at the geographic heart of Fiordland National Park. Three times longer than Milford Sound, it has a sea surface area 10 times larger. Discover Doubtful Sound and be struck by the quality of it's silence - a silence broken only by birdsong, or the rushing of a distant waterfall. 

Despite it's remote location, Doubtful Sound can be readily experienced in a day on board a luxury coach from Queenstown or Te Anau, or by driving yourself to the departure point of Manapouri.

Begin with a cruise across the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to view some of Fiordland's most dense rainforest and to see Doubtful Sound far below. On reaching Deep Cove, join the wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound. Explore the vast waterways on a three hour full-length cruise out to the Tasman Sea. Keep a lookout for penguins, seals at the Nee Inlets, and the resident pod of Bottlenose dolphins.

INCLUDES:

  • Coach transfers to and from Queenstown or Te Anau [Optional] 
  • Return cruise across Lake Manapouri
  • Transfer over Wilmot Pass
  • 3 hour cruise on Doubtful Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board the cruise

DEPARTURES:

  • Departs Queenstown year round with pick ups from 6:55am
  • Departs Te Anau year round with pick ups from 7:00am
  • Departs Manapouri year round from 8:00am

DURATION:

  • Ex Queenstown: 12 hours 45 minutes
  • Ex Te Anau: 9 hours
  • Ex Manapouri: 7 hours 30 minutes

WHAT TO BRING:

We recommend you take a few things for the day:

  • clothing suitable for all weather conditions
  • take a raincoat and/or umbrella so you can enjoy the outdoors in wet weather
  • sunscreen and hats for warm days
  • snacks and water bottles
  • lunch if you don't pre-order the cruise options (not included in ticket price)
  • some cash for a coffee break
  • your camera is an absolute must!

Real Journey's recommends: Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.

OPTIONAL LUNCH:

  • Deluxe Picnic Lunch - $26 per person
  • Picnic Lunch - $18 per person
  • Asian Lunch Box - $18 per person

Ex Queenstown: 7:30AM Coach & Wilderness Cruise [Summer]:
Departs Queenstown Oct - April. Includes: coach and wilderness cruise tour.

  • Adult $325.00
  • Child $163.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Queenstown: 6:55AM Coach & Wilderness Cruise [Winter]:
Departs Queenstown May - September. Includes: Coach transfers and wilderness cruise tour.

  • Adult $285.00
  • Child $143.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Te Anau: 7AM Coach & Wilderness Cruise [Summer]:
Departs Queenstown Oct - April. Includes: Coach transfers and wilderness cruise tour.

  • Adult $279.00
  • Child $85.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Te Anau: 9:30AM Coach & Wilderness Cruise [Summer]:
Departs Queenstown Oct - April. Includes: Coach transfers and wilderness cruise tour.

  • Adult $319.00
  • Child $85.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Te Anau: 8:45AM Coach & Wilderness Cruise [Winter]:
Departs Queenstown May - September. Includes: Coach transfers and wilderness cruise tour.

  • Adult $265.00
  • Child $85.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Manapouri: 8AM Doubtful Sound Cruise Only - Self Drive [Summer]:
Departs Manapouri at 8AM from Oct - April. Includes: Wilderness cruise tour only.

  • Adult $259.00
  • Child $80.00
    Up to 2 KIDS GO FREE per full paying adult between 5th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Manapouri: 10:30AM Doubtful Sound Cruise Only - Self Drive [Summer]:
Departs Manapouri at 10:30AM from Oct - April. Includes: Wilderness cruise tour only.

  • Adult $309.00
  • Child $80.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

Ex Manapouri: 9:45AM Doubtful Sound Cruise Only - Self Drive [Winter]:
Departs Manapouri at 9:45AM from May - September. Includes: Wilderness cruise tour only.

  • Adult $249.00
  • Child $80.00
  • Picnic Lunch $20.00

If you had to pick one Sound to visit in Fiordland, then Doubtful would take the cake for us. Although the journey to Milford Sound is incredible, your experience on the Fiord itself in Doubtful Sound is far more remote and less commercial, making it our pick of the two. However, if you have the opportunity and time to visit both Milford and Doubtful Sounds you are sure to be equally impressed with both!

Doubtful Sound: Wilderness Cruise Location

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