Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
Catamaran on Doubtful Sound passing tree-covered mountains in New Zealand
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
Catamaran passing through tree-covered islands in the Doubtful Sound
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

By RealNZ
4.8 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is AU$307 per adult
  • Magical surroundings & wildlife of Doubtful Sound
  • Spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls & rainforest
  • Journey through rolling hills of iconic New Zealand
  • Indulge in the scenery from the multi-level viewing decks
  • Knowledgeable, passionate & friendly nature guides

Activity location

  • Doubtful Sound
    • 9679, Doubtful Sound, Southland, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • RealNZ Visitor Centre
    • 64 Waiau Street
    • 9643, Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand

Multiple meeting/redemption points available, see location information for full list

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Manapouri
  • Activity duration is 7 hours7h7h
  • English

Start your experience in Manapouri. Meet our fantastic team at the RealNZ Manapouri Visitor Centre

Language options: English
Starting time: 10:00 am
Price details
AU$306.53 x 1 AdultAU$306.53

Price is AU$306.53
Until Thu, 13 June
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise from Queenstown
  • Activity duration is 12 hours and 30 minutes12h 30m12h 30m
  • English

This option includes return coach transport from Queenstown. Meet our team at the RealNZ Visitor Centre, 88 Beach Street Queenstown.

Language options: English
Starting time: 6:55 am
Price details
AU$399.69 x 1 AdultAU$399.69

Price is AU$399.69

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's included3 hour guided cruise in Doubtful Sound
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport across Lake Manapouri
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport over the Wilmot Pass through rainforest
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedLunch and drinks

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger travel for free
  • Please check in 20 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Please note that during survey the Patea Explorer will be substituted with another vessel
  • Licensed bar onboard the Doubtful Sound Cruise

What you can expect

Step aboard a beautiful cruise to explore the untouched waters of Doubtful Sound. With knowledgeable guides describing this pristine landscape's landmarks and wildlife, take in the remote majesty of the waterways and mountains in the heart of Fiordland National Park.

After you're checked in at our Manapouri Visitor Centre, ferry across the cobalt waters of Lake Manapouri before driving over Wilmot Pass, making your way into the remote depths of the park to board your cruise. Take in the striking silence of Doubtful Sound, broken only by occasional birdsong or the rush of a distant waterfall.

Spend 3 hours skimming across the waters of this wild fjord, listening to your guides as they answer questions, points out natural landmarks, and provide information about the sound's wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for pods of dolphins, fur seals, and even rare Fiordland crested penguins during the cruise.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
Safety measures
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity location

    • 9679, Doubtful Sound, Southland, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLERealNZ Visitor Centre
    • 64 Waiau Street
    • 9643, Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand
  • PEOPLEPEOPLERealNZ Visitor Centre, Queenstown.
    • 88 Beach Street
    • 9300, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand