Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

By Real Journeys
4.8 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is AU$214 per adult
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

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Manapouri
  • Activity duration is 7 hours and 15 minutes7h 15m7h 15m
  • English
Language options: English
Starting time: 10:00 AM
Price details
AU$214.35 x 1 AdultAU$214.35

Price is AU$214.35

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedGuided cruise in Doubtful Sound
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's includedWhat's includedComplimentary tea and coffee
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedLunch and drinks

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.
  • If you are meeting the tour at the RealNZ Manapouri Visitor Centre, please check in 20 minutes prior to your departure time

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

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Aarti K

Reviewed on Expedia
Jan 11, 2022
Amazing trip with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would especially like to mention Tony on the bus from Manapouri to Doubtful Sound. He was so passionate and informative about the area and the rainforest.
Activity date: Jan 10, 2022

5 out of 5

Jody F

Reviewed on Expedia
Dec 11, 2021
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Absolutely beautiful and we just loved it - what an amazing part of the world. The coach trip and cruise was so relaxing and the viewing waters fantastic - thank-you. Was the icing on our honey-moon. 😍
Activity date: Dec 10, 2021

5 out of 5

Adrian G

Reviewed on Expedia
Mar 12, 2020
Gold CoaAustralia
A magnificent place to visit. Very picturesque landscape. Highly recommended
Activity date: Mar 11, 2020

4 out of 5


Reviewed on Expedia
Dec 28, 2019
We were lucky.It rains 2 out of 3 days here We had clear weather and so it was good
Activity date: Dec 27, 2019

5 out of 5

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Reviewed on Expedia
Sep 20, 2019
Excellent day. All five star from pick up to drop off Given that it was a three stage journey there was lots of room for error but all was very professionally done, on time and made interesting along the way. Loved the fact that the staff were very knowledgeable and personable. Oh .... and the free tea and coffee was an added bonus. Highly recommended
Activity date: Sep 19, 2019

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