Doubtful Sound Cruise

Immerse yourself in the vast and untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound, the second largest fiord in Fiordland National Park. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforests and twisting hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away.

Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park

 

Doubtful Sound Cruise

Home to abundant wildlife, you may see Bottlenose dolphins and fur seals at play or catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin. It is New Zealand's 2nd most famous tourism destination and has been recognised as one of the world’s foremost natural landscapes through its inclusion in Te Wâhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

Situated in the breath-taking Fiordland National Park it's easy to see why this area gained World Heritage status by the United Nations in 1986. Powerful and extraordinarily beautiful no matter the weather, this fiord deserves its reputation as one of the worlds most spectacular fiords.

 

Tour Type:

Day Tour

From:

Queenstown, Te Anau or Manapouri to Queenstown, Te Anau or Manapouri

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Full Day

Tour Code:

DZQN04

 

Regions Visited

Click on the region name to view more information about the region

Te Anau Queenstown Doubtful Sound

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury coach transport from Queenstown or Te Anau to Manapouri and return
  • You’ll cruise across crystal clear Lake Manapouri to West Arm
  • A highlight is the coach trip through Fiordland’s rainforest and over Wilmot Pass
  • A dedicated nature guide will let you know all about the region's flora and fauna

Pricing

Departing from

Season

Adult

Child

 
Manapouri 1 November 2019 - 30 April 2020 (high season - departs 8.00am) $265 NZD $80 NZD Enquire
  1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020 (high season - departs 10.30am) $299 NZD $80 NZD Enquire
  1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020 (low season - departs 10.30am) $265 NZD $80 NZD Enquire
  1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021 (high season - departs 8.00am) $273 NZD $80 NZD Enquire
  1 October 2020 - 30 April 2020 (high season - departs 10.30am) $308 NZD $80 NZD Enquire
  1 May 2021 - 30 September 2021 (low season - departs 10.30am) $273 NZD $80 NZD Enquire
Te Anau 1 November 2019 - 30 April 2020 (high season - departs 7.00am) $275 NZD $85 NZD Enquire
  1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020 (high season - departs 9.30am) $309 NZD $85 NZD Enquire
  1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020 (low season - departs 9.30am) $275 NZD $85 NZD Enquire
  1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021 (high season - departs 7.00am)  $283 NZD $85 NZD Enquire
  1 October 2020 - 30 April 2021 (high season - departs 9.30am) $318 NZD $85 NZD Enquire
  1 May 2020 - 30 September 2021 (low season - departs 9.30am) $283 NZD $85 NZD Enquire
Queenstown 1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020 (high season - departs 7.30am) $319 NZD $160 NZD Enquire
  1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020 (low season - departs 7.30am) $285 NZD $143 NZD Enquire
  1 October 2020 - 30 April 2021 (high season - departs 7.30am) $329 NZD $165 NZD Enquire
  1 May 2021 - 30 September 2021 (low season - departs 7.30am) $294 NZD $147 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollar

Lunch options (must be pre-ordered)

Picnic lunch NZ$20 per person or deluxe Picnic lunch NZ$27 per person.

This tour is available ex Manapouri (self drive) or in connection with coach travel departing from Queenstown & Te Anau.

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing / fleece / sun screen / insect repellent

Itinerary

Cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm where you board a coach that will take you over Wilmot Pass. At Deep Cove board a modern catamaran for a 3 hour cruise exploring the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. An on board nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region's history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English. At the end of your cruise you retrace your journey back across Lake Manapouri and onto Te Anau / Queenstown if you have booked connecting coach travel.

Travel to this untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound will take your breath away as you experience its deep wilderness. Doubtful Sound is in Fiordland, located in the same region as the smaller but more famous Milford Sound. It is New Zealand's 2nd most famous tourism destination and has been recognised as one of the world’s foremost natural landscapes through its inclusion in Te Wâhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.