Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Manapouri

Doubtful Sound is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. So get ready to create some lifelong memories as the Fiordland Navigator takes you through the ultimate Doubtful Sound experience.

Beautiful Doubtful Sound


Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Manapouri

Your getaway starts in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arriving at Deep Cove you’ll be met by our crew and the majestic Fiordland Navigator.


Tour Type:

Overnight Cruise


Manapouri to Manapouri





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Doubtful Sound


Tour Inclusions

  • Cruise the full length of Doubtful Sound, all the way to the Tasman Sea
  • Three course buffet dinner plus a cooked and continental breakfast prepared by our on-board chef
  • Plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing
  • Choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat included
  • Specialist nature guide on board who provides insightful commentary






1 October - 19 December 2019 (double / twin cabin)

$720 NZD $360 NZD Enquire

1 October - 19 December 2019 (single cabin)

$1,296 NZD   Enquire

1 October - 19 December 2019 (quad share)

$462 NZD $231 NZD Enquire

20 December 2019 - 30 March 2020 (double / twin cabin)

$771 NZD $386 NZD Enquire

20 December 2019 - 30 March 2020 (single cabin)

$1,388 NZD   Enquire

20 December 2019 - 30 March 2020 (quad share)

$493 NZD $247 NZD Enquire

1 April - 23 May 2020 (double / twin cabin)

$500 NZD $250 NZD Enquire

1 April - 23 May 2020 (single cabin)

$900 NZD   Enquire

1 April - 23 May 2020 (quad share)

$318 NZD $159 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure: Tour departs at 12 noon / 12.30pm, returns 11.45am the following day.

Accommodation: private cabins with ensuite bathrooms or mixed gender quad share bunk-style compartments (limited numbers with shared facilities - not suitable for under 5 year olds).

Children: Child (2 - 14 years) sharing with one adult is charged at child rate.

What to bring:

  • Only one carry-on bag is recommended for passenger convenience and for safety reasons. Don't forget the following:
  • Non-slip walking shoes/boots
  • Waterproof jacket*
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Change of clothes*
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellent*
  • Swimwear (optional)
  • Camera
  • Cash for bar and snacks
  • Lunch and snacks or pre-order a lunch box for first day
  • Small bag only
  • * Essential items if you are doing activities. Activities take place even if it is raining

Lunch options: (must be pre-ordered)
Picnic lunch NZ$20 per person or deluxe Picnic lunch NZ$27 per person

Tour Exclusions: Expenses of a personal nature such as lunches, beverages and snacks are not included in the tour cost.


Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. As you cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter. After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or to simply relax on board. For the adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to go swimming. All activities are weather dependent.

In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course buffet dinner prepared by our on-board chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.

Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Finally, you’ll return to Deep Cove, the trip back to Manapouri and many, many conversations telling friends just how amazing your trip was.