Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Queenstown

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

Native New Zealand bush right to the waters edge at Doubtful Sound


Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Queenstown

Your getaway starts in Queenstown as you travel in a luxury glass-roofed coach to Manapouri. From there enjoy cruising 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


Queenstown to Queenstown 





Tour Code:



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Doubtful Sound Queenstown


Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury coach from Queenstown to Manapouri enjoying informative commentary along the way
  • 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 September - 30 September 2020

Double / Twin share $560 NZD $280 NZD Enquire


Single $984 NZD   Enquire


Quad $380 NZD $190 NZD Enquire

1 October - 19 December 2020

Double / Twin share $823 NZD $412 NZD Enquire


Single $1,466 NZD   Enquire


Quad $551 NZD $276 NZD Enquire

20 December 2020 - 31 March 2021

Double / Twin share $874 NZD $437 NZD Enquire


Single $1,562 NZD   Enquire


Quad $582 NZD $291 NZD Enquire

1 April - 22 May 2021

Double / Twin share $577 NZD $289 NZD Enquire


Single $1,014 NZD   Enquire


Quad $391 NZD $196 NZD Enquire

1 September - 30 September 2021

Double / Twin share $577 NZD $289 NZD Enquire


Single $1,014 NZD   Enquire


Quad $391 NZD $196 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure: Tour departs at 8.30am / 9.00am, returns 3.30pm 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, back to Manapouri and enjoy coach travel back to Queenstown .