Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Te Anau

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.

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Te Anau

Your getaway starts in Te Anau 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.

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 Te Anau . 

Tour Type: Overnight Cruise
From: Te Anau to Te Anau
Departs: Daily
Duration: Overnight
Tour Code: DDTF02

Regions Visited

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Queenstown, Doubtful Sound

Tour Inclusions

  • Luxury coach from Te Anau 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


Season Cabin Adult Child  
1 October - 19 December 2020 Double / Twin share $767 NZD $384 NZD Enquire / Book
Single $1,410 NZD Enquire / Book
Quad $493 NZD $247 NZD Enquire / Book
20 December 2020- 31 March 2021 Double / Twin share $823 NZD $412 NZD Enquire / Book
Single $1,511 NZD Enquire / Book
Quad $530 NZD $265 NZD Enquire / Book
1 April - 22 May 2021 Double / Twin share $524 NZD $262 NZD Enquire / Book
Single $961 NZD Enquire / Book
Quad $339 NZD $170 NZD Enquire / Book
1 September - 30 September 2021 Double / Twin share $524 NZD $262 NZD Enquire / Book
Single $961 NZD Enquire / Book
Quad $339 NZD $170 NZD Enquire / Book
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.

Average Score: 5 (1 rating)
1 - 5
Highly recommend this trip – the whole journey is what makes it an unforgettable experience, although the fjord is the clear highlight.

I love sunny weather and our trip to the fjord was our only rainy day of the holiday but that made it spectacular- literally scores of waterfalls pouring down cliffs and mountainsides.

We went out to Tasman Sea. Saw fur seals, dolphins and albatross. Went out in the small boat in the pouring rain sitting under a tarp – and still loved it. Braver souls than me went kayaking and swimming.

The guide’s commentary was good – not too much but very knowledgable with plenty dry wit. His slide show after dinner is well worth attending. Food is very good and plentiful. Wine was expensive, but very good.

Sleeping berth for 4 is small but well planned to make good use of limited space. Very clean. Bit too warm for me. Toilet and shower facilities are good – kept clean and tidy and higher than usual standard for a boat.

Staff across the boat were great – efficient, professional with good sense of humour. Happy to answer all questions. Always around to help but not in your face.
Loved it.