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
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|
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- 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
|1 October - 19 December 2018 (double / twin cabin)||$709 NZD||$355 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 October - 19 December 2018 (single cabin)||$1,268 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 October - 19 December 2018 (quad share)||$459 NZD||$230 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|20 December 2018 - 31 March 2019 (double / twin cabin)||$759 NZD||$380 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|20 December 2018 - 31 March 2019 (single cabin)||$1,358 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|20 December 2018 - 31 March 2019 (quad share)||$489 NZD||$245 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 April - 18 May 2019 (double / twin cabin)||$495 NZD||$248 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 April - 18 May 2019 (single cabin)||$883 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 April - 18 May 2019 (quad share)||$319 NZD||$160 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 September - 30 September 2019 (double / twin cabin)||$495 NZD||$248 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 September - 30 September 2019 (single cabin)||$883 NZD||Enquire / Book|
|1 September - 30 September 2019 (quad share)||$319 NZD||$160 NZD||Enquire / Book|
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*
- Insect repellent*
- Swimwear (optional)
- 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
Expenses of a personal nature such as lunches, beverages and snacks are not included in the tour cost.
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.