Doubtful Sound
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Our most recommended Doubtful Sound Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Fiordland National Park: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

    1. Fiordland National Park: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

    Spend a day in the remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound, located in the heart of Fiordland National Park and three times longer than Milford Sound. Self-drive to Manapouri and board a cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a coach trip across Wilmot Pass. Stop en-route to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest. At Deep Cove, board the Patea Explorer, a purpose-built catamaran, for a 2 hour and 45-minute cruise on Doubtful Sound. See waterfalls, rainforest and mountains during the cruise. You might spot the resident pod of bottlenose dolphins, the colony of fur seals at the mouth of the fiord, or even rare Fiordland crested penguins. During the cruise, knowledgeable nature guides will provide informative commentary.  When it rains in Fiordland, the landscape is dramatic - rock faces stream with waterfalls, mist hangs around the tops of the mountains, and rivers and str...

    Totally magical experience go when it’s raining (which is often) and get wet just beautiful!

  • Queenstown: Scenic flight & Cruise in Doubtful Sound

    2. Queenstown: Scenic flight & Cruise in Doubtful Sound

    On this full-day tour from Queenstown you will explore the beauty of Doubtful Sound, an ideal destination for travelers wanting a true New Zealand experience away from the crowds. This outstanding scenic tour includes flights between Queenstown and Manapouri, making this journey much more manageable for families compared to the slower alternative by coach. This tour of Doubtful Sound offers a wonderful opportunity for travelers who have already visited Milford Sound and want to explore more of this unique New Zealand environment. This tour is also an ideal wet weather option if Milford Sound is closed due to inclement weather because the flight to Doubtful Sound is not as weather dependent as the flight to Milford Sound. Following the glorious scenic flight, you will connect to a cruise departing from Pearl Harbor on Lake Manapouri. At the head of the lake is New Zealand's largest hydr...

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What people are saying about Doubtful Sound

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

The scenery in our national park is amazing and the staff and guides really know there stuff with good old kiwi hospitality thrown in.loved every second of it and would highly recommend the trip

This is a fantastic day trip. The scenery is jaw dropping. The staff are amazing friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to all. It is a big day filled with wonder.

Totally magical experience go when it’s raining (which is often) and get wet just beautiful!

The trip went swimmingly and was smooth sailing throughout!! Big thanks to Tony and the team

Highly recommend -amazing experience and friendly knowledgeable staff.