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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise
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When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence - a silence broken only by birdsong, or maybe the rushing of a distant waterfall.

Your Doubtful Sound guided day adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colourful alpine moss gardens.

On reaching Deep Cove, you will board our spacious catamaran for a three hour cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. Our skippers provide a detailed commentary and point out highlights. Keep a look out for wildlife as bottlenose dolphins frequently come alongside our vessel, fur seals bask on the rocks around the fiord and rare penguins can at times be observed.

  • Duration 8 hours
  • Delicious Picnic lunch boxes  (must be pre-ordered)
  • Visit to Manapouri Underground Power Station (subject to maintenance)
  • Te Anau departures or Manapouri departures
  • Queenstown and Te Anau luxury coach connections
  • Suitable for all ages

Doubtful Sound located in the Fiordland World Heritage Area, is an overwhelmingly beautiful place. You can feel the power of nature here - the remoteness, the wildness and the peace.

Known for its wilderness and wildlife, Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park and it is three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound.

In Maori legend, the godly figure Tu Te Raki Whanoa created this incredibly beautiful fiord with the assistance of four young sea gods who carved out its sheltered arms.

Today Doubtful Sound remains an unspoilt wilderness of many moods; one minute clear blue and sun-drenched, the next mysterious and mist-cloaked.

See also Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

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GPS: -45.438928, 167.124384

This activity is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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