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Doubtful Sound
Wilderness Day Cruise.

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Travel with Real Journeys on this multi faceted day trip. Doubtful Sound is a beautiful fiord, three times longer than Milford Sound, with twisting arms, it has a surface area ten times larger. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away.

There's no direct road access, so the only way you can to get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a trip over Wilmot Pass - New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road. We'll pause along the way to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.

In Doubtful Sound, you'll board our spacious, purpose-built catamaran Patea Explorer for a 3 hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise our knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region. They're always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

Following your cruise return to Pearl Harbour via the same route, Wilmot Pass and Lake Manapouri. Sandwiches and snacks are available for purchase on board Patea Explorer or purchase a pre-ordered picnic lunch with your reservation.

  • Full day
  • Departures from Manapouri or Queenstown and Te Anau with coach transfers.