Doubtful Sound

$$ - Doubtful Sound Cruise ex Manapouri

$$ - Doubtful Sound Cruise ex Te Anau

$$$ - Doubtful Sound Cruise ex Queenstown

$$$$ - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Travel to the heart of Fiordland National Park and take in the beauty and vastness of remote Doubtful Sound, a place only those in the know get to see!

Three times longer than Milford Sound, it has a surface area 10 times larger. With its rugged peaks and twisting, hidden inlets, Doubtful Sound will take your breath away as you experience its deep wilderness.

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.  This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.

In Doubtful Sound, you’ll board a spacious, purpose-built catamaran Patea Explorer for a 3-hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, the knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region.  Don't worry though,  tours do depart from Queenstown for the day.

Although if you don't want to leave, then why not stay the night? Stay on the Fiordland Navigator as it blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with a fully licensed bar and an observation lounge.  In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course buffet dinner prepared by our onboard chef.  Then 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, the trip back to Manapouri and many, many conversations telling friends just how amazing your trip was.

Please specify when enquiring which option is best suited to you in the additional info column and select 'Doubtful Sound' in your top picks.  Then one of our team will be ready to find the one perfect for your trip!


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