Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

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  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2264RJ308

Your Doubtful Sound 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 colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 3-hour Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.


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  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

You'll be picked up from your Te Anau hotel and travel to Lake Manapouri to West Arm. You'll board a coach and cross over the 670-meter high Wilmot Pass. You'll stop here to view Doubtful Sound far below. Your journey continues to Deep Cove where you'll board a spacious catamaran for a three-hour Doubful Sound Wilderness Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. The skipper will provide detailed commentary and point out highlights.

Ten times larger than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is an unspoiled wilderness of many moods, one minute clear, blue and sun drenched, the next mysterious and mist shrouded. A wild place of dense rainforest, rugged peaks, cascading waterfalls and deep still waters quiet, serene and green.

Keep a look out for wildlife as bottlenose dolphins frequently come alongside the vessel, fur seals bask on the rocks around the fiord and rare penguins can at times be observed.

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Te Anau hotels

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9 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:15pm

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7am departure Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

USD $179.82
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8:45am departure Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

USD $159.46
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9:30am departure Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau. (Does not include power station)

USD $193.39
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lake Manapouri cruise
  • 3-hour Doubtful Sound cruise
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise maximum capacity: 90 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Keith G, February 2016

Spectacular scenery,well organised,would recommend this tour

Reviewed by: Kate D, January 2016

This was a great trip so well organized. We had to take a bus they picked us up at our hotel! to a boat then another bus and another boat. ALL went so smoothly, the drivers were well informed and friendly the trip was absolutely beautiful at all points. The boat on the Doubtful Sound was super nice good tour guide the captain even stopped the boat for us to see the amazing dolphins. For anyone considering this trip - it's well worth the investment.

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Tour code: 2264RJ308