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  • Location: Te Anau, New Zealand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $179.82

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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

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:15pm

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7am Departure
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7am departure Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

USD $198.17
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8:45am Departure
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8:45am departure Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

USD $179.82
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9:30am Departure
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9:30am departure Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau. (Does not include power station)

USD $219.45
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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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Joy C, December 2016

This was a first rate tour. I enjoyed every minute and was realistically priced.

Reviewed by: Mark C, November 2016

It is a very long day Left my campground at 9:30 am, did not return until after 5:00
Tour included:
-shuttle from campground in Te Anau to manapouri
-boat across Manapouri Lake 45 minutes
-informative bus shuttle from West End to Doubtful Sound 45 minutes
-The Doubtful Sound Tour itself
-Return Bus, boat back to Manapouri, shuttle to Te Anau

We got a really nice day for our tour. Apparently Milford Sound the other destination out of Te Anau was expecting rain. It was mostly sunny, with some clouds moving in near the end of the tour. Gorgeous scenery throughout the entire cruise which I cannot compare to any other place I've ever been. Alaska come the closest, but even not quite. We made it al the way out to the Tasman sea for a little bit and even caught site of a couple of penguins, which I though would all be gone by this time of year. My only complaint is that I had too many pictures to wade through!