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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

Highlights
  • 3-hour Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Skipper provides live commentary
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown
From US$13.58
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Summer SeasonMost Popular
Summer Season departure between 1st October to 30 April. Does not include Power Station
US$220.75
Winter Season
Winter Season departure between 1st May to 30 September
US$186.79
Picnic Lunch (Add on only)
Beef sandwich on Turkish bread, Fruit (apple and grapes), Cheese & crackers, Honey muesli slice, After dinner mint
US$13.58
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Overview
Join a Doubtful Sound cruise from Queenstown and discover this alpine gem nestled in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Traveling by coach, you’ll take a ferry across Lake Manapouri and cross over Wilmot Pass for your 3-hour catamaran cruise. You’ll be struck by the fiord’s vivid beauty as you search for dolphins, fur seals and penguins amid a dramatic landscape of soaring granite peaks and crystal-clear waters. 
What to Expect
Start your South Island adventure to Doubtful Sound with pickup from your Queenstown hotel by coach. Relax during the journey to stunning Lake Manapouri, situated in the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park, and ride a ferry across its tranquil waters. You’ll then ascend the 2,198-foot-high (670-meter) Wilmot Pass, stopping en route for a photo op of Doubtful Sound, a ribbon of blue meandering between the Fiordland's alpine moss gardens and steep rainforest-laden walls.

Board a spacious catamaran at Deep Cove for your 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound. Ten times larger than Milford Sound, the pristine fiord boasts sun-drenched or mist-shrouded peaks where waterfalls cascade into the deep blue water below.

Keep an eye out for basking New Zealand fur seals, rare Fiordland penguins and bottlenose dolphins that often swim alongside the vessel as your skipper explains natural features of this extraordinary landscape. 

End with the return trip to Manapouri, where you’re transferred back to your Queenstown hotel.
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Real WOW Factor and a msut visit.

Our Milford Sounds tour canceled for 3 days so we were offered Doubtful Sounds, WHta an up grade. In my opion ( after visiting Milford Sounds 3 times allreday, I would fully recommend you look at goingt o Doubtful Sounds if only 1 day to...More

Thank SpeedwellTours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Breathtaking, seamless

WOW WOW WOW must do. And the staff are ALL VERY knowledgeable, skilled, friendly and helpful. we want to come back for the overnight which is not available during winter.

Thank RdV88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A Must!

We loved all of New Zealand, but Doubtful Sound is at the very top of our list! Gill was a wonderful tour guide, and the cruise was breathtaking and awe-inspiring. This is one activity every NZ itinerary should include.

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Amazing

We had the best time in Doubtful sound! The staff is knowledgeable and extremely kind. Doubtful sound definitely is an incredible place to cruise on. Somewhat less popular than Milford sound, yet I found it to be a much more magical experience. The boat was...More

Thank MelSAMOT
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Incredibly beautiful!

Very enjoyable day. Knowledgeable and informative staff, comfortable transportation, great boxed lunch, exquisite scenery.

Thank sgmeng
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Brenda G
27 July 2018|
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Response from RdV88 | Reviewed this property |
I think October isn’t summer there? Should be ok. I think you can do a live chat online and ask. If no chat, email them, they respond quickly
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