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Deep Cove Charters

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Experience a unique overnight cruise on the beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound, set in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, one of our most scenic and awe-inspiring Sounds in New Zealand. Our overnight cruises are small (maximum 12 guests in 6...more
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46 Westmere Place, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6828
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Four of us booked this overnight cruise. We wanted a smaller more intimate experience. We got everything we expected and more. Chris (Skipper) and Travis (his son and deck hand and cook) are true locals and experts at what they do. We watched and ate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank claky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled with two other couples. We unanimously agree this was the highlight of our vacation. An outstanding experience. Great food share family style around the table, breathtaking scenery and unbelievable wildlife encounters. Chris and Travis were perfect hosts and the small-group made the whole thing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled as a group of 4. Chris and Travis were great hosts. Sights were outstanding. Well organised.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T8858YUrobc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! Our overnight cruise with Deep Cove was far beyond any expectations we had. We hoped to really experience Fjiordlands and they delivered. Chris and his crew were totally accommodating, went out of their way to share and explain the wildlife, flora and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jimsH9456JJ
DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bill and Rosemary ? Thank you so much for joining us on Doubtful Sound. Was great meeting you both and so happy you had a wonderful time. Have a wonderful Christmas Di, Chris and Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chris, Travis, Tracey and Diane took great care of us on Doubtful Sound. We saw a humpback whale the size of the boat, dozens of dolphins (bottlenose and dusky), Fiordland Crested penguins, and an albatross. The fishing was fun, and everyone who wanted to was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jlevinger
DCChart, Manager at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Josh + Ruth Was great meeting you both and you are one of a few groups that got to see the whales out there. Extra super lucky. Merry Christmas to you both. Take care Di, Chris Travis + Tracey

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We joined the Deep Cove Charters Overnight Cruise and it was the best! Small group, we were 8 guests in total and together with the crew it felt like a family. We started with a fresh crayfish lunch, locally sourced right there in Doubtful Sound....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Our job is very easy and it is easier when we have fantastic people going out on our boat.

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Small boat, great food, accomm, information. Had a family feel to it. Scenery and wildlife exceeded our expectations. We never thought we would get to see so many albatross so close up - incredible. I really struggled to justify the cost but I’m really glad...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much for choosing us and we genuinely hope that in the end the money was worth it. Take care Di

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Our decision to join Deep Cove Charters was based on the small group setting and family owned company. Throughout the trip, you could tell that Chris and his son Travis were experts with regards to the Doubtful Sound's geography, wildlife and local cuisine. This excursion...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Matthew D
DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Matthew Thanks for your feedback. It was so nice to meet you and let me know if you head back our way again. Take care. Di

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were not sure if we should have booked this trip because we also did a trip to Milford Sound. We are so glad we did!! This was a highlight of our two weeks in New Zealand! Everywhere you looked the scenery was breathtaking! The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tina D
DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Tina Thanks so much for deciding to go to Doubtful and for picking us. Chris, Travis and Dylan had a great time showing you their back yard lol. All the best Di

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Deep Cove Charters on the overnight cruise. Just one look at the gigantic boat of the competitors made me appreciate again and again that we were on board with just 12 travelers and two crew members. Lunch, dinner, breakfast and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Renee Thank you for your review and we really appreciate your positive feed back. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come see us again if you are in our neck of the woods. Di

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