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Deep Cove Charters

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46 Westmere Pl, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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Absolutely brilliant, would highly recommend

Small boat, great food, accomm, information. Had a family feel to it. Scenery and wildlife exceeded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beccahar
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Ashburton, United Kingdom
Does not disappoint - a must do in the South Island

Our decision to join Deep Cove Charters was based on the small group setting and family owned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthew D
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New York
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46 Westmere Pl, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Tina D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We chose Deep Cove Charters because it is a smaller and more personal charter and we really enjoyed it. Getting there is an experience but definitely worth the trip across Manapouri Lake and the track to Doubtful Sound. It is apparent that the crew love...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We chose Deep Cove Charters as they were one of the few smaller boats travelling on Doubtful Sound, and I am so pleased we did. The trip was amazing, Chris was really knowledgeable and pointed out wildlife. The scenery was awesome. And we kayaked in...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Wow!! What a unbelievable experience. Chris and Travis went above and beyond with their service. The food was delicious, the information Chris gave us about Doubtful was amazing and the boat was very clean and very comfortable. We all wanted to stay another night. A...More

Thank Sharee H
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I have been traveling to the a South Island each January for the last ten years and the one place that I hadn't visited was Fiordland, so this year I decided that this would be the year. Friends recommend that I went on an overnight...More

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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We love what we do and it makes it so much easier when we have fantastic people onboard. Come see us again. Pretty sure you are Duncan but apologies if you are not. All the best Di

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing overnight cruise with 6 couples (maximum). We had an unbelievable amount of crayfish for lunch with a yummy salad. We really enjoyed fishing (me for the first time!) and all the information Chris told us about Doubtful Sound. Whilst I was...More

Thank Fiona P
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Chris is awesome, and this trip runs like clockwork. It's a rare treat to visit somewhere so amazing, and a miracle to do it in such good hands. Fishing? Check. Kayaking? Check. Heart-stopping scenery? Check. Crayfish pots pulled from the sea? Check. Comfortable king bed...More

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