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Deep Cove Charters

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46 Westmere Pl, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6828
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Absolutely amazing trip

We joined the Deep Cove Charters Overnight Cruise and it was the best! Small group, we were 8... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
estherboe
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Te Anau, 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 16 April 2018
Beccahar
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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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46 Westmere Pl, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 6828
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

Thank Matthew D
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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

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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

Thank Tina D
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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

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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

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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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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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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Peter Thanks for your feedback. It was really nice meeting you and thanks for choosing us to take you out. All the best. Di

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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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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you so much for your comments. Ellie is off to university but she absolutely loved her time out there looking after and meeting people. All the best Di

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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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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Sharee Thank you so much for your comments. Chris and Travis love what they do so that is why everything is effortless. Thank you so much for choosing us. All the best. Di

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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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DCChart, Owner at Deep Cove Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Fiona Thank you so much for the 10/10 means a lot to us that people enjoy themselves while cruising with us. Take care. Di

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