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Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours

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Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9005
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Overnight winter cruise on doubtful sound

This was the highlight of our honeymoon. We were so happy on board the cruise. When we were at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bennmz
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Overnight trip on Doubtful Sound

Highly recommend this trip. It involves a small group of 10 people only so costs a little bit more... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
isb54
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises and Fishing, Diving, Hunting Charters
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our honeymoon. We were so happy on board the cruise. When we were at the checkin, a fiordland expedition person greeted us and led us to the boats handled by real journeys, but the real thing started after we got...More

Thank bennmz
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Highly recommend this trip. It involves a small group of 10 people only so costs a little bit more but well worth the extra cost. Crew very attentive, captain very informative, 5 course meal excellent quality. Nothing to complain about; very enjoyable trip!

Thank isb54
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to do the overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound and had a wonderful time. The crew was both attentive and great fun to be with. Our group was small - there were 5 of us, and the fun was non-stop. The people...More

Thank Cisaacs1974
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had high expectations for our overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound and our high expectations were EXCEEDED. The crew--Vic the skipper, Alex the cook, and Torin the guide--were great. They were friendly, knowledgeable, funny and helpful. From the moment we were picked up we felt...More

Thank David W
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thanks David, we are thankful for your great review and so happy we exceeded your expectations. Our teams try hard to ensure you get the best we can give and once again they've done us proud! We are very lucky to have such great crews....More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

There is no doubt that going on the Fiordland Expeditions overnight is a very expensive way to see paradise, however, it you can do it with the same crew we had, you will not be disappointed. Thanks to reading Trip Advisor prior to our vacation...More

Thank RPassion
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Just back from New Zealand and still dreaming of our wonderful experiences. One of the best was for sure our overnight cruise with Fiordland Expeditions. I found them on tripadvisor with their excellent reviews and I can warmly recommend this fantastic trip. All was more...More

Thank Stella M
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you Stella, you kind words are greatly appreciated and we are very happy Vic and the team gave you such a wonderful experience...and we thank the dolphins too; they always add some excitement when they turn up. We hope to see you again some...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

It is not the cheap choice to go on any of the Doubtful Sound Overnight Tours, however this is something not to miss. While I did this 9 years ago on the big boat "The Navigator" from Real Journeys, I went with this small operator...More

Thank Meike V
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our family of four(daughter 20, son 14) will never forget the fantastic overnight trip(January 7th-8th) we had with Fiordland Expeditions. The trip started with 1hr water taxi across Lake Manapouri, after which we were met by spunky Madame Alex(chauffer, chef, and lobster diver extrordinaire) for...More

Thank MountainMan_CO6
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you Mountain-Man, you make this sounds so good I think I'll have to go and do it again myself ha ha. Alex is a wonderful chef and Vic a great skipper and Andy is a very valued part of our team too. We are...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Would highly recommend this over night experience. Very personal and fun. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Cabins and boat are not super luxurious but comfortable. The ensuite bathrooms are good. Food is very nice and the lobster dinner is large and tasty! Lots I'd sightseeing, fishing,...More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Have just returned from an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound in New Zealand with Fiordland Expeditions. We could not imagine going with any other company; the intimacy of the smaller group and the absolutely superb experience offered by this company make this a MUST DO...More

Thank ShaunaJT
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you Shauna, Gene, Torin and Andy do a fantastic job on the boat; our two teams running this experience are as dedicated as I've ever seen and we are so lucky have have them all involved. Gene, a fine young skipper is skillful and...More

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Margie M
Hi, Just wondering what advice you would give for clothing for outside activities for this time of year... March
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Response from Mausl2014 | Reviewed this property |
I would add swimwear if you would like to jump into the water. A dry set of clothing if you get splashed while kayaking and non slip shoes to wear on board. Take stretchy clothing with all that yummy food that is coming your... More
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