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Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours

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Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9005
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Oh my goodness. The best ever.

Took an overnight cruise on valentine's Day with a small group of us two plus eight others and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WNHD
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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Excellent small group way to see Doubtful Sound

Overnight trip in a small boat on Doubtful Sound - the sightseeing alone is awesome, add in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob_C_LIV
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Lithgow, Australia
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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises and Fishing, Diving, Hunting Charters
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took an overnight cruise on valentine's Day with a small group of us two plus eight others and three wonderful crew members. We all quickly became friends and were utterly spoilt by the awesome food, the waterfalls, the dolphins playing at the bow wave, the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overnight trip in a small boat on Doubtful Sound - the sightseeing alone is awesome, add in catching your own dinner, getting closer to the shoreline in a kayak, the local pod of dolphins showing off, and fresh caught crayfish and it is just superb.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound and the Fiord area of the South Island. Our tour included a total of 10 passengers plus the crew of 3. The weather was a bit overcast but you could still completely experience the amazing scenery and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the rainiest day in the month and the wind was blowing hard. We didn't see the sun all day. It was cold and wet!! But the crew (Richard, Tane and Cam) were positive and encouraging. And we had fun. The waterfalls were amazing,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our adult family of four recently spent the night on the lovely Tutoko 2. As Kiwis we loved every minute of our cruise and the outstanding Kiwi hospitality. We have seen a lot of NZ and this by far has been our best experience. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip at the last minute - and it totally exceeded our expectations! The personal attention from the lovely friendly crew (Emma, Jackie and Tane), the beautiful views, the variety of activities such as; the kayaking, the food (including the surprise birthday cake),...More

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FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And thank you for taking the time to express such kind reflections. It looks like to team were on their 'A' game again and we're glad you liked the cake. Take care and hopefully we'll see you back again some day. Richard & Mandy

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

First of all, thanks to the great team of Mandy (admin ashore), Dave (the skipper), Richard (chef extraordinaire) and Cameron (first mate) for a truly memorable overnight experience. Doubtful Sound did not disappoint, thanks to all of you. Second, thanks to Mother Nature. The weather...More

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FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us and of course your wonderful comments. It looks like the team did a wonderful job so hats off to them. Richard and Mandy

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Amazing views, a top-crew (Emma, Jackie and Tane), good companions (we were 8 plus two children), and delicious meals. Peaceful, quiet, not like Milford Sound...

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FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to hear you had an enjoyable time and thanks team for making the trip for them. Richard & Mandy

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We booked an ensuite room via the website. The room was clean and comfortable. Mandy was helpful and prompt in replying to emails. Our crew were great. All cheerful, friendly and knowledgable. Fresh meals were prepared on the boat, these were plentiful and delicious. We...More

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FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're pleased you had such an enjoyable experience and thanks so much for taking the time to review. It is very much appreciated. Richard & Mandy

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We took the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise with Fiordland Expeditions. We started with a ferry ride across the spectacular Lake Manapouri, then took a van over Wilmot Pass to the sound, which is actually a fiord. Our group of nine was greeted by a crew...More

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FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you David. We're pleased you got to see so much and the star-gazing is spectacular, no doubt. And it is great to see the team looked after you all so well. We look forward to enjoying your company again, hopefully in the not too...More

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Margie M
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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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