Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound, Te Anau: Address, Doubtful Sound Reviews: 5/5

Doubtful Sound
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travelbugwellington
Wellington21 contributions
Words can’t describe the beauty of Doubtful Sounds
Jul 2021 • Couples
Fabulous trip to the most magnificent Doubtful Sounds. A trip which should be on everyone’s list. Stunning scenery, fun kayaking , good accommodation, delicious food ( including excellent options for coeliacs) and the most hospitable staff. Their positive attitudes, wealth of
Knowledge and friendliness makes them all a credit to Real Journeys .
Highly recommend.
Written 1 August 2021
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rscollo
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Amazing 2 Night Cruise of Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys
Jul 2021
My family of 5 had the absolute please of doing the 2night Doubtful Sound Cruise with Real Journeys this month. It was worth the 2 hours scenic drive from Queenstown to Manapouri, 1hour boat trip across the Manapouri Lake and 45minute bus trip (as it snowed!) to Deep Cove where we boarded the cruise. We loved the food, staff, our cabins and meeting lots of other fun people on the boat. Courtney was a wealth of knowledge and was constantly keeping us updated about our magnificent surroundings. We saw seals, lots of dolphins, waterfalls, magnificent rainbows and beautiful scenery. We got to Kayak one morning and my crazy son alongside a few others jumped into the water for a swim! Apart from the first afternoon when it drizzled we had constant blue skies. I wouldn’t have minded a little more rain as it added to the ambience! It was an amazing experience and couldn’t recommended it more highly!
Written 17 July 2021
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KCBC-Europe
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
So beautiful
May 2021
The 2 night cruise on the Fiordland explorer is magical - Doubtful sound in all its moods, light and times of day - such a wonderful experience = everyone should do this trip
Written 30 May 2021
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Grant
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
You must do this!
Apr 2021 • Friends
Had a great day. Weather was perfect, saw penguins, dolphins and even a seal. Crew was fantastic, couldn’t be more helpful and knowledgeable. Best trip I’ve ever done anywhere, not just in NZ
Written 25 May 2021
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mahurangi
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
Magestic Doubtful sound
May 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend the two night real journeys doubtful sound cruise

Top marks to the crew who are highly skilled, friendly & run a dynamic program. Courtney’s talks & commentary were incredible we learnt so much about the geology, wildlife & botany of this untouched & stunningly beautiful environment,

Captain Blake welcomed us into the bridge & informed us further on the highlights of the sound

The cuisine prepared by Fir was absolutely amazing. Tender trip (run by Dev) was a great experience as was our kayaking adventure

Dolphins & fur seals were the icing on the cake

Congratulations team Navigator, real journeys & road trip (who arranged our trip) - we were delighted to stay two nights at fiordland lodge after the cruise. The lodge is stunning & perfect in every way
Written 14 May 2021
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Trevor D
New Zealand59 contributions
great Day
Apr 2021
great day out on the boat, the rain was good as we had more waterfalls. good service on the boat some snacks and tea /coffee free
Written 5 May 2021
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malmac
5 contributions
Overnight Cruise
Apr 2021 • Family
We took the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. Check in at Manapouri at 12pm to catch the ferry across the lake, connect to the bus over Wilmot Pass to then meet the 'Fiordland Navigator' at Deep Cove. Light hearted and informative commentary on the ferry and bus. They look after you well on board- get settled in to your quarters. Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) booked the quad share option - so four in one bunkroom, then I slept in the adjacent cabin with 3 other guys. You don't spend much time in the bunkroom so it all works quite well. After motoring for a shortwhile we stopped to get set up for kayaking while others went off for short outings on the powerboats that are carried on the back of the Navigator. The sheltered conditions made for very pleasant kayaking followed by a swim (diving/jumping from the boat) in the very cold water (maybe 10 or 11 degC). Hot showers afterward to warm back up and we're cruising again down to the mouth of the sound. Good commentary from Watsy about all sorts of aspects of the sound. Spectacular buffet dinner and dessert.
You can't really sleep in as the boat springs to life early in the morning to power the raising of the anchor, and the buffet breakfast starts around 7am. Beautiful scenery just keeps unfolding, and its all over at 10am when you meet the bus for the return sequence. Our whole family really enjoyed the whole experience which was very well done. The drizzly weather didn't really detract from our enjoyment, was just part of the whole package. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 2 May 2021
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Glenn B
Auckland Central, New Zealand35 contributions
Holiday
Apr 2021
Took the day tour with Real Journeys group who were excellent and staff so knowledgeable. The full day tour is a must for any visitor.
Written 12 April 2021
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MElliott_51
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand154 contributions
Thank you Southern Secrets
Mar 2021 • Couples
Perfect overnight stay with the company. Extremely helpful with transport to and from the starting point of Manapouri...the staff looked after us incredibly well
.big yhank you to Shaun and Jenny. We fished..some kayaked...food was incredible...our cabin was excellent with private facilities ..highly recommended trip
Written 28 March 2021
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Artcoop
Dunedin, New Zealand50 contributions
Day Trip over to the Tasman Sea
Mar 2021
I went on the Doubtful Sound trip. Great experience and staff had knowledge of the area which they shared for the duration of the trip. We saw dolphins, penguins, fur seals, albatross and mutton birds. I also ordered the lunch with my trip which was great for the price. free tea and coffee on the ferry.
Written 23 March 2021
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