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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Options April '24

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Options April '24


I only can find RealNZ overnight cruises on Doubtful Sound. In fact appears that "Wanderer" is the only boat running in April that I can find. (just for 2 people)

From reading elsewhere I seen that "Wanderer" (only boat running in April) is NOT a desired boat to be on because of age, size, amenities and tight quarters. Is any of this true? Apparently preferred boat RealNZ "Navigator" boat stops running in March.

Are there any other overnight Doubtful sound tour operators operating Mid-April?

Any help or insight on any Doubtful Sound Overnight tour would be most helpful.

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1. Re: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Options April '24

Southern Secret has some availability in April. Have no idea about any of the boats.

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2. Re: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Options April '24

Relaxing Journeys: https://www.relaxingjourneys.co.nz/cruises/doubtful-sound-overnight-cruise/

Southern Secret: https://www.doubtfulsound.com

Fiordland Expeditions: https://fiordlandexpeditions.co.nz/doubtful-sound-overnight-cruise

I have no experience with any of them.

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3. Re: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Options April '24

I would personnel message some of the people who have done this cruise on Trip advisor and see what they think of the operators.

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4. Re: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Options April '24

im doing an overnight doubtful sound cruise in mid april and there are at least 3 operators all operating then.

we just booked last week. Ive done at least half a dozen overnight cruises on doubtful sound and it is truely one of my favourite areas of nz (along with abel tasman national park and mt cook national park).

Having been with four different operators i can vouch that southern secret is the best.

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