Take in the beauty and vastness of remote Doubtful Sound on this wilderness cruise!
From Queenstown you'll travel to Manapouri and onward to the heart of Fiordland National Park where you will experience the deep wilderness of the beautiful Doubtful Sound. Doubtful Sound is three times longer than Milford Sound and has a surface area ten times larger. With its rugged peaks, verdant rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets, we're sure that it will take your breath away.
As there is no direct road access, the only way you can get to Doubtful Sound is a cruise across the picturesque Lake Manapouri, followed by a trip over Wilmot Pass - New Zealand's most expensive (and majestic) road. Along the way you'll pause to experience the dense Fiordland rainforest and view Doubtful Sound glistening below. This isolation makes this fiord a very special place, only those in the know get to see.
You'll then board a spacious, purpose-built catamaran for a 3 hour cruise through this pristine fiord. During the cruise, knowledgeable and friendly nature guides will share with you their passion for the region. They're always ready to answer questions, point out landmarks and provide all the information about the varied wildlife you may see, including dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland crested penguin.
Travel deeper into Fiordland National Park – book your Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise online with us today!
Meeting point: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown
Please check-in at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.
Transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up or drop-off route.
Child tickets: Ages 5 - 14 years
Infants under 4 years of age can take part in this tour for free.
Tour times: 7:30 am - 8:15 pm
Tour duration: 12 hours 45 minutes
What to bring:
Warm sweater/fleece jacket
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.