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Doubtful Sound Cruise

Lake Manapouri, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
0800 434 673
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Manapouri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I traveled with real journey ytd on the overnight cruise. Having been to both milford and doubtful, I must say doubtful is certainly one of the hidden treasure of nz. The crew of rj were extremely knowledgeable and were very keen in making your stay comfortable. We encoutner dolphins, seals and penguins in the trip. The 2 km kayaking along... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had heard that Doubtful Sound was not to be missed, and it is true. We also were glad to have chosen Fiordland Expeditions for a small boat, more personalized experience. Our hosts were attentive and entertaining. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of it. The sleeping quarters are cramped as is expected on a boat. The scenery... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We took the one day cruise to Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys on 28 Aug 14. A memorable trip. Well organised. Excellent boats. Very competent and well-informed staff, who willingly share their knowledge and passion for the Sound. We were blessed with a perfect day weather wise which was a plus. Took our own lunch rather than pre-order.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took the full-day Doubtful Sound cruise with Real Journeys in early May, on a cold autumn day with thickish fog in the morning, weak sun at times, cloud and some drizzle – and the experience far exceeded our expectations. We were on the full day cruise because my husband wanted to visit the Manapouri underground power station, and we... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had the best trip to Doubtful Sound with these guys. We were met at Manapouri by Shaun and Maria our hosts for the next 2 days. These guys worked their butts off to make sure everything ran smoothly and that we all had everything we needed. They were also a great source of knowledge and amusing stories. The scenery... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Realjourneys offers a Doubtful Sound cruise, which is fine is you don't mind crowds. We went with Fjordland, at a higher cost, for a more personal experience. It was completely worth the expense. As with all Doubtful sound visits (except via helicopter), we had to take a separate ferry and a vehicle ride to get to the sound. No worries,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great cruise, lovely boat with excellent nature commentary. Cabins are excellent. Gormet food. Great scenery! Wilderness quiet! Just the best way to spend too days in paradise! Definitely not to be missed

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful experience, nice boat, a kayak trip to get closer to local fauna and flora. It´s not to miss when you are in the area, we d go back immediately !

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I did the Real Journeys Overnight Cruise on Doubtful Sound and it was one of the high points of our NZ trip. We met plenty of nice people and Real Journeys were very organised - pick up in Te Anau and coach to Manapouri, ferry across the lake, bus over Wilmot Pas (with good commentary and a... More

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Umea, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We did the Real Journeys Doubtful Sound overnight cruise in October 2012 and truly enjoyed it! The trip over Lake Manapouri was sunny but when we drove over the piece of land to get to Doubtful, it started raining which made the whole adventure magical: all the waterfalls were full and the mist created a special atmosphere. We kayaked from... More

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