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Doubtful Sound Cruise

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Address: Lake Manapouri, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 434 673
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Excellent overnight cruise with Fiordland Expeditions

It was one of the highlights of my New Zealand trip. It was amazing from start to finish. We began with the ferry ride across Lake Manapouri which was beautiful in itself. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It was one of the highlights of my New Zealand trip. It was amazing from start to finish. We began with the ferry ride across Lake Manapouri which was beautiful in itself. It was cold due to winter time but that means the boat wasn't at full capacity and we had plenty of room to move around. I had a... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went with Fiordland Expeditions and they were absolutely amazing. There were only 5 of us on board and it was such a personal and intimate cruise. The food we had was really really nice. Sean dove down and got us fresh Cray fish for dinner and we had a bit of a lesson of how to eat every bit... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing experience, first class trip from the friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff, the food, the scenery, swimming in the fjord, all of it truly magical, the highlight of a trip to New Zealand

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing experience ----magical. Loved it. We were on a small boat, only 12 passengers and 2 crew. It worked really well and all contributed to an incredible time.

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new zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My original review was removed so here is the new one. We travelled as a group of 6 with Fiordland expeditions. There were a total of 13 people on our boat plus crew. There wasnt enough room for us all. We were squashed around a small dinner table, we had to share fishing gear, kayaks. The showers stopped working cause... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a gentle day. Cruise over Lake Manapouri to visit the power station then by coach to Doubtful Sound. Tour of the hydro electric scheme was interesting and the tunnel engineering amazing. Loved the cruise...spectacular vertical rivers and the calm of the water, seals basking, then lovely forest colours as the afternoon faded on the return bus ride. However,... More 

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Uluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We absolutely loved our time on the boat with Chris and Tracy! They go out of their way to make sure every guest is taken care of and happy. I was very eager to see some penguins and Chris spent ages looking for them and right at the end of the trip was able to get us up close to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not cheap but never the less a quality overnight trip, excellent boat, cabin food and crew. The weather didn't help however the skipper and crew went out of their way to show us what they could. Very knowledgeable guide. The opportunity to go on a tender and get a close up look was well worth it.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Recently returned from a fantastic overnight cruise through Doubtful Sounds with Real Journeys, on the Navigator boat. A wonderful experience from the moment we left Manapouri with well organised transport arrangements and friendly staff. The boat itself was excellent with good, clean facilities and the quad share cabin was good fun to share with friends. The meals were very tasty... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely relaxing day. The bus driver/guide from Go Orange was excellent. The guide on the Real Journeys boat was also very good. The free hot chocolate was excellent and the packed lunch good value and more than we needed.

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Address: Address: Lake Manapouri, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 434 673
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Manapouri
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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