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Doubtful Sound Cruise

Address: Lake Manapouri, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 434 673
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We decided to go with the Go Orange Group mainly because the boat was smaller and slightly cheaper. For the most part it poured with rain but like the driver said it was up to us to make the most of the trip and they had plently of towels and hot choclate. Have to say best hot choclate I have... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent three weeks touring through New Zealand, and the overnight cruise on the Tutoko II in Doubtful Sound with Fiordland Expeditions was the highlight of our trip. There are several companies that operate overnight cruises in Doubtful Sound. The biggest and most advertised company is Real Journeys, which can have about 70 people overnight on their boat. We chose... More 

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Isle of whithorn
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fantastic scenery and informative cruise. We were lucky with the weather. Would not like to go on a wet or windy day.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The weather was overcast and cold when my wife and I took the Wilderness Cruise, which no doubt has negatively impacted our view. It is a long day (7 to 8 hours, of which about 3 hours are spent in the Sound itself). Having said that the time spent getting there and back (by boat and coach) can still be... More 

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Berkshire
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very slick operation. Plenty of parking, refreshments available from a Café while you wait to board, and the inevitable gift shop. Put insect repellant on before you get to the wharf as the Sand Flies are waiting to get you! Plenty of room on board. Good commentary. Free tea and coffee on board the boat. On the Lake you detour... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The overnight cruise with deep cove is higly recommended. We had some doubt cause of the money, but we are very glad that we did the cruise. The time you can spent in this wonderfull fjord is great. We had encounters with dolphines 2 times. One time at the beginning and one time in the early morning the next day.... More 

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Cardrona, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Do an overnight Doubtful soundcruise with the Southern Secret. You stay on a little boat with only 12 people. Very quiet and cosi. Fantastic crew with personal interest. Lunch, dinner and breakfast is delicious and tasteful. Sleeping is very romantic.

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This had to be the highlight of our trip. Collected from campsite at Te Anau we were minbused to Lake Manapuri where we caught the scheduled fast boat to the other end of the lake. Small eco exhibition about the area and the hydro-electric power station. Then minibused by Captain Clint over the pass to Doubtful Sound –some splendid views... More 

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Fiordland E, Owner at Doubtful Sound Cruise, responded to this review

Hi guys, thanks for the wonderful comments. It's always great to see our teams are providing such a fantastic experience. We are very lucky to be blessed with such great crews and we do appreciate the excellent job they do for you and us! We're also very happy you had such an excellent time aboard the Tutoko II and look... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was one of the best experiences we had in NZ! We were only 8 guests on board (the max is 16 I think) and it was like a very private trip in a magic place! The crew was amazing - special thanks to Sean who cooked perfectly the fish all of us got during the day for a 4... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We thought the whole trip was very well organised with helpful commentary and very friendly staff. I was very well looked after since I had previously injured my foot and was poorly mobile but that proved to be no problem. The experience of travelling across Lake Mannapouri, Wilmott Pass and Doubtful Sound was unbelievably beautiful and will be in our... More 

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