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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises - Real Journeys

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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass....

Cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass. Then explore Doubtful Sound on a three-hour cruise with our nature guide on board the modern catamaran the Patea Explorer. Wildlife sightings are likely to include dolphins, seals and penguins.

Discover the 'sound of silence', rugged peaks and explore the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. Manapouri Underground Power Station visit included (on selected departures). Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections available. Daily departures, all year.

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau or Manapouri
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My husband and I did the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. We had amazing weather so our experience was incredible. We debated about doing Doubtful Sound vs. Milfred Sound... read more

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Anacortes, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I did the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. We had amazing weather so our experience was incredible. We debated about doing Doubtful Sound vs. Milfred Sound, we're so happy we chose Doubtful! We felt like we were the only boat in the sound for the majority of the trip. At one point they take you into a... More 

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Should you happen to be in New Zealand, don't miss Real Journeys overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound. The picturesque Navagator is the perfect ship to sail out to the Tasman Sea through stunning fiords. The staff is super friendly and informative, working non stop to make this a memorable voyage. You learn a lot, eat very well and see one... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a magical night aboard the Navigator. Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise throughout the imposing Fiordlands—and also the company you get to know during the 24-hour period. On a clear night, be sure to check out the night sky. But clouds are your friends, too…an overcast day gives the fiords (as other reviews have said) that ethereal, storybook feel. We were... More 

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises – Real Journeys, responded to this review

Hi Bana J, thanks so much for the review. We completely agree that Doubtful Sound is amazing, whatever the weather! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unforgettable day out in a fairy tail like environment. We were extremely lucky it was a very bright and sunny day, so we could enjoy the often breathtaking views even more than during the usual rainy days in this area. It is a very relaxed and diverse excursion with a lake, bus and sea tour in spaceous... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We start the day at Queenstown with a pick up at 6:55am, this was the start of our journey to Doubtful sound. A 2 hour coach journey to Manapouri with an excellent coach driver who gave us some useful and interesting information, I also found it very lovely that he delivers the newspapers there every morning. Fabulous touch! then onto... More 

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises – Real Journeys, responded to this review

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your trip to Doubtful Sound. We hope you can visit again in future...this time on our Overnight Cruise! Regards, the Real Journeys team. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Real Journeys arranged to pick me up at my hostel. I was traveling solo and was probably the only person under 40 on the trip. Still, I'm glad I went because the coach ride to Lake Manapouri was beautiful. Once at Lake Manapouri, we were taken on a scenic route and got to see some waterfalls around the lake. The... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband were on a 3 week trip around NZ and went on an overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. What an amazing experience!!! The trip is not cheap but it is worth every cent. The boat is very comfortable and well maintained. We got a double room. The food was a surprise: healthy and delicious.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could give a negative number to this company, I would. The ship's captain was so loudly humiliating to an older handicapped woman (who was obviously following the instructions of the naturalist onboard to position herself out of the way where she could still see) that the woman was reduced to tears. This kind of behavior is illegal in... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound. It's truly amazing if you love nature and the staff is so knowledgeable. You won't be disappointed. Be prepared for rain and cold. We were lucky to have beautiful sunshine but I hear the rain brings the most beautiful waterfalls. No need for fancy clothes, just warm.

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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a review of the overnight cruise, which I cannot see separately listed on TripAdvisor. This 24 hour cruise was the stand-out highlight of our holiday in New Zealand - is was simply magnificent! Doubtful Sound is breathtakingly beautiful and this cruise allows you to see it at the best time of day to get the most out of... More 

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