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Waiau St | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau
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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. Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections available. Daily departures, all year.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Waiau St | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well organised trip overall. Interesting boatrip from Manopouri to West Arm. Our coach driver Alan over the Wilmot Pass drive was excellent, so knowledgeable & funny. The staff on the Navigator were brilliant, friendly and v hardworking. The boat is comfortable, clean and well...More

Thank TravelTrishWA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had to book this trip over a year ago and it was well worth the wait. The scenery was stunning, the crew were wonderful, the food was amazing and the cabin was cosy and warm. We wanted for nothing and spent our time gazing...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having read all the reviews I booked an overnight boat trip- three of us in a quad cabin. It was one of the last things we did in NZ, and it was a wonderful way to end our trip. Well organised, pleasant staff, the best...More

Thank Manel K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this in advance only to be contacted by email and told I was upgraded. When i arrived in Manapouri the day before the tour, I went to see the office to find out what was happening. My morning tour had been cancelled and i...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We crossed the lake by catamaran from Manapouri, which took around 45 mins, then boarded a coach for our journey over to Deep Cove. Chris, our driver, was amusing and knowledgeable and the drive was particularly impressive as the rain caused the waterfalls to be...More

Thank Mim Y
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Mim, thanks for taking the time to post this wonderful review. We are so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your visit to Doubtful Sound with us. Seeing wildlife such as dolphins swimming alongside the boat in such magical surrounds truly is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this trip - the whole journey is what makes it an unforgettable experience, although the fjord is the clear highlight. I love sunny weather and our trip to the fjord was our only rainy day of the holiday but that made it spectacular-...More

Thank thomsonclan6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the overnight cruise in March 2018..blessed with fabulous weather on day 1, and atmospheric misty, cloudy weather on day 2. Everyone at Real Journeys is really professional, friendly, and hard-working. The cabin-upgrade is great..we just didn't want to leave the boat! It was...More

Thank alan d
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Alan, thanks for the five star review. We are thrilled to see what a wonderful time you had on board this overnight trip with us. Hopefully the rest of your time in New Zealand was just as memorable. Kind regards, the team at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a full day trip on the Doubtful Sound last November and were thoroughly impressed by the landscape. We started with a boat tour over lake Manapouri, after which we took a bus over to the Doubtful Sound. There we started on a boat...More

Thank Sabine R
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sabine, thanks for taking the time to post this feedback. We're delighted to see how much you enjoyed this trip into the wilderness of Doubtful Sound. Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic well organised overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. Make sure you wake up early for the sunrise. We also did the Milford Sound overnight cruise which was also good, but if you can only pick one I would recommend this one as Doubtful Sound is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cruise through Doubtful Sound is an unforgettable experience. I was blessed with crystal clear views on a glorious sunny day. This may be unusual in one of the earth's wettest places. It was wonderful. The crew look after your every need and are friendly...More

Thank Peter K
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Jude2361
January 9, 2018|
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Price starts at $465 per person from Q'town. Have a look at their website for exact prices - and book asap. There is only one single cabin or a double left for that date
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Kinuck
December 16, 2017|
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Response from OzGobo | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a room, but both were supplied.
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Kelly Q
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
Real Journeys can best answer the return schedule question. (We arrived back to the dock in Te Anau at noon.) The ship is small, casual and friendly. I think the costumes would be fine with the crew and supported by fellow... More
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