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“doubtful sound”(403 reviews)
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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...more
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 5 days ago via mobile

We took the overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound on the Fiordland Navigator and it was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. The journey to the Sound by boat and bus is fabulous in itself but nothing prepares you for the majesty of this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were fortunate enough to experience the Doubtful Sound Wilderness cruise earlier last month. Prepare yourself as it is a long day but is worth every minute. The one factor that really stood out for us were the staff. Everyone was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jessstowe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This overnight trip into Doubtful Sound is a beautiful experience. Real Journeys are a very well-organised company with a strong ethic in protecting the environment, and the company’s values were evident in the fantastic attitude of their staff. The 10-strong crew on the boat in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very comfortable and cared for on both boats and the bus. Nice included tea and coffee. Saw dolphins, a penguin and many seals. Views are stunning. Only complaint is that it was difficult to hear and understand the guide’s narration on the main...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Holliday360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one was a bucket list trip for me, and I had the great fortune to do it with my 89 year old mother!! Real Journey's is a well organized, slick organization. From the boarding of the boat in Manapouri, through the transfer to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank John B
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We helicoptered into Preservation inlet - a stunning 30 minute chopper flight - then 6 days on the Milford Wanderer, the hisory, botany, scenery and activities were first class- great lectures at night - far too much great food - the two 3 hour sailings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank karenbrook
Reviewed November 3, 2018

If you need a shot of inspiration get it before you leave town because the coffee at the cafe is absolutely atrocious. I was saying to my wife as I sipped my cup of sludge that the business model must be this: 1. Real Journeys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inukshukasia
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I was with a Tour Party of 44 who had booked the Fiordland Navigator for 2 nights. What an experience had by all. Food delicious---- Dave [Captain]] and Carol the Nature Guide ---and the crew all so friendly and helpful you could tell very dedicated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trisha826
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Doubtful Sound (technically a fiord) - impressive 7+ hour Real Journeys tour from Manapouri. First a sail across Lake Manapouri around 45 mins, then 45 mins via coach across Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove then another boat journey out to Milford Sound, fur seal colony...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 325jt
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We were blessed with great weather that added to the beauty of Doubtful Sound. The crew was by captain Dave was amazing. We have extensive small boat cruising and this was as good as any. Carol the nature guide was incredibly insightful and approachable. Really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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 GregB172 | 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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