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Doubtful Sound Cruise -Day Tours

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Address: Lake Manapouri, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 434 673
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Superb experience, one in a life-time

The price of the trip made us reluctant to join at first and planned to go to the Milford Sound. However, my kiwi friend urged me that this trip was better than Milford Sound and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The price of the trip made us reluctant to join at first and planned to go to the Milford Sound. However, my kiwi friend urged me that this trip was better than Milford Sound and we won't disappoint. She was right. We were all happy that we finally joined the one-day cruise with Real Journeys. We were lucky that the... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise itself is absolutely amazing with so many waterfalls to view. Lots of wildlife as well. I felt the cost was on the high side that would deter me from recommending it to others.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this trip from Melbourne. What a great view of Doubtful Sound and the staff were great. The boat was clean and spacious. U gotta do this..... scenery spectacular.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Went on the day trip with Real Journeys from Queenstown on the 16th Sept 2016. I have been wanting to go to Doubtful Sound for many years and the day finally came. It would have to be the most pristine beautiful untouched scenery I have seen anywhere in the world. It takes your breath away and a very special experience.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Real tours day trip to Doubtful Sounds started off well with a punctual pick up and coach trip to lake Manapouri On disembarking at lake Manapouri it was a somewhat chaotic transfer onto the coach for Doubtful Sound Once on board an excellent boat trip Stunning scenery Special thanks to Mike our driver Loved his dry Kiwi humour

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was a terrific day trip recommended by friends. The team from Real Journeys was terrific - right level of commentary throughout the day and really friendly. The trip across Lake Manapouri then over the pass and then cruising on Doubtful Sound was a highlight of our recent trip to NZ. Would recommend it and would check this company's other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great value for money. Picked up at our accomodation, driven to lake Manapouri. 1 hour boat trip across the lake and then 1 hour in a coach to get to Doubtful Sound. We thought the scenery was amazing so far. Then we board the Patea Explorer and cruise Doubtful Sound. What an amazing part of the world. The service, staff... More 

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Hoogstraten, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Although we had bad weather (so cloudy we could hardly see the coast and the boat could not get us to the Tasman sea) the trip it selves is worth the day. The first boat will bring you to the pass which you have to cross by bus and another boat is waiting for you again. Our lady bus driver... More 

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new orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

I was there as part of a NG tour...it was part of the very expensive and not worth it tour of Australia and N.Z. We took the bus to the cruise ship and we embarked in a lovely and peaceful and inspiring one day adventure of a place I wish to return to some day. This is listed as Unesco... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We spend the night on the Fiordland Navigator with group. There were 65 of us (including 40 kids). The friendly professionalism of Captain Dave and his staff was just amazing. I cant say enough about the staff. They were such as large part of the experience and they are so multi talented. Frank the Chef (great meals) was also responsible... More 

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