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Doubtful Sound Cruise -Day Tours

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Address: Lake Manapouri, Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 434 673
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Beautiful Day Out

You cannot visit the South Island without a day trip into Doubtful Sound.....it is so impressive. Orange might not be the most expensive, but certainly the best value for money... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot visit the South Island without a day trip into Doubtful Sound.....it is so impressive. Orange might not be the most expensive, but certainly the best value for money. The early morning trip is by far the best option. One of the advantages is that the Orange boat is not too big and therefore it is not overcrowded like... More 

Thank RogBrown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have a calm crossing over Lake Manapouri and whilst in Doubtful Sound which made for a great trip. There were sightings of penguins and sea lions, as well as the spectacular scenery.

Thank JMarpleInc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. This would be one of the best things I've ever done! A catamaran took us over Lake Manapouri to an awaiting bus to drive us over the mountains to the 3 masted ship for our night. The cruise was so relaxing & even though it was raining we could still access the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 October 18, 2016

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 September 27, 2016 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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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 

Thank Trish B
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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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