Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound, Te Anau: Address, Doubtful Sound Reviews: 5/5

Doubtful Sound
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KCBC-Europe
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
So beautiful
May 2021
The 2 night cruise on the Fiordland explorer is magical - Doubtful sound in all its moods, light and times of day - such a wonderful experience = everyone should do this trip
Written May 30, 2021
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Grant
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
You must do this!
Apr 2021 • Friends
Had a great day. Weather was perfect, saw penguins, dolphins and even a seal. Crew was fantastic, couldn’t be more helpful and knowledgeable. Best trip I’ve ever done anywhere, not just in NZ
Written May 25, 2021
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mahurangi
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
Magestic Doubtful sound
May 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend the two night real journeys doubtful sound cruise

Top marks to the crew who are highly skilled, friendly & run a dynamic program. Courtney’s talks & commentary were incredible we learnt so much about the geology, wildlife & botany of this untouched & stunningly beautiful environment,

Captain Blake welcomed us into the bridge & informed us further on the highlights of the sound

The cuisine prepared by Fir was absolutely amazing. Tender trip (run by Dev) was a great experience as was our kayaking adventure

Dolphins & fur seals were the icing on the cake

Congratulations team Navigator, real journeys & road trip (who arranged our trip) - we were delighted to stay two nights at fiordland lodge after the cruise. The lodge is stunning & perfect in every way
Written May 14, 2021
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Trevor D
New Zealand59 contributions
great Day
Apr 2021
great day out on the boat, the rain was good as we had more waterfalls. good service on the boat some snacks and tea /coffee free
Written May 5, 2021
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malmac
5 contributions
Overnight Cruise
Apr 2021 • Family
We took the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. Check in at Manapouri at 12pm to catch the ferry across the lake, connect to the bus over Wilmot Pass to then meet the 'Fiordland Navigator' at Deep Cove. Light hearted and informative commentary on the ferry and bus. They look after you well on board- get settled in to your quarters. Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) booked the quad share option - so four in one bunkroom, then I slept in the adjacent cabin with 3 other guys. You don't spend much time in the bunkroom so it all works quite well. After motoring for a shortwhile we stopped to get set up for kayaking while others went off for short outings on the powerboats that are carried on the back of the Navigator. The sheltered conditions made for very pleasant kayaking followed by a swim (diving/jumping from the boat) in the very cold water (maybe 10 or 11 degC). Hot showers afterward to warm back up and we're cruising again down to the mouth of the sound. Good commentary from Watsy about all sorts of aspects of the sound. Spectacular buffet dinner and dessert.
You can't really sleep in as the boat springs to life early in the morning to power the raising of the anchor, and the buffet breakfast starts around 7am. Beautiful scenery just keeps unfolding, and its all over at 10am when you meet the bus for the return sequence. Our whole family really enjoyed the whole experience which was very well done. The drizzly weather didn't really detract from our enjoyment, was just part of the whole package. I highly recommend this tour.
Written May 2, 2021
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Glenn B
Auckland Central, New Zealand35 contributions
Holiday
Apr 2021
Took the day tour with Real Journeys group who were excellent and staff so knowledgeable. The full day tour is a must for any visitor.
Written April 12, 2021
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MElliott_51
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand154 contributions
Thank you Southern Secrets
Mar 2021 • Couples
Perfect overnight stay with the company. Extremely helpful with transport to and from the starting point of Manapouri...the staff looked after us incredibly well
.big yhank you to Shaun and Jenny. We fished..some kayaked...food was incredible...our cabin was excellent with private facilities ..highly recommended trip
Written March 28, 2021
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Artcoop
Dunedin, New Zealand50 contributions
Day Trip over to the Tasman Sea
Mar 2021
I went on the Doubtful Sound trip. Great experience and staff had knowledge of the area which they shared for the duration of the trip. We saw dolphins, penguins, fur seals, albatross and mutton birds. I also ordered the lunch with my trip which was great for the price. free tea and coffee on the ferry.
Written March 23, 2021
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Paul B
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand102 contributions
An Amazing Place To Visit , You will take lots of photos.
Feb 2021
My wife & I did the Real Journeys Overnight Cruise, great staff, food & scenery.
We enjoyed it so much we plan to do it again.
Written March 8, 2021
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Peter A
40 contributions
Fabulous day out
Feb 2021 • Couples
I would absolutely recommend the Doubtful Sound experience. We loved the variety - boat across Lake Manapouri, coach about 20km down the unsealed road constructed for the hydro scheme back in the late 60s then a 3 hour cruise out to the Taman and back. We saw seals and penguins in the water. A highlight was a five minute absolute silence with all engines off - beautiful. The staff were great, it is clearly a passion and they genuinely cared about sending us all away having had a great time.
Written March 2, 2021
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