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“Deep Cove Charter - what an adventure!”
Review of Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound
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$196.66*
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Lucerne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Deep Cove Charter - what an adventure!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

It was perfect! Not only the scenery, but also the crew (Chris & Tracy), the activities (kayaking, fishing, eating freshly caught crayfish, seeing dolphins and a shark), everything was fantastic! We enjoyed every moment with them on the cruise, Chris showed us all the beautiful spots and told us many intersting facts about the Fiordland. An amazing trip, which I would recommend to everybody! Simply great.

Visited February 2014
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Moncton, Canada
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“Previous crew on the Fiordland Navigator”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

My (now) husband and I used to work in Doubtful Sound (2007-2008) and we thought it was magical. You never get tired of the scenery day in a day out. Yes, the weather can be a little off putting, but I would rather see Doubtful Sound in the Rain than on a clear day. The magic of a rainy day brings out waterfalls and dark mysterious scenes that turn out really well on photos (and believe me, I have plenty!) There are never two days alike in that beautiful untouched wilderness. New landslides, dolphins, penguins, uprooted trees, a new waterfall...

When you go, take it all in. Don't worry about your small room, sharing a table with some strangers, potentially not sleeping well, the price you paid, or even being cut off from civilisation. Don't spend any more time in your room than you have to. Stand on the upper deck, outside, in the rain. Listen to the commentary. Read up on the area before getting on the boat. Take a million photos. Savour the food, and the wine. Go for a kayak ride in the rain and listen to nature. If you're brave enough, go for a dip in the frigid glacial waters. Make it worth every penny! You won't regret it! Talk to the staff ask them what their favourite part is, get an insight on what it must be like to work in Paradise! They won't mind, they're just waiting for someone to ask, because they know they've got a great job!

Visited March 2013
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Singen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Silent and peaceful”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

a overnight boat trip is a wonderful experience to explore the silent and longest sound in New Zealand.

Visited January 2014
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Far North Queensland - Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Pristine wilderness”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Brilliant, Beautiful, Breathtaking just so amazing its just so majestic. Well worth it to see such an outstanding and special area.

Visited January 2014
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Kara M, Manager at Doubtful Sound, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thanks for all the reviews on Doubtful Sound. Doubtfulsoundcruise.com has since rebranded to Go Orange (Milford and Doubtful Sound day cruises) and have a new Trip Advisor site specific to our products rather than 'everyone'. Wishing all the other operators featured on this site all the best for the season. The Go Orange team.
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Picton, New Zealand
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“An experience of wonder.”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

A day of wonder, sights and sounds never experienced before. Heavy rain days before, and a high tide made exciting scenery and waterfalls. Words cannot explain the sheer cliff faces, the tree slides, the height, the peace or the experience of it all. One of Gods most beautiful corners of the world. Breath taking to say the least. You just gotta do this.

Visited January 2014
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