Fiordland Cruises in and around Doubtful Sound

Located on New Zealand's South Island in the Fiordland National Park, the Doubtful Sound is a waterway accessed via Lake Manapouri. Scenic combinations of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes make this area a tourist destination, and a number of tour companies offer overnight expedition cruises to the Doubtful Sound.

Real Journeys: Fiordland Navigator Overnight Cruises

Providing guided excursions to the Doubtful Sound and surrounding region for more than 50 years, Real Journeys offers overnight cruises to this part of the Fiordland National Park. Each one-night cruise briefly takes passengers to Lake Manapouri and Wilmot Pass before starting an in-depth tour of the Doubtful Sound. The full length of the fiord is covered, and guests often encounter dolphins or fur seals. The ship docks in a secluded cove, and tourists explore the shore in kayaks or small boats. The Fiordland Navigator vessel accommodates up to 70 passengers and features private cabins as well as bunk-style accommodations. Other amenities include a complimentary three-course buffet dinner, breakfast, and a common lounge area. Guests may depart from Manapouri, Queenstown, or Te Anau.

Real Journeys

Lakefront Dr.

Te Anau, New Zealand 9679


Fiordland Nature Observations: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Fiordland Nature Observations' one-night Doubtful Sound cruise takes guests through the West Arm, crossing Lake Manapouri. Passengers tour Wilmot Pass and spend the night in Deep Cove in the Doubtful Sound. Activities on this cruise include dolphin watching and kayaking in the cove. Guests may bring their own fishing gear, with fishing lines provided. The MV Southern Secret offers double, twin, and triple cabins, all with private bathrooms. In addition, this package includes all meals and snacks. This tour company features private charter cruises for sightseeing or fishing as well. All passengers depart from Te Anau.

Fiordland Nature Observations

1 Te Anau-Manapouri Rd.

Te Anau, New Zealand 9640


Fiordland Expeditions: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Fiordland Expeditions takes passengers deep into the Fiordland National Park during the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. The MV Tutoko can accommodate only 10 passengers, treating guests to an intimate cruise experience. Each tour begins with an appetizer of rock lobster and a glass of champagne. Activities offered include fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving. All equipment is provided, including dive tanks and fishing gear. Private accommodations include panoramic viewing roofs windows, allowing passengers scenic views from inside the ship or on the outside viewing decks. Inclusive of the package price are breakfast and lunch, as well as a special evening meal prepared using fish caught during the cruise. The MV Tutoko sails during the winter and summer seasons, and all cruises depart from Manapouri.

Fiordland Expeditions

Te Anau, New Zealand 9640