Te Anau & Doubtful Sound
Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
A 22-hour experience. Cruise amongst breath-taking mountain vistas while the captain tells you about Fiordland. During the cruise you will visit the seal colony out at the entrance, view Tawaki (in season) at their nests and see playful bottle-nose dolphins as they ride the bow; enjoying surfing along for a free ride. In the evening, kayak and enjoy an up-close personal experience with no-one to bother you and at your own pace. Or you watch from the top deck with a wine and a book; a great way to relax before dinner. Dinner… more like a feast really with lobster and fish you have caught supplementing the meal.
Your Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise begins with a scenic cruise across the beautiful Lake Manapouri. Once there your coach driver will collect you for your ride over the Wilmot Pass to meet your vessel the TUTOKO II, your home for the next day.
Welcomed aboard by friendly crew with a glass of bubbly the mood is set. Then your off to discover the many jewels Doubtful Sound has to offer.
With Tawaki (Fiordland Crested Penguins), Kekeno (NZ Fur Seals) and Bottle-nose Dolphins to amuse all encompassed by breathe-taking vistas rising steeply from the depths of the fjords to the summits high above; the scenery and wildlife will undoubtedly leave you in complete awe.
You’ll be fishing for your dinner whilst the crew retrieve lobster for your plate. The food is plentiful with a local flavour; the freshest seafood you will ever experience for sure.
Then there’s kayaking for the adventurous or scuba diving* for the experienced. Or you can simply sit back with a book and relax with a nice wine; whichever way you choose we guarantee you will have a wonderful experience and leave with memories that last a lifetime.
And… we go in the winter too!!!
Departs 09:30 | Duration 22 hours* *winter 28 hours
Scuba divers – unfortunately the new andventure activity regulations in New Zealand would add considerable costs to offering this activity. So much so we are sorry to advise divers that we can no longer offer this option on our overnight cruises.
Price: $1,450 to $1,490
Per couple in double cabin
Includes all meals
From Te Anau, head south on SH95 to the small township of Manapouri.
From Queenstown head south on SH6 / SH94
From Invercargill head north on SH99
CHILD POLICY contact operator for terms
CANCELLATIONS contact operator for terms
SEASON Open year round