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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises

from NZD$240.00

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Adult:

  • from Manapouri Special NZD$240.00 (was NZD$295.00)
    (Special from 1 st May 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Manapouri (8am early bird) NZD$295.00
  • from Te Anau Special NZD$245.00 (was NZD$310.00)
    (Special from 1 st May 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Qtown Special NZD$265.00 (was NZD$310.00)
    (Special from 1 st May 2017 - 30 th September 2017)

Child (5-14 yrs):

  • from Manapouri NZD$65.00
  • from Te Anau NZD$70.00
  • from Qtown Special NZD$133.00 (was NZD$155.00)
    (Special from 24 th July 2017 - 31 st October 2017)

Optional Extras:

  • picnic lunch NZD$18.00
  • deluxe picnic lunch NZD$26.00

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Service rating:   excellent

The whole day was so memorable. All the arrangements went perfectly. At every step the staff were gave us great information and were very helpful and efficient

Product rating:  

Reviewed 26-Mar-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Flexible, helpful, responsive.
I'd recommend them and would buy from them again.

Product rating:   good

A bit disappointing as the journey was long and slow, and there was very limited wildlife to see.

Reviewed 14-Jul-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Helpful support to answer my enquiry, and I have made some changes of my booking with very quick response and action.

Product rating:   good

The tour is great. Both the coach driver and the guide on the cruise has provided us many informative info. The deluxe lunch box is not good to us.

Reviewed 28-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Service was helpful-picking us up and dropping us off from our accommodation and staff were informative and friendly.

Product rating:   excellent

Fabulous trip-getting a good look at all aspects of the environment we were visiting.

Reviewed 14-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent

First rate organization and service.

Product rating:   good

Thought the trip on the Sound itself was a little long.

Reviewed 03-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to book, excellent service.

Product rating:   excellent

Despite not so good weather we enjoyed our day cruise immensely. It was well organised, the boats and the bus clean and in good condition.

Reviewed 16-Jan-2016

Service rating:   excellent

very helpful and friendly staff throughout all parts of the day.

Product rating:   good

To take the tour from Queenstown is a very long day - we seemed to have some unnecessary waiting periods - anything that can reduce the length of the day would be good - even shortening the time on the Sound - only so many waterfalls are interesting!

Reviewed 15-Dec-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Very professional and well organised tour

Product rating:   excellent

Most enjoyable day .

Reviewed 23-Sep-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Beautiful well organized excursion!

Product rating:   excellent

Spectacular excursion w very knowledgeable guides!

Reviewed 26-Feb-2015

Service rating:   good

Expensive

Product rating:   excellent

Most enjoyable day and we were lucky enough to see a large pod of dolphins close up

Reviewed 04-Feb-2015

Service rating:   excellent

I received excellent service from the lady at Every Travel Group. Asked question and received excellent responses. Which made our experiences unforgettable.

Product rating:   excellent

We enjoyed our cruise. The staff were helpful and the boat was modern.

Reviewed 20-Jan-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Well organized

Product rating:   excellent

Great day trip

Reviewed 29-Jul-2014

Service rating:   excellent

I will note the excellent excursion but I will put between good and excellent.
I did not appreciate the visit of the powerplant and I did not appreciate to be in a tunnel for a visit.
That several minutes.
I come to see outsides and not the interiors.
The power station is a beautiful work but I do not come to New Zealand for that.
On this subject, and I did not look at my confirmation yet but it seemed to me that the visit of the power station was not obligatory and that one could choose. (I must look at my documentation).
For the remainder I then to note you 8,5 out of 10.

VF
je vais noter l'excursion excellente mais je mettrai entre bon et excellent.
Je n'ai pas apprécié la visite de la centrale électrique et je n'ai pas apprécié de me trouver dans un tunnel pour une visite.
Cela plusieurs minutes.
Je viens pour voir les extérieurs et pas les intérieurs.
La centrale est un beau travail mais je ne viens pas en Nouvelle-Zélande pour cela.
A ce sujet, et je n'ai pas encore regardé ma confirmation mais il m'a semblé que la visite de la centrale n'était pas obligatoire et que l'on pouvait choisir.(je dois regarder ma documentation).
Pour le reste je puis vous noter 8,5 sur 10.

Product rating:   excellent

I will note the excellent excursion but I will put between good and excellent.
I did not appreciate the visit of the powerplant and I did not appreciate to be in a tunnel for a visit.
That several minutes.
I come to see outsides and not the interiors.
The power station is a beautiful work but I do not come to New Zealand for that.
On this subject, and I did not look at my confirmation yet but it seemed to me that the visit of the power station was not obligatory and that one could choose. (I must look at my documentation).
For the remainder I then to note you 8,5 out of 10.

VF
je vais noter l'excursion excellente mais je mettrai entre bon et excellent.
Je n'ai pas apprécié la visite de la centrale électrique et je n'ai pas apprécié de me trouver dans un tunnel pour une visite.
Cela plusieurs minutes.
Je viens pour voir les extérieurs et pas les intérieurs.
La centrale est un beau travail mais je ne viens pas en Nouvelle-Zélande pour cela.
A ce sujet, et je n'ai pas encore regardé ma confirmation mais il m'a semblé que la visite de la centrale n'était pas obligatoire et que l'on pouvait choisir.(je dois regarder ma documentation).
Pour le reste je puis vous noter 8,5 sur 10.

Reviewed 03-Jan-2014

Service rating:   excellent

I had made an error on my dates and double booked myself which they picked up for me.

Product rating:   excellent

We had all weather, rain, hail, snow and sun and it was great. Let us see the Sound in all conditions, from eerily misty to sunshine. Because of the rain there were lots of waterfalls not usually there.

Reviewed 14-Oct-2013

Service rating:   excellent

very quick response and helpful staff

Product rating:   excellent

amazing experience, this one is hard to match!!

Reviewed 15-Mar-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Seemless and professional

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 14-Mar-2013

Everything Travel Group Review

A truely stunning trip, compared with Milford Sound Doubtful Sound is more remote, around 10 times larger and the cruise is longer. With less people and companies operating in the area, Doubtful really does feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, amongst all the natural beauty that the area has to offer. If you dont have the time to do an overnight then this is the trip to do.

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Reviewed 29 Feb 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Kris)

Latest Questions about Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises (Doubtful Sound)

As we would be interested in this tour from Queenstown, just wondering what facilities etc are available for lunch? Is this onboard or do we have it prior to cruise?

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For the Doubtful Sound day tour from Queenstown you have the option of pre ordering a picnic lunch which is given to you on board the coach to eat whenever you like. Or you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch with you. There are no lunch options to purchase on board the boat however you can buy lunch when passing through Te Anau on the way to Manapouri where the boat leaves from.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 6th Mar 17 at 14:35

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whats in the picnic lunch and delux picnic lunch?

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Hi Ella, the picnic lunch consists of a fresh filled bread roll, cheese and crackers, sweet slice and fresh fruit. The deluxe picnic lunch consists of a fresh filled bread roll, cheese & ham croissant, cheese and crackers, dried fruit/ nuts mix, sweet slices and fresh seasonal fruit.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 9th Feb 17 at 20:10

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How many passengers does the boat hold?

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Hi Diane, the maximum number of passengers the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise boat can carry is 170.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 23rd Jan 16 at 15:26

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My mum (in her early 80's) is super keen to see Doubtful Sound and the fiords. Is the boat large and comfy and easy enough to board and disembark? She did the Milford last year, with ease, so hoping this will provide a similarly wonderful experience for her.

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Yes your mum will find the Doubtful Sound cruise a very simliar experience to the Milford Sound boat cruise except that there are 2 boats to get on and off (including the launch across lake Manapoouri) and a short coach trip across Wilmot Pass. The boat the does the main cruise on Doubtful Sound is large and comfortable. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 4th Jan 16 at 14:25

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Where is the best place to stay if going on Doubtful Sound Day cruise

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The Doubtful Sound day cruise departs from Manapouri which is located 20 minutes drive from Te Anau or 2 hours from Queenstown. You can either meet the boat in Manapouri if you have access to a car or you can get picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown or Te Anau. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 29th Dec 15 at 00:13

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Hi - is the visit to the power station compulsory? How long is this component of the tour?

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Hi Hazel. All the Doubtful Sound day cruises include a visit to the Manapouri underground power station for about 1 hour. If you prefer not to visit the power station then you are welcome to way outside and enjoy the scenery while the guide takes the rest of the group through. You will then join up with the group for the Doubtful Sound cruise and the rest of the tour. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 12th Dec 13 at 11:21

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Please advise how many people does the cruise boat take on each trip ( assuming a Feb
2014 date ) Also what time is the pick-up from
Te Anau?

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Hi David, the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise boat can carry up to 135 passengers. You will be collected between 8.30am and 9am in February depending on where you are staying in Te Anau. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 30th Apr 13 at 12:28

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Is the coach from Queenstown to doubtful sound glass-roof?

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Hi Jo, the coaches with the glass roofs are usually reserved for the Milford trips so it is unlikely that you will get a glass roof coach on the trip to Doubtful Sound. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 20th Feb 13 at 16:25

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Hi, Is this cruise run through Real Journeys and where is teh collection point in Queenstown. Do they collect from motels? Thanks

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Hi Steve, yes the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise is operated by Real Journeys. They pick up from most accommodation places in Queenstown, this is a free pick up service.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Kris Barrs) on 1st Sep 12 at 11:52

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Hi.
In your prices section>
" from Qtown (+ lunch) Special NZD$218.00 (was NZD$323.00)
(Special from 1st May 2012 - 30th September 2012) "

Does this mean we get a picnic lunch included in the price or do we still need to bring ourown?

Thanks in advance,
Ben

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Hi Ben, yes that special means you do get lunch included with the special price on the Doubtful Sound Wilderness day cruise. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 9th Jul 12 at 11:36

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i am travelling to new zealand in September, if i book the tour but because of the weather the tour is canceled then will i get a refund?
Hope to hearing from you soon

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Hi Paulo. Yes that is correct. If you book the Doubtful Sound wilderness cruise or any other activity via our website and the trip is cancelled due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances by the activity provider then you can reschedule or receive a full refund from us.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 27th Jun 12 at 10:26

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what is the difference if I was to book from Manapouri or Te Anau? do I get longer on one than the other? do you still see the same places? How far away is Manapouri from Te Anau?

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Hi Lorraine. The boat actually departs from Manapouri however transfers are offered from Te Anau and Queenstown if that's where your accommodation is so the extra time from Te Anau just includes the tranport to Manapouri. Te Anau is about 20km from Manapouri. The cruise departs daily all year round.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 7th May 12 at 10:55

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is this ship wheel chair friendly?

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Hi Tanya, yes the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise is wheelchair friendly. They have ramp access to get both on and off the boat and they will have someone available to help you on and off the Real Journeys coach.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Kris) on 19th Dec 11 at 11:53

Do you have a discount for Seniors 75+ years. Aussie residents? Trip would be from Tenau

Comment by: Bill Taylor on 29th Oct 16 at 16:10

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