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    Doubtful Sound

    Overnight Cruises

    Doubtful Sound
    Julian Apse
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    Overnight Cruises

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    Doubtful Sound

    Overnight Cruises

    Doubtful Sound
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    Doubtful Sound

    Overnight Cruises

    Doubtful Sound
    Julian Apse
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    Doubtful Sound

    Overnight Cruises

    Doubtful Sound

Getting there

All our Doubtful Sound experiences start in Manapouri which is around 2.5 – 3 hours from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Te Anau.

You can drive there yourself or if you’d much rather relax and let us do the driving, we offer coach connections from Queenstown and Te Anau.

Our coach drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the area, its history and local flora and fauna and will provide you with informative commentary along the way.

Departures 

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises depart from the Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Manapouri

  • Manapouri - departs 12noon / 12.30pm (returns 11.45am day 2)

Coach and Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise Excursions depart from Real Journeys Visitor Centres as follows:

  • Te Anau - departs 11am / 11.30am (returns 12.45pm day 2)
  • Queenstown - departs 8.30am (returns 3.15pm / 3.30pm day 2).  

If you choose an accommodation pick up in Te Anau and Queenstown please note that these times do vary from those noted above - accommodation pick up times are shown during the booking process and also on your booking confirmation.

What to bring

Only one overnight bag is recommended for passenger convenience and for safety reasons.  Don't forget the following:

  • One overnight bag
  • Shoes/boots (non-slip)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Cash for bar and snacks
  • Lunch and snacks or pre-order a lunch box for Day 1

Lunch Options

Picnic Lunch

Adult $18, Child $18 (1 Nov 2016 - 30 Sep 2017)

Turkish Bread - fillings including a combination of Lettuce, Cucumber, Beef, Swiss Cheese, Alpha Sprouts, Mayonnaise, Apricot & Capsicum Chutney; Honey Muesli Slice; Cheese and Crackers; Apple; Grapes; After Dinner Mint; Complimentary Tea and Coffee.

Deluxe Picnic Lunch

Adult $26, Child $26 (1 Nov 2016 - 30 Sep 2017)

Bread roll- fillings including a combination of Lettuce, Cucumber, Beef, Swiss Cheese, Alpha Sprouts, Mayonnaise, Apricot & Capsicum Chutney; Croissant with Ham & Swiss Cheese & Aioli; Apricot & Coconut Slice and Chocolate Muesli Brownie; Cheese and Crackers; Apple; Grapes; Dried Fruit/Nut Mix (Trail mix); After Dinner Mint; Complimentary Tea and Coffee.

Please note: If you require a vegetarian lunch, or if you have any special dietary needs please add this into the comments box during the booking process. Please order your lunch when you make your booking. Lunches to be picked up at the Manapouri Visitor Centre prior to boarding the vessel. Lunch menus are indicative only.

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Fiordland Navigator

About the boat

The Fiordland Navigator is a purpose built vessel designed to replicate a traditional trading scow and is perfectly suited to cruising the fiords. 

  • Sleeps 70
  • Private cabins with ensuites (twin or double bed configuration) 
  • Quad-share bunk style compartments with shared bathroom facilities (we try and ensure cabins are unisex)
  • Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, licensed bar and observation lounge
  • Carries kayaks and tender craft onboard