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Dusky Sound Discovery Expeditions

Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook and explore an untouched world on a 5 day expedition

Departures & Availability

Below is a list of departure dates with availability status.  We try to keep this as up-to-date as possible.  These cruise are very popular and do book out.  When the departure shows "limited spaces",  please call us on 0800 656501 for the latest number of cabins available for booking. Private Single Occupancy rooms also available, please contact us for pricing.

2021 departures:        
14 - 18 Oct 2021 5 days Heli + Cruise $3450 pp

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21 - 25 Nov 2021 5 days Cruise + Heli $3450 pp

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28 Nov - 2 Dec 2021 5 days Heli + Cruise $3450 pp

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2022 departures:      


20 - 24 Mar 2022 5 days Cruise + Heli $3450 pp

Sold Out

24 - 27 Mar 2022 4 days Heli + Cruise + Heli $3450 pp


18 - 22 Sep 2022 5 days Cruise + Heli $3450 pp


22 - 25 Sep 2022 4 days Heli + Cruise + Heli $3450 pp


25 - 29 Sep 2022 5 days Heli + Cruise $3450 pp


Departure Location

Dusky Sound Discovery Expeditions depart from the Real Journeys Visitor Centre in Manapouri. 

Getting to Manapouri

Manapouri is about 3 hours from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Te Anau by road. You can self drive or if you prefer, let us do the driving for you and get you there by coach. 

Milford Wanderer - your home in the fiords

Just because you’re escaping civilisation doesn’t mean you have to go without its comforts. Our vessel, the Milford Wanderer, is a modern motorised vessel that has been purpose built for navigating southern New Zealand.

The Milford Wanderer​

Designed along the lines of a traditional sailing scow, it has old world charm combined with modern facilities and the latest in safety equipment.  After recent refurbishment the Milford Wanderer offers "twin-share" compartments and shared bathroom facilities.

  • 32 passengers per departure
  • Warm, comfortable accommodation (two passengers per sleeping compartment)  
  • Duvets, sheets and towels provided
  • Modern shared bathroom facilities with hot showers 
  • Delicious meals prepared by onboard chef  
  • Open bridge policy - chat with the skipper during the voyage
  • Kayaks and small motorised craft available for passenger use

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