Join an exclusive Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise and help Baskets of Blessing and Let’s Eat secure commercial equipment to expand and increase their meal production to better meet the needs of the local community.
Your getaway starts from the Real Journeys Manapouri Visitor Centre. A short cruise across the scenic Lake Manapouri follows with a delicious lunch on board (kindly provided by Let's Eat), then a coach across Wilmot Pass through dense rainforest to Deep Cove where your crew and the Fiordland Navigator await.
Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge.
As you cruise through some of the fiord’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guide will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter.
After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat or simply relax on board. For the more adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to take a dip!
In the evening, enjoy a delicious three course buffet dinner prepared by our onboard chef and served in the dining saloon. A mystery guest will make an appearance as the key note speaker for the evening before a live auction gets underway.
Mingle with the other guests on this special cruise and savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar. If the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.
Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast and explore other parts of the fiord. You then return to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri.
Cruise-for-a-Cause trip details:
Book online below or call our Customer Contact Centre on 0800 656501 - quoting "Cruise-for-a-Cause Doubtful Sound".
Important request from Baskets of Blessing & Let’s Eat:
Baskets of Blessing will only receive the name of your booking and number of passengers, as we do not pass on your contact details. They may like to make contact with all those joining their trip before it leaves and would welcome an email to: email@example.com so they are aware of everyone supporting their trip. (Note: Baskets of Blessing has guaranteed they will not use your email for anything other than Cruise-for-a-Cause arrangements).
Prepayment by credit card and subsequent confirmation by Real Journeys Ltd is accepted as confirmation of your booking.
No refunds will be granted but we do allow swapping of passengers if you need to on-sell. We recommend travel insurance.
As a fundraising event, there may be media on board and images will be shared on social media. All participants of this cruise agree to their image being used in any publicity about the Cruise-for-a-Cause (now and in the future) unless they specify otherwise prior to the trip by email to Tsehai Tiffin: Tsehai.firstname.lastname@example.org