Deep Cove Charters Ltd

Deep Cove Charters Ltd


10 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

10 Boat Cruises

3 Manapouri

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Deep Cove Charters Ltd

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Isabel Lee's avatar

Isabel Lee

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My parents recently took an overnight tour on Doubtful Sound with Deep Cove Charters, and had this to say:

"Had a great time; the food was fantastic: crayfish for lunch, venison and freshly caught fish for dinner. Absolutely poured with rain, which made the waterfalls spectacular. Saw dolphins and seals. Would definitely recommend the smaller boat experience."

Reviewed over 9 years ago

keithandmal's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

agree with R Millar. Chris and Travis make a great family team on a relaxed and informal boat. The boat is able to get up close to the wildlife and the fishing was easy even for beginners. We know the food was fresh because we caught the fish and watched the crayfish being landed. More than a sightseeing trip. Chris very knowledgeable about the regin. Unique experience

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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S & J McDonald

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Semi-private (more so than Real Journey). Only accomodates 12 people maximum. Fished and kayaked on Sound. Felt a bit rushed last day/morning. Overall good and would do again.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

randlmiller's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

Everything about this trip was spectacular -easily one of the highlights of our New Zealand visit. Skip Milford Sound, skip the bus trips and day cruises, and sail with Chris instead. Doubtful Sound is much less traficked;it's like sailing through Jurassic Park - incredible beauty, and you're right in the middle of it. Chilled crayfish for lunch, venison and the freshest seafood you'll ever have for dinner. An exceptional experience!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Courtney Wood

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful experience with Deep Cove Charters. Staff were nice, lots to do including fishing and kayaking. Food was delicious as well. We got to eat the fish we caught on the sound. Can't get any better than that!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Shoe's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This was our favourite thing in New Zealand! it was excellent from start to finish. A family owned operation with Diane meeting you, Her husband Chris was skipper and Travis their son as first mate. The food was excellent. The boat cute and cozy but still with plenty of room for everyone. We fished, kayaked, enjoyed the scenery and even did a spot of cold night swimming! Then after the sun went down we all enjoyed some wine that we had brought with us and lots of card games. if you are unsure whether to do a day or overnight cruise then I definitely recommend an overnight cruise as the Sound was most beautiful in the evening and early morning. This was a lovely, relaxing and brilliant experience, can not say enough how much we enjoyed it

Reviewed over 11 years ago

gandj's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

Our experience with Deep Cover Charters Ltd was excellent from start to finish.
The crew, John and Traci, were outstanding. They were very professional, personable and did everything within their power to make our trip fabulous. The meals were bountiful, tasty, and beautifully presented. We especially enjoyed the fresh fish that we caught. The boat was new, very comfortable and immaculately clean. We feel that the best way to experience Doubtful Sound is an overnight cruise. The scenery is legendary. The 12 passenger maximum and personal attention heightens the experience. We highly recommend Deep Cove Charters LTD.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

Anna's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. Small, personal experience - 12 passengers. Amazing surroundings, food, and a good time all around.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009