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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 5 years ago

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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 5 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 about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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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 about 6 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 about 7 years ago

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 7 years ago