Fiordland Cruises

Fiordland Cruises

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise


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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises - MV Southern Secret
Seal Watching - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
In Doubtful Sound on Overnight Cruise
Double Ensuite Cabin - Doubtful Sound New Zealand


Intimate small ship experience of Doubtful Sound Overnight; activities may include sightseeing, fishing, crayfishing, mammal watching and cruising.

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Onboard the MV Southern Secret, experience Doubtful Sound on our personalised overnight journey. We cruise the fiords of Doubtful Sound, sightseeing and exploring the history and splendor, we pause at many features for photographs and to savour the spectacular scenery and wildlife. Activities onboard can include fishing, mammal watching and star gazing on clear evenings. Onboard we have 5 private cabins with facilities ensuite.

Doubtful Sound is home to a range of wildlife; there is a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins that is often observed from our cruises, rocky outcrops where seals may be seen sunning themselves and shy penguins may be glimpsed. We adhere to specific measures to ensure our operations do not affect these splendid marine creatures.

- Complimentary hot drinks and light snacks
- Delicious evening meal (often supplemented by the catch of the day)
- Private double bed cabin with bathroom en-suite"
- Light breakfast
o Guests are welcome bring refreshments (alcoholic or otherwise).

The MV Southern Secret is an excellent vessel for your Doubtful Sound Cruise. She is roomy warm and dry, has a comfortable living and dining area with big windows for viewing the fiord. The top deck, bow and stern are accessible.

 Spacious indoor area with seating, kitchen and viewing windows
 Access to bow and stern and upper deck for viewing
 Five private ensuite cabins
 Private toilet and shower in each cabin
 240V power during day time
 12V power overnight

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Teresa and Bernie Brown's avatar

Teresa and Bernie Brown

Ranking: 10/10

Magical place. Warm comfy rooms with great ensuite. Experienced hosts. Fantastic food. Fishing kayaking dolphins swimming.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Suzie Thompson


Ranking: 10/10

Southern Secret….. in Doubtful Sound! How apt a name for the Cruise that reveals the most amazing natural landscape up close and personal in luxurious comfort through the wild region of Fiordland. The whole experience from start to finish was managed with efficiency and grace. Every stage of the journey flowed effortlessly and the crew were excellent at creating a personal experience, offering excellent service whilst creating a sense of participation. Experiencing the shore line of Doubtful Sound from the perspective of a Kayak is absolutely amazing…..and so is the hot shower and wonderful Roast Dinner when you come back on board! A must do!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gordon Low

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Spent a special birthday aboard Southern Secret with some great friends. I am in the tourism business myself and would rate this trip 10.5 out of 10 if I could! The crew, John, JR and Jen were absolutely brilliant, we wanted for nothing. The boat was well set up, warm and very comfortable, the food was superb. A great way to get a taste of Fiordland.Top marks Fiordland cruise, you are a credit to NZ tourism!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Uwe Herrdum


Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic cruising in Doubtful Sound. Very nice boat and great people. However, seemed to be in a hurry the second day.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kevin Morris

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A small company providing tours for small groups - this time just my wife and I - brilliant personal attention by Ray.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ranking: 10/10

A bit expensive, but worth it.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ranking: 10/10

Tukotu 2 was a wonderful small boat(8 persons) 24 hr. experience in Doubtful Sound. We had such a memorable time starting with Mandy's welcome at the Real terminus and being handed over to Jen and Fjord for safekeeping and guiding for the following 24 hrs. of awesome cruising. Information, wonderful fjord experiences, amazing food, catching and preparing crayfish and fresh off the line sea perch, divine sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce to invite proposals; cooked breakfast worth waking up for at 6:30 and the personality of lady Doubtful (aptly named) to make it all worthwhile. The weekend left us breathless, shoes dried in the engine room and rocked to sleep with the sound of rain mixed with cascading water.....doesn't get much better, especially in a small group experience--a wonderful 36 hr. dinner party with a diverse group with whom it was a pleasure to share the time, vistas and adventures.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

The overnight cruise to the Doubtful Sound was brilliant. Fortunate to have good weather and boat / crew were excellent.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in May 2010