Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Fiordland Expeditions


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Tamsin Banks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The best tourist company ever. They provided us with a magical overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound, small, personal and value for money, loved the fishing and kayaking.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Rena and Kirsten


Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, funny staff, lots of wildlife: penguins, dolphins, seals. Kayaking and especially the swimming was fun. Awesome food.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic trip. Was the highlight of our honeymoon. The captain and his wife were incredibly hospitable and nothing was too much trouble. From lobsters too big to fit on a plate to an amazing breakfast after a very comfortable nights sleep, everything was perfect. Thank you.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in July 2012

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Hans Bet


Ranking: 9/10

Great cruise!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Stuart Arrol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Outstanding, the crew are all enthusiasts.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Ranking: 8/10

We had 14 passengers and it was a bit crowded. Had to wait for fishing, wait for kayaking, wait for toilet, wait for showers. However, it was a totally brillant trip. I loved the food, scenery and taking part in lobster haul. I think the crew needed a break as they seemed to be going through the motions. Its not a luxury boat at all, but its an adventure and fun. The bunkhouse is very basic but comfortable. I think the price was fair considering the food, boat, activities and just getting there over Lake Manapouri and Wilmot pass. I will be back one day.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise - Fiordland Expeditions responds:

Thankyou for your candid comments. We're looking forward to having you back some day.

For the record we have 4 toilets, 3 showers, 8 kayaks and 7 fishing poles aboard.

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Thirza & Roeland


Ranking: 4/10

Overnight cruise. Cost = $500pp surrounding is nice but this is too much money for the service you get. Although we were with only 6 passengers the (young) crew introduced themselves as people who also want to have a good time. No problem, but it shouldn't be more important than your guests. Food was poor (crayfish = nice, but not as only ingredient with 1 potato).

Reviewed over 11 years ago

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise - Fiordland Expeditions responds:

I agree, very poor attitude form the crew; we're very sorry. I am not sure why you got a potatoe with your second of four courses; it should have been with the main course? Very sorry to hear you had a poor experience.

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

10/10 simply due to the small size of the group and our driver/skipper - Informative as an encylcopaedia!

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Ranking: 9/10

Very nice trip - few people on board. Good service. Excellent.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great time on the boat! The weather was a little iffy (on and off rain) and we didn't get to see Dolphins or seals, but the experience was great. On a boat with a total of 10 passengers and 2 crew, you really feel like you're out in the middle of nowhere. We had arrived in Te Anau via the Routeburn Track, and they were able to arrange us free rides to & from Manapouri. We had fun fishing - I caught a big blue cod, which we ate for dinner. We kayaked by a waterfall. They also picked up a bunch of crayfish, which were excellently prepared as our entree. The food was quite good! I guess on a small boat, your experience could be affected by the other passengers, but we had a good group!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

Would have been a ten if the price a little cheaper. The captain dived for some crayfish and we ate some that night.

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Excellent dive boat... great facilities... friendly crew and they really went the extra mile. We'll be back!!!

Reviewed almost 14 years ago