Doubtful Sound Day Cruise

Doubtful Sound Day Cruise - Real Journeys

Doubtful Sound Day Cruise

Real Journeys


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Doubtful Sound Day Cruises - Real Journeys
Doubtful Sound Day Cruises - Real Journeys
Doubtful Sound Day Cruises - Real Journeys
Doubtful Sound Day Cruises - Real Journeys


Cruise beautiful Lake Manapouri with Real Journeys and explore the wilderness of Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises: Doubtful Sound is an unspoilt and remote wilderness of many moods. One minute clear and sun-drenched, the next mysterious and mist shrouded. Cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri, coach over Wilmot Pass and board our catamaran for a 3-hour cruise taking in the dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. Our nature guides are on hand to point out the highlights and wildlife sightings are common (dolphins, seals, penguins). Coach connections available from Te Anau and Queenstown. See our website for departures, prices and other great Real Journeys excursions.


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Nanay's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The place is breathtaking! The crew fantastic and amazing,the facts that they shared are very informative.We love the tour have to be in warm jackets /attire if you wish to stay outaide to see the view.You can also bring your own lunch and snacks.They have some chocolates,drinks,cup noodles,muffins,chips etc for sale if needed. Drinks like coffee and tea are always available.In the big boat ,they have a machine with different types of coffee nd even chocolate drink and of course clean filtered water. My family and I all had fun! Shout out to the people with us who tolerated my kids, i found them were very well behaved during the cruise compared to experiences with other kids so apologies to the lady who wished that the kids could also shut down when we had the amazing five minutes of silence, as im pretty sure they were quiet and silent even in the bus.Aside from that we would surely come back again and would cross our fingers we wont encounter such comments from fellow passengers again.Just be wary if you have kids otherwise it was an awesome experience.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Joanne&Ian's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic day on the wilderness cruise.Staff were amazing and nothing was a problem.A must do experience for all Kiwis.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Geoff Steele


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful part of NZ. Both bus drivers over the pass were great, and extra marks for Ian our bus driver from Te Anau as he returned my camera I left on the bus to our camp before we even noticed it was gone! Only downside was not enough seating inside the cabin on the at the Doubtful Sound end when the weather is poor.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Axel and Patricia G


Ranking: 6/10

Well organised, however, quite touristic and very expensive. Although the weather was cloudy and rainy at times there were some great views. In the end though too expensive.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Leonie Westerhot


Ranking: 8/10

Expensive but beautiful; Doubtful Sound! The people of Real Journeys are friendly and kind. We were lucky, many dolphins!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Peter Beeloo


Ranking: 9/10

Very Nice daytrip into the doubtfull sound. Good information during the bus rides and boattrip. The silence during that boattrip was amazzing. A must do during your travell. I say its better than the milfotd sound but then the drive up there is something you should do.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Anke Vater


Ranking: 10/10

This day was one of our best days so far. Beautiful nature, staff, well organised!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lorenz Pfisterer


Ranking: 10/10

The cruise was fantastic on a beautiful sunny day. We enjoyed everything, the cruise on Lake Manapouri, the drive over the Wilmot Pass and the wonderful Doubtful Sound.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Heidi et Mat


Ranking: 8/10

Expensive but beautiful and we met dolphins and penguins.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anouk Jongsma


Ranking: 9/10

We had a good day. Good weather which is important in this town. Staff are very, very friendly and professional.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

In addition to the, without doubt, incredible scenery, we had penguins, seals and jumping dolphins - and sunshine, we were very lucky.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Helen Parsons


Ranking: 10/10

We went on a cruise to Stewart Island with a nature walk, a daytime cruise on Doubtful Sound and a cruise on Milford Sound. Each activity was punctual, professionally done with well informed guides. Value for money although not cheap.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Douglas Dean

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing sights and sound - the cruise/bus/cruise ride was really informative while breathtaking views passed. Carol's nature narration is passionate, great food buffets, courteous staff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014