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15 Rankers Reviews

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23 Boat Cruises

4 Doubtful Sound




Iconic NZ at a sweet price! Providing awesome experiences in Doubtful Sound with small boat day cruises.

Sit back, relax and cruise in comfort onboard the Tasman Explorer in remote and beautiful Doubtful Sound. With a maximum capacity of 45 passengers, we offer the only small boat day cruise in this remote wilderness.

Cross Lake Manapouri by ferry, then coach across the Southern Alps over the Wilmot Pass down into Doubtful Sound, where we spend 3hrs exploring the full length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea.
The isolation means few people get to experience the unique tranquility found here.

We have free hot drinks on board and offer a free transfer coach from Te Anau or Manapouri.


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Operating Season And Hours

Oct - April: 7 days, 6:30am - 8pm


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Ranking: 10/10

Nice trip in the Doubtful Sound where you can see dolphins and seals.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in March 2017

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Ranking: 8/10

Great guides and service, 100% recommended.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jill Grange

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Ranking: 9/10

Well organised, informative staff. Beautiful.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Angharad Lloyd


Ranking: 10/10

Well worth getting up early for! The staff were so enthusiastic and full of interesting facts and information. Going on the early trip was made better by the fact we were the only boat on the Sound at the time so it was peaceful.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jill Stebbing


Ranking: 10/10

Informative guides on each stage. Relaxed atmosphere.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Brenda Oomen


Ranking: 7/10

It was a very nice cruise but we did do a kayak trip the day before and nothing was going to beat that!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ixtaso Roncal


Ranking: 8/10


Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Logan Leduc


Ranking: 10/10

Small boat than Real Journeys, well organised, a bit cheaper per person. Everything went without any problems.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2014