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.
South Island ▷ Fiordland ▷ Doubtful Sound
Operating Season And Hours
Oct - April: 7 days, 6:30am - 8pm
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Nice trip in the Doubtful Sound where you can see dolphins and seals.
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Great guides and service, 100% recommended.
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Well organised, informative staff. Beautiful.
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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.
Informative guides on each stage. Relaxed atmosphere.
It was a very nice cruise but we did do a kayak trip the day before and nothing was going to beat that!
Small boat than Real Journeys, well organised, a bit cheaper per person. Everything went without any problems.