Experience Doubtful Sound

Recommended Activities in & near Doubtful Sound

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Doubtful sound overnight cruise

Your Overnight Cruise itinerary starts in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arriving at Deep Cove you’ll be met by our crew and the majestic Fiordland Navigator.

Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with fully licensed bar and an observation lounge.

As you cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter.

After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or to simply relax on board. For the adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to go swimming. All activities are weather dependent.

In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course buffet dinner prepared by our on-board chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.

Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast menu and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Finally, you’ll return to Deep Cove, the trip back to Manapouri and many, many conversations telling friends just how amazing your trip was.

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Doubtful sound day cruise

Get ready to create some lifelong memories as we take you on the ultimate Doubtful Sound experience.

Your cruise itinerary starts in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rain forest. Arriving at Deep Cove you’ll be met by our crew of the MV. Sinbad.

During your 3 hour cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter.

Finally, you’ll return to Deep Cove, the trip back to Manapouri and many, many conversations telling friends just how amazing your trip was.

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Sea Kayaking Doubtful Sound

Don’t just look up at the sounds, immerse yourself at sea level.

Let New Zealand's Best Adventure Activity company, Go Orange help you explore one of the most spectacular places on Earth, from the water. You will be joined by one of our guides and a small group of kayakers for a fun, intimate experience surrounded by the world's best scenery.

Begin your adventure in Manapouri with a 45 minute catamaran cruise across the lake, a coach ride over Wilmott pass ( the most expensive road in the Fiorldand), before arriving in Deep Cove for your safety briefing and equipment set up. In groups of eight adventurers, you’ll be on a double sea kayak with your paddle buddy, paddling for three hours to explore Deep Cove, Rolla Island and Olphert Cove. Fill your water bottle up from mighty waterfalls, listen to our knowledgeable guides share history of the Fjords and spot the local dolphins (if they’re feeling sociable) playing in their pod.

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