When you discover Doubtful Sound you will be struck by its silence.
Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it is over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s densest rainforest and to view the colourful alpine moss gardens.
On reaching Deep Cove, you will board our spacious catamaran Patea Explorer for a three-hour cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. Our skippers provide a detailed commentary and point out highlights. Keep a look out for wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and penguins.
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Manapouri:
May 12 - Sep 12: 9.45am daily
Prices from: $198 Adult / $65 Child
Oct 12 & May 13 - Sep 13: 9.45am daily
Nov 12 - Apr 13: 10am daily
27 Dec 12 - 28 Feb 13: 8am daily
Prices from: $265 Adult / $65 Child
Duration: 8 hrs approx.
Coach & Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau:
May 12 - Sep 12: 8.45am daily
Prices from: $213 Adult / $72.50 Child
Oct 12 & May 13 - Sep 13: 8.45am daily
Nov 12 - Apr 13: 8.30am daily
27 Dec 12 - 28 Feb 13: 7am daily
Prices from: $280 Adult / $72.50 Child
Duration: 9 hrs 45 mins approx.
Coach & Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown:
Oct 11 - Sep 12: 6.55am daily
Prices from: $235 Adult/ $117.50 Child
Oct 12 & May 13 - Sep 13: 6.55am daily
Nov 12 - Apr 13: 7.15am daily
Prices from: $298 Adult/ $149 Child
Duration: 12 hrs 50 mins approx.
Prices valid until 30 September 2013.
Access to the power station may not always be possible.
Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge.
The Patea Explorer will be on annual survey 18 Jun - 6 Jul 2012 and during this time the cruise through the fiord will be on our other vessels