Doubtful Sound Scenic Cruises

Doubtful Sound

A Doubtful Sound Scenic Cruise is the ideal way for groups (minimum 20 passengers) to experience the beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound.

The leisurely cruise will take you and your group through the spectacular inner reaches of Doubtful Sound on board the Fiordland Navigator, a traditional style luxury vessel. Cruises on board the Fiordland Navigator offer a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

The day’s adventure begins with a cruise across crystal-clear Lake Manapouri. Then there is an alpine crossing of Wilmot Pass by coach, stopping along the way to view Doubtful Sound far below. On reaching Deep Cove board the Fiordland Navigator for a two-hour cruise weaving through Hall Arm, Crooked Arm and around Elizabeth Island. The nature guide will point out highlights along the way and provide an in-depth commentary.

Our personalised, flexible itinerary enables wildlife viewing opportunities and the chance to get close to the waterfalls. On the return cruise, the vessel’s engines are turned off so the ‘sound of silence’ can be experienced.

An international buffet lunch prepared by our on board chef and complimentary tea and coffee are included.

Trip Information

  • Season: Sep - mid Apr
  • Duration: 6hrs 45mins
  • Departs: 9:45am/10am daily from Manapouri
  • Price: $370 adult, $185 child 
  • Minimum 20 passengers

Booking Information

To book this trip, please contact us directly at:

Freephone: 0800 65 65 01

What to bring

  • Shoes / boots (non slip)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweater / fleece jacket
  • Sunscreen / sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera


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