Fiordland Navigator Overnight Cruises

Doubtful Sound

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise.

Your excursion begins with a short cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over Wilmot Pass. You will then descend to Doubtful Sound to meet the crew of the Fiordland Navigator awaiting you in Deep Cove.

The Fiordland Navigator is designed along the lines of a traditional sailing vessel, combining the charm of a bygone era with all modern comforts including spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge.

During the afternoon, you will cruise the full length of the fiord, weaving through hidden coves and waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and, at times, rare penguins can be seen.

As evening draws near, the crew will drop anchor in a sheltered cove, allowing you to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender craft (small boat) with a nature guide. For the more adventurous, there’s even a chance to go swimming.  In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our onboard chef and relax in the saloon before retiring to your cosy bed.

Activities (kayaking & tendercraft/small boat), meals & accommodation included
Three-course buffet dinner & cooked breakfast
Sleeps 70
18 private cabins with ensuite bathrooms and 8 quad share bunk - style compartments (vessel layout)
Picnic lunch options can be pre-ordered (day 1)
Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections (extra cost) with courtesy transfers from most accommodation
Suitable for all ages, with exception of infants in quad share

Specials

 Save $$ with our Off-peak rates for Overnight Cruises!
 "20% Multi Saver" on selected excursions!

Buy 2 or more different excursions and SAVE 20% off all lower priced!  

Specials will automatically be applied to your booking - details of the savings are shown on your booking summary prior to final payment.


 Kayak Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise

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 Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

 Dusk in Doubtful Sound


Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises - from Manapouri

Season: Sep - Mid May
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
1 Sep - 31 Oct 2014
Departs: 12noon (returns 11.45am day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $417 adult / $209 child
Single occupancy $729 adult
Quad-share $263 adult / $132 child
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
Departs: 12.30pm (returns 11.45am day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $595 adult / $298 child
Single occupancy $1,041 adult
Quad-share $375 adult / $188 child
1 Apr - 16 May 2015 & 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2015
Departs: 12noon (returns 11.45am day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $417 adult / $209 child
Single occupancy $729 adult
Quad-share $263 adult / $132 child

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Calendar
Please note:

  • Seasonal price variation - Peak: Nov - Mar, Off Peak: Oct, Apr, May & Sep
  • Suitable for all ages with the exception of infants (0 - 4 years) in quad share
  • Quad-share: we endeavour to assign compartments as "all female" or "all male" but we cannot guarantee this
  • Child rates apply for 1 - 14 years
  • Infants (0 - 12 months) carried free of charge if sleeping in a cot, otherwise child rates apply. Due to space limitations cots can be used in twin cabins only. Passengers to provide their own cot, unless by prior arrangement.

Coach & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises & Coach - from Queenstown

Season: Sep - Mid May
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
1 Nov 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
Departs: 8.30am (returns 3.30pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $655 adult / $328 child
Single occupancy $1,101 adult
Quad-share $435 adult / $218 child
1 Sep - 31 Oct 2014
Departs: 8.30am (returns 3.15pm/3.30pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $459 adult / $230 child
Single occupancy $771 adult
Quad-share $305 adult / $153 child
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
Departs: 8.30am (returns 3.30pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $655 adult / $328 child
Single occupancy $1,101 adult
Quad-share $435 adult / $218 child
1 Apr - 16 May 2015 & 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2015
Departs: 8.30am (returns 3.15pm/3.30pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $459 adult / $230 child
Single occupancy $771 adult
Quad-share $305 adult / $153 child

Find Availability and Prices
Calendar
Please note:

  • Seasonal price variation - Peak: Nov - Mar, Off Peak: Oct, Apr, May & Sep
  • Suitable for all ages with the exception of infants (0 - 4 years) in quad share
  • Quad-share: we endeavour to assign compartments as "all female" or "all male" but we cannot guarantee this
  • Child rates apply for 1 - 14 years
  • Infants (0 - 12 months) carried free of charge if sleeping in a cot, otherwise child rates apply. Due to space limitations cots can be used in twin cabins only. Passengers to provide their own cot, unless by prior arrangement.

Coach & Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises & Coach - from Te Anau

Season: Sep - Mid May
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
1 Nov 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
Departs: 11.30am (returns 12.45pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $605 adult / $303 child
Single occupancy $1,051 adult
Quad-share $385 adult / $193 child
1 Sep - 31 Oct 2014
Departs: 11am (returns 12.45pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $424 adult / $212 child
Single occupancy $736 adult
Quad-share $270 adult / $135 child
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
Departs: 11.30am (returns 12.45pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $605 adult / $303 child
Single occupancy $1,051 adult
Quad-share $385 adult / $193 child
1 Apr - 16 May 2015 & 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2015
Departs: 11am (returns 12.45pm day 2)
Prices from: Double & Twin share $424 adult / $212 child
Single occupancy $736 adult
Quad-share $270 adult / $135 child

Find Availability and Prices
Calendar
Please note:

  • Seasonal price variation - Peak: Nov - Mar, Off Peak: Oct, Apr, May & Sep
  • Suitable for all ages with the exception of infants (0 - 4 years) in quad share
  • Quad-share: we endeavour to assign compartments as "all female" or "all male" but we cannot guarantee this
  • Child rates apply for 1 - 14 years
  • Infants (0 - 12 months) carried free of charge if sleeping in a cot, otherwise child rates apply. Due to space limitations cots can be used in twin cabins only. Passengers to provide their own cot, unless by prior arrangement.




What to bring:

Non-slip shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, change of clothes, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear (optional), camera, cash for bar and snacks. Overnight bag only.

Real Journeys also operates Milford Sound Cruises (day and overnight), Te Anau Glowworm Caves and TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak Excursions.

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