Immerse yourself in Doubtful Sound’s breathtaking beauty, towering peaks and bush clad islands with an overnight cruise.
Following a short cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and a coach trip on the remote sub-alpine route over Wilmot Pass, you will board the Fiordland Navigator at Deep Cove.
There is plenty of time on your overnight cruise to soak up the stunning surrounds and to discover the hidden arms of Doubtful Sound – Hall, Crooked and First. Bottlenose dolphins often ride our bow waves, fur seals bask on the rocks and, at times, rare penguins make an appearance. We anchor at a chosen mooring for the night giving you the opportunity to kayak around the shoreline, go exploring in the tender craft with our nature guide or simply relax on deck. A sumptuous three-course buffet is served in the evening showcasing some of the region’s finest produce.
The Fiordland Navigator is purpose built for cruising in the fiords and offers spacious viewing decks, a comfortable dining saloon/fully licensed bar and observation lounge. You have the choice of private cabins with ensuite bathrooms or shared bunk-style accommodation.
|30 kayaks and 2 tender craft|
|Three course buffet dinner & cooked breakfast|
|Capacity - sleeps 70|
|18 private cabins with ensuite bathrooms and 8 quad share bunk -style compartments (vessel layout)|
|Delicious Doubtful Sound Picnic Lunches options can be pre-ordered (day 1)|
|Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections|
|Suitable for all ages with exception of infants|
Suitable for all ages with exception of infants in quad share. Infants charged at child rate.
Note: The May coach connections from Queenstown depart Monday, Wednesday, Friday only.
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, change of clothes, woollen sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear (optional), cash for bar and snacks, camera and lots of film, overnight bag only.