From Manapouri: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
- Small group
- Duration: 1 day
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An absolutely wonderful and magical trip. The crew and staff were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Courtney’s nature talks and commentaries were a highlight and not to be missed. The dinner was huge and comprehensive with numerous choices and there was a substantial cooked breakfast. The weather allowed passengers to kayak or swim under supervision or to ride in a tender. We sailed into the Tasman Sea, passing a seal colony on the way. There were glimpses of penguins and kaka too. The weather changed rapidly, so we had a mix of sun, cloud, mist and rain, allowing a range of photographic opportunities. Sunrise was special with spectacular reflections. We loved every minute of this trip and would happily do it again. Well done, team!
Great overnight trip that suits all ages. The guided kayak was very safely controlled and no individual exploring. Was more of an afternoon exercise to get you out and moving. The ship went everywhere possible thanks to great weather so we saw a lot of nature in its beauty. The food was good and plentiful. The bar was stocked with high quality which meant high price (could of had a drink limit if instead if it’s meant to reduce drinking and have some cheaper options). The nature guide Courtney was out of this world knowledge! She alway was great at seeking good entertainment out on the front deck.
World class!!!! Defiantly the World's eighth wonder. The crew were outstanding! The Chef on the Navigator was fantastic, originally from Boston, now a Kiwi presented the lamb and beef perfectly, making sheep and beef farmers proud! They crew went out of their way to make our experience the best ever. Our cabin was very comfortable indeed. The scenery throughout Doubtful was unbelievably beautiful and it was exciting to see the wildlife. I will joyfully remember this experience for ever!
Excellent Can’t recommend it enough. The whole trip was so well run. Good crew always happy to help in any way they could, good food and amazing scenery. If you haven’t done this trip highly recommend it. Bring it forward on the bucket list and do it while the price is so good!!!
What made the experience so good, was having good staff who were only too happy to look after you but also they shared their knowledge of their surroundings with a very clear and friendly voice so that you could absorb as much information as possible. Great trip.