Fiordland National Park: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise
- Duration: 7 hours
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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!
It was fantastic!! To start off with we were rather disappointed that we woke up to a rainy day. But off we went, raincoats on all ready for the day. We ordered the packed lunch, which was more than enough, and very tasty. The rain did not put on damper on the day at all. In fact with the rain came the most amazing waterfalls, many of them too. We were very blessed to be able to go out into the sea because we had no wind. We saw dozens of fur seals and even spotted a whale...twice!!. A fantast day had!! The team were amazing...the service great...facilities clean and first class!!
Colin is the best driver/tour guide I’ve travelled with. He took this experience to another level, we learnt so much about the history of Fiordland National park and it’s place in the future conservation scheme of NZ’s natural treasures, and we were well entertained with his humour. The number and velocity of the waterfalls was breathtaking and information about them was superb, the trip way above my expectation.
It was a fantastic trip the scenery was epic. The tour guides were so friendly and all of the commentaries were interesting and humorous. It is one of the best experiences I have had and I would highly recommend to other NZers to experience.
Tony Andrew our guide was an outstanding communicator and very knowledgeable of the area which he relaid in a very cleaver a d humorous manner. He is an asset to Real Journeys and he definitely made the trip the magic that it was.