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From Manapouri: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Product ID: 386629
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Escape to the tranquillity of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise through pristine fiords waters where you will enjoy water activities and a 3-course dinner.
About this activity
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Duration: 24 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the full length of Doubtful Sound, cruising all the way to the Tasman Sea
  • Enjoy a 3-course buffet dinner and warm breakfast prepared by the on-board chef
  • Explore the shoreline by kayak, tender boat, or, for the adventurous, by swimming
  • See a vast array of wildlife including dolphins, penguins, and seals
  • Enjoy insightful commentary provided by the nature guide onboard
Full description
Create lifelong memories as your experience the unspoiled beauty of Doubtful Sound aboard an overnight cruise which includes a 3-course dinner and full breakfast, live commentary from a knowledgeable nature guide, shoreline water excursions, and modern amenities for maximum comfort.  

Start your unforgettable journey in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, traveling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arrive at Deep Cove, met the crew, and then board majestic Fiordland Navigator.

Marvel ate the unique design of the Fiordland Navigator, which borrows from the aesthetic of a traditional scow, blending old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with a fully licensed bar, and an observation lounge.

Cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery and listen as the boat’s knowledgeable nature guide provides commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals, or rare penguins you might encounter.

After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or simply relax onboard. For the adventurous, there’s even a chance to go swimming. 

Enjoy a delicious three-course buffet dinner in the evening, which is prepared by the onboard chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travelers, savor some of the fine wines at the licensed bar, and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.

Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast menu and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Finally, you’ll return to Deep Cove, then take the trip back to Manapouri.
Includes
  • Nature guide
  • Tea, Coffee, and water
  • 3-course buffet dinner
  • Warm continental breakfast
  • Shoreline water activities: kayak or tender boat
  • Twin-share cabin with private ensuite
  • Boat ride across Lake Manapouri
  • Coach trip over Wilmot Pass
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Check in at the counter to exchange your voucher for the boarding pass.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of clothes
  • Credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Fishing
Know before you go
The water activities are weather dependent.
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Product ID: 386629