Te Anau: 40-Minute Doubtful Sound Scenic Seaplane Flight

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Wings & Water Te Anau Ltd

Te Anau: 40-Minute Doubtful Sound Scenic Seaplane Flight

Activity provider: Wings & Water Te Anau Ltd

From US$ 220.33 per person

Hover over the South Island skies and discover the beautiful Doubtful Sound from up above on a 40-minute scenic seaplane ride.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Explore the beauty of Doubtful Sound from the skies aboard a seaplane
  • Soar over breathtaking waterfalls and long and winding fiords
  • Enjoy a window seat and live commentary from your pilot
Full description
Take off from the Lakefront in Te Anau and explore the famous Doubtful Sound Fiordland in a way not many get the opportunity to do so aboard South Island New Zealand's only seaplane.  Fly with an experienced and personable local pilot who will conduct an informative commentary throughout your flight. Be able to listen and speak using your headset. Soar over the Doubtful Sound, which is known for being one of the deepest fiords and is long and winding with three distinct arms.  See breathtaking waterfalls and unspoiled scenery in its most dramatic form on a 40-minute flight with the upmost safety standards, operating in accordance with strict Civil Aviation New Zealand Rules.
  • 40-minute scenic flight over Doubtful Sound
  • Commentary from the pilot
  • Window seat
  • Speak and listen headset
  • Free parking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Meeting point

65 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand

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What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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We didn’t enjoy the turbulence

May 17, 2021

Amazing experience with views of layer upon layer of mountains and geographic features that are learned about but rarely seen. Excellent pilot who narrates what we see. The landing and take off are smoother than the usual planes one experiences.

March 23, 2021

March 11, 2021

Product ID: 387591