A Doubtful Sound cruise is the perfect way to experience the magic of Fiordland

A Doubtful Sound cruise is a must if you are visiting the South Island.

Doubtful Sound Morning Reflections Photographer J Vale

Doubtful Sound is one of a series of fourteen fiords located within the stunning Fiordland National Park on the south west coast of New Zealand's South Island.

This is one part of New Zealand that you shouldn't miss!

Along with Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound offers visitors a chance to experience perhaps the most picturesque of all New Zealand's wilderness areas.

At roughly three times the length of Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound offers incredible scenery and the chance to experience a wide range of New Zealand marine life, including dolphins, seals and penguins.

Doubtful Sound - Snow On Wilmot Pass Photographer K Townson

A cruise on the calm, deep waters of Doubtful Sound is just the thing to take you away from the hassles of everyday life. Sit back and relax as you cruise past towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and sheltered bays and inlets. And your experienced crew are on hand to provide expert commentary and to answer any questions you may have about this remote paradise.


Day cruise or overnight cruise?

To experience the wonders of Doubtful Sound, you can choose from a day cruise or an overnight cruise.

Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau


Following collection from Te Anau, your adventure starts with a crossing of Lake Manapouri. From there we cross Wilmot Pass, with stops along the way to view the dense forests and alpine moss. We then join our vessel for your three hour cruise, taking in the stunning scenery that makes this such a mystical and memorable place.

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Your overnight cruise starts with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri before a coach trip over Wilmot Pass. Your cruise on Doubtful Sound begins when you board your sailing scow, which has been specially built for the waters of Doubtful Sound. Combining the charms of a traditional sailing vessell with creature comforts like spacious decks, bar, lounge, and dining room, your scow provides the perfect platform from which to experience the charms of Doubtful Sound.

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