Doubtful Sound Cruise From Manapouri, Te Anau or Queenstown

Discover the wonder of New Zealand's second-most-famous tourist destination the Doubtful Sound!

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From NZD $199
Child (80/85/75): NZD $75
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What's Included

  • 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Boat ride across Lake Manapouri
  • Coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass
  • Drive through Fiordland’s rainforest
  • Hot drinks 


This guided cruise across Doubtful Sound is the perfect opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of New Zealand. Doubtful Sound, located in Fiordland, is the second-most-popular attraction in New Zealand thanks to its pristine wilderness, captivating mountains and natural wildlife. 


You will depart from the visitor's center at 10 am from Manapouri.


Then, it's time for a one-hour cruise across Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Once there, you will head to Manapouri Power Station to board a 45-minute bus over Wilmott Pass. Your cruise boat will be waiting for you when you arrive. 


On this tour, you will cruise across the sound for three hours, which will allow plenty of time to soak up your gorgeous surroundings. Be sure to have your camera ready, as you may spot dolphins or perhaps even penguins amongst other sea and sky creatures. Feel free to bring a packed lunch to enjoy as you sail. Snacks are avaible for purchase on board; cash only. 


After your tour, you will return to shore, where your bus driver will be waiting to return you to West Arm. Then, you will cruise back to Manapouri.

Cruise departs at 10 am

Tour Options
  • Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise - Manapouri Departure
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  • Doubtful Sound Cruise and Coach – Te Anau Departure
    Experience the spectacular, remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound on our guided day trip from Te Anau Duration Cruise for 3 hours through the waterways of Doubtful Sound About Knowledgeable guides will provide commentary and share their passion for this spectacular part of New Zealand Keep an eye out for local wildlife, this could include bottlenose dolphins, seals, penguins and seabirds Comfortable return coach transfers Booking Information Snacks and drinks available to purchase (cash only). Please bring your own packed lunch.
    From NZD $209
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    Next available: Tomorrow
  • Doubtful Sound Cruise and Coach – Queenstown Departure
    From NZD $229
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The cruise departs Manapouri at 10am

Cruise and coach  from Te Anau 9am 

Cruise and coach from Queenstown 7am

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From Manapouri it is 7.5hrs 

From Te-Anau it is 9hrs

From Queenstown it is 12hrs

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The supplier (and associated companies) reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and equipment and alter ticket prices at any time.
  • All travellers accept responsibility for all personal items taken on any experience and are personally liable for these items at all times. The supplier is not responsible for the loss/damage to personal items taken on this experience at any time.
  • All travellers accept that the supplier is not responsible for any injury incurred during this experience as a result of carrying personal items on their person. All travellers do so at their own risk.
  • The sighting of wildlife is not a guarantee and lack of wildlife sightings is not considered reason for refund.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Transfers: Reservations can be transferred to another date (subject to availability) up to 24 hours prior to departure with no transfer fee incurred.  
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to trip departure. Trips are non-refundable after this point.
  • We reserve the right to cancel trips or substitute another river or section of river for safety reasons.

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Pickup Locations
  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre Queenstown
  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre Te Anau


From NZD $ 199
Child (80/85/75): NZD $75
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