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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Start your South Island adventure to Doubtful Sound with pickup from your Queenstown hotel by coach. Relax during the journey to stunning Lake Manapouri, situated in the UNESCO–listed Fiordland National Park, and ride a ferry across its tranquil waters. Then ascend Wilmot Pass, stopping en route for a photo op of Doubtful Sound, a ribbon of blue meandering between the Fiordland's alpine moss gardens and steep rainforest-laden walls.

    Board a spacious catamaran at Deep Cove for your cruise of Doubtful Sound. Ten times larger than Milford Sound, the pristine fiord boasts sun-drenched or mist-shrouded peaks where waterfalls cascade into the deep blue water below.

    Keep an eye out for basking New Zealand fur seals, rare Fiordland penguins and bottlenose dolphins that often swim alongside the vessel as your skipper explains natural features of this extraordinary landscape. 

    End with the return trip to Manapouri, where you’re transferred back to your Queenstown hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    88 Beach St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket and warm clothing
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note: During survey the Patea Explorer will be substituted with another vessel from the Real Journeys fleet
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Fab day out on the boat cruise ,lots of beautiful scenery , loved the commentary and he was easy on the eye too lol. Pity about the rain and the rough sea but you can’t control nature . All the staff were super friendly too , would recommended this trip highly xxx
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    First up was a taxi pickup from our accommodation to the bus station at Frankton. A great start as this saved taking a car or finding or paying for a carpark. Hudson was our driver and he spoke really well about a lot of local info, history, farming and made 2 hour trip go
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    I was disappointed in this experience. The driver kept repeating the same information both to and from Doubtful Sound (all of it agricultural). I cringed every time he said it was lamb "calving" season and deer "calving" season (which he said 3 times!). He failed to point out
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    This was, without a doubt, the most amazing experience of our time in Queenstown. We cannot recommend highly enough. Picked up from our hotel in Queenstown at 7.30am and then taken on a day of magic! The bus trip to was interesting, the ferry across Lake Manapouri to the
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    This is by far the best value trip I have ever been on. Picked up from our hotel, 2-hour drive to Lake Manapouri in a luxury coach with good commentary about scenery on the way, followed by 50 minutes across the lake - picture perfect with snow-capped peaks. Wonderful trip up
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 12h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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