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Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours

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Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9005
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A Full-On Experience

First of all, thanks to the great team of Mandy (admin ashore), Dave (the skipper), Richard (chef... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Waimea, Hawaii
via mobile
Wonderful experience on Doubtful Sound

Amazing views, a top-crew (Emma, Jackie and Tane), good companions (we were 8 plus two children... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
christine v
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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises and Fishing, Diving, Hunting Charters
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good2%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 9005
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, thanks to the great team of Mandy (admin ashore), Dave (the skipper), Richard (chef extraordinaire) and Cameron (first mate) for a truly memorable overnight experience. Doubtful Sound did not disappoint, thanks to all of you. Second, thanks to Mother Nature. The weather...More

Thank AlohaLah
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing views, a top-crew (Emma, Jackie and Tane), good companions (we were 8 plus two children), and delicious meals. Peaceful, quiet, not like Milford Sound...

Thank christine v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked an ensuite room via the website. The room was clean and comfortable. Mandy was helpful and prompt in replying to emails. Our crew were great. All cheerful, friendly and knowledgable. Fresh meals were prepared on the boat, these were plentiful and delicious. We...More

Thank Italian_kilt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise with Fiordland Expeditions. We started with a ferry ride across the spectacular Lake Manapouri, then took a van over Wilmot Pass to the sound, which is actually a fiord. Our group of nine was greeted by a crew...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We are so happy that we chose this trip over the others that are our there. We have never been the "get on the bus, get off the bus, follow the leader around, get back on the bus" type of travelers, and this was perfect...More

1  Thank _mergtown
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful overnight cruise last night (Nov 2017). The weather was perfect, the crew (Tane, Emma & Richard) were a fantastic crew that worked well together, and made sure we were well cared for. The food was fabulous (too much), the fishing and...More

1  Thank ColoTripPlanner
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Exactly as the brochure says Awe inspiring scenery and all the comfort and care you could wish for from a dedicated crew Ours was the overnight cruise and Jackie caught the crayfish, cooked cleaned and even baked scones - what an amazing crew - David...More

Thank Bruce H
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you Bruce. Always great to hear the team are doing a great job. I hope you enjoyed the rest of NZ.

Reviewed 23 September 2017

My what to say... This trip was a very memorable highlight of our stay in New Zealand. So happy we choose to the overnight cruise on Doubtful sound rather then the smaller and over populated Milford sound tour. We had only one other couple with...More

Thank Renee W
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The night we spent on the boat was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed the fishing and the magnificent views including penguins, seals and dolphins. We were advised to bring our own alcohol which led us to believe that there would be other drinks supplied, which is not...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Very sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. I will pass this on to the staff and we will see how we could do this better. With the lobster; if we gave some to all who came along the fishery would be depleted...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We took an overnight tour and throughly enjoyed the smaller boat trip. We had a small group and eat wonderful food, fished, kayaked, observed the fiords wildlife, and motored about the Sounds beautiful arms. The small boat trips are always best. We were well looked...More

Thank Bruce-Delwyn
FEL_Mgr, Owner at Fiordland Expeditions - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We are always appreciative of your feedback, good and bad, as this helps us ensure you receive the best we can offer. Our teams try hard to ensure this happens and it looks like they succeeded once again. Thank...More

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Margie M
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mausl2014 | Reviewed this property |
I would add swimwear if you would like to jump into the water. A dry set of clothing if you get splashed while kayaking and non slip shoes to wear on board. Take stretchy clothing with all that yummy food that is coming your... More