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Doubtful Sound

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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great trip, an amazing crew, great meals, great boat. Everything but the weather was perfect, and even that cleared up the next morning. Saw lots of wildlife, the crew were amazing spotters. The tender trip wasn't really worth much, kayaks would have been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did the Doubtful Sound Day Cruise with Go Orange twice (in Nov. 2016 and in Dec. 2018). The experience was unique at both times. I loved the commentary, the tour guides gave us all along the way. Starting from Queenstown, it is a veeery...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JuliaB6767
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were so glad that we took advice on visiting Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys overnight on the Fiordland Navigator. Our cabin was very comfortable, we were constantly supplied with delicious food and we were given an informative commentary as we sailed down the Sound....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worthwhile visit. The scenery is breathtaking. The trip takes pretty much the entire day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank golferonpacific
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour may sound expensive but it is worth it. The tour includes a boat trip across a lake, then a bus trip overland to get on the cruise ship. Soup was served shortly after our arrival. Then an excellent buffet dinner was served at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruno D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doubtful sound is the lesser known region in Fiordland, and compared to Milford’s 20+ cruise operators, Doubtful has two (real journeys and go orange). This means the tours are less crowded, the sound is not filled with loud boats, and the experience is much more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leahw1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place! It's isolation means a very long journey just to get there (from Queenstown: 3 hours bus to Manapouri, 45 minute ferry ride across Lake Manapouri, 45 minute bus ride through Wilmot Pass), but the ferry ride and Wilmot Pass were both incredibly scenic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 990stanleyh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the whole journey over lake manapouri, the road to the sound, and all the views from the deck, missed birds but you can't have it all

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an over night tour with Fiordland Expeditions. The information we were given was that although departure time for the cruise was 10am, we should arrive at the jetty between 9.15am and 9.30am because as soon as all the passengers were there we would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karencroshaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By the time you travel to the first terminal, pick up your lunch pack (if arranged) board the first boat to cross the lake, get on a bus to cross the alps, board the second boat and spend 3 hours getting motion sickness ( maybe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Margaret F
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Response from casgoes | Reviewed this property |
We went with Real Journeys and we’re very happy.
Dawn R
6 August 2018|
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Response from Onlyplacesilike | Reviewed this property |
Overnight cruise with Real Journeys on Doubtful Sound was our NZ highlight too. We were there with our two girls in their early twenties and everyone loved it. We met some interesting people, food was good, and there was a... More
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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
Singles, but I failed to mention the sand fleas are bad there. Put on plenty of repellent. The water is smooth as glass, so should be no problem