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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Discover the natural beauty of one of New Zealand's most-famous tourist destinations

Duration7 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time10am to 5pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffTransfers Available
Minimum Age
Minimum AgeAll ages
MealsNot included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationManapouri, Te Anau or Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us

  • An unforgettable 3-hour cruise of Doubtful Sound waterways

  • Transport onboard the Patea Explorer

  • Fun boat ride across Lake Manapouri

  • Relaxing coach trip over the epic Wilmot Pass

  • Drive through Fiordland’s beautiful rainforest

  • Complimentary selection of hot drinks 

  • Commentary by a knowledgeable skipper and Nature Guide

  • Wildlife viewing, including dolphins, fur seals and even occasionally penguins

  • Options for coach connections from Te Anau or Queenstown are available

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the tour depart?

The cruise departs the Manapouri Visitor Centre at 10am.  It is located at 64 Waiau Street, Manapouri. Manapouri is a 2.5 – 3 hour drive from Queenstown and 30 minute drive from Te Anau.

From Manapouri it is approximately a 7 hour adventure 

Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.

As this is a 7 hour adventure, we highly recommend you bring a packed lunch or you can order a lunch box from the Manapouri Cafe.

Snacks are available onboard but please note only cash is accepted for those purchases.

  • Guests should have a reasonable level of mobility due to the multi-leg journey and floating wharf access.

  • The Manapouri Café offers a delectable range of homemade food and Allpress Coffee, open daily from 9am

  • Snacks and drinks are available onboard for your convenience.

  • The tour is suitable for all ages, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.

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Tour Operator

Waiau St, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand