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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

A coach transfers guests from Te Anau to Manapouri. The day of adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri before being driven by coach over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's most dense rainforest and to view Doubtful Sound glistening far below.

Once on board the Fiordland Navigator you will cruise through hidden waterways where bottlenose dolphins are frequently seen playing and riding the waves under the bows, fur seals bask on outcrops around the fiord, and at times the rarest penguins in the world can be observed.

As the shadows lengthen you drop anchor at a favorite mooring amidst this amazing wilderness. There is plenty of time to explore at your own pace: kayak around the shoreline, join the nature guide in the small boat or simply relax on deck — the choice is yours.

You return to Manapouri the next day by midday for a transfer back to Te Anau.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.