Discover the wonder of New Zealand's second most-famous tourist destination, Doubtful Sound, on this stunning, scenic cruise departing Manapouri, 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

  • Delicious selection of hot drinks 

  • Commentary by a knowledgeable skipper and Nature Guide

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

  • Kids 0-4 years old go free (must be booked with at least one adult)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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