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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises - Real Journeys

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Address: Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Pearl Harbour, Manapouri 9643, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 6000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass....

Cruise across island-studded Lake Manapouri and coach over Wilmot Pass. Then explore Doubtful Sound on a three-hour cruise with our nature guide on board the modern catamaran the Patea Explorer. Wildlife sightings are likely to include dolphins, seals and penguins.

Discover the 'sound of silence', rugged peaks and explore the waterways of this serene and isolated fiord. Manapouri Underground Power Station visit included (on selected departures). Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections available. Daily departures, all year.

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A lovely relaxing day out

We were very lucky and went on this trip on one of the few days a year that it doesn't rain! The views were truly stunning all along from the moment you get on the boat. The staff... read more

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very lucky and went on this trip on one of the few days a year that it doesn't rain! The views were truly stunning all along from the moment you get on the boat. The staff were friendly and offered a wealth of knowledge about the area. The boat was lovely and big with large windows (almost like... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is expensive but worth the money. It's a long day but well organised so that you don't really feel the effects of 3 boat and 4 bus journeys. The natural environment is wonderful, Lake M trip almost as good as being in the Sound itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful trip across lake Manapouri (about 1 hour) followed by a bus trip with some excellent views and stops along the way onto the boat across Doubtful Sound which has some stunning views (depending on the weather)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an absolute best time. Ride from Queenstown was long, but very beautiful. Summer here but some sort of cool front came through and left beautiful snow capped mountains. Guides are great. The scenery, absolutely beautiful. I would recommend the trip.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A coach picked us up from our hotel at 9.30, a friendly driver drove us to Manapouri giving us interesting facts along the way. We had pre booked the deluxe picnic which was awaiting our arrival at the cruise departure at Manapouri. All staff very friendly, helpful and efficient. The boats were clean and modern, catamaran style so very stable.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous experience ! We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this trip. Real Journeys are very professional and the whole day ran like clockwork. The boats were clean, comfortable and a pleasure to be on whilst the staff were helpful, informative and all of the commentary was interesting and in many cases funny. The highlight of the trip was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience. Tour bus and boat drivers were excellent. Nature guide on the boat was knowledgeable. The whole tour was fantastic. Would recommend this "without a doubt." Good for families.

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises – Real Journeys, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, thanks for the amazing review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tour from start to finish. Hopefully the rest of your trip will be just as good! Regards, the team at Real Journeys. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the experience. Very knowledgeable staff. We had a perfect rainy day for it!! Definetely a highlight of the trip!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left the camper van at Manapouri (spelling?) - sunny when we set out. Very good driver on coach with hilarious commentary re the safety aspects (Alan McLeod). One woman had mislaid her sister on one of the coaches and there was a running joke about Barbara. He absolutely made the coach trip - interesting and humorous facts. The 2... More 

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruises – Real Journeys, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to post this review - we're delighted to hear how much fun you had on tour (and that Barbara was found!). We will be sure to pass on your comments to the guide. Pleased you enjoyed all the additional waterfalls due to the weather - unfortunately we can't control that aspect of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in December and took this tour over Milford sound because it was less touristy. The problem is that is is really far away and once you get to the drop off you have to take a boat ride and bus ride to get to the starting point. The ride on the sound is absolutely spectacular and we actually... More 

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