Experience Highlights

  • Sail through the spectacular Doubtful Sound onboard the custom-built Patea Explorer for a 360-degree viewing experience
  • The onboard crew will help you spot local wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins
  • Discover cascading waterfalls, lush rainforest and serene beauty on this cruise through the heart of Fiordland National Park
  • Self-drive to Lake Manapouri or book a coach connection from Te Anau or Queenstown
  • Duration: 7.5 hours from Lake Manpouri, 9 hours from Te Anau and 12.5 hours from Queenstown
  • Type: Group Experience


Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Queenstown holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Bask in the incredible beauty of New Zealand’s Doubtful Sound on this peaceful wilderness experience. You can enjoy seven hours of exploring in total, including a scenic cruise through the waterways of Doubtful Sound.

Those starting in Queenstown board a coach and travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Follow the rolling countryside to Manapouri, and travel across the lake towards West Arm. From here, board a coach and cross through the alpine route of Wilmot Pass, through some of Fiordland’s most incredible rainforests. In Deep Cove, climb aboard a modern catamaran vessel to kick off your relaxing cruise through Doubtful Sound, admiring the waterfalls, mountains, and mighty rainforest out towards the Tasman Sea.

Your expert guide will provide insightful commentary along the way, including stories of the region’s history and flora and fauna. As you return to shore, your guide will briefly turn the catamaran’s engines off to let you relish a moment of complete silence.


Meet your Queenstown Travel Specialists

We have a full team of Travel Specialists with their own personal knowledge of Queenstown. Give them a call today.

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


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