Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise

This full day Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise operated by RealNZ offers a great opportunity to visit this untouched part of the world first hand. Located in the centre of the Fiordland National Park is Doubtful Sound, a place which is deep into the wilderness and an experience you will never forget. This New Zealand day tour departs daily from Manapouri with transfers available from Queenstown & Te Anau.

The tour starts from the town of Manapouri where you will cruise across Lake Manapouri before taking to the road on board a RealNZ bus through the Wilmot Pass which is covered in dense rain forest before the glistening Doubtful Sound can be seen. Upon arriving at Doubtful Sound you will hop on board Patea Explorer, a purpose built catamaran where you will enjoy 3 hours cruising through the fiord. During the time spend in Doubtful Sound you will see a wide variety of wildlife including penguins, fur seas & dolphins.

During the full day tour there may be a visit to the Manapouri Underground Power Station subject to operational closures. A pre-ordered lunch option is also available at an additional charge. For a memorable New Zealand day tour why not choose the Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise.


  • 3 Hour Cruise of Doubtful Sound


  • Return luxury coach transport from most Queenstown or Te Anau accommodation
  • Cruise over Lake Manapouri
  • Coach Transfer crossing Wilmot Pass
  • 3 Hour Cruise of Doubtful Sound
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Informative Nature Guide

Getting There

Departs Queenstown: 6.55am daily from RealNZ Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown. Returns 7.30pm.

Departs Te Anau: 9.00am daily from RealNZ Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau. Returns 6.15pm.

Departs Manapouri: 7.00am daily (on demand) OR 10.00am daily from RealNZ Visitor Centre, Pearl Harbour, Manapouri. Returns 2.30pm OR 5.15pm.

Additional Info

Children: 5 - 14 years are charged at the child rate
What to Bring: Camera, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm jacket, waterproof jacket, non-slip shoes
Meals: Additional charge applies - pay direct. Deluxe Picnic Lunch, Picnic Lunch or Noodle Lunch Box options available & must be pre-ordered. Vegetarian options available
Operated By: RealNZ