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Doubtful Sound Cruise, Fiordland, New Zealand


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0800 368 283 (0800 DOUBTFUL)


+64 3 249 7777


PO Box 81
Te Anau
New Zealand

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Fiordland Cruises Introduction

Fiordland Cruises offer the best value Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises through the sheltered fiords of Doubtful Sound, in the Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.

We are available for Doubtful Sound overnight cruises departing daily or you may choose for a more private “charter” option—a great opportunity to really explore this fantastic region.

We were the first operator to offer Doubtful Sound overnight cruises and adhere to the strictest conservation operational codes for mammal watching in New Zealand.

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

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Escape the crowds for a night on our Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise. Experience a labyrinth of uninhabited coastal waterways surrounded by towering mountains that seem to plummet into the deep waters of the fiord.

Discover a myriad of waterfalls, gentle forested slopes and sheer cliff faces. Have the time of your life relaxing, fishing, cruising, and enjoying nature in the tranquil setting.

Explore isolated and beautiful Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret as part of our personalised cruise of Doubtful Sound.

During your Doubtful Sound cruise, you can view marine animals such as dolphins, seals and penguins that call the fiord home; at night listen for the calls of Morepork and Weka!

Activities onboard include fishing, scrumptious meals, swimming and star gazing. Join our journey of discovery today.

Some of the unique features of our Doubtful Sound Cruise include:

  • Personalised small group experience of Doubtful Sound
  • Private accommodation aboard the spacious MV Southern Secret
  • Avoid the crowds, only 11 passengers aboard overnight cruise
  • 22 hours in Doubtful Sound
  • Refreshments on-demand
  • Professional crew
  • Heated, warm and dry
  • Picnic lunch (all diets catered for)
  • Delicious evening meal cooked aboard the vessel (all diets catered for)
  • Breakfast and snacks
  • Comfortable double/twin private cabins with en suite bathrooms
  • Vessel can be chartered exclusively for family and friends if preferred
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MV Southern Secret

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MV Southern Secret is a 20-metre vessel which has three levels.

Upstairs there is a fly bridge deck which is exposed to the elements, perfect for 360-degree views.

On the mid deck there is the kitchen, galley and living area with the Launch Masters station to the front of this.

Below decks forward there are three passenger cabins and below decks aft there are two passenger cabins and staff quarters.

The MV Southern Secret caters exclusively for 11 passengers – perfect for a Doubtful Sound overnight cruise.

Each cabin has an en suite bathroom including toilet and shower. Linen and towels are provided, we just ask guests to bring an overnight bag with personal belongings and warm clothing.

Activities on board include kayaking, fishing and marine mammal watching during the Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise.

Charter Cruises – Charter cruises to almost anywhere within Fiordland by arrangement. This is a great chance for you to get some like-minded individuals together and we will do the rest. This is a fantastic opportunity for fishermen hikers, divers, or scenic gourmets to go to a fiord or area and stay for as long as desired.

Charter Fishing – Fiordland's waters teem with a multitude of fish species and every cruise offers passengers a chance to dangle a line over the side and fish for your supper.

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