Join us on an adventure to discover untouched landscapes thriving with an abundance of wildlife. Doubtful Sound/Patea is 10 times larger than Milford Sound/Piopiotahi and is defined by lush rainforests clinging to dramatic peaks. Waterfalls are also gloriously abundant in the area.
A maximum of 18 passengers.
All nine cabins have fiord and sea views and a private ensuite and are full air-conditioned and heated.
Your adventure will start in Manapouri at 12pm with a boat transfer across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, where you will change to a coach to travel over the Wilmot Pass. Here you will capture breathtaking vistas of Doubtful Sound and the surrounding Mountains. You will board the Fiordland Jewel at Deep Cove.
Explore the many arms and islands that make up Doubtful Sound by kayak or by small boat/tender excursions around the inlets and bays. Wildlife is another reason to visit this fiord - keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and famous birds like the Fiordland crested penguin. Closer to the Tasman we may see Albatross. On day 3 you will return to Deep Cove for the transfer back to Manapouri, leaving 2.15pm for a 4.30pm arrival.
Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist if we receive a cancellation for any of our scheduled departures in 2020. Current availability:
Thursday November 5-Saturday November 7 - 2 cabin a/v - 1 Governor, 1 Resolution
Saturday December 26-Monday December 28 - 6 cabins a/v - 4 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution
Monday December 28-Wednesday December 30 - 6 cabins a/v - 2 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Thursday December 31-Saturday January 3 - 5 cabins a/v - 3 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution
Dates currently open for bookings in 2021:
Friday January 15-Sunday January 17 - 2 cabins a/v - 2 Captain Cook
Friday January 29-Sunday January 31 - 2 cabins a/v - 2 Resolution
Friday February 12-Sunday February 14 - 2 cabins a/v - 2 Resolution
Friday April 16-Sunday April 18 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Resolution
Friday April 30-Sunday May 2 - 7 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour
Friday May 28-Sunday May 30 - all cabins a/v
Friday June 11-Sunday June 13 - all cabins a/v
Friday June 25-Sunday June 27 - all cabins a/v
Friday August 20-Sunday August 22 - all cabins a/v
Friday September 3-Sunday September 5 - all cabins a/v
Friday September 17-Sunday September 19 - all cabins a/v
Retail prices are GST inclusive and in NZD, includes return transport per person Manapouri-Doubtful Sound (Boat/Coach), excludes beverages purchased from our licensed bar on board the Fiordland Jewel.