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 12/12.30pm 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 3.00pm for a 5.15pm 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:
Saturday December 26-Monday December 28 - 5 cabins a/v - 3 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution
Monday December 28-Wednesday December 30 - 1 cabins a/v - 1 Resolution
Dates currently open for bookings in 2021:
Friday May 14- Friday May 16 - 8 cabins a/v - 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday June 11-Sunday June 13 - 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 - 6 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 3 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution
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.
We had an amazing three day, two night Doubtful Sound Adventure with Fiordland Discovery aboard the Fiordland Jewel. If there was a six star review rating option they would get it. Having visited Milford and Doubtful Sounds previously with other operators this privately owned vessel is miles ahead of the competition in both personal experience and quality of accommodation. The owners and crew are fantastic, the boat is meticulously maintained and the experience was first class. This was hands down the best trip we have ever done in New Zealand EVER!
Carl, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Perfection is the word. Absolutely the best trip we have ever done. Awesome crew, lovely food and the scenery to die for. Absolutely perfect in every way.
Karen, Dunedin, New Zealand
The crew were brilliant, attentive, helpful, efficient and with a sense of humour. Loved every minute of the trip and Dave the skipper is such a knowledgeable and passionate guy about what he does. Food was first class and fellow passengers delightful. This was a very memorable trip and a hard act to follow. Would love to do the 7 night version and we’ll start saving now. Will shout about this trip from the rooftops to all our friends and family members.
Peter and Barbara, New Zealand