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Luxury amidst the fiords

Doubtful Sound - 2 Nights

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 fully 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.

DAY 2-3

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 2021. 

Current availability in 2021:

Friday November 19 - Sunday November 21 - 8 cabins -  1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 1 Resolution
Wednesday December 15-Friday December 17 - 2 cabins a/v - 2 Resolution

Current availability in 2022:

Monday January 10 - Wednesday January 12 - 8 a/v - 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Wednesday January 12 - Friday January 14 - all cabins a/v
Wednesday April 20 - Friday April 22 - 7 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 1 Endeavour, 1 Resolution
Wednesday May 18 - Friday May 20 - all cabins a/v
Wednesday June 1 - Friday June 3 - all cabins a/v

RATES 2021 & 2022

  • Governor Cabin $4,000 | $2,000 per person (sleeps 2) - Super-King Dbl
  • Captain Cook Cabin $3,600 | $1,800 per person (sleeps 2)- Super-King Dbl
  • Endeavour Cabin $3,600 | $1,800 per person (sleeps 2) - 2 King Singles 
  • Resolution Cabin $2,800 | $1,400 per person, additional child 9-18 $675 (sleeps 4) - Single Bunkbeds

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.

  • Scenic boat transfer across Lake Manapouri to West Arm & bus over the Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove Doubtful Sound. (Round trip)
  • All meals prepared by our on board chef.  Full cooked & continental breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner and snacks between meals.  We cater to special dietary requirements
  • Watch our crew dive or pull craypots for you to enjoy a lobster for lunch or dinner
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • In each cabin: Toiletries available - Body wash & Shampoo/Conditioner (Evolu), hairdryer and linen & bath towels
  • Use of kayaks & Top-deck hot tub (weather dependent)


  • Wine, beer & soft drinks (no spirits), these are available for you to purchase from our licensed on board bar. Please note: Do not bring alcohol on board with you, as this will breach our liquor license.

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