Explore Doubtful, Breaksea and Dusky Sounds, including Preservation and Chalky Inlets, aboard the Fiordland Jewel
Soak in the atmosphere and pristine wilderness of New Zealand’s largest National Park on this six-night expedition. Part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site, Fiordland’s Doubtful, Breaksea and Dusky Sounds are rich in history and spectacular scenery. Experience the area’s native birds and sea life up close and personal, with opportunities for kayaking, short walks and fishing to catch a feed, if you so wish, from our purpose-built catamaran, the Fiordland Jewel.
With a maximum of just 18 passengers onboard, there will be many opportunities to soak up stories of the area from our knowledgeable crew, and to take in breathtaking vistas from the deck or from any of our nine climate-controlled cabins, all of which have sea views and private ensuites. Relax in the hot tub on the top deck and enjoy all your meals prepared by our talented onboard chef.
Individual cabins can be booked for yourself, your small group of family and friends, or as a couple, for an experience you’ll be talking about for years to come.
CURRENT AVAILABILITY IN 2023
Sunday November 5 - Saturday November 11 - Fully Booked
Friday November 17 - Thursday November 23 - Fully Booked
Monday October 30 - Sunday November 5 - Fully Booked
Saturday November 11 - Friday November 17 - Fully Booked
Thursday November 23 - Wednesday November 29 - Fully Booked
CURRENT AVAILABILITY IN 2024
Saturday May 4 - Friday May 10 - 3 Cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 2 Captain Cook
Thursday May 16 - Wednesday May 22 - 5 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook
Tuesday May 28 - Monday June 3 - all cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution or Private Charter a/v
Saturday August 17 - Friday August 23 - all cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution or Private Charter a/v
Tuesday September 10 - Monday September 16 - 7 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour
Friday May 10 - Thursday May 16 - 3 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 1 Captain Cook, 1 Resolution
Wednesday May 22 - Tuesday May 28 - 8 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 1 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Monday June 3 - Sunday June 9 - all cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution or Private Charter a/v
Friday August 23 - Thursday August 29 - all cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution or Private Charter a/v
Wednesday September 4 - Tuesday September 10 - all cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution or Private Charter a/v
Retail prices are based on twin share, GST inclusive and in NZD, includes transfer per person into or out of Preservation Inlet or Dusky Sound (Helicopter) or Doubtful Sound (Boat/Coach), excludes beverages purchased from our licensed bar on board the Fiordland Jewel.
Return transfers from Queenstown are available for an additional $200 per person.
Fly via helicopter from Te Anau and land directly onboard the Fiordland Jewel which will be waiting in Preservation Inlet or Dusky Sound..
Cruise through Breaksea, Dusky Sounds, and Preservation and Chalky Inlets. We may do activities such as:
Of course, the weather is central to a Fiordland experience, so the itinerary of your cruise may differ depending on the conditions on the day. The above sample itinerary is from Preservation Inlet ending in Doubtful Sound, Doubtful Sound to Preservation Inlet is in reverse.
This was a totally magical experience. Loved every day. Each day offered something new and spectacular. The scenery was stunning and the crew were incredible. The food was AMAZING. Not only this but the people on the trip were all such lovely people and I am grateful to have met each and every one of them.
My highlight of the trip was the kayaking not just around the coves but going through the rivers with the trees and moss hanging overhead. I loved every minute of the trip.
Thank you Fiordland Discovery.
Nadine, Queenstown, New Zealand
WOW, what a phenomenal experience. Keith and I will treasure the memories of this trip for our lifetime. The experience was unbelievable. So much to see and do. The fishing was incredible and the weather played its part.
Huge thanks to your crew Dave, Blake, Olive, Patricia and Juan. What a team!!!. They were the best. Always on task, professional, energetic and knowledgeable. They were all so obliging in every aspect and complemented each other so well. The food was sensational!
Jenny & Keith, Auckland, New Zealand
A truly amazing experience, we highly recommend Fiordland Discovery and the Fiordland Jewel. It is a great way to discover one of the most beautiful parts of Aotearoa / New Zealand - indeed the world. The scenery is amazing - whether wet or fine!! Great walks along the way - and yes boots are dried and warm for the next adventure! Thank you to the crew for the wonderful insights into the history, stories, food and outings on the tender.
Neil and Greg, Greytown, New Zealand
What an incredible trip!! Rob and his crew were excellent, he and skipper Dave were so knowledgeable about the Fiords and everything there is to see and do. Amazing sea life - we saw humpback whales, dolphins, seals and a wide range of sea birds. Exploring the islands and bush was fantastic too. And the helicopter trip off the boat, incredible! Anyone considering a multi-night Fiordland trip, seriously consider Fiordland Discovery! They know their stuff!
Ben, Tauranga, New Zealand