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.
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.
Current availability in 2022:
Sunday August 28 - Saturday September 3 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Governor
Friday September 9 - Thursday September 15 - 2 cabins a/v - 1 Captain Cook, 1 Resolution
Friday December 2 - Thursday December 8 - 6 cabins a/v - 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour
Saturday September 3 - Friday September 9 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Resolution
Current availability in 2023:
Wednesday May 3 - Tuesday May 9 - 3 cabins a/v - 2 Captain Cook, 1 Resolution
Sunday May 21 - Saturday May 27 - 7 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 3 Captain Cook, 1 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday June 2 - Thursday June 8 - 7 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution
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.
A negative Rapid Antigen Test is currently required to board The Fiordland Jewel.
We recently sailed on Fiordland Jewel and it was 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
It was our first ever cruise and was Fiordland Jewel's first trip post Covid-19 lockdown. What an incredible trip!! Rob and his crew were excellent and well prepared for cleaning and sanitizing as we travelled. 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
Thank you Rob ,Tulli, Ben and Jack for looking after us on what was a most amazing cruise in Fiordland.
Crayfish, Blue cod, Terakihi , all served up to us and then the most amazing scenery was thrown in for good measure.
Truly an adventure we will not forget and are now sharing our photos and memories with our friends.
Grant & Barbara, Cambridge, 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