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Luxury amidst the fiords

Fiordland - 6 Nights

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 on board, 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 on board chef, with seafood/kaimoana pulled fresh from the surrounding waters.

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 on board the Fiordland Jewel which will be waiting in Preservation Inlet.

DAY 2-5 

Cruise through Breaksea, Dusky Sounds, and Preservation and Chalky Inlets.  We may do activities such as:

  • Bush, island and beach walks including the most south-westerly point of the South Island, Puysegur Point
  • Visit historic Captain Cook and Gold Rush sites
  • View incredible wildlife - Dusky Sound and its surrounding fiords are havens for marine and bird life
  • Watch our crew dive for you to enjoy a lobster lunch or dinner
  • Some fishing to catch a feed, if you wish to do so
  • Kayaking and tender boat excursions

DAY 6-7

  • We'll start to head back north through Breaksea and Doubtful Sounds. At Doubtful Sound on Day 7, you'll disembark and take a coach over the Wilmot Pass, a boat over Lake Manapouri to return to Manapouri.

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.

**Special rates due to last minute availability for November and early December**

Doubtful Sound to Dusky Sound/Preservation Inlet - includes heli out to Te Anau
Friday December 3 - Thursday December 9 - 1 cabin a/v -
1 Resolution - $7,500 (was $11,000) (sleeps 2) - Single Bunkbeds 

Further availability in 2021:

Preservation Inlet/Dusky Sound to Doubtful Sound - includes Heli in
Thursday December 9 - Wednesday December 15 - 3 cabins a/v - 1 Captain Cook, 1 Endeavour, 1 Resolution (*Currently on hold)

Doubtful Sound to Dusky Sound/Preservation Inlet - includes heli out to Te Anau
New Year - Wednesday December 29, 2021 - Tuesday January 4, 2022 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Captain Cook 

Current availability in 2022:

Preservation Inlet/Dusky Sound to Doubtful Sound - includes heli in

Tuesday January 4 - Monday January 10 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Endeavour Twin
Thursday January 20 - Wednesday January 26
- 1 cabin a/v - 1 Resolution 
Thursday May 26 - Wednesday June 1 - 2 cabins a/v - 2 Resolution
Thursday June 9 - Wednesday June 15 - 2  cabins a/v - 2 Resolution
Thursday June 23 - Wednesday June 29 - 2 cabins a/v -  2 Resolution
Saturday September 3 - Friday September 9 - 6 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 3 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour

Doubtful Sound to Dusky Sound/Preservation Inlet - includes heli out to Te Anau
Friday January 14 - Thursday January 20 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Captain Cook
Thursday February 17 - Wednesday February 23
- 1 cabin a/v - 1 Endeavour Twin
Friday June 17 - Thursday June 23
- 1 cabins a/v - 1 Resolution 

Current availability in 2023:

Doubtful Sound to Dusky Sound/Preservation Inlet - includes heli out to Te Anau
Friday April 7 - Thursday April 13
- 8 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 3 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday May 5 - Thursday May 11
- 9 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday June 2 - Thursday June 8
- 9 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution

RATES 2021, 2022 & 2023

  • Governor Cabin $17,200 | $8,600 per person (sleeps 2) - Super-King Dbl
  • Captain Cook Cabin $15,000 | $7,500 per person (sleeps 2) - Super-King Dbl
  • Endeavour Cabin $15,000 | $7,500 per person (sleeps 2) - 2 King Singles 
  • Resolution Cabin $11,000 | $5,500 per person (sleeps 2) - Single Bunkbeds

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.

From 1 December, all travellers travelling with Fiordland Discovery must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  If you are unable to be vaccinated please get in contact with us on 0800 100 105.

  • Helicopter transfer (one way) to or from Te Anau to Preservation Inlet and a coach/boat transfer (one way) to or from Doubtful Sound to Manapouri
  • All meals - all dietary requirements are catered for. Complimentary tea & coffee.
  • Use of our kayaks and top deck hot tub (weather dependent)
  • In each cabin: Toiletries, body wash & shampoo/conditioner (Evolu), hairdryer, linen and bath towels


  • 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 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