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$599 - $1,108 NZD

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Discover the unspoiled and remote wilderness of Doubtful Sound during this unique overnight cruise.

Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and, at times, rare penguins can be seen. Start your journey with a cruise across Lake Manapouri, followed by a coach across the beautiful Wilmot Pass and then board the Mariner in Doubtful Sound. When the 'Mariner' anchors for the night, there is time for kayaking in sheltered waters or to go exploring in the vessel's tender craft (small boat). Enjoy the delicious three course evening meal and cooked breakfast in the morning. 

  • Glass-roofed coach journey from Queenstown (seasonal)
  • Accommodation options - private cabins or quad share bunk-style compartments with ensuite bathrooms
  • Nature guide provides commentary and assists with wildlife spotting of bottlenose dolphins, seals & penguins
  • All activities, meals and accommodation included 
  • Departures: October - April

See our website for full excursion details, coach connections and other RealNZ tours.

Contact Us
Company: RealNZ
Tel: +64 3 249 6000
Web: Visit Website

  • Physical Address

    RealNZ Visitor Centre

    Corner of Shotover & Rees Street

    Queenstown, 9300


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    • MinPrice: $599
    • MaxPrice: $1,108
    • Prices are valid from 1 October 2021 - 30 April 2022 and are per person based on a Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise departing Manapouri.

    • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, October, November, December

    • Group Capacity: 0


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