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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

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USD 193.01
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You'll start at
88 Beach Street
88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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  • Pass by Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • 1
    Doubtful Sound
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 2
    Lake Manapouri
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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    Pass by Lake Wakatipu
    Pass by Queenstown
  • 3
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Te Anau
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket and warm clothing
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note: During survey the Patea Explorer will be substituted with another vessel from the Real Journeys fleet
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did this tour yesterday. It was amazing. We were blessed with lovely weather so that helped. The day is so well organised and we had a lovely driver (Lloyd) who looked after us and gave a helpful commentary. Picnic lunch was great. Fabulous tour highly recommended.
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    It's a long day trip from Queenstown. They paid for a taxi to pick us up at our airbnb. Doubtful Sound is long and gorgeous. Mountains with waterfalls abound on either side.. Dramatic cloudscapes. We were told fog is possible but we didn't have any. Powerful, unforgettable. Rain
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    Response from mstamiewexler, Manager at Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for your feedback. Doubtful Sound is stunning - we agree! Sorry you didn't like the lunch, please do send over your feedback. It is such a long day to go without eating, but good tips asking customers to bring their own or buy something on board. However because we are operating in quite a remote location it is important to pre-order, especially so we can avoid waste. Thanks again for visiting our little corner of the world.
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    Fab day out on the boat cruise ,lots of beautiful scenery , loved the commentary and he was easy on the eye too lol. Pity about the rain and the rough sea but you can’t control nature . All the staff were super friendly too , would recommended this trip highly xxx
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    First up was a taxi pickup from our accommodation to the bus station at Frankton. A great start as this saved taking a car or finding or paying for a carpark. Hudson was our driver and he spoke really well about a lot of local info, history, farming and made 2 hour trip go
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    I was disappointed in this experience. The driver kept repeating the same information both to and from Doubtful Sound (all of it agricultural). I cringed every time he said it was lamb "calving" season and deer "calving" season (which he said 3 times!). He failed to point out
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    About the operator
    By: Real Journeys
    1,317 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Cornelius G
    New York City, New York
    A memorable journey in a steam ship to an outstanding sheep-farming demo and delicious BBQ lunch!
    Yesterday (January 2020) my wife & I joined this excursion. The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 coal-fired steamer; it
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    Short but sweet
    The tour lasts 90 minutes and you don't go far (there are only 27 km of roads anyway) but you do get lots of
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    Niagara Falls,
    Glowworms are cool and all... but not worth the steep price
    Like most people on Earth, I had never seen a glowworm before, so it seemed like a must do while we were in Te
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    Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Can I give 6 stars?
    I can’t speak highly enough of the Real Journeys Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. The Doubtful Sound has to be the
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    Brian L
    This is an absolute must do while in Queenstown. We had the best guide, Brian, for our coach bus to Milford who
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    Dublin, Ireland
    “Do not miss this!!”
    If visiting Queenstown there us one unmissable treat you must do. The cruise and dinner at Walter Peak High
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    Worth it!
    The TSS Earnslaw ride gives you a perfect chance to see other parts of the lake. Then arriving into Walter Peak
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    Canberra, Australia
    Doubtful Sound rocks!
    From the moment we stepped aboard the Real Journeys bus in Queenstown and were enthralled by Niall’s commentary,
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    Penistone, United Kingdom
    Fabulous experience
    We did this tour yesterday. It was amazing. We were blessed with lovely weather so that helped. The day is so well
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    Dinner, Cruise and Show in Quuenstown Brilliant!
    My wife and I boarded the TSS Ernslaw at 6.00 pm. It was a beautiful day and we were able to buy a couple of
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    Sydney, Australia
    A great day
    We thoroughly enjoyed our day out with Real Journeys. Every aspect of the day was so well done, from the early
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    Sydney, Australia
    No words
    One of the most beautiful things I have seen in my life ✨ Nice staff - well organized - pretty clear informations
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    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Milford Sound is well worth the drive to get there and back. What made it even better was the staff from Real
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    Andrew L
    Biggleswade, United Kingdom
    Go here rather than Milford .. everything about it was superb. Real Journeys were excellent ...the staff were all
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    Yvonne M
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    A wonderful way to see the epic physical terrain of New Zealand
    A beautiful drive by lakes, rain forest, river plains with huge farming stations and the vertiginous cliffs with
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