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77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Highlight of the Entire Trip

I'm actually surprised to see only 20 reviews so far considering how great the experience was. To... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mattack27
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Charleston, South Carolina
Memorable experience

We enjoyed a very memorable experience taking the overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound on the... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Allan W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Cruise the fiords of Doubtful Sound, sightseeing and exploring the history and splendor, pause at features for photographs and to observe marine mammals, cast a line for fishing, check the crayfish traps and savor the spectacular scenery and wildlife. Activities onboard can include fishing, mammal watching and star gazing on clear evenings. Wildlife is often sighted in Doubtful Sound.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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77 Manapouri | Te Anau Highway, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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"spotting wildlife"
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"jason and rachel"
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"southern secret"
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"following morning"
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"fabulous trip"
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"doubtful sound overnight cruise"
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"blue penguins"
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"an unforgettable experience"
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"saw dolphins"
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"across lake manapouri"
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"small group"
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"catfish"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm actually surprised to see only 20 reviews so far considering how great the experience was. To start out, we got a pretty cool history lesson of Lake Manapouri and the accompanying power plant. When we got on the boat, we were greeted with the...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We enjoyed a very memorable experience taking the overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound on the Southern Secret, which accommodates 5 couples. The trip there via bus from Te Anau, boat across Lake Manapouri, then bus again, set the scene for what was to come, an...More

Thank Allan W
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We travelled on the MV Southern Secret and what a fantastic experience we had. Our skipper John and Rachel, our cook, ensured our trip on this amazingly beautiful Sound was extra special, despite the 11 inches of rain! As we set sail Rachel was busy...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A really great trip, with tasty food and sociable hosts. Opportunity to be active and to relax with kayaking, fishing and wildlife spotting. The area benefits from its isolation, so don't expect to see hords of other tourists. Thanks to Clint and Kirsten.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This was an expensive treat which exceeded all our expectations, even in rather cold and wet weather. Jason was a fabulous skipper who went out of his way to make sure that everybody had a great time. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative (much more...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous trip on Southern Secret, starting with cold crayfish cooked that morning for lunch, followed by a very informative and fascinating tour of the sound under the insightful guidance of Jason. Then supper of blue cod and terakiki we caught ourselves under...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing time we had. There was a group of 10 of us, and we all got on very well together. The food was wonderful, the organisation was exceptional - we saw dolphins, seals, penguins, albatross and a group of cormorants. We were even...More

Thank Car0le88
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay on Doubtful Sound. I am glad we paid the extra to have our own en-suite, but there was nothing wrong with the shared facility on the vessel. The food was very good and plentiful. No way would anyone go...More

Thank trav078
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We have never before made the effort to write a review, so this is a first for us! Fiordland Cruises' Doubtful Sound overnight cruise is an absolute MUST, if you have the money and time. We count our lucky stars that we stumbled across Clint...More

Thank Sarah_and_David_2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Absolutely stunning! We had the best time. We got to kayak, fish and even swim in doubtful sound. Jason and Kirsten were lovely and very experienced. We saw dolphins, seals and even managed to empty some crayfish pods. Caught some amazing blue cod that we...More

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