Doubtful Sound Navigator Overnight Cruise

Escape to the peace and tranquillity of Doubtful Sound on a magical overnight cruise.

Your itinerary starts in Manapouri with a short cruise across Lake Manapouri. A coach then takes you across Wilmot Pass, travelling on a sub-alpine road through dense rainforest. Arriving at Deep Cove, you’ll be met by our crew and the majestic Fiordland Navigator.

Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon with fully licensed bar and an observation lounge. As you cruise through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery, our knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary ensuring you miss nothing, be it the pod of resident dolphins, fur seals or rare penguins you might encounter.

After dropping anchor in a sheltered cove, you can choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or to simply relax on board. For the adventurous (or very brave), there’s even a chance to go swimming. All activities are weather dependent. 

In the evening, you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course buffet dinner prepared by our on-board chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars.

Kick off the next day with a hearty cooked breakfast menu and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Finally, you’ll return to Deep Cove, the trip back to Manapouri and many, many conversations telling friends just how amazing your trip was.

What is the difference between Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound?

Milford Sound at the mountainous north end of Fiordland National Park is the classic fiord - a deep water inlet between steep sided high mountains. Milford Sound is a middle-sized fiord at around 13km in length and is famous for its dramatic scenery, especially Mitre Peak. This fiord is the most accessible of Fiordland National Park’s 14 fiords and it can be reached by bus, car or flight connections from Queenstown.

Doubtful Sound is located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, where the mountains are still very impressive but not as high as Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is three times longer and has a sea surface area roughly ten times larger than Milford Sound. It is famous for its wilderness scenery and wildlife sightings. To get to Doubtful Sound visitors, first take a launch trip across Lake Manapouri and drive over Wilmot Pass.

Insider Tips

  • Your packing list should include the following: non-slip walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, change of clothes, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear (optional), camera, cash for bar and snacks, lunch and snacks for Day 1

Additional Information

  • Duvets, sheets and towels provided
  • Accommodation options on-board (the boat sleeps 72):
    • Private cabins with ensuite bathrooms
    • Quad share bunk-style compartments (shared bathrooms)
  • Infants are not suitable for quad share bunk-style compartments
  • Customers are to provide own baby cot if they are bringing along infants for this overnight cruise
  • There is complimentary coffee and tea on-board
  • Snacks and beverages (from a licensed bar) are available for purchase on-board
  • Luxury coaches depart daily from Queenstown and Te Anau at an extra cost, with free transfers from most accommodation


2 Working Days
1 Night
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present Voucher At Attraction's Ticket Office
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Your cruise departs at approximately 1200hrs on selected dates throughout the year (1230hrs till March 2020).

You will return at around 1230hrs the next day.

What You Get


  • Cruise throughout beautiful Doubtful Sound, with on-board specialist nature guide providing insightful commentary
  • Accommodation in private cabins with shared bathrooms or quad share bunk-style compartments
  • Three-course plated dinner for Day 1
  • Continental breakfast prepared on-board for Day 2
  • Option to explore shoreline by kayak or small boat
  • Hotel transfers and transportation to and from Manapouri
  • Personal expenses (optional)
How to Use
Please present your voucher at the meeting point to exchange for your tickets.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Real Journeys Visitor Centre (Manapouri), located at Pearl Harbour, 64 Waiau St (on the lake front)

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Quad Share (Adult)
Age 15 and above
Quad Share (Child)
Age 1 to 14 years old
Twin Share (Adult)
Age 15 and above
Twin Share (Child)
Age 1 to 14 years old
Sole Adult
Age 15 and above

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