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Doubtful Sound Cruise

2 nights/3 days from $1150 per person twin share
Resolution Cabin Bunks
Fiordland Jewel
29 Jan 21 other dates available

Sale Period

Until Sold Out


2 nights/3 days from
per person twin share Resolution Cabin BunksFiordland Jewel 29 Jan 21 other dates available

Join us on an adventure to discover untouched landscapes thriving with an abundance of wildlife. Doubtful Sound/Patea is 10 times larger than Milford Sound/Piopiotahi and is defined by lush rainforests clinging to dramatic peaks. Waterfalls are also gloriously abundant in the area.

Fiordland Jewel -a 24m high-spec catamaran  that features a helipad, top-deck hot tub, nine climate-controlled cabins all with ensuite bathrooms and majestic fiord and sea views.

With an on board chef, comfortable and elegant dining and seating areas, and genuine Kiwi hospitality, Fiordland Jewel provides a truly special way to experience the incredible beauty of Fiordland and Stewart Island
A maximum of 18 passengers

Deal Includes

 Scenic boat transfer across Lake Manapouri to West Arm & bus over the  Wilmot Pass to Deep Cove Doubtful Sound. (Round trip)

All meals prepared by our on board chef in our commercial kitchen - all  dietary requirements are catered for. Our crew dive for seafood/kaimoana 

Watch our crew dive or pull craypots for you to enjoy a lobster for lunch or dinner

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.

The Experience


Your adventure will start in Manapouri at 12pm with a boat transfer across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, where you will change to a coach to travel over the Wilmot Pass. Here you will capture breathtaking vistas of Doubtful Sound and the surrounding Mountains. You will board the Fiordland Jewel at Deep Cove.

DAY 2-3

Explore the many arms and islands that make up Doubtful Sound by kayak or by small boat/tender excursions around the inlets and bays. Wildlife is another reason to visit this fiord - keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and famous birds like the Fiordland crested penguin. Closer to the Tasman we may see Albatross.  On day 3 you will return to Deep Cove for the transfer back to Manapouri, leaving 2.15pm for a 4.30pm arrival.

2021 Rates:

  • Governor Cabin $3,400 | $1,700 per person (sleeps 2) - Super-King Dbl
  • Captain Cook Cabin $3,100 | $1,550 per person (sleeps 2)- Super-King Dbl
  • Endeavour Cabin $2,600 | $1,300 per person (sleeps 2) - 2 King Singles
  • Resolution Cabin $2,300 | $1,150 per person, additional child 9-18 $675 (sleeps 4) - Single Bunkbeds

Current availability:

Saturday December 26-Monday December 28 - 5 cabins a/v - 3 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution 

Dates currently open for bookings in 2021:

Friday May 14-Sunday May 16 - 6 cabins a/v - 2 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday June 11-Sunday June 13 - 7 cabins a/v - 1 Governor, 3 Captain Cook, 1 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday August 20-Sunday August 22 - all cabins a/v 
Friday September 17-Sunday September 19 - 5 cabins a/v - 3 Captain Cook, 2 Resolution

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Terms and Conditions

Fiordland Discovery reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel cruise departures and substitute vessels at any time for safety or operational reasons including due to unsafe weather conditions or vessel maintenance.

Minimum numbers apply to Multi-day and charter cruises.

Due to variability of weather and other conditions beyond our control, Fiordland Discovery cannot guarantee certain activities will be available. The actual route activities and anchorages may vary.

In the event of a cruise being cancelled by Fiordland Discovery prior to departure, passengers will be given the option of an alternative sailing or a full refund on the cruise portion only (i.e. excluding transport already taken).  If there is a delayed start due to adverse weather, conditions or situations beyond our control no refunds will be given.

In the event that a Covid-19 Alert level is put in place restricting travel, your 20% deposit will become credit to use towards a future cruise.

If a cruise is cancelled during a sailing due to unforeseen circumstances, adverse weather affecting passenger safety and comfort, unforeseen operational reasons or any other issue, passengers may receive a partial refund at Fiordland Discovery’s sole discretion. Full refunds will only be given when a cruise is cancelled by Fiordland Discovery prior to departure.

Fiordland Discovery recommends guests should always have private travel insurance.

Passengers travel at their own risk (to the extent permitted by law) and Fiordland Discovery is not responsible for any loss, damage, cost, expense or injury suffered by passengers or loss or damage to a passenger’s property.

Without limiting the foregoing, the following conditions apply:

In respect of all passengers, Fiordland Discovery is not liable for any loss, damage or delay caused by or arising from an event beyond the control of Fiordland Discovery, including any act of God, inevitable accident, riot, civil commotion, strike, lock-out, stoppage or restraint of labour, regardless of the cause and whether partial or general.

Fiordland Discovery does not warrant that Fiordland Discovery’s services are available at any particular time or at all. Fiordland Discovery is not liable to a passenger or any other person:

For any consequences arising from any variation or delay in the time of arrival or departure from any stop of any vehicle;

For any loss or damage as a result of a cancellation or any variation of the time of arrival or departure from any stop of any vehicle;

For damage to any property of a passenger; or
For the death of any passenger or other person or for injury, harm, disease or damage to health, whether physical, mental or otherwise (including mental or nervous shock or distress) suffered by a passenger or any other person.

If there is contributory negligence on the part of a passenger or other person, Fiordland Discovery’s liability is subject to the law relating to contributory negligence.

Fiordland Discovery may vary or cancel wholly or in part the scheduled services shown in Fiordland Discovery timetable or may vary the point at which Fiordland Discovery will pick up and set down passengers.

The passenger indemnifies Fiordland Discovery at all times against any loss, damage or cost suffered or incurred by Fiordland Discovery as a direct or indirect result of a breach by the passenger of its obligations under these terms and conditions.

Our passengers health, safety and comfort is foremost for Fiordland Discovery.

Prior to every cruise departure, the skipper gives clear safety instructions over the public address system or direct to passengers. Passengers should listen carefully to these messages and comply with all aspects of safety advice. In the unlikely event of an emergency, passengers must obey all instructions from the Fiordland Discovery fully trained skipper and crew.

New Zealand has a ‘no-fault’ government-backed medical injury treatment scheme, administered by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

Under ACC legislation, passengers are prevented from suing the operator for any mishap or misadventure. Should there be a medical incident or injury Fiordland Discovery will do everything in its power to organise prompt medical assistance. In the case of injury, the cost of that assistance will be borne by the ACC scheme. The nearest medical centre to Dusky Sound is located in Te Anau (over 45 minutes by helicopter).

All passengers while in an area controlled by Fiordland Discovery must:

- Act in a safe and reasonable manner
- Cooperate with, and observe all instructions from Fiordland Discovery staff
- Follow all signs and notices
- Not smoke
- Not consume alcohol unless available on Fiordland Discovery service
- Not interfere with or use emergency equipment or emergency exits except in an emergency
- Not behave in an unsafe, noisy, violent or antisocial manner
- Not litter or tamper with or damage any property of Fiordland Discovery

All transactions are conducted in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Due to exchange rate fluctuations, at times there may be some variance in the amounts refunded compared to the amount initially charged. Fiordland Discovery Ltd does not accept any liability for these variances or any subsequent credit card/bank charges relating to these transfers to customers’ accounts.

All agreements/contracts are subject solely to New Zealand (NZ) Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand Courts.

In the event of a cancellation or amendment to your booking, notification period is in NZ time (NZST).


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