• Enjoy an overnight experience on Doubtful Sound
  • Explore with included kayak and tender excursions
  • Travel in the company of expert nature guides
  • Dinner and breakfast included in the price

Hidden in the wilds of Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound’s calm waters are framed by forested peaks and hidden bays, providing a truly beautiful setting for a cruise. And, while scenic day trips offer an introduction to the region, an overnight voyage on the historic Fiordland Navigator is a truly special experience. Sailing out from Lake Manapouri, it’s a unique chance to pair modern comforts with the old-world charm of a traditional sailing ship, all the while taking in some of New Zealand’s most magnificent scenery.

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In more detail

On board, private cabins are cosy yet comfortable, while on deck, spacious viewing areas make the most of the scenery. There’s a dining room, where guests are treated to delicious three-course dinners and cooked buffet breakfasts, and a licensed bar serving local brews and fine New Zealand wines. It's also worth noting that picnic lunches can be pre-ordered for the first day. Speak to our specialists for details.

A trip on the Fiordland Navigator is all about the adventure, and the wildlife. Indeed, with expert guides on board, you won’t miss a thing, whether it’s a pod of dolphins, a colony of fur seals or even a rarely seen group of Fiordland created penguins. And, there are plenty of opportunities to get up close to the action, with trips by kayak and tender taking in the fjord’s rugged shore line and most secluded spots. If you’re feeling brave, there’s even the chance for a swim. 

What to bring

Please note, only one carry-on bag is permitted for safety reasons. We recommend taking the following items:

  • 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 or pre-order a lunch box for first day
  • Small bag only

*These are essential if you're doing activities, as these take place even if it's raining.


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