Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises. Pack your overnight bag now and join us on a jaw-dropping cruise on Doubtful Sound. "Paradise" is never far from our guests' lips

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound
Price: Starting from NZ $450 per person

Fiordland Expeditions can show you truly outstanding world class scenery, including some of the highest mountains to rise directly from the sea-floor and deep water reflecting the sheer cliff forms; the word "paradise" is never far from our guests lips.

Your Doubtful Sound overnight cruise will leave you in complete awe of the outstanding views of untouched beauty, wildlife and the serenity of your experience. Includes a freshly caught and prepared seafood dinner, fishing, kayaking and diving equipment and transfers to and from Manapouri or Te Anau.

Rudyard Kipling once described Milford Sound as the 8th wonder of the world; we wonder what he would have said had he seen the rest of Fiordland!

Cruise Options:
  • Overnight Cruise - Enjoy an overnight cruise boat trip on Doubtful Sound all year round.
  • Private Charter - Charter the cruise boat for a group of friends/family
  • Join A Group - Join a group of like minded people and take an extended trip on our cruise boat.

A Doubtful Sound overnight cruise is the best way to experience what Fiordland has to offer. With few other vessels around to interrupt the peace and solitude, your cruise with us is like no other. We guarantee you'll have a great time.

Fiordland Expeditions offer you the opportunity of experiencing a part of the world that few people experience each year. With sheer cliffs rising from the deep to thousands of feet above; Bottlenose dolphins appear and ride along with us at times; seals may be found lazing on the rocks or cruising the fjords looking for food; Little blue and Fiordland Crested Penguins are often seen in season and sea birds such as the Albatross and Molly Mawk can be encountered at sea.

The crew dive for lobster for your dinner and you can catch fish for the plate as well. Then we retire to the mooring where you can go for a kayak while we prepare dinner or just sit back and relax enjoying new friends. The chef prepares dinner in front of your eyes with the freshest seafood you'll ever experience! Some say the dining experience alone is worth coming along for.


Fiordland Expeditions offer extended live aboard charters from one to as many nights as you have available to explore this wonderland. Unfortunately we do not offer day cruises of any kind at this stage. We offer charters for;
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Exploring
Our charters are fully catered; the only exception is alcohol for which you need to attend to yourself. Almost everything else for your activities and living aboard is supplied, so the only things you need to bring are your personal items.

The Boats

Our latest edition to the fleet is the TUTOKO II. With recent refurbishments and alterations this vessel is now a very comfortable and spacious ship for exploring Fiordland from. With a mixture of private cabins this vessel can offer the small boat experience, but with the added privacy of your own cabin if you so desire.

This vessel can comfortably accommodate 14 clients in 5 separate cabins, but if needs arise then it is possible to sleep 18 utilising all available berths. Though primarily on offer to our Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise passengers this vessel can be chartered for groups, families, corporate events, weddings or many other occasions.

TUTOKO is our original boat and was designed and built specifically for Fiordland. With roof windows installed this allows unparalleled viewing from within the main cabin which in itself has an exceptional layout. And with seating for twenty but a maximum number of 10 carried this is a spacious and comfortable boat to explore Fiordland from.

This vessel is well suited to groups for longer charters visiting several fiords over many nights.

What's Included:
  • Return transfers between Manapouri and Doubtful Sound
  • Lunch, seafood dinner fresh from the days catch, bed and breakfast
  • All bedding, sheets, towels and pillow slips
  • Fishing equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Dive tanks and weight belts
What to Bring
  • Clothing applicable to the season including light wet weather gear
  • Plenty of film/memory for your camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Any alcohol you may wish to imbibe
So pack your overnight bag now and contact us today to book your Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise with Fiordland Expeditions.

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