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Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

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Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

I was impressed with smaller boat size on this site for day-long cruise. I looked up reviews and reviewers talked about Fiordland Expeditions and Real Journeys, neither of which is mentioned on this Web site. Can anyone sort through my confusion? Are these three distinct companies or is it one company with three brand names? Which outfitter would you recommend?

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1. Re: Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

Welcome to the forum :)

They are three distinct companies.

Doubtful Sound cruise operates a day cruise only it seems, Fiordland Expeditions does an overnight cruise, Real Journeys does both.

With Real Journeys I have done - Te Anau glow worm caves, TSS Earnslaw, Milford Sound day cruise and Doubtful Sound overnight cruise (see my review)- all excellent.

With Fiordland Expeditions I have done Doubtful overnight and it was wonderful - sadly my review, along with many others, was deleted as for some odd reason TA does not list overnight tours. We went fishing and caught loads of fish, the guys dived for lobster which we ate.

Which is best? All? - neither? Each is unique in it's own way - I doubt you will be disappointed no matter who you go with.

Enjoy :)

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2. Re: Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

Just an FYI that we looked into Doubtfulsound.com on our visit last month, and they're seasonal - they don't operate from May 1 - Sept 1. As far as I know, the others operate year round (we ended up on Real Journeys).

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3. Re: Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

Thanks for feedback. We will be in NZ in February. Doubtful Sound Cruise seems to have smaller boats, 40 and 21-passenger, and a slightly longer day cruise (our preference) than others. I also found Mitre Peak Cruises but have not been able to access its web site.

We are staying in Te Anau 4 days and want to visit Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Glowworm Caves and hike Kepler Track.

Any other experiences with area cruise operators would be much appreciated.

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The website works perfectly well for me http://www.mitrepeak.com/

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5. Re: Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

Can anyone tell me what time the overnight cruise from Manapouri/Doubtful Sounds returns please?

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6. Re: Doubtfulsoundcruise.com Question

Return time depends on which company and what time of the year you cruise. It can vary from 12noon to about 5.30pm.

You will need to read the website for the cruise company you plan to use to see which applies to you :)

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