Subject: Doubtful Sound Cruise
Title: Deep Cove Charters, Over Night Cruise
For some reason I couldn't post this in the reviews since it was an overnight trip. But I wanted to share the highlight of our New Zealand trip with Deep Cove Charters and the Sea Finn.
We first booked on Fiordland Cruise but their boat had problems and they arranged for us to be booked on Deep Cove. What luck! We had one of the last cabins and shared the cruise with 10 other interesting and friendly people. The skipper Chris and his son Travis really worked to make our experience memorable. This Cruise is not like the larger Real Journey cruise. This was all about experiences (wildlife viewing, waterfalls, fishing!, Kayaking, a real adventure!) Some of you want a ensuite room, big ship type of cruise, go to Real Journeys. You others that want a smaller ship, able to go in and out of tight spots, go fishing, pull crayfish pots, cruise around, kayak, go with Deep Cove. One thing you will miss is the tour of the hydropower station. But there isn't enough time with Deep Cove and we didn't miss it. Oh, and the lunch and dinner was very nice, crayfish (lobster), venison, fresh caught fish, just bring your own bottle.