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Fiordland Navigator Overnight Cruise

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 260

Soak up the stunning surrounds and discover Doubtful Sound. See a great deal of wildlife including fur seals and dolphins riding the bow waves then kayak and explore with a nature guide.


The Fiordland Navigator offers a very special dinner, bed and breakfast wilderness experience.

Departing from Queenstown, Te Anau or Manapouri, begin with a transfer, then cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach and crossing the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through some of Fiordland’s most dense rainforest. 

The overnight vessel, the Fiordland Navigator, is designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage. The vessel is purpose built for these waters to accommodate passengers either in private cabins with ensuite bathrooms or in quad-share bunk style compartments with shared bathroom facilities. 

Board the overnight cruise vessel at Deep Cove for a leisurely exploration of Doubtful Sound. The vessel has spacious deck areas offering stunning views of waterfalls, abundant wildlife, rainforest and mountains. It is home to bottlenose dolphins and fur seals and when in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguin. An onboard nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region’s history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone.  Activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels to explore the coastline.

The vessel then anchors overnight in one of Doubtful Sound’s hidden arms. The overnight cruise includes a three-course buffet evening meal and beverages are sold at the licensed onboard bar. 

The next morning, following a cooked or continental breakfast, there is time for further cruising before returning to Deep Cove and retracing the steps back to Manapouri. (The Manapouri Underground Power Station is not included). 

Suitable for most  ages though not recommended for infants. Not suitable for wheelchair passengers due to steep stairs.


 

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 260

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Day 1

Fiordland Navigator Overnight

On boarding our coach in Queenstown, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Manapouri. From Manapouri cruise across the crystal waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm before boarding a coach and crossing the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through some of Fiordland's most dense rainforest. Your overnight vessel Fiordland Navigator is purpose built for cruising Doubtful Sound.

Cruise the fiord, weaving through hidden coves and mystical waterways. During the cruise your knowledgeable and friendly Nature Guides will share with guests their passion for the region. This fiord is home to Bottlenose dolphins and fur seals - both of which are often seen. In season a glimpse may be seen of the rare Fiordland Crested and Little Blue penguins. As evening draws near, the ship will drop anchor at a sheltered mooring. Take the opportunity to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat. For the more adventurous, there's even the chance to go swimming. In the evening, relax in the saloon and enjoy a delicious three course meal prepared by the chef. Local wines, beer and spirits can be purchased from the bar.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Fiordland Navigator

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  • Fiordland Navigator



    Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge.

    Designed along the lines of a traditional scow, the Fiordland Navigator blends old world charm with modern comforts that include spacious viewing decks, a dining saloon/fully licensed bar and an observation lounge.

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Day 2

Awake to Doubtful Sound

This morning following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to Deep Cove and retracing your steps back to Queenstown.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Overnight cruise departs daily from September to mid May.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip transfers from Queenstown
  • Over night cruise with spacious viewing decks and cosy dinning saloon/fully licensed bar
  • Private twin or double share cabins with ensuite bathroom facilites
  • Three course evening buffet dinner (vegetarian options available)
  • Cooked breakfast options
  • Exploring the shoreline by tendercraft (small boat)
  • Specialist nature guide on board

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Drinks unless specified
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availablity. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

 

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24 Sep 2018
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