Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise with Deep Cove Charters. Experience a unique overnight cruise on beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound, in Fiordland, one of our most scenic and awe inspiring sounds within the Fiordland National Park.

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise with Deep Cove Charters

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound

Experience a unique overnight cruise on beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound, in Fiordland, one of our most scenic and awe inspiring sounds within the Fiordland National Park. We are small and friendly and kiwi operated with accommodation aboard for 12 guests only (6 private cabins). Don't miss the opportunity to join our cruise on Doubtful Sound.

We at Deep Cove Charters are dedicated to making sure that your trip is one of a lifetime, as many have already experienced. Your trip, safety and comfort are our main priorities and we will do all to make sure it is one of your lifetime memories.

The Cruise

Your Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise starts in Manapouri, where your host Diane will welcome you and guide you onto the vessel that will take you on a 50 minute boat ride across Lake Manapouri, New Zealand's most scenic lake, to West Arm at the head of the Lake.

At West Arm, you will be met by your skipper, Chris, who will transport you over the mighty Wilmot Pass, a 45 minute drive by vehicle. You will enjoy the magnificent views of Doubtful Sound, (a great photo opportunity) before arriving at Deep Cove, (the head of Doubtful Sound) where the "Seafinn" is waiting for you.

Seafinn was custom built in 2008 with comfort in mind.
  • 6 cabins, sleeping 2 people in comfort
  • 4 x Double cabins,1 x twin share (bunks), 1 x backpacker share (bunks)
  • 2 shower/toilet rooms
  • Separate kitchen
  • Lounge, Dining room
  • Library of local History
  • 2 decks, one upper viewing & one at the stern

Chris now becomes your skipper and guide, a man of many talents, he will provide you with an enjoyable and unforgettable experience as Seafinn winds its way around Doubtful Sound and its many arms on it's way out onto the open Tasman Sea while you sightsee, relax or fish. Catch your evening meal from the sea. Try filleting it too! (Chris will show you how).

During part of the cruise there is now the opportunity to kayak. Chris will put you safely into the water and let you explore for awhile. Chris has been travelling, diving and fishing in the fiords, mainly in the Doubtful Sound area, since 1976. Chris has loads of experience and his knowledge of the area is legendary. He is at home in the Fiords.

In the evening, enjoy a hearty meal with fellow guests. Our chef's meals are becoming legendary on the Southern Fiords. Relax and indulge in the fresh culinary delights that we enjoy preparing for you. After your meal, just sit back, relax and view the spectacular southern sunsets that Doubtful Sound is renowned for.


Deep Cove Charters also offers cruises/charters for up to 12 passengers (group bookings) from 1st April to 31st of October. You choose between one to seven (or more) days. We can guide you through any of Fiordland's spectacular sounds and are happy to advise you on your choice of destination. Go hunting, fishing, diving or just relax as you cruise around.

P O Box 64
Manapouri 9643

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