Doubtful Sound, Te Anau

Explore the many twists and turns of Doubtful Sound, a large fjord where calm, dark blue water is flanked by green mountain peaks. The sound was named by Captain Cook in the 16th century because he was unsure if it was accessible by sailboat; today, access to this isolated area is restricted to boat cruises and bus trips. To get more out of your visit, consider an overnight cruise or kayaking in the sound. The unspoiled wilderness area supports rare marine life like bottlenose dolphins, penguins, fur seals, and sometimes whales. Using our custom trip planner, Te Anau attractions like Doubtful Sound can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My husband, two teenage daughters and I did the overnighter in Doubtful sound in January 2019. The scenery was spectacular and the food was lovely and plentiful. The four of us in the one cabin was a ...  more »
  • Yes, it's cold and rainy....especially for Floridians, but Capn' Jason and first mate/chef Jenny made it an amazing travel/adventure/culinary experience. We were also very fortunate since it's so earl...  more »
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