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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  • We passed through Doubtful Sound on our cruise ship, the Celebrity Solstice. Our Cruise Director provided us with information about the sounds and pointed out some of the highlights as we sailed...  more »
  • This was the highlight of our visit to New Zealand. Clint, owner and skipper, his wife Jill and their lovely friends made this an unbelievably truly wonderful experience for us. Keith (Brian) and I.....  more »

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