Practically untouched by humans, apart from the select few allowed to operate there, Doubtful encapsulates you the moment you arrive. Travel with us into the heart of Fiordland National park to discover dramatic landscapes and secluded coves as we cruise the inner fiords of Doubtful Sound. This intimate experience allows you to gain a deeper connection to the heart of Fiordland.
* All season departure. 1st December - 31st March has the additional 7.15am departure.
*All season departure. 1 December - 31 March has the addition of 6.15am departure.
Please let us know your pick up location when you book, alternatively you can meet the coach at our Shotover Street store.
If you are self-driving to Manapouri please be at the Manapouri terminal up to half an hour before. This gives you time to park, walk to the terminal and check-in before the boat departs.
Please bring sensible clothing and footwear. Wet Weather gear is advised, it does rain 200 days of the year in Fiordland. You can bring snacks for the coach or pre book one of our delicious picnic lunches. Please note, there is no food available to purchase on the Tasman Explorer. Don’t forget to bring your camera, we want to see your adventure!
Skippers Canyon is one of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the world! We'll get you down it the right way!
In case you haven't found the information you were looking for, we've put together some of the most common questions our customers ask about our trips. If you need more specific answers, please contact us directly.
From Queenstown to Manapouri by car or coach takes around 2 hrs 45 mins and from Te Anau around 30 minutes. For more information refer to our Driving Times webpage.
Overnight car parking is 950m from the Manapouri Visitor Centre and daytime car parking is provided adjacent to the Visitor centre.