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Haere mai, welcome aboard the MV Southern Secret.

Highlights of Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

  • Personalised Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
  • Wildlife such as dolphins, penguins and seals may be seen
  • Surrounded by spectacular and untouched scenery
  • 21 hours on Doubtful Sound
  • Kayaking*
  • Fishing*
  • Checking and resetting crayfish traps*
  • Exploring the wilderness and history of Doubtful Sound
  • Private Cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Meals provided include luncheon, evening meal and breakfast prepared onboard

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises onboard Southern Secret operated by Fiordland Cruises.

Cruise the fiords of Doubtful Sound, sightseeing and exploring the history and splendor, pause at features for photographs and to observe marine mammals, cast a line for fishing, check the crayfish traps and savor the spectacular scenery and wildlife. Activities onboard can include fishing, mammal watching and star gazing on clear evenings. Wildlife often sighted in Doubtful Sound may include dolphins, penguins, seals and sea birds. Fiordland Cruises is the original Company offering Overnight Cruises in Doubtful Sound.


  • Maximum of 12 passengers per cruise
  • Personalised small group experience of Doubtful Sound
  • Double and Twin Cabins each with private en-suite bathroom.
  • Cruising, fishing, sightseeing, kayaking, mammal and wildlife watching
  • Heated, warm and dry with professional crew for your safety & interpretation
  • Fully catered except alcohol: Refreshments on-demand, luncheon, delicious evening meal cooked aboard the vessel, breakfast and snacks
  • Vessel can be chartered exclusively for family and friends if preferred

Experience the raw beauty of Doubtful Sound Overnight; nature in its most pristine form. See piercing mountain peaks, deep valleys, rivers that turn into waterfalls and ancient glacier carved fiords. Fiordland Cruises invite you to join your hosts for a personalised and relaxed Doubtful Sound Overnight Journey of Discovery.

Season: September - May each year. Bookings open now.

Click here to view availability for your Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise. Book today as space is limited and cruises are filling fast!


To book your overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound - please phone, email or click here to visit our secure online booking engine to check availability and reserve your cruise. Simply use the calendar to select the date you wish to depart on your cruise to check availability for your preferred dates.

*weather permitting


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