Cruise the fiords of Doubtful Sound / Patea with us.
Experience the raw beauty of Doubtful Sound overnight; nature in it's most pristine form. Marvel at steep mountain cliffs surrounding the deep waters of the Fiords. View incredible scenery, mammals and waterfalls from the comfort of your vessel, the Southern Secret. There is the opportunity to fish and kayak (* as conditions allow). Delicious lunch, dinner and breakfast are included and prepared by our crew.
- Maximum of 12 guests
- 21 Hours on Doubtful Sound
- Checking Fiordland Lobster pots *
- Waterfall Viewing
- Doubtful Sound Wildlife
- All Meals included
- Kayaking *
- Fishing *
- Local family-owned
Have a go at fishing
Meet new friends
Enjoying the scenery
Wildlife on the Fiords
What Our Clients sayWe have hosted some amazing guests! Read about what they have enjoyed the most on their Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise.
Our trip with Fiordland Cruises' Southern Secret Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise was so nice! We loved every minute of it. Captain Clint and the crew took very good care of us. Lunch, dinner was excellent. The company is family owned and it just feels good all the time. No doubt... Doubtful Sounds was the number one of our NZ trip. Enjoyed the canoe, fishing and just seeing this wonderful piece of nature. Very nice, must do!
Southern Secret is a wonderful way to see the fabulous scenery and miss the crowds. In addition you get a ride over Lake Manapouri one of NZ’s largest and most stunning lakes. Everything is managed with efficiency and care from start to finish. We were looked after by skipper Jason who shared his enthusiasm for the natural world with us all ... He also taught us how to fish and we caught dinner - blue cod and Jock Stuart - expertly cooked by Kirsten.
Before I went on this cruise, i had read so many wonderful reviews and was getting worried about how these great reviews would set my expectations too high. But in the end, our Skipper Jason and our Chef Caleb lead us on a unforgettable and fun journey through Doubtful Sound... The level of experience they had and the amount of effort they put in to ensure that everyone had a great time is unparalleled. My only complaint is that the whole cruise is too short.
Words cannot come close to describing how good this experience was. It was simply amazing, the boat, the crew, the food, fellow guests, the scenery, waterfalls, the fishing. All I can say is if you get the chance, do it. You will not be disappointed!
From start to finish this cruise exceeded our expectations. Definitely recommend the small boat - we had 8 people. A great group and we all felt relaxed. Fishing, kayaking, pulling up cray pots - and the food - Kristen your food was out of this world! Dish after dish of yummyness. Jason thank you for going the extra mile to ensure this was indeed the trip of a lifetime.