Fiordland Cruises is a local family-owned business who have had four generations of family offering hospitality in Te Anau and Fiordland for over 60 years. Come and join us to cruise Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret.
We believe that Fiordland is the most spectacular place in the world and wish to share that with our guests in the best possible way. Our small ship allows visitors to take part in a personalised, authentic experience which they will remember for a lifetime.
Fiordland Cruises have operated small-ship overnight cruises in Doubtful Sound for over 45 years. We hold the necessary Department of Conservation Concessions and Marine Mammal Watching permits for the area.
Fishing is loads of fun and takes place outside of the marine reserves and we catch and release where possible as currently there is a moratorium on certain fish species. Common catches can include Blue Cod, Sea Perch, Terakahi, and School Groper.
Experience the majesty of Doubtful Sound from water level. Five single sit-on-top kayaks are onboard. Kayaking is an adventurous activity and a safety briefing is held prior to going on the water. Lifejackets are provided and are compulsory. Kayaking only occurs at the discretion of the skipper and is weather dependent.
Fiordland Lobster are captured in traps that are baited each evening, while we cannot guarantee that fresh Fiordland Lobster will be on the menu, there is a certain excitement in watching how these creatures of the Fiord are captured.
Scenic Helicopter Flights
Doubtful Sound to Te Anau: The return journey will depart from Deep cove. While flying up this fiord you’ll detour into a unique hanging valley known as Campbell’s Kingdom, complete with its own lake and waterfall. The return journey flies aloft the Main Divide of the Southern Alps with a landing at Mt Kidd, a remote alpine location with dramatic views before descending back to Te Anau.
DURATION: 40 minutes
PRICE: $685 per person
Dusky, Doubtful Sound to Te Anau: The return journey will depart from Deep cove. While flying up this fiord you’ll detour into a unique hanging valley known as Campbell’s Kingdom, complete with its own lake and waterfall. You’ll fly over three more fiords before a landing is made at Mt Pender, Dusky Sound one of Fiordland’s largest and most remote fiords. 40km-long Dusky Sound is dotted with more than 350 small islands. Access to the sound is by sea or air only – very few people get to experience the beauty of this magical place.
DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
PRICE: $995 per person