Charter cruises of Doubtful Sound aboard the Southern Secret can be arranged on demand for small groups, friends, family, or for couples seeking a private Doubtful Sound experience (up to 12 people).
Departures: Cruise departure dates are dependent on availability. During the season, transport, meals supplied and itineraries will generally remain the same as the regular tour to tie in with daily departure times; however, on a charter you would have the vessel to yourself and who you choose to bring, including children.
SCUBA Diving Should you wish to Dive, we can offer use of the MV Southern Secret as a dive platform only (a tender is also available). This means that people wanting to SCUBA Dive must have their own "Diving Activity Supervisor" or DAS. The DAS is responsible for ensuring the safety of participants in the water and being registered with Work Safe New Zealand and also must hold an audited Safety Plan pursuant to the Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2011. Please note that there is no dive compressor available onboard. Snorkelling may be an alternative option.
Policy: Half / Full Private Charters will incur a minimum 20% penalty if cancelling. If cancelling less than 30 days prior to departure, there is no refund. Unforeseen circumstances may be taken into consideration.
If cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances, for example weather or breakdowns, Fiordland Cruises may be forced to cancel the trip and will refund monies in full.
Fiordland Cruises reserves the right to amend timetables cancel departures, substitute plant or equipment and alter ticket prices at any time. Due to variability of weather and other conditions beyond our control Fiordland Cruises cannot guarantee certain activities/subjects will be available. The actual route activities and anchorages may vary. Fiordland Cruises reserves all rights.