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Southern Secret Overnight Cruise

2 Day Tour


Tour Details


  • Wildlife such as dolphins, penguins and seals may be seen
  • Kayaking* available
  • Fishing* And the opportunity to enjoy the fish you catch
  • Common catches can include Blue Cod, Sea Perch, Tarakahi, and School Groper.
  • Checking and resetting of crayfish traps*

*weather permitting

Welcome aboard the Southern Secret for your Doubtful Sound Overnight Experience. Haere mai,

For one night we invite you to journey into the wilderness & experience untouched New Zealand at its very finest. Marvel at steep mountain cliffs surrounding the deep waters of the Fiord. View incredible scenery, wildlife, mammals & waterfalls from the comfort of your vessel the Southern Secret. There is opportunity to Fish & Kayak as conditions allow. Luncheon, Evening Meal & Breakfast are included. Maximum of 5 couples or 12 – guests per night so get in quick!


Southern Secret Master Suite
Our best room at the bow of the "Southern Secret", this is a private double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate shower, reading lights.

Southern Secret Double
This room has a double bed with a private bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, reading lights.

Southern Twin/Double Cabin
This room contains a double bed with 2 single beds in bunk style above the double - private bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, reading lights.

Special Notes

  • Personalised Overnight Cruise with a maximum of just 12 guests
  • Spectacular and untouched scenery
  • 21 hours on Doubtful Sound
  • Private Double or Twin Cabin with own toilet and shower
  • Meals provided include luncheon, evening meal and breakfast prepared on-board

Trip Plan

Tour Length: 28 hours

Minimum Number: From 1 person. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.

Itinerary: September – May each year

Day 1:

  • 9:00 - Departure from Te Anau

Day 2:

  • 12:30 - Arrival at Te Anau

Please contact us with your requested date to check availability

What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Change of clothing for day two
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sweater or fleece jacket
  • Thermals/warm undergarments
  • Sun cream and sun hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Beverages as you like

Tour Cost

Prices may vary from $1190.00 NZD/room to $1950.00 NZD/room

Please contact us for a quote,

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  • A minimum of 2 adults must be attending the tour for the tour to take place.
  • Application for a tour must be made by phone, fax or e-mail no later than 5:00 PM of the day before the tour.
  • Your application may not be accepted if the tour is full, prior to your booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation of tours is free if carried out by 5:00 PM, two working days before the tour.
  • Cancellation of tours carried out by 5:00 PM one working day before the tour will cost 50% of the price of the tour.
  • Cancellation of tours after 5:00 PM one working day before the tour will cost the full price of the tour.
  • Cancellation of fishing tours will cost 20% of the tour cost after you have sent in your form as the boat will be chartered.
  • Cancellation of Hobbiton movie set tours will cost NZ$35.00 per person as a cancellation of lunch fee if cancelled after 5:00 pm four working days before the tour.
  • Cancellation of Hobbiton evening banquet tours will cost the full price of the tour if cancelled after 5:00 pm eight working days before the tour.
  • If you won't show up at the pick-up time even after 15 mins of the time, we have to start the tours without you.

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  • If there are two adults attending the tour, the cost of the tour written is the cost for one person.
  • If there are two adults attending the tour, children ( aged 5~11 ) will cost half of what is written.


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