Cruises to Dusky Sound

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Sea Entry into Dusky Sound in Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand (Photo: Barnes Ian/Shutterstock)

About Cruising to Dusky Sound

Follow the route once traveled by explorer Captain Cook, who discovered Dusky Sound in 1773 on his famous first voyage to New Zealand. A scenic sailing through the sound, which is located in Fiordland National Park, yields dramatic and unforgettable landscapes of deep blue waters and emerald islands.

There are hundreds of islands dotting the shimmering waters of this spectacular glacier-carved fjord, which is the longest in Fiordland National Park. You'll likely spot bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the waters, as well as seals and a variety of seabirds.

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More about Dusky Sound

Why Cruise to Dusky Sound?

Pros:

This is a wild and pristine cruise destination.

Cons:

Insects are aplenty, so bring bug spray.

Bottom Line:

Dusky Sound is a spectacular, remote fjord where you can spot unique species of wildlife.


Dusky Sound Cruise Reviews
Absolutely beautiful views but the weather shifted and this was the only Sound we were able to see. Bad weather here equals very rough waters, so viewing all of the sounds is dependent completely on the weather condiRead More
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Quicksilvermorn
Beautiful, much like Doubtful, more open but no less breathtaking Read More
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Wombat203
We cruised Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. The morning was a bit rained, but the weather kept improving, and by the time we were leaving Doubtful Sound the sun was out, and the visibility in Milford was perfect.Read More
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whitbob
Magical! Watched from the bow, they gave us blankets and hot chocolate and head phones. Wow it was ..cold..!!! At the first rain shower, most went inside and we had the bow to ourselves. Worth the whole cruise!! IRead More
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