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

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of 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.

Shore Excursions

About Dusky Sound


Pro

This is a wild and pristine cruise destination.

Con

Insects are aplenty, so bring bug spray.

Bottom Line

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


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