MV Southern Secret is a 20 metre vessel based in Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound for the purpose of operating small and intimate Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises.
The Southern Secret has 3 “living” levels.
Upstairs there is a fly bridge deck which is perfect for 360 degree views.
On the mid deck there is the kitchen, galley and living area with the Launch Masters station to the front of this.
Below decks forward there are 3 passenger cabins and below decks aft there are 2 passenger cabins and staff quarters.
The MV Southern Secret caters exclusively for 12 passengers during Doubtful Sound Cruises.
Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom including toilet and shower. Linen and towels are provided, we just ask guests to bring an overnight bag with personal belongings and warm clothing.
Activities on board can include fishing, kayaking and mammal watching during the Overnight Cruise.
Here is a list of things you may wish to include in an overnight bag:
Comfortable walking shoes, change of clothing for day two, waterproof jacket, sweater or fleece jacket, thermals/warm undergarments, sun cream, insect repellent, camera + lots of film & batteries, alcoholic beverages if you like.
Book now, as space is limited to just 5 Private Cabins each night we recommend you book early to secure your cruise and avoid disappointment. To book your overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound – please phone, email or click here to visit our secure online booking engine to check availability and reserve your cruise. Simply use the calendar to select the date you wish to depart on your cruise or to check availability for your preferred dates.
|Harbour||Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound|
|Length:||20.0m / 72ft|
|Cruising Speed:||5-10 knots|
|Max Passengers||12 Passengers|
|Max Staff||1 Skipper, 2 Crew|
|Departing Te Anau (Oct – Apr)||Meet at 9.00am|
|Departing Manapouri (Oct-Apr)||Meet at 9.25am|
|Departing Pearl Harbour (Oct-Apr)||Meet at 9.40am|
|Departing Queenstown (Nov-Apr)||Extra cost – meet at 6.55am|
|Fly Bridge Deck||Seating for 8 or more, fixed table|
|Dining / Living Area||Seating for 14 or more, 2 tables, tea and coffee station|
|Single Bed, Ensuite Cabin:||1 (room has 1 double and 2 singles)|
|Double Bed, Ensuite Cabin:||5|
|Cray Fish Pot||Yes|
|Mammal Watching Permit||Yes|
|Special diets catered for||Yes|
|Cancellation policy applies||Yes|
|Safe Ship Management||Yes|
|Power Supply||During Day Time Only – turned off at night|