Our advice would be to allow a full day for Doubtful sound or even better try and do an overnighter. Compared to Milford Sound, Doubtful sound is a lot less commercialised, with the same high standard of boats, tours and views.
It gives a good idea of the other Fiord options in this region, accessible by day cruise and overnight trips
It's less touristy, so quiet and the sound is just stunning! Seals will await you at the end of the sound.
Visiting Doubtful Sound? Book a tour with Real Journeys. www.realjourneys.co.nz
“Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner - its a long day but you won't be disappointed! ”
“Beautiful Sunsets to see from here. Check the sunrise time on the app: " Photo - Time" Park your car at the carpark and walk all the way up to have the best views. Also seals playing on the rocks. At night photographing the lighthouse lights you can hear their calls echoing between the rocks.”