Trees hug cliffsides as waterfalls cascade to the sea

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

FIORDLANDS SIGHTSEEING

When the day visitors depart a silence descends. An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.

The Milford Mariner offers you a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience. On board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove. With the onboard nature guide you can go exploring in the tender craft and kayaks or simply relax on deck. After the day’s activities, enjoy a delicious evening buffet in the spacious saloon before retiring to your private cabin with en-suite facilities. Milford Mariner offers 28 cabins, spacious viewing decks, dining salon and observation lounge.

Additional activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels to explore the coastline.

 

2 Days
From £193 Per Person

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  1. Day 1

    Depart 3:30pm

    Depart from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon and cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea accompanied by a specialist nature guide. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. The Milford Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove, where you can join the nature guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft (small boat) and kayaks. Or, if you prefer, you can simply relax on deck. As evening falls, enjoy a lavish carvery buffet in the dining saloon. Then relax in the company of fellow travellers or indulge in some star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin.

  2. Day 2

    Return 9:15am - 10:15am

Departs: Milford Sound daily at 3:30pm: returns next day at 9:15am

Milford Mariner offers 28 cabins, spacious viewing decks, dining salon and observation lounge.

Both the Fiordland Navigator and the Milford Mariner are purpose-built for cruising in the fiords and offer spacious viewing decks, comfortable dining saloon, observation lounge and licensed bar. By necessity the ships are compact to get up-close and personal with the natural environment.

The most convenient way to join the Milford Mariner is by taking our coach inclusive package from Queenstown or Te Anau.

If driving to Milford make sure you fill your vehicle with petrol in Te Anau before travelling to Milford (there are no petrol stations at Milford Sound or en route).

For further information on transfers and package options please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists.

 

Additional activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels to explore the coastline.

We recommend a separate bag for your cruise with the rest of your luggage left in your hotel. If you are driving to Milford or Manapouri there are very limited luggage storage facilities.

For your cruise you should take comfortable walking shoes or boots, a waterproof jacket, woollen sweater/fleece jacket, swimwear, sunscreen and insect repellent. You will require cash for onboard snacks and bar purchases. Please note that passengers may only take one small overnight bag per person onboard.

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Milford Sound Overnight Cruise
From £193 Per Person

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