An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While 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.
- Cruise the full length of the fiord on an overnight Milford Sound cruise
- Hotel pickup and drop off from Te Anau hotels
- Explore the many waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife with your onboard nature guide
- Overnight in a private cabin with ensuite bathroom
- Use of kayaks
- Enjoy a three-course dinner and breakfast
What You Can Expect
To begin, board your luxury coach in Te Anau where you can enjoy a spectacular journey along the Milford Road. Your coach driver provides an informative commentary and there is time for a photo stop and short walks along the way.
Upon arrival at Milford Sound, you will board the Milford Mariner for the overnight cruise. The vessel explores many points of interest, with plenty of time available to view waterfalls, rain forest, mountains and wildlife with the experienced nature guide on board.
The Milford Mariner offers you a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience. With a nature guide at hand you can explore in the tender craft and kayaks or simply relax on deck. After the days activities, enjoy a delicious evening buffet in the spacious saloon before retiring to your private cabin. The Milford Mariner caters for visitors who enjoy comfort combined with activity. It has a spacious dinning saloon, observation lounge and large open deck areas for viewing the scenery of Milford Sound.
After reaching the open sea, subject to weather and favorable conditions the sails are hoisted for a period. The vessel returns to and anchors overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove. Activities include kayaking and exploring the shoreline on the tender craft. The overnight cruise includes a delicious three course buffet evening meal and hearty cooked breakfast. Beverages are sold at the licensed, on board bar. The next morning, following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to the Milford Sound Wharf.
After disembarkation on the morning of the second day you will return to Te Anau by coach allowing time to reflect on the beauty of the morning scenery.
Our trip on the Milford Mariner overnight cruise was magical from start to finish.
The crew on board were so helpful, nothing was a bother. The cabin was very good and the food terrific.
This would have to be the best part of our recent South Island trip. I would recommend this overnight cruise to anyone.
This was a highlight of our trip. cabins great, staff great, food beautiful, Milford Sound is just an amazing place.