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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

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Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Overview

Board the ‘Milford Mariner’ for a Milford Sound overnight cruise along this pristine waterway, situated in New Zealand’s impressive Fiordland National Park. Cruise the entire length of the fiord before your captain anchors in Harrison Cove. Then, spend the night in a private single or twin-share en suite cabin, including a 3-course buffet dinner and breakfast. Listen to a nature guide on board and make use of provided kayaks to explore waterfalls and glacial-carved cliffs like Mitre Peak.
  • Cruise the full length of the fiord on an overnight Milford Sound cruise
  • Explore the many waterfalls, rainforests, and wildlife with your onboard nature guide
  • Overnight in a private cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • Use of kayaks is included
  • Enjoy a 3-course dinner and breakfast
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Dinner
Breakfast
Overnight Milford Sound Cruise
Private cabins with en suite bathrooms
Use of kayaks
Drinks, fully licensed bar is available on cruise
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Explore the spectacular fiords of New Zealand on an overnight cruise—a leisurely way to see Milford Sound. Make your way to the Milford Sound Wharf to board the Milford Mariner, a purpose-built vessel designed to accommodate passengers in private single or twin-share cabins with en suite bathrooms, catering to those who enjoy a combination of comfort and adventure.

Take a seat in the observation lounge or large open deck to view the stunning landscape of the South Island’s Fiordland National Park from the water. While the cruise boat departs, you’ll glide past cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and cliffs carved by ice-age glaciers.

The knowledgeable nature guide on board points out natural landmarks, such as the oft-photographed Mitre Peak, and discusses the area’s wildlife. Keep an eye out for sunbathing fur seals, as well as penguins, dolphins, and even the occasional whale. If you’d like, relax with a drink in hand, sold at the licensed, onboard bar.

After reaching the open sea, your captain hoists the sails for a period (subject to favorable weather conditions) before returning the Milford Mariner to Harrison Cove to anchor overnight. In the sheltered cove, enjoy activities including sea kayaking and exploring the shoreline on the tender craft, or simply relax on deck.

Your overnight cruise includes a delicious 3-course buffet dinner, served in the spacious dining saloon, before you retire to your private cabin for the night. The next morning, enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast and further cruising before you’re returned to the Milford Sound Wharf.
Itinerary
Milford Sound
An overnight cruise of Milford Sound is the ultimate way to experience the fiord.
Admission Ticket Free
Mitre Peak
Cruise past the impressive Mitre Peak whilst looking out for wildlife and enjoying an informative commentary from your onboard nature guide.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Spend the evening in your own private cabin.
Meals:
 Dinner  
Milford Sound
Spend the morning cruising leisurely back through Milford Sound to your departure point.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Mitre Peak
Cruise past Mitre Peak
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a bed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum capacity - sleeps 60
  • There is no secure car parking at Milford Sound, but theft from vehicles in this area is extremely rare
  • Vessel information: The cruise has spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, fully licensed bar and observation lounge.
  • Need to bring: Non-slip shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear (optional), camera, cash for bar and snacks. Overnight bag only required.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please add additional products to your shopping cart for any extra cabins required.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Real Journeys

If you cancel at least 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 5 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise.

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Maunil_K
, Mar 2020
Experience was very good. Only a little expensive. We got see dolphins. Food was good. A few vegetarian options were also available.one can also take early morning cruise of Milford sound if they are finding overnight cruise expensive
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Fabulos way to experience the...
Donna O
, Aug 2017
Fabulos way to experience the Milford Sound! Good accommodations and food but the best is spending the night on the water and waking up to the beautiful scenery!
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Amazing overnight...
Melinda G
, Apr 2017
Amazing overnight stay!! Location was incredible! Staff - very friendly and accommodating - made you feel at home as soon as we boarded! Rooms very comfortable. Definitely a must do for first timers. Would certainly do again!!
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Enjoyed every moment! The staff...
Christine C
, Apr 2017
Enjoyed every moment! The staff were professional and friendly, the food was excellent. We were fortunate to have perfect weather. I was worried about leaving our car with all of the luggage in it...no problem. I was concerned about cabin space. We had a private bathroom...no problem (slept)!
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Wonderful experience! We got to see...
Catarina A
, Mar 2017
Wonderful experience! We got to see the whole sound and got lots of info on the nature and history.
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Excellent Trip. Tour of the fford in...
Mark F
, Jan 2017
Excellent Trip. Tour of the fford in both the evening and morning inc commentary, kayaking, nature cruises, great food, slideshow, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.
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Undoubtedly the best way to see...
Jared1986
, Jan 2017
Undoubtedly the best way to see Milford Sounds, particularly if you have limited time. The cruise departed at 4:30pm, just when the last of the day tours where finishing, leaving us the entire of the sounds with just one other overnight vessel. We saw sunset and sunrise on the sound, were well-fed and looked after by the Captain and his team and were well-informed by the on-board tour guide. After kayaking, seal-spotting and having some great weather, the trip was well worth the journey and expense.
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It's pretty good, the cabin is clean...
Piotr N
, Jan 2017
It's pretty good, the cabin is clean and the food onboard is really great. However cruise itself is very short : it's like 1.5h in the evening and similiar in the morning and you basically go the same route which is a little disappointing.
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We did the overnight Milford Sound...
gam4
, Nov 2016
We did the overnight Milford Sound tour which was truly amazing. In the evening we had 5 inches of rain which really enhanced the scenes before us, the number of waterfalls that were flowing grew expodentially and taking the trip out on the boats tender was an added bonus. In the morning clear bright blue skies but the number of waterfalls was reduced by two thirds but still very spectacular. The on board nature guide showed us rare penguins, seals, birds etc and the Captain took the boat up close to see them in their natural habitats. We would highly recommend this tour in the South Island.
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A brilliant experience not to be...
Geoff H
, May 2016
A brilliant experience not to be missed if you are in the South Island. We enjoyed every moment in spite of the weather. The crew, all so friendly and opportunity to chat with the captain up on the bridge. Great company , food, nice cabin and learnt a lot about the whole area.
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