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Milford Sound Overnight Cruises

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Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, 1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound

The ultimate FIordland experience – overnight in Milford Sound. Join our friendly crews and nature guides and cruise this spectacular fiord out to the Tasman Sea on either the Milford Mariner or the Milford Wanderer, experiencing the wonder of waking up in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

The Milford Mariner is specifically designed for cruising in the fiords and has a dining saloon, a fully licensed bar, spacious viewing decks and an observation lounge -  perfect for spotting fur seals basking on the rocks. The atmosphere onboard is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife as we cruise right out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) to explore. Bed down at night in private twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms (and limited quad share bunk-style compartments with shared bathrooms) while we anchor in a sheltered cove. Activities such as kayaking or exploring the shoreline by small boat with our nature guide are included, as are the delicious three-course evening meal and cooked breakfast prepared by our on-board chef.

The Milford Wanderer is a truly immersive Milford Sound experience. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound and access part of the world famous Milford Track for an exclusive 1.5 hour guided walk. Explore the shoreline of the sound by small boat with our specialist nature guide and learn about the area and its flora and fauna. Or if you’re feeling brave, you can even go swimming in the fiord’s extremely pure (but oh so cold) waters. As the shadows deepen the Milford Wanderer will return under sail (weather permitting) to sheltered Harrison Cove for the night. You’ll be served a three-course meal in the cosy saloon, where you can also order drinks from the fully licensed bar. Retire to a comfortable private cabin with ensuite bathroom (or a quad share bunk-style compartment with shared bathrooms) for the night, before fueling up with a hearty breakfast the next morning as we head out to explore even more more of this incredible fiord.

Note: Queenstown and Te Anau coach connections available for both cruises at extra cost.

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Last modified
Tue 7 Jul 2020
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