be blown away by Fiordland Discovery’s comfort, luxury and authentic Kiwi hospitality
A Queenstown family with roots deeply entrenched in Fiordland, New Zealand launched a luxury cruise business with a custom-built 24m catamaran in 2016.
Husband and wife Rob Swale and Kate Rollason own and operate Fiordland Discovery, a tourism business offering unrivalled access to Milford Sound and Fiordland with the Fiordland Jewel catamaran that features a helicopter pad, top-deck hot tub, private king suite and chef-prepared cuisine.
Guests can experience a range of trips from exploring Milford Sound overnight – a 7-day scenic cruise of Preservation Inlet and the surrounding Southern Fiords including Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Stewart Island, or privately charter the boat for multi-day fishing, hunting and diving trips – while taking in New Zealand’s largest national park in complete luxury.
The idea behind Fiordland Discovery and the Fiordland Jewel is to offer visitors up-close-and-personal access to the stunning wilderness area through operators that have a genuine connection to the area.
UPDATE FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY: Following a significant weather event in early February that cut off road access to Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, our boat, Fiordland Jewel, has been temporarily relocated to beautiful Doubtful Sound/Patea to continue to operate its overnight cruises. With the latest roading information we have received from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), we are delighted to be returning to Milford Sound on Wednesday 4 March (weather-permitting) to resume our usual Milford Sound overnight cruise operations.