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Luxury amidst the fiords

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

Spend a night in the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ onboard the stunning Fiordland Jewel with Fiordland Discovery. Taking only 20 passengers a night, the Jewel features nine climate-controlled cabins all with ensuite bathrooms and majestic fiord and sea views. Includes:

  • Two cruises of Milford Sound
  • 3-course meal, full cooked & continental breakfast prepared by our onboard chef
  • Kayaking & Zodiac tender boat explorations (weather permitting)
  • View underwater film footage captured by our Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV)
  • Use of top-deck hot tub following dinner

PEAK SEASON 2018/19 | 20 October to 14 April 
Check-in 3.50pm. Arrive onboard 4.00pm. Depart 4.15pm. Return approximately 9am.

OFF-PEAK SEASON 2019 | 1 to 30 September
Check-in 2.20pm. Arrive onboard 2.30pm. Depart 2.50pm. Return approximately 9.30am.

PEAK SEASON 2019/2020 | 1 October to 31 March
Check-in 3.50pm. Arrive onboard 4.00pm. Depart 4.15pm. Return approximately 9am. Please note this is subject to change.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Take a leisurely drive to Milford Sound in one of our comfortable Volkswagen Crafter vans which is a 5-6 hour drive, one-way, from Queenstown, and a 2.5-3 hour drive, one-way, drive from Te Anau.  Our friendly professional drivers will pick you up from your accommodation and return you there following your cruise.

Helicopter onboard with one of our preferred partners from Queenstown, Glenorchy, Wanaka or Te Anau - upon request.

If self-driving into Milford Sound, free overnight parking is available in the carpark. (Chains are required to be carried in winter). For information on driving safely in New Zealand please visit DriveSafe.org.nz to learn about our road rules and conditions.

EXCLUSIVE CHARTERS are available: Day, Overnight & Multi-day - upon request.

FROM $1,198 per cabin (twin share).  To check availability, pricing or to make a reservation please click on the Book Now button below.

Itinerary

DAY ONE 

  • Arrive at the Milford Sound terminal (if travelling by road) or land on the boat (if travelling by helicopter) 
  • Cruise down the southern side of the fiord, past Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, the world-renowned Mitre Peak, Mt Pembroke, Bridal Veil Falls and Fairy Falls
  • If weather permits, we cruise into the mouth of the fiord past Anita Bay, and head into the Tasman Sea for a glimpse of the West Coast, before returning into the sound
  • Venture up the north side of the fiord past Dale Point, the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, Seal Rock, Stirling Falls, The Lion and the Cascade Range
  • After cruising, we anchor at Deepwater Basin for the night. There is the opportunity to explore nearby in the onboard sea kayaks and Zodiac tender boat, before returning to the Jewel for drinks and a three-course meal

DAY TWO 

  • Dawn arrives at 6am in December but can be as late as 8am in March. Watch the sunrise over continental breakfast, which is served 7am-8am, before returning to the terminal at 9.00am (PEAK SEASON 2018/19 | 20 October to 14 April) 9.30am (OFF-PEAK SEASON 2019 | 1 to 30 September)
  • Return to Queenstown or Te Anau

WHAT TO BRING

  • NZ CASH /CURRENCY

  • SUNSCREEN LOTION & SUNGLASSES  

  • INSECT REPELLENT

  • CAMERA

  • WATERPROOF JACKET

  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES 

  • NON-SLIP SHOES

  • SWIMMING COSTUME / TOGS (OPTIONAL)

  • ONE BAG ONLY, IF POSSIBLE

  • NZ CASH/CURRENCY with you if you wish to enjoy wine, beer and other beverages from our cash-bar, unfortunately, EFTPOS or CREDIT CARD facilities are unavailable onboard.  Please note:  Do not bring alcohol on board with you, as this will breach our liquor license