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Luxury amidst the fiords

Milford Sound Overnight

Spend a night in the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ on board the stunning Fiordland Jewel with Fiordland Discovery. Our small group cruise of Milford Sound/Piopiotahi only takes 20 passengers a night, the Fiordland Jewel features nine climate-controlled cabins all with ensuite bathrooms and majestic fiord and sea views.

We will not be operating our Milford Sound Overnight Cruise experience this summer and we plan to be back operating in Milford Sound again in December 2021.   

Until then we will be operating our multi-day small group boat tours and private charter experiences in Doubtful SoundFiordland National Park and Stewart Island.

  • Two cruises of Milford Sound
  • 3-course dinner, full cooked & continental breakfast prepared by our on board chef - all dietary requirements are catered for
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Kayaking & tender boat explorations (weather permitting)
  • View underwater film footage captured by our Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV)
  • Use of top-deck hot tub following dinner

TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE  FROM QUEENSTOWN & TE ANAU

Our friendly professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation and return you there following your cruise. Please request transport when making your booking and we will get back to you regarding availability. 

  • Return transport from Queenstown to Milford Sound $180 per person, pick up time 9-9.30am, drop of Queenstown 3pm.  
  • Return transport from Te Anau to Milford Sound $90 per person, pick up time 12.30pm, drop of Te Anau 12.30pm.

We also offer a van/cruise/return fixed wing scenic flight to Queenstown transport option too. 

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

For information on driving safely in New Zealand please visit DriveSafe.org.nz to learn about our road rules and conditions. For a relaxing journey, we recommend exploring the local area. 

 

Itinerary

DAY 1

  • 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 tender boat, before returning to the Fiordland Jewel for drinks and a three-course meal

DAY 2

  • 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

  • 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

  • If you wish to enjoy wine, beer and other beverages from our licensed bar, payment can be made by NZ CASH/CURRENCY, EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD.  Please note:  Do not bring alcohol on board with you, as this will breach our liquor license