We offer small group scenic boat expeditions on board the Fiordland Jewel in Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.
Our expeditions are tailored specifically for people who are interested in scenery, history and nature and there are some opportunities to fish to catch a feed.
A maximum of 18 passengers.
All nine cabins have fiord and sea views and a private ensuite and are fully air-conditioned and heated.
Fly via helicopter from Te Anau and land directly on board the Fiordland Jewel which will be waiting in Preservation Inlet.
Cruise through Breaksea, Dusky Sounds, and Preservation and Chalky Inlets. We may do activities such as:
Of course, the weather is central to a Fiordland experience, so the itinerary of your cruise may differ depending on the conditions on the day. The above sample itinerary is from Preservation Inlet ending in Doubtful Sound, Doubtful Sound to Preservation Inlet is in reverse.
Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist if we receive a cancellation for any of our scheduled departures in 2021.
Current availability in 2021:
Doubtful Sound to Dusky Sound/Preservation Inlet - includes heli out to Te Anau
Sunday August 8-Saturday August 14 - 2 cabins a/v - 2 Resolution
Sunday September 5-Saturday September 11 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Governor
Sunday September 19-Saturday September 25 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Governor
Sunday November 21-Saturday November 27 - 6 cabins a/v - 3 Captain Cook, 1 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Friday December 3-Thursday December 9 - all cabins a/v
Preservation Inlet/Dusky Sound to Doubtful Sound - includes hell in
Saturday May 8-Friday May 14 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Endeavour
Saturday November 27-Friday December 3 - all cabins a/v
Thursday December 9-Wednesday December 15- 8 cabins a/v - 4 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 2 Resolution
Retail prices are GST inclusive and in NZD, includes transfer per person into or out of Preservation Inlet or Dusky Sound (Helicopter) or Doubtful Sound (Boat/Coach), excludes beverages purchased from our licensed bar on board the Fiordland Jewel.
We recently sailed on Fiordland Jewel and it was a truly amazing experience. We highly recommend Fiordland Discovery and the Fiordland Jewel. It is a great way to discover one of the most beautiful parts of Aotearoa/New Zealand - indeed the world. The scenery is amazing - whether wet or fine!! Great walks along the way - and yes boots are dried and warm for the next adventure! Thank you to the crew for the wonderful insights into the history, stories, food and outings on the tender.
Neil and Greg, Greytown, New Zealand
It was our first ever cruise and was Fiordland Jewel's first trip post Covid-19 lockdown. What an incredible trip!! Rob and his crew were excellent and well prepared for cleaning and sanitizing as we travelled. He and skipper Dave were so knowledgeable about the Fiords and everything there is to see and do. Amazing sea life - we saw humpback whales, dolphins, seals and a wide range of sea birds. Exploring the islands and bush was fantastic too. And the helicopter trip off the boat, incredible! Anyone considering a multi-night Fiordland trip, seriously consider Fiordland Discovery! They know their stuff!
Ben, Tauranga, New Zealand
Thank you Rob ,Tulli, Ben and Jack for looking after us on what was a most amazing cruise in Fiordland.
Crayfish, Blue cod, Terakihi , all served up to us and then the most amazing scenery was thrown in for good measure.
Truly an adventure we will not forget and are now sharing our photos and memories with our friends.
Grant & Barbara, Cambridge, New Zealand