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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

  • Cruise the full length of the fiord on an overnight Milford Sound cruise
  • Explore the many waterfalls, rainforests and wildlife with your onboard nature guide
  • Overnight in a private cabin with ensuite bathroom
Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown
From USD 333.95
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Milford Sound overnight cruise with private cabin. Includes return luxury coach travel to Milford, hotel pickup/drop off from Queenstown, breakfast and 3-course dinner plus use of kayaks.
From USD 333.95
Overnight Cruise with Flight
Milford Sound overnight cruise with private cabin. Includes one-way coach travel to Milford & one-way scenic flight, and hotel pickup from Queenstown. Minimum numbers apply.
From USD 626.06
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Board the ‘Milford Mariner’ for a Milford Sound overnight cruise, including round-trip transport by luxury coach from Queenstown with the option to return by air. You’ll journey the entire length of Milford Sound, cruising all the way to the Tasman Sea before sleeping in your private single or twin-share en suite cabin in sheltered Harrison Cove. Hear informative onboard commentary by a nature guide, and enjoy a three-course buffet dinner, breakfast and use of provided kayaks. Upgrade for a 35-minute scenic flight back to Queenstown.
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup in Queenstown, board the luxury coach for a leisurely 5-hour drive to Milford Sound, part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing the shores of Lake Wakatipu, you’ll travel through the scenic countryside to Te Anau for a brief lunch break before continuing along the renowned Milford Road. Your driver provides informative narration and lets you stretch your legs during short walks and photo stops en route to your destination.

Upon arrival, board the Milford Mariner for your Milford Sound overnight cruise. The purpose-built vessel is designed for the fiords, with an observation lounge and large open decks to view the many landmarks, such as Mitre Peak, accompanied by commentary from the nature guide on board.

Keep your camera on hand as you pass waterfalls, rainforests and glacier-carved cliffs en route to the Tasman Sea, and search for South Island marine life such as New Zealand fur seals, Fiordland penguins and bottlenose dolphins.

In the afternoon, the Milford Mariner anchors overnight in the tranquil waters of Harrison Cove. Enjoy kayaking or exploring the shoreline on the tender craft with a guide, or just relax on deck.

Then sate your appetite with a delicious three-course buffet dinner, served in the spacious dining saloon. If you’d like, you can purchase a drink at the licensed, onboard bar before retiring to your private single or twin-share en-suite cabin.

The next morning, enjoy a cooked breakfast and further cruising before returning to Milford Sound Wharf. After disembarkation, you'll either return to Queenstown by coach or by scenic flight (if upgrade selected).

Optional Upgrade (Coach/Cruise/Fly): End your Milford Sound cruise on a high note with a 35-minute, one-way flight from Milford to Queenstown. After discovering Milford Sound from the sea, board the twin-engine plane for a spectacular aerial view of alpine scenery including glaciers, rivers and rainforests. A courtesy shuttle delivers you from Milford Wharf to the airstrip located only minutes away.

Please note: Flights are weather dependent. If due to unfavorable weather conditions the flight does not operate, you will return to Queenstown by luxury coach and be refunded the difference.
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise - Excellent

Very pleased with the way 'Real Journeys' conducted their cruise. My wife and I were picked up at The Scenic hotel by taxi and taken directly to the Real Journeys centre. This was arranged for us and we just had to be at the hotel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrockhallBob
Reviewed 6 December 2018
Did Milford and Doubtful; best company in the Fiordlands!

My girlfriend and I first went with RealJourneys on the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, and simply loved every single element of it. The food, the crew, the course, everything from top to bottom exceeded our expectations. Because of that, we decided to do the overnight...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adam M
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Milford Sound is a stunning location, best experienced in a leisurely and receptive manner, not rushed and hurried. So why try to fit it in after a long drive when you'll only have a hour or so to appreciate a natural marvel? The tidy and...More

Thank MichaeltheWriter
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Iconic and memorable

We saw everything Milford Sound has to offer: sunshine in the evening and the typical rain / wind / mist in the morning which meant that waterfalls appeared from everywhere! Cabins aren't very big, but it's only for one night; food and drink were plentiful....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed 4 March 2018
Exceeded expectations

OK, there's an element of luck in a tour like this, and we had great luck. Sunshine and good visibility the first day, smooth water, and then light steady rain all night that fired up the waterfalls for the next morning. Our bus driver, Carl,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jhallnh
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