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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

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  • 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
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown
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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.
USD 291.33
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.
USD 573.15
Overview
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.
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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

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

Thank jhallnh
Reviewed 21 January 2018
Overnight Cruise is definitely worth it

We wanted to see Milford Sound - but wasnt sure what to book as there are 100+ options. Luckily we found this overnight cruise with transportation from Queenstown. The bus picked us up at a bus stop right next to our hotel, which made it...More

Thank Hiker49392
Reviewed 31 December 2017
Good way to see the sound but ...

I was really excited about this tour based on the description but, while it was fine, I was a little disappointed. Unexpectedly the bus ride from Queenstown was great. We had a terrific driver/guide and they stop frequently for coffee/restroom breaks/short tour walks. The boat...More

1  Thank jlg3000
Reviewed 24 December 2017
Bits of advice about the trip

We took the coach cruise flight option . Coach left on time and was comfortable but some of the seats were broken and so the recline was continuous . This upset some of the people sitting behind us. Cameron coach driver gave a pretty continuous...More

1  Thank jonathan c
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