Milford Sound Fiordland Discovery Overnight Cruise - Fiordland National Park

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 17 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Milford Sound Terminal, , Berth 5, , Milford Sound, Fiordland
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Fiordland Discovery offers a scenic overnight boat cruise around New Zealand's iconic Milford Sound. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the towering peaks and waterfalls, and spot local wildlife, including seals and penguins, from the boat.You can enjoy a soak in the on-board hot tub, or relax in your private heated cabin. Continental or cooked breakfasts and a 3-course dinner are provided. Additional beverages are available from the cash bar and complimentary tea/coffee is available throughout your cruise.Guests can also enjoy a variety of additional activities, including kayaking or zodiak excursions. You can also explore underwater from the comfort of the vessel using the remote-controlled underwater camera.Each luxury, 5-star cabin has an en suite bathroom and is individually climate controlled with both heating and air-conditioning.Luxury land transfers to both Queenstown or Te Anau are available for an additional charge.

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Explore Milford Sound aboard our new and luxurious 5-star boat, the Fiordland Jewel, featuring an on-board helipad, on-deck hot tub, kayaks, tender, and superb cuisine.

Taking only 20 passengers a night, in nine luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms and majestic fiord and ocean views, we offer a new and unique luxury boutique cruising experience.

  • Overnight cruise, including two cruises of the Fiord
  • Cash bar on board for alcoholic & additional Beverages
  • 3 course dinner, full cooked & continental breakfast
  • Guided ROV, kayaking, & small boat explorations (Weather permitting)


During this time, youll discover over thirteen natural wonders of Milford Sound and its surrounds, as well as a variety of flora and fauna, all from the comfort of our luxurious nine-cabin boat. Drinks and dinner are served in the evening, with a delicious breakfast the following morning.

  • Journey to Milford Sound with Fiordland Discovery, or by car, bus or scenic flight from Queenstown, Te Anau or Glenorchy. By land, youll be able to stop in the Eglington Valley and at the mouth of the Homer Tunnel. By air, youll be treated to a breathtaking aerial view of the mountains and valleys of Fiordland National Park.
  • 3.50pm: Meet the crew at Fiordland Discoverys terminal office for boarding at 3.50pm. Departure is 4.30pm.
  • Cruise down the south 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 Harrisons Cove or Deepwater Cove for the night. There is then the opportunity to explore nearby in the on board sea kayaks, before returning to the boat for drinks and dinner.
  • Dawn arrives at 6am in December, but can be as late as 8am in March. Watch the sunrise over breakfast, which is served 7am-8am, before returning to the terminal at 9.20am.
  • Return to Queenstown, Te Anau or Glenorchy.


  • Overnight accommodation
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • All activities
  • Dinner - 3-course dinner
  • Breakfast
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Fiordland Discovery


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Most travelers can participate

Not wheelchair accessible

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers