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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise provided by Real Journeys

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

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₹ 25,167.36
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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One thing better than a day cruise on spectacular Milford Sound is an overnight cruise. Cruise the length of the sound on the Milford Mariner, and anchor overnight at Harrison Cove. Experience the sound after the day trippers have departed, and before they arrive. Explore further by paddling on a kayak, perhaps even spotting birds and wildlife, and getting up close to waterfalls.
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3 stops
Day 1
Overnight in Milford Sound
Day 2
Breakfast aboard the Mariner...
  • A 3-course buffet dinner plus a cooked breakfast are included
  • Sleep in a comfortable private cabin with ensuite bathrooms
  • Use of kayaks is included
  • Spend longer than the average day tripper at one of New Zealand's most beautiful sites
Important Information
Departure Point
Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight Milford Sound Cruise
  • Private cabins with en suite bathrooms
  • Use of kayaks
  • Drinks, fully licensed bar is available on cruise
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a bed
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum capacity - sleeps 60
  • There is no secure car parking at Milford Sound, but theft from vehicles in this area is extremely rare
  • Vessel information: The cruise has spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, fully licensed bar and observation lounge.
  • Need to bring: Non-slip shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, insect repellent, swimwear (optional), camera, cash for bar and snacks. Overnight bag only required.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please add additional products to your shopping cart for any extra cabins required.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Bob H wrote a review Apr 2020
Mississauga, Canada17,195 contributions231 helpful votes
My wife and I travelled on a tour to join Real Journeys' Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise. It was a very enjoyable cruise with delightful scenery and excellent meals. Well worth a try...
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Date of experience: March 2020
canada010 wrote a review Feb 2020
Canada383 contributions139 helpful votes
There have been torrential rains and many slips which caused some sections of the roads to wash out. Traffic to Milford Sound has been restricted to convoys of buses and emergency vehicles. Once you get to Milford Sound, it is beautiful. We took a tiny backpack and there is
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John M wrote a review Feb 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia26 contributions12 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight cruise on the Mariner! Unlike seeing the Sound on a cruise ship, the Mariner is small enough to really get close to the waterfalls, New Zealand Fur Seals and other sights on this majestic fjord. There were opportunities to kayak, and even
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Date of experience: January 2020
jshigi wrote a review Jan 2020
Bellevue, Washington121 contributions10 helpful votes
Tip of the day - the rooms on the boat are small so leave you big luggage at the hotel in Queenstown and just pick it up when you get back. Bring a small backpack for the overnight cruise. We did this for our honeymoon and it was one of our favorite things! You can drive there
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Date of experience: December 2019
Annadeb2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington26 contributions12 helpful votes
We drove to the Milford Sound ferry terminal and I definitely recommend this mode if possible. Being able to stop en route was critical for us- there are so many breath-taking WOW moments, you'll want to soak it up as much as possible. Give yourself more than 2 hours leeway to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Real Journeys
Great family fun
Fantastic trip for the whole family. Great to see the steam ship internals working. Not something you see every da
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Lots of fun & laughter.
The overnight cruise was such a good experience. 100% something you should do. From the moment we checked in to th
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Linda M
Wet and Wild
Overall it was an amazing experience. We left on the boat from Manapouri across to Deep Cove then a bus trip across
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A must do tour, we were lucky we left Manapori in 1foot of snow so scenery was magic and not so many tourists so p
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Wonderful Day Out
Wonderful day out. Right from the start this was a treat. The views on the Earnslaw on the trip out were just gorge
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Lovely lake trip with farm experience
Hubby and I took the Earnslaw to Walter Peak Farm. We enjoyed the journey and the Farm was great. The scenery of th
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Washo B
Great Day
A wonderful day out. Spectacular lakes. mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, roads and forest. There were patches of sun
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Fantastic trip - a definite must see Top 10 activity
Superb trip on Lake Manapouri, Wilmot Pass (by coach - with stops) & of course Doubtful Sound. Professional, friend
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Spectacular Views and Amazing food
Most amazing time aboard a gorgeous boat, travels through the lake and takes you to a working farm. We enjoyed the
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Johan K
Old school
Taking the TSS Earnslaw to the Walter Peak station was rather a unique surprise. From boarding to the trip and the
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Rose M
Fantastic Experience for all ages
Our guide shared his wealth of knowledge of the area. We had a clear and calm day for the cruises. Our visit was
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Flawless Tour
My husband and I did this tour recently and it was amazing . It is such a well run trip again from real journeys ,
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Great trip at the weekend 30 mins boat ride around te anau lake is fab ,beautiful lake and some great scenery on a
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Beautiful scenery
What a lovely surprise. So glad we went on this adventure. Queenstown itself is beautiful but seeing it from acros
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De-light-ful experience
So amazing to explore the glow worm caves. Loved the short boat trip at the end within the caves. Very informative
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Key Details
  • Milford Sound, Mitre Peak, and 2 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 6 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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