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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

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US$ 249.53
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    What to Expect
    Explore the spectacular fiords of New Zealand on an overnight cruise—a leisurely way to see Milford Sound. Make your way to the Milford Sound Wharf to board the Milford Mariner, a purpose-built vessel designed to accommodate passengers in private single or twin-share cabins with en suite bathrooms, catering to those who enjoy a combination of comfort and adventure.

    Take a seat in the observation lounge or large open deck to view the stunning landscape of the South Island’s Fiordland National Park from the water. While the cruise boat departs, you’ll glide past cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and cliffs carved by ice-age glaciers.

    The knowledgeable nature guide on board points out natural landmarks, such as the oft-photographed Mitre Peak, and discusses the area’s wildlife. Keep an eye out for sunbathing fur seals, as well as penguins, dolphins, and even the occasional whale. If you’d like, relax with a drink in hand, sold at the licensed, onboard bar.

    After reaching the open sea, your captain hoists the sails for a period (subject to favorable weather conditions) before returning the Milford Mariner to Harrison Cove to anchor overnight. In the sheltered cove, enjoy activities including sea kayaking and exploring the shoreline on the tender craft, or simply relax on deck.

    Your overnight cruise includes a delicious 3-course buffet dinner, served in the spacious dining saloon, before you retire to your private cabin for the night. The next morning, enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast and further cruising before you’re returned to the Milford Sound Wharf.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • 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
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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.
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please add additional products to your shopping cart for any extra cabins required.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 64 travelers
    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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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Fantastic night on the Mariner. Went kayaking and saw penguins and wildlife along the shores. Buffet dinner was very good and then there was a Milford slide show presented by a staff member. Next morning a hearty breakfast awaited us then the boat headed up...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Cheryl M
    Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

    I had the best day at Milford sound. Really nice staff and super lucky with the weather! Being a Kiwi, this is still one of my best day trips from anywhere in the world.

    Thank Mykimike25
    Reviewed 22 April 2019

    The bus journey down was long and we had Karl as a driver. He was very knowledgeable and very talkative but at times we craved some peace and quiet so that we could take in the spectacular views as we got closer to Milford. The...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank ptoney7
    Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

    We do have the scenic drive from Queens town to Milford sound to board the Milford Behringer for an overnight fjord cruise. We boarded at 4:15 and the ship quickly left at 4:30. The captain gave a brief welcome and introduced the crew, which was...More

    3  Thank N7622BMkarenb
    Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

    N7622BMkarenb, Thanks for your comprehensive review of our Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise. This will be very useful for other travellers. I like your wording "it was a quick trip, but full trip and a wonderful way to experience Milford Sound". Maybe on your next visit...More

    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    This was a great night on the water in Milford Sound in a lovely boat with friendly staff who went out of their way to be helpful. We went on a walk on the Milford track with guides who gave an informative, historical, interesting commentary...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Lynda M
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    29 September 2019|
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    Response from N7622BMkarenb | Reviewed this property |
    We took the overnight cruise and no hike was included. I think you would need to do that separately.
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