Milford Sound Mariner*
Spend the night aboard the iconic Milford Mariner and wake up to dawn in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fjord’s spectacular waterfalls, rain forest, mountains and wildlife.
The Milford Mariner anchors in a sheltered cove, where guests can join the nature guide and explore in the vessel’s tender craft and kayaks. As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet in the dining saloon, prepared freshly by the on board chef. Then relax in the company of fellow travelers or indulge in some star gazing before retiring to a private cabin. In the morning, dig into a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea and exploring more of the fjord.
The Mariner is the ultimate Milford Sound experience! The guides explain the history and geology of the area and are on hand to answer questions.
We recommend a shared coach from Queenstown. Daily departures at 8.30AM from the Real Journeys Visitor Center, and returns the next day by 3.30PM. The drive from Queenstown takes 4.5 hours.
We can also arrange private transfers upon request.
What’s included in this epic voyage? Shared transfers, three course buffet dinner and cooked breakfast prepared by the Mariner’s on-board chef.
Please bring – Non-slip walking shoes/boots Waterproof jacket, Warm sweater/fleece jacket, Change of clothes, Sunscreen/sunglasses, Insect repellent, Swimwear (optional) Camera, Cash for bar and snacks, Small bag only.
*Note: The Mariner books up a year in advance during holiday months and 6 months in advance for other dates. Please make inquiries early.
Milford Sound Mariner excursion can also be combined with our New Zealand sampler itineraries.