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An overnight cruise in Milford Sound is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers visitors the opportunity to explore the stunning scenery of the fiord, both during the day and at night. It also lets people experience the majestic silence once the day visitors have departed. This is the only way to stay overnight in Milford Sound itself – the nearest lodgings are a 5 minute drive back down the road at Milford Lodge.
There are two options for overnight cruises, each offering a range of lodgings and activities.
One of the most popular options is Real NZ”s Milford Mariner, a purpose-built vessel that offers comfortable accommodation and a range of activities, including kayaking, guided nature walks, and wildlife spotting. The Milford Mariner has private cabins as well as shared bunk-style accommodation. A dining room provides a cooked. buffet style evening meal as well as breakfast the next morning. This and the outdoor decks are where overnight guests can relax and take in the breathtaking views of the fiord.
A luxury overnight cruise option is the Fiordland Jewel, a stylish catamaran that offers private cabins with en-suite bathrooms, gourmet dining. It even boasts a top deck hot tub and helicopter pad. From here guests can choose to relax or take part in activities including kayaking, fishing, and helicopter tours.
Pricing is correct at April 2023:
|Boat Operator||Max. Capacity||Overnight Pricing||Online Booking|
|Milford Mariner (Real NZ)||60||$699 per Adult (based on 2 sharing)|
$349 per Child (2-15yrs)
|Fiordland Jewel (Fiordland Discovery)||22||From $1,598 for 2 Adults||Yes|
Our Opinion: An overnight cruise in Milford Sound is a unique and unforgettable experience that allows you to really explore the stunning scenery in a relaxed and intimate setting. Whether you choose a luxury catamaran or the more budget-friendly option, you are sure to be amazed by the beauty of this natural wonder and the range of activities and amenities offered on the overnight cruises at Milford Sound.