This overnight cruise through the heart of Fiordland provides astonishing views and the ultimate Milford Sound experience aboard the Milford Mariner, a purpose built vessel designed to replicate a trditional trading scow. The vessel sleeps up to 60, with most accommodated in private ensuite cabins (twin or double). It has spacious viewing decks, dining saloon, licensed bar and observation lounge.
You'll start by departing from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon before cruising through Milford Sound accompanied by our specialist nature guide. There is plenty of time to view the fiord's spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife ' you're bound to encounter seals and, if you're lucky, maybe dolphin and penguins too.
The Mariner then anchors in a sheltered cove from where you can join the guide and explore in the vessel's tender craft (small boat) or kayaks. If you prefer, you can simply relax on deck and soak in the beauty of this amazing place. If you're feeling brave there's always the option of refreshing swim too. All activities are weather dependent. As evening falls, you'll enjoy a delicious carvery buffet in the dining saloon ' a feast prepared freshly by our on-board chef.
The next day you'll be able to dig into a hearty breakfast before heading back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) and exploring more of the fiord, before returning to Milford Wharf arriving approximately 9.15am.
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