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Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 322

The Milford Mariner offers you a very special Milford Sound dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Enjoy a full length cruise of this spectacular fiord before anchoring for the night. Go exploring with our nature guide in the tender craft and kayaks or simply relax on the deck.


The Milford Mariner offers a unique dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage, the vessel has been purpose built to accommodate passengers in private cabins with ensuite bathrooms. It has a spacious dining saloon, observation lounge and large open deck areas for viewing the scenery of Milford Sound. 

Departing from the Milford Wharf, the Milford Mariner cruises the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. An onboard nature guide with specialist knowledge of the region’s history, flora and fauna provides detailed interpretation in English with a roving microphone. There is plenty of time available to explore points of interest and view the spectacular alpine scenery including waterfalls, rainforest and the towering peaks; and keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins when in season.  

After reaching the open sea, the sails may be hoisted subject to weather and conditions. The vessel then returns to the fiord and anchors overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove.  Activities include kayaking and exploring the shoreline by tender craft. The overnight cruise includes a four-course buffet evening meal and beverages are available for purchase at the licensed onboard bar. The next morning following a cooked or continental breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to the Milford Wharf. 

Suitable for most ages, except infants, Not suitable for wheelchair passengers due to steep stairs.


 

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 322

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Day 1

Milford Mariner Overnight

Embark at Milford Sound Visitor Terminal. The Milford Mariner offers a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland's heritage, the Milford Mariner caters for visitors who enjoy comfort, combined with activity. The vessel has been purpose built to accommodate passengers in private cabins with en-suite bathrooms. It has a spacious dining saloon, observation lounge and large open deck areas for viewing the scenery of Milford Sound. Departing from the Milford Wharf, the Milford Mariner cruises the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea. The vessel explores in a leisurely way many points of interest, with plenty of time available to view waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife with the experienced nature guide. After reaching the open sea, subject to weather and favourable conditions the sails are hoisted for a period. The vessel returns to the fiord and anchors overnight in sheltered Harrison Cove. Enjoy a sumptuous three-course buffet dinner in the dining saloon, followed by a Nature Guide presentation in the
forward saloon.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Milford Mariner

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    For the ultimate Milford Sound experience, spend the night aboard the Mariner and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Depart from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon and cruise the full ...

    For the ultimate Milford Sound experience, spend the night aboard the Mariner and wake up to the dawn of a new day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Depart from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon and cruise the full length of Milford Sound accompanied by a specialist nature guide. They'll explain the history and geology of the area and be on hand to answer your questions. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing 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.

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Day 2

Awake to Milford Sound

This morning following breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to the Milford Wharf.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Overnight cruises depart daily from November to March

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip transfers from Queenstown
  • Over night cruise with spacious viewing decks and cosy dinning saloon/fully licensed bar
  • Private twin or double share cabins with ensuite bathroom facilites
  • Three course evening buffet dinner (vegetarian options available)
  • Cooked breakfast options
  • Exploring the shoreline by tendercraft (small boat)
  • Specialist nature guide on board

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Drinks unless specified
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availablity. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB REALJOUMIL0213CR: RJ250
31 Oct 2017
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