Milford Sound: Overnight Cruise with Water Activities

Milford Sound: Overnight Cruise with Water Activities

From $687.37 per person

View New Zealan fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife aboard and overnight boat trip. Enjoy the expertise of a nature guide, and even delve into some water activities if you are feeling adventurous.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 18 participants


  • Take in the views of the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest and mountains
  • Look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins in their natural habitat
  • Explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat tour
  • Enjoy insightful commentary provided by an onboard specialist nature guide
  • Dine on a three-course buffet meal, plus a cooked and continental breakfast prepared by our on-board chef
Full description
Make the most of New Zealand's wondrous landscapes with and  overnight cruise through the heart of Milford Sound's Fiordland. This cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife, including seals and, if you’re lucky, maybe even dolphins and penguins. Start your adventure by departing from the Milford Sound wharf in the late afternoon before cruising through Milford Sound accompanied by a specialist nature guide. Benefit from their expertise about the history and geology of the area as they make themselves available to answer your questions. Next, drop anchor in a sheltered cove, where you can head on an adventure with your guide, either in the vessel’s kayaks or tender craft (small boat). Alternatively, simply relax on deck and soak in the sights if that is more your style. If you’re feeling brave, there’s always the option of a refreshing swim too.  In the evening feast on a delicious carvery buffet prepared freshly by our on-site chef. Then it’s time to relax in the company of your fellow traveller, indulge in some star-gazing and story-sharing, or simply retire to your private cabin. 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.
  • Expert nature guide
  • Tea, Coffee and water
  • Water activities
  • Three-course buffet dinner
  • Twin-share cabin with private ensuite
  • Cooked and continental breakfast
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Southland 9679, New Zealand • Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure • Please exchange your voucher at the Real Journeys counter for a boarding pass

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Fishing

Know before you go

  • Water activities are weather dependent
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Wonderful day and night spent on the Milford Mariner in amongst what is some of the most spectacular scenery NZ has to offer. The team onboard the boat made you feel at home and with meals, kayaking and a swim in the sounds all part of it it really is great value for money. Highly recommend to all!

January 5, 2021

Really enjoyed the experience. Super comfortable bed. Food was excellent and plentiful. Loved going kayaking and husband and daughter went for a quick swim.

February 8, 2021

February 4, 2021

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