The ultimate Milford Sound luxury cruise, spend the night onboard purpose-built expedition ship Fiordland Jewel for sunset and sunrise views over Milford Sound


Fiordland Jewel is a purpose-built catamaran designed for the waters of Milford Sound and sleeping just 22 guests in nine ensuite cabins. This overnight Milford cruise showcases the waterfalls and peaks of Milford Sound with Mitre Peak and Bridal Veil Falls two of the special sites visited. All meals are included onboard, with dinner a chance to meet fellow guests and enjoy the night sky views. Kayaking, tender boat excursions and soaking in the outdoor hot tub are other highlights of this truly unique Milford Sound experience.

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2Trip Highlights

All inclusive dining onboard Fiordland Jewel

Kayak the calm fiord inlets (weather permitting)

Milford Sound's many waterfalls including Bowen, Stirling, Fairy and Bridal Veil Falls

Heli-pad onboard - add scenic helicopter transfers to Milford Sound

Front row seats to world renowned Mitre Peak

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • One night onboard Fiordland Jewel in an Endeavour Cabin (King Singles) or Captain Cook Cabin (King)*
  • All meals onboard, and tea/coffee (alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages are available to purchase)
  • Complimentary use of kayaks and tender boat excursions (conditions permitting)
  • Scenic cruising in Milford Sound to view waterfalls, mountains and wildlife
  • Use of hot tub on the top deck

* Upgrade to Governor Cabin (King) available

    4Location & Access
    Location & Access

    Departs from and returns to Milford Sound, which is 3.5 hours drive from Queenstown or 2 hours from Te Anau (if self-driving allow extra time to incorporate various scenic stops en-route). Return road or helicopter transfers can be arranged from Queenstown, Glenorchy or Te Anau; please enquire for details.

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    Day-by-Day Itinerary

    Day 1

    You'll make your way to Milford Sound by road or helicopter today, with the option to land directly on Fiordland Jewel's helipad for a special arrival. Your Milford cruise departs in the afternoon and begins with scenic cruising of the fiords and inlets of Milford Sound, known for its dramatic mountain peaks and waterfalls. Enjoy privileged access to front row views of Mitre Peak, Mt Pembroke, Bridal Veil Falls and other sites in this World Heritage Site. Later there is time to kayak off the back of the boat (conditions permitting) or you may like to relax and enjoy a drink onboard before dinner. Enjoy local seafood with tonight's three course meal, and perhaps an evening soak in the hot tub on the deck after dinner.

    Included: D

    Dining on Fiordland Jewel CREDIT Camilla Rutherford 6

    Day 2

    In the morning, breakfast is enjoyed before returning to the Milford terminal.

    Included: B

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    7Season & Departure Dates
    Season & Departure Dates

    December to March season