Real Journeys Milford Mariner Overnight Cruises


Real Journeys Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise

Overnighting in the long southern twilight of spectacular Milford Sound is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. Milford Sound overnight cruises offer visitors the chance to relax and explore the magnificent scenery and wildlife of this world-renowned fiord.

Activity Options

Milford Mariner

  • Enjoy a full length cruise of the spectacular Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea
  • Keep a lookout for wildlife, especially fur seals basking on the rocks and dolphins
  • Go exploring with your nature guide in a tender craft or kayak, or simply relax on deck in the sun
  • Anchor for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove
  • Enjoy a very special three course buffet dinner and bed & breakfast experience
  • Spacious viewing decks, dining saloon/fully licensed bar and observation lounge
  • Private cabins with en suite bathrooms (twin, double or single occupancy)
  • 20 kayaks and 2 tender craft
  • Capacity – sleeps 60

Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise departing Milford Sound

  • October – May: 4.30 pm daily
  • 1-17 May & 20-30 September: 3.30 pm daily

Coach-Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise-Coach departing Te Anau

  • September – May: 12.45 pm


  • Underwater Observatory (extra cost applies – you can only do this option if you self drive and are departing from Milford Sound)


  • Ex Milford: 2 days/1 night returns 9.15 am, May & September 10.15 am
  • Ex Te Anau Coach-Nature Cruise-Coach: 2 days/1 night returns 12.30 pm

Other Information

  • Check in 20 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Suitable for all ages
  • What to bring: Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater – fleece jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, camera, change of clothes, swim-wear (optional) and cash for bar and snacks. Overnight bag only.


Milford Sound Overnight Cruises depart from Milford Sound terminal, otherwise if taking the coach option, pick-ups are available from most in-town accommodation.