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Milford Sound Overnight Cruise - Mariner

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Adult:

  • from Milford Special NZD$308.00 (was NZD$460.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Te Anau Special NZD$358.00 (was NZD$530.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Queenstown Special NZD$410.00 (was NZD$605.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)

Child (1-15yrs):

  • from Milford Special NZD$154.00 (was NZD$230.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Te Anau Special NZD$179.00 (was NZD$265.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Queenstown Special NZD$205.00 (was NZD$303.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)

1 Adult & 1 Child:

  • from Milford Special NZD$462.00 (was NZD$690.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Te Anau Special NZD$537.00 (was NZD$795.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Queenstown Special NZD$615.00 (was NZD$908.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)

Adult (+ flight back):

  • from Queenstown Special NZD$809.00 (was NZD$1004.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)

Sole Occupancy:

  • from Milford Special NZD$539.00 (was NZD$805.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Te Anau Special NZD$588.00 (was NZD$875.00)
    (Special from 1 st April 2017 - 30 th September 2017)
  • from Queenstown Special NZD$641.00 (was NZD$950.00)
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Genuine Customer Reviews powered by Feefo

Service rating:   good

would have liked to get an email a day before travelling to remind me of my journey that was coming up as I had lost my booking email.

Product rating:   good

bus driver (Roland) from Queenstown was excellent and very good commentary. Accommodation on cruise was good but the crusie was shorter than we had expected. Also with Autumn day light it didn't give us much time for water activities. There was quite a lot of doubling up of information about nature and wildlife and a great opportunity to show off Fiordland as a whole was missed. Instead of a slide show (which was not that good from a New Zealander perspective) there could have been a DVD on the whole area - like the current TV programme of NZ coast. Overall though the crew were very helpful with a smile.

Reviewed 19-Apr-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Great organisers. Belinda was very helpful

Product rating:   excellent

Great experience with professional tour operators

Reviewed 07-Mar-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Staff were very helpful and took excellent care of us

Product rating:   excellent

The cruise was magical, very beautiful scenery and excellent guides, very knowledgeable and approachable. Excellent food and service.

Reviewed 13-Dec-2015

Service rating:   good

Website probably would benefit from a little I,pro meant but sr ice otherwise ok.

Product rating:   excellent

Really enjoyed the cruise,better than expected. Would have preferred a slightly later finish.

Reviewed 28-Nov-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Fantastic cruise overnight

Product rating:   excellent

The real journeys staff were fantastic, this trip is so good I could have done it all again a second day and night x

Reviewed 21-Nov-2015

Reply from Customer

No hassle,well organised

Posted 21-Nov-2015

Reply from Customer

AMAZING ....

Posted 21-Nov-2015

Service rating:   good

The booking was easy and straightforward. There were conflicting times given for arrival time for the cruise. I had to phone the actual cruise company for the correct time, it was fortunate I did this as the cruise actually left an hour earlier than the time I had been given!

Product rating:   excellent

The overnight cruise was outstanding. We had a lovely room, comfortable beds and adequate bathroom. The only negative in the room was the constant sound of the bathroom extractor fan, which didn't turn off...and the head end of the beds were against the wall of the bathroom!!
The kayaking was great. The meals were outstanding. The views of our stunning fjords first thing in the morning is a very special experience. We have cruised the Milford Sound many times during our lifetime here in NZ, but this added a new dimension to our experiences, in one of our most favourite and beautiful places in NZ!

Reviewed 21-Oct-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Loved every minute! Well worth the money! Right up there amongst the best things I have ever done ! That includes the pyramids in Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef etc

Product rating:   excellent

Like I said above one of the best things I have ever done!

Reviewed 01-Oct-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Great service from all involved

Product rating:   excellent

A wonderful couple of days. From Coach trip to overnight Cruise all ran like clockwork with informative commentary, great food and service in an awesome location. The coach stops in and out of Milford were all interesting.

Reviewed 23-Sep-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Hassle free booking service

Product rating:   excellent

Very enjoyable cruise, Highly recommended.

Reviewed 27-Apr-2015

Service rating:   good

No problems with booking etc

Product rating:   excellent

Most enjoyable trip. Not to be missed.

Reviewed 15-Apr-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Really helpful, great customer service.

Product rating:   excellent

I was so excited about this trip and it really didn't disappoint. It was truly amazing. Everything was perfect, the boat, the accommodation, the food and the staff. Even the weather was good and it didn't rain ! Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful, stunning places I have ever been to. Being the only two boats on the Sound overnight and in the morning was magical, even saw dolphins and seals. What a fantastic trip.

Reviewed 11-Feb-2015

Service rating:   excellent

You are great!

Product rating:   excellent

The best way to visit milford!

Reviewed 12-Jan-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Easy booking system no problems

Product rating:   excellent

Top activity. Loved the boat, the cosy cabin, the food, the sightseeing, the kayaks, the wildlife...everything!!!

Reviewed 01-Dec-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Well organised company, excellent on pick ups etc, helpful informative coach drivers.

Product rating:   good

Would have preferred a day trip. No point staying overnight on the ship

Reviewed 23-Feb-2014

Service rating:   good

Good service, seemed confused that I only had a reservation number and not an actual ticket. I booked online in canada and never saw anything about needing a physical ticket... I thought that's what they would have provided me on check in.

Product rating:   excellent

So amazing!! I will recommend this to everyone i know going to New Zealand!

Reviewed 28-Nov-2013

Service rating:   excellent

First class experience. Thank you.

Product rating:   excellent

Despite the weather this was a memorable experience. The driver, Steve, was first class. Always felt perfectly safe and his commentary was just right....not too much and always informative. Pity he had trouble with my weird Scottish accent ! Full marks to the chef for his outstanding food. The wildlife talk could be improved.

Reviewed 28-Oct-2013

Service rating:   good

Had good online service but was not told about what to to do when we went to the gondola ride & dinner & show. we ended up getting a bad table on our honeymoon as once we worked out what to do it was quite late even though we got there early

Product rating:  

Reviewed 07-Jun-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Great customer service online prior to my vacation, and great bookings with top notch vendors!

Product rating:   excellent

I LOVED our Milford Sound overnight cruise. The staff was very attentive, took great care to make sure everyone was well taken care of, and the accommodations were very nice for such a short trip. I can't speak highly enough of the staff, food and experience!

Reviewed 03-May-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Well organized

Product rating:   good

Not daylight savings so not a lot of time to do activities so felt rushed and packed. Wasn't a very relaxing trip. Also sound system to cabins isn't clear so was unable to hear commentary and direction while in cabin.

Reviewed 18-Apr-2013

Latest Questions about Milford Sound Overnight Cruise - Mariner

If we were to do the "Milford Sound Overnight Cruise - Mariner", where can we (securely or otherwise) park our car in Te Anau?

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Hi Ewen. Parking in and around Te Anau is fairly safe however this cannot be guaranteed. To ensure your car and valuables are safe while you are on the Milford Mariner overnight cruise there is a parking place in Te Anau called 'Safer Parking. This offers paid secure overnight parking. Please visit the Safer Parking website for details on rates etc. You can then be collected from there to go to Milford for your overnight cruise.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 24th Jan 16 at 10:35

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Hi, my wife and I are interested in booking an overnight cruise, we have an infant (5months at time of cruise) and are wondering if she can sleep in a cabin with us and what, if any, the charge is for her, as prices for children start from 1 year olds.

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Infants under 12 months old do travel for free on board the overnight boats at Milford and Doubtful Sound. You are welcome to bring a portable cot with you. The Mariner is very popular and quite heavily booked. Can I ask what date you are considering and will you be making your own way to Milford Sound or will you need the return coach transfers from Queenstown?

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 10th Jan 16 at 19:29

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Hi - there are 3 of us. 2 adults and 1 child (under 1 years old i.e. 11 months old). Looking to do the Mariner overnite cruise. We will be coming from Queenstown.
1. Could you quote for the coach option 2 ways, and coach + fly back option? I see the price for adult on flight but not for the child of 11 months. Thanks.
2. Are there any restrictions in terms of luggage for the flight? We will be bringing a foldable travel cot.
3. Also, is there enough space in the cabin for a travel cot?

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Infants under 12 months old travel free of charge on the Milford Mariner overnight boat and also in the plane. You are limited some what as to what you can bring on the plane and on board the boat but a foldable travel cot will be fine. You are welcome to use the travel cot in the cabin. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 5th Jan 16 at 00:53

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Hi - can you cater for gluten AND dairy free diet?

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Hi Leanne, yes the Milford Mariner can cater for gluten and dairy free. Simply note this requirement in the "additional information" field when you make your booking online.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 23rd Nov 15 at 09:46

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I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE MY CHILDREN ON THIS OVERNIGHT CRUISE ARE THER AJOINING ROOMS

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On board the Milford Mariner overnight boat you can take children but there needs to be an adult booked into the same room as a child. So if you have 2 adults and 2 kids then we need to book you 2 rooms with 1 adult and 1 child in each and yes, we would make them adjoining rooms. Can I ask how many people are in your family and which date are you considering? The Milford overnight cruise is fully booked most of February and its also very busy in December and January. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 20th Nov 15 at 20:34

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Do any of the overnight cruise boats have access for wheelchairs?

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I've called around the operators of the 3 boats in Milford and Doubtful Sound and unfortunately the old style boats that are used on the overnight cruises do not have lifts and all the rooms are situated on the bottom levels that can only be accessed by quite steep stairs. You'd need to have some mobility and be able to move around up and down stairs without the help of a wheelchair for it to be at all possible. Sorry we can't accommodate you on this one. There would be the option of doing a scenic day cruise on Milford Sound of that was of interest? One of the boats called the Sovereign that operates scenic cruises at 11am and 1pm can accommodate wheelchairs.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 26th Oct 15 at 19:22

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Hi, we are a family of 5. Two adults and 3 children under 11, what accommodation options do you suggest and what would the cost be?
Kind regards

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There's not really a cost effective option for a family of 5 on the Milford Mariner as you would have to book the family room that sleeps 1 adult and 3 kids and then a sole occupancy room for the 2nd adult. This would end up costing $1808 ($425 for the adult in the family room, 3 x $213 for the kids, and $744 for the adult in the sole occupancy room). The more cost effective option would be to book on board the Milford Wanderer which is run by the same company and offers the same experience as the Mariner without the private ensuite bathrooms. The Wanderer offers quad share rooms so you could book 1 quad share room for the 3 kids and 1 adult and the 2nd adult could sleep in another quad share room that they will share with up to 3 other travellers. The cost for this would be $1069 ($305 for each adult and $153 for each child). Or you could book a private twin room for 1 adult and 1 child ($355 + $178 = $533) and then a quad share room for 1 adult and 2 children ($305 + 2 x $153 + you have to pay for the 4th bed at kids rates of $153 = $764), which makes the total cost = $1297. See the link below for more details on the Wanderer boat:

http://www.everythingnewzealand.com/milford-sound-overnight-cruise-wanderer-milford-sound-227/

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 25th Aug 15 at 16:17

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Do the cabins on the Milford Mariner have hair dryers?

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Hi Mary, yes, the cabins on the Milford Mariner do have hair dryers for your use. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 16th Jan 15 at 14:14

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If I book this cruise we will be driving to Milford Sound to join the boat. I would like to know if there is parking available for us to leave the car overnight at Milford Sound
Thanking you

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Hi Jill, yes there certainly is parking to leave your car overnight while you are on the Milford Mariner. The car park is about a 10 minute walk from the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 7th Oct 14 at 10:37

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Need quote for overnight mi,Ford sound cruise from/to Queenstwon for approx 17 March 2015....2 adults + 1 child 10 yrs and 1 child 14 yrs, please

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Hi Mavis. There are 2 overnight boats that operate on Milford Sound. The Milford Mariner offers private double or twin share rooms with ensuite bathrooms for $415 for adults and $208 for kids if you make your own way to Milford Sound. If you require transfers from Queenstown then the total cost is $555 for adults and $278 for kids. You could book 2 rooms on the 17th on the Mariner as there is currently space although it is filling up fast. Alternatively, the Milford Wanderer offers quad share rooms that all 4 of you could fit in together but you won't have a private ensuite bathroom. The cost from Milford Sound is $285 for adults and $143 for kids or if you need transfers from Queenstown the total cost is $425 for adults and $213 for kids. There are currently only 2 rooms left on the 17th March so I recommend booking asap.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 6th Oct 14 at 09:31

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Looking at the 5 nov - what time does cruise leave , and what time do you disembark the following day . Thanks phil.

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Hi Phil. The Milford Mariner overnight boat departs Milford wharf at 4.30pm and returns by 9am the next day. If you require transfers from Queenstown, the coach departs from your Queenstown accommodation at 8.30am and returns by 2.30pm the following day.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 4th Oct 14 at 11:23

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Hi
I'm looking at the cruise on either 29 Nov or 1 Dec. It's for 3 adults. Is the only option one twin and one sole traveler?

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Hi Shareen. There is another Milford Sound overnight boat called the Wanderer that has quad share rooms however this only operate from the 12th December until the end of March each year. During the months of October & November however, the Milford Mariner does offer quad share accommodation. If you would like to book the quad share option on the Mariner please email us and we can check the availability for you.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 14th Jun 14 at 14:18

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We are looking at booking an overnight trip with the Mariner, does this go on certain days. If we book a certain day is it certain that it will go.

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Hi Anne. The Milford Mariner overnight cruise on Milford Sound operates daily all year except June - August. If you book for a specific date then the overnight cruise will go ahead as planned unless some rare extreme weather condition causes it to be cancelled (very very rarely happens). It is however very popular and often gets booked out several weeks/months in advance. Will you need coach transfers from Queenstown or will you be driving yourself to Milford Sound? If you could let me know which dates you are considering and for how many people I can check the availability for you.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 15th Jan 14 at 12:41

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Hi,
If I were to book to travel with you from Te Anau is it on your boat or by road.
Also I am travelling with my wife and would like a private cabin. In your booking website it says double / twin share, is this the correct drop down box.

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We would like a room with en-suite facilities.
How can we be sure we are booking this?

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Hi Jean. All the rooms on board the Milford Mariner overnight boat are private and have their own ensuite bathroom. You can choose from either a twin room (2 single beds) or double room (1 double bed). This overnight boat does not operate during the winter months (jun-aug) and is very popular and often booked out in the summer months. If you would be so kind as to let me know the date your are considering I can check the availability for you.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (callum) on 29th Jun 13 at 11:32

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Hello, are there any luggage restrictions for the overnight trip? We will be carrying two check in luggage and two carry on bags during our trip, I'm assuming luggage is allowed on the boat correct? For some reason I thought I read that only limited space will be available for storage, so only a small bag was advised, please let me know if that is the case. If luggage is not allowed on board, where do people normally store their luggage during the trip? thanks in advance

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Hi Sean, you will be fine to take one carry on bag and one check in bag per person on baord the Milford Mariner boat when you travel. There wouldn't be room for much more luggage than that per person though. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 1st Feb 13 at 14:24

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If I choose the Adult + Flight Back option, is the flight a 'scenic flight' and what time do I get back to Queenstown?

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Hi Bob. Yes, the flight back from Milford Sound to Queenstown is spectacular and will probably be the most scenic flight you ever do! It's simply amazing. The flight takes just under an hour and will have you back in Queenstown by 12pm. Please note that the flight is weather dependent and if the weather is no good for flying then you will be taken back to Queenstown in a coach which will arrive at approximately 3.30pm and you will be reimbursed for the cost of the flight. The Mariner overnight boat on Milford Sound is extremely popular and often booked out so I recommend booking a long way in advance and checking the availability with us first.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 14th Dec 12 at 11:43

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Hi I'm wondering if there is parking at Milford sound and is there any parking fees if we leave the car there overnight?

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Hi Liz. There is a large, free car park at Milford Sound. You will need to allow around 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal where you check in for your cruise.  Check in for all day and overnight cruises is required 20 minutes prior to departure.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 13th Oct 12 at 13:21

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I I have accommodation in Lake Wanaka from the 14th-21st June next year and have a hire car that we have to drop off on the 21st, will it be possible to get picked up from Queenstown on the 21st after we drop our hire car off and then travel to Milford sound for an overnight cruise and then back to the airport to head home?

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Hi Maria, unfortunately the overnight Milford boats don't operate during the Winter. They only operate during the Summer months. The Mariner in particular only operates from September to May. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 24th Aug 12 at 11:42

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