There is no better way to soak up the majesty of Milford Sound/Piopiotahi than aboard the Fiordland Jewel. Our purpose-built catamaran is designed to take in this incredible location, often known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, in total comfort.
With a boutique atmosphere, an overnight experience aboard the Fiordland Jewel is the perfect mix of ultimate relaxation and adventurous exploration, with opportunities for kayaking and tender boat excursions, as well as well-deserved pampering with a soak in the top deck hot tub and delicious meals cooked by our onboard chef.
Spending the night in this very special part of the world means truly taking in its splendour. Our small group cruises accommodate a maximum of 22 passengers per night, in nine climate-controlled cabins each with ensuite and sea views.
Our onboard helipad means you can be ensconced in this spectacular scenery in just 30 minutes from Queenstown. No matter how you arrive, a night aboard the Fiordland Jewel will be one to remember for years to come.
- Two cruises of Milford Sound – afternoon & morning. Duration: 17 hours
- 3-course plated dinner, cooked & continental breakfast prepared by our onboard chef – all dietary requirements are catered for. Please advise us of your dietaries in advance for the chef’s preparation
- Complimentary tea & coffee
- Kayaking & tender boat explorations (weather permitting)
- View underwater film footage captured by our Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV)
- Use of top-deck hot tub following dinner
Milford is by far the best known of all of the fiords in New Zealand and is the only one that can be accessed by road. It is approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea, which means visitors can comfortably travel the length of the fiord to open ocean and return on one of the many cruise options available in one and a half to two hours cruising time.
Milford Sounds breath taking scenery draws many tourists each day – between 550,000 and 1 million per year. New Zealand’s Milford Sound is one of the most visited tourist spots in the country. Almost all tourists going to the sound take one of the boat tours which usually last between 1–2 hours. There is also the option of extended overnight cruises on Milford Sound.
Milford Sound experiences a lot of rainfall each year which can create lots of temporary yet spectacular waterfalls throughout the sound, some a thousand metres high. The rainfall in the sound can be as much as 250 mm during 24 hours.
In Milford Sound you will find the remarkable Mitre Peak – standing an astounding 1,692 metres above sea level. It is certainly an impressive sight and makes for some amazing photographs.