Real Journeys: Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise - ex Te Anau
The Milford Mariner offers a very special dinner, bed and breakfast experience. Designed along the lines of a traditional New Zealand coastal trading scow to reflect Fiordland’s heritage, the vessel has been purpose built to accommodate passengers in private cabins with ensuite bathrooms.
2 days/1 night Milford Mariner Cruise - ex Te Anau
Return luxury glass-roofed coach transport from Te Anau to Milford Sound and an overnight cruise on board the Milford Mariner.
From Te Anau, travel by luxury coach along the spectacular Milford Road through impressive alpine scenery. There is time for photo stops and short walks along the way. The coach driver provides a commentary and interpretation material is available in foreign languages. Upon arrival at Milford Sound, passengers board the Milford Mariner for the overnight cruise.
Activities include kayaking and exploring the shoreline on the tender craft. The overnight cruise includes a four-course buffet evening meal and beverages are available for purchase at the licensed on board bar. The next morning following a cooked or continental breakfast, there is further cruising before returning to the Milford Wharf. After disembarking, return to Te Anau by luxury coach. Suitable for most ages, except infants. Not suitable for wheelchair clients due to steep stairs.
Evening dining includes hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course meal (vegetarian option available - please advise if required at the time of booking). Breakfast includes a choice of cooked and continental. All meals are served in the dining saloon.
What to Bring:
Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing, a change of clothes, swimwear optional, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.
28 cabins with ensuite bathroom (16 cabins with twin single beds, 12 cabins with double beds).
Two family cabins (4 bunks) with ensuite bathroom (if heavily booked the 2 family cabins may be provided as twin-share), contact Reservations for details.
Bed linen, duvet, towel and pillow are provided.
NOTE: DURING NOVEMBER-MID DECEMBER, APRIL-16 MAY AND SEP-OCT THE 2 FAMILY CABINS ARE AVAILABLE AS QUAD-SHARE ACCOMMODATION (CONTACT RESERVATIONS).
Infants (1-4 years of age inclusive) are charged at the child rate.
Babies (0–12 months of age) travel free of charge if sleeping in a cot and may travel in twin-share cabins only.
Please specify if a cot or bed is required at time of booking.
NOTE: INFANTS NOT ENCOURAGED.
One overnight bag only to be brought on board for passenger convenience and safety reasons. Limited lock-up storage facilities are available at the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound.
12:45pm 1 Depart Te Anau
4.30pm Board Milford Mariner (board at 3.30pm 1-16 May& 20-30 Sep)
9.15am Disembark Milford Mariner
12:30pm Arrive Te Anau
1 Nov 2014-16 May 2015 & 20 Sep-31 Oct 2015
12:45pm Day 1 to 12:30pm Day 2
Departs: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive, Te Anau. Real Journeys coaches pick up from all accommodation in Te Anau.
Peak Season: 1 Nov 2014 - 31 Mar
Off-Peak Season: 1 Apr-16 May & 20 Sep-31 Oct