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Northern Fiords Cruise

Northern Fiords Cruise

From NZD $4,100

Description

Doubtful, Nancy, Caswell, George, Bligh and Milford Sounds

We host small-group adventures on board the Fiordland Jewel in Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.

Our cruises are tailored specifically for people who are interested in scenery, history and nature and there are some opportunities to fish to catch a feed.

A maximum of 18 passengers.

All nine cabins have fiord and sea views and a private ensuite and are fully air-conditioned and heated.

Trip Name
Northern Fiords Cruise
Days
7
Overview
Vessel Type: Catamaran Length: 24 metres Passenger Capacity: 20 The Fiordland Jewel is a 24m, three-deck catamaran with a high quality 5-star marine fit-out. Our Milford Sound Overnight Cruise sleeps 20 passengers a night and on our Fiordland and Stewart Island private charters and our small group scenic boat expeditions we cater to a maximum of 18 passengers in nine climate-controlled cabins, each with their own ensuite bathroom. Features: Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV): The Fiordland Jewel hosts Fiordland’s first and only remote-operated vehicle, which provides high resolution live underwater footage.  Our guests on our private charters and small group scenic boat expeditions can view the enchanting sea life beneath the surface in real time from the comfort of the boat lounge. Helicopter pad. Top-deck hot tub. Cabin information: 1 x Governor Cabin. At the top of the boat all by itself with its own full width forward window and large side windows. Super-King double bed, the ensuite has a separate shower and toilet. 4 x Captain Cook Cabins. All on the main deck all with sea views. Super-King double bed, each ensuite has a separate shower and toilet. 2 x Endeavour Cabins. Both on the main deck both with sea views. King single beds, each ensuite has a separate shower and toilet. 2 x Resolution Cabins. Both on the main deck both with sea views. 2 single bunks single beds, each ensuite has a combined shower and toilet.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 Manapouri
Your adventure will start in Manapouri at 12.30pm with a boat transfer across Lake Manapouri to West Arm, where you will change to a coach to travel over the Wilmot Pass. Here you will capture breathtaking vistas of Doubtful Sound and the surrounding Mountains. You will board the Fiordland Jewel at Deep Cove.After meeting the crew and settling into your cabins you can relax and take in the sensational surrounds and discover untouched landscapes thriving with an abundance of wildlife. Doubtful Sound is defined by lush rainforests clinging to dramatic peaks. Waterfalls are also gloriously abundant in the area.
Day 2 - DAY 2-5 Doubtful Sound
We cruise the arms and view the islands of Doubtful Sound and at some stage, depending on the weather, we head towards Nancy Sound and spend the next few days visiting Caswell, George and Bligh Sounds. We may do activities such as:View incredible wildlife - keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins and fur seals, on rare occasions we may encounter whalesSpot birds such as the rare and captivating Fiordland crested penguin, New Zealand falcons, white-faced herons, white herons, cattle egrets, a variety of shags and the common black-backed gull. On our short sea passages we frequently see Albatross including the Royal Albatross which has the longest wingspan in the world.Some fishing to catch a feedKayaking and tender boat excursionsWatch our crew dive or pull craypots for you to enjoy a lobster lunch or dinnerStargazing on clear evenings as the unpolluted sky is full of stars and our top deck is the perfect viewing platform, perhaps one night you will be able to do this whilst relaxing in our top-deck hot tub!There is also the possibility to launch the (ROV) remote-operated vehicle, which provides high resolution live underwater footage which you can view from the comfort of the boat lounge (weather permitting).
Day 3 - DAY 6 Milford Sound
Enter the magnificent Milford Sound Cruise past Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, the world-renowned Mitre Peak, Mt Pembroke, Bridal Veil Falls and Fairy Falls then we venture up the north side of the fiord past Dale Point, the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, Seal Rock, Stirling Falls, The Lion and the Cascade Range. After cruising, we anchor at Deepwater Basin for the night.
Day 4 - DAY 7 Manapouri
Watch the sunrise over continental breakfast, which is served from 7am-8am, before returning to the terminal at 9.00am. Van transfer back to your vehicle in Manapouri (included).
Day 5 - Please Note:
Of course, the weather is central to a Fiordland experience, so the itinerary of your cruise may differ depending on the conditions on the day. The above sample itinerary is from Doubtful Sound ending in Milford Sound, Milford Sound to Doubtful Sound is in reverse.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
25-06-202101-07-2021NZD $4,100Resolution Deluxe Quadruple
25-06-202101-07-2021NZD $4,900Endeavour Deluxe Twin
25-06-202101-07-2021NZD $5,200Captain Cook Deluxe King
25-06-202101-07-2021NZD $6,300Governor Suite Executive King
02-08-202108-08-2021NZD $4,100Resolution Deluxe Quadruple
02-08-202108-08-2021NZD $4,900Endeavour Deluxe Twin
02-08-202108-08-2021NZD $5,200Captain Cook Deluxe King
02-08-202108-08-2021NZD $6,300Governor Suite Executive King
26-01-202201-02-2022NZD $5,200Captain Cook Deluxe King
26-01-202201-02-2022NZD $6,300Governor Suite Executive King
26-01-202201-02-2022NZD $4,100Resolution Deluxe Quadruple
26-01-202201-02-2022NZD $4,900Endeavour Deluxe Twin
29-06-202205-07-2022NZD $4,100Resolution Deluxe Quadruple
29-06-202205-07-2022NZD $4,900Endeavour Deluxe Twin
29-06-202205-07-2022NZD $5,200Captain Cook Deluxe King
29-06-202205-07-2022NZD $6,300Governor Suite Executive King

Inclusions

    • View incredible wildlife
    • keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins and fur seals, on rare occasions we may encounter whales
    • Spot birds such as the rare and captivating Fiordland crested penguin, New Zealand falcons, white-faced herons, white herons, cattle egrets, a variety of shags and the common black-backed gull. On our short sea passages we frequently see Albatross including the Royal Albatross which has the longest wingspan in the world.
    • Some fishing to catch a feed
    • Kayaking and tender boat excursions
    • Watch our crew dive or pull craypots for you to enjoy a lobster lunch or dinner
    • Stargazing on clear evenings as the unpolluted sky is full of stars and our top deck is the perfect viewing platform, perhaps one night you will be able to do this whilst relaxing in our top-deck hot tub!

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