If you’d like to experience Milford Sound without the crowds, and spend a little longer out on the water, you might be interested in an overnight cruise. Selected tour companies offer overnight cruises in Milford Sound.
This can be a great way to experience the fiord at its most peaceful. Your cruise will start in the late afternoon, when many other tour groups and cruises have left for the day.
Cruise out onto the fiord and explore its stunning scenery including waterfalls, the lush rainforest, soaring mountain peaks and glacier-carved cliffs. During your cruise, a buffet dinner will be served. After dinner, watch the stars overhead or relax in the lounge, before heading to your cabin for a restful sleep.
In the morning, you’ll have time to enjoy breakfast and the spectacular morning views in Milford Sound before returning to the wharf.
There are a number of Milford Sound overnight tour packages available, including self drive options and options with coach transport included. You could also book a scenic flight back from Milford Sound.