This is a fantastic experience aboard a traditional vessel which cruises the full length of the fiord and anchors overnight in sheltered waters.
After a day cruising the fiord and weaving through hidden coves and mystical waterways, as evening draws near the anchor is dropped at a sheltered mooring enabling you to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat with one of the on board nature guides.
You’ll enjoy a sumptuous three course dinner alongside pristine rainforest and sheer rock faces, before heading to your private cabin with an en-suite bathroom. These are not spacious luxury apartments (you’re not on the QE 2!) but comprise two beds and a small locker for your overnight bag .
Service on board is excellent , we cannot rate it highly enough ; all the staff are very personable and go about their tasks with the minimum of fuss.
What our travellers love about staying over on an Overnight Cruise
- The sheer scale of the Sounds with their iconic natural features
- Chatting to fellow travellers and the crew about their experiences
- The wonderful three course meal – as David Atkinson , a recent Silver Fern traveller commented – “the best I had in New Zealand!”