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Fiordland Discovery

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1 Milford Sound Highway | Berth 5, Milford Wharf, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3322
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Explore Milford Sound aboard our new and luxurious 5-star boat, Fiordland Jewel, featuring an onboard helipad, on-deck hot-tub, kayaks, zodiak, and superb cuisine. Taking only 20 passengers a night, in nine luxury climate-controlled cabins, all with king-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, and majestic fiord and ocean views, we offer a new and unique luxury boutique-cruising experience.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Milford Sound Highway | Berth 5, Milford Wharf, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 3322
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"hot tub"
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"fresh crayfish"
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"blue cod"
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"tender boat"
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"watching the stars"
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"heli pad"
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"spa pool"
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"top deck"
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"overnight cruise"
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"chef joe"
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"awesome captain"
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"underwater footage"
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"other guests"
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"three course meal"
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"dusky sound"
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"captain and crew"
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Top class from the moment we stepped off the helicopter. Captain Rob’s knowledge of the Fiordland’s was mind blowing. The boat was very luxurious & there was nothing we wanted for. Jack is a lovely young man with beautiful mangers. Sean never seemed too stop...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Manager at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Tracie, so great to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us and thank you so much for your amazing feedback! We look forward to sharing your review with the crew and welcoming you onboard again sometime soon!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had a wonderful overnight cruise on Milford Sound. It was great being on such a small catamaran, there are only 9 rooms, so the atmosphere was really great and we met some lovely people. The staff and crew were excellent, the food divine. would...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Susan - we really are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your cruise with us!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We were treated like royalty from beginning to end. The whole experience was amazing from kayaking on Milford Sound (even being towed back when I ran out of energy 😊) fab food, fresh crayfish caught onboard, wonderful underwater film shot by Jack, hot tub under...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

How fantastic to hear that we were the best trip you did in NZ! We believe everyone should be treated like royalty, especially in such a magical place, so a huge thank you for your wonderful review and hopefully see you back again one day.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

What an absolute treat spending the evening on board with this team. Everyone from the skipper Rob to the entire crew made this a memorable trip. The stunning meal cooked by Juan was top notch. Amazing scenery, friendly and knowledgeable team and our terrific driver...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Our crew really do enjoy meeting our fantastic guests and sharing this wonderful place, so we're always so pleased to hear how much people have enjoyed their night with us. We so appreciate you taking the time to post your review - thank you so...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We loved our night on the Fiordand Discovery. We loved the scenery, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls basked with rainbows. We saw seals up close on the rocks, birds and a school of dauphins all around our boat. We loved our dinner of crab and blue cod....More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

What a lovely review - thank you so much! :)

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Our experience with Fiordland Discoveries was second to none. From the moment we embarked we were treated with happy smiling faces from friendly knowledgeable staff who genuinely enjoyed their work. We completed two cruises of the Milford Sound, had an evening kayaking, swimming, and exploring...More

Thank JackBolshaw
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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

We really do love our work - it's hard not to in such a wonderful part of New Zealand, getting the chance to share it with great visitors from all around the world! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The Fiordland Jewel cruise has room for 20 people. It is a catamaran expertly driven and guided by the captain and his family and assistance. greeted by staff with a cheese and fruit plus coffee, tea or spirits as you cruise through fiords for close...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

We so appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review and are really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything about your trip with us - thank you so much.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

If you are visiting Milford Sound, an overnight cruise is the best way to experience this memorable place, and there is no better way than with Fiordland Discovery. The captain and crew ensure that you get the most out of this experience with expert commentary...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Lovely words - thank you so much :)

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This was an absolutely fantastic experience for my wife and me. We got to watch as many of the other boats had what seemed like hundreds of people on board, while ours only had 18. The crew took the time to get to know us,...More

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FiordlandDiscovery, Owner at Fiordland Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

That's wonderful to hear Colin - we so appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback! We really did want to offer a more personal experience and when we hear from our guests how much they enjoyed it, it means the world to...More

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Response from FiordlandDiscovery | Property representative |
Hi Lewis189 We have a large lounge/saloon and then within this area there are a number of booths that seat 4-6 guests in each. where we do serve our dinners and breakfasts and usually guests do enjoy eating together and... More
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