Fiordland Discovery

Fiordland Discovery Credit: Andrew Rae-Ignition Self Drive

Get up close & discover untouched landscapes thriving with an abundance of wildlife


What better way to experience the ‘eighth wonder of world’ than onboard the stunning Fiordland Jewel with Fiordland Discovery. Beautifully designed to ensure the maximum in comfort, this boutique styled vessel will allow incredible access to New Zealand’s most iconic sights of Milford Sound, Fiordland & Stewart Island.

Expect the very best in both service and style as you cruise through some of the best scenery in the in the world.

Offering both scheduled and private departures you can experience Milford Sound overnight cruises, multi day-journeys exploring Doubtful, Breaksea & Dusky Sounds or even to the remote areas of Rakirua national park on Stewart Island. Private charges are possible for exclusive access to private onboard lunches to week long exploration journeys.

With roots deeply entrenched in Fiordland,  owner & head skipper Rob Swale ensures guests experience unrivalled access, giving an up-close and personal connection with this incredible wilderness in an authentic way.

Fiordland Discovery - Dolphins in Bradshaw Sound

Fiordland Discovery - Dolphins in Bradshaw Sound


Taking a maximum of 20 guests, the Fiordland Jewel features nine climate-controlled cabins all with ensuite bathrooms – each offering majestic fiord and sea views.

With only 20 guests,  you will not feel overcrowded, but instead will be rewarded with an intimate experience both from the comfort of your cabin,  or the appropriately spaced saloon.  Each cabin category offers large window views; and cabin sizes range from single bunk bedding to the luxurious VIP private suite with super-king bedding. 

CABIN INFORMATION: Includes: 1 x Governor Cabin – VIP private suite, Super-King Double (sleeps 2) – top deck · 4 x Captain Cook Cabins, Super-King Double (sleeps 2) – main deck · 2 x Endeavour Cabins, 2 King Singles (sleeps 2) – main deck · 2 x Resolution Cabin, 4 Single Bunkbeds (sleeps 4) – main deck

Fiordland Disovery - Stunning Interior - Credit: Andrew Rae - Ignition Self Drive


An All-Inclusive Gourmet Dining Experience

During the overnight and longer cruises you have an all-inclusive dining experience, with 3-course dinner & full cooked & continental breakfast prepared by our on board chef on your overnight cruises, with lunch prepared for the longer multi-day scenic departures.

Going deeper in Fiordland on the 6 night departures, watch as the crew dive for lobster, or paua in Stewart Island, perhaps dredge for Bluff oysters (when in season) 

A licensed cash bar is on board providing a selection of wine, beer & soft drink (no spirits). 

Fiordland Jewel - Dining with a View - Credit: Camilla Rutherford

Fiordland Jewel - Dining with a View - Credit: Camilla Rutherford


With extraordinary history & spectacular scenery the magnificence of exploring this remote wilderness from this bespoke and luxury vessel is likely to be the highlight of your New Zealand itinerary.

Kayaks Get out on the water and be in awe of the sheer size and beauty of your surroundings from the tranquility of your very own kayak.

Hot Tub Soak up the view of your surroundings from the top-deck hot tub 

Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV): The Fiordland Jewel hosts Fiordland’s first and only remote operated vehicle, which provides high resolution live underwater footage. Guests can view the enchanting sea life beneath the surface in real time from the comfort of the boat lounge when cruising on the small group and private charter exhibitions. 

Fiordland Discovery - Kayaking in Doubtful Sound

Short on time?

Fiordland Jewel is available for exclusive hire for a heli-lunch in the stunning glacial valley of Milford Sound. Helicopter in from Queenstown, Glenorchy, Wanaka or Te Anau. (Limited Season Dec-Apr) Lobster lunch in a magical paradise! 

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