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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

Highlights
  • Escape the crowds on this smaller boat that prioritizes guest space
  • See native New Zealand wildlife from viewing windows and open decks
  • Luxury lounge with ocean-facing sofas and snacks
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise
From US$66.21
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12.45pm Cruise
Join our uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. We limit passenger numbers to 1/2 of our capacity so your experience will be relaxed and personal. Complimentary coffee, tea & biscuits
US$66.21
10.45am Cruise
Join our uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. We limit passenger numbers to 1/2 of our capacity so your experience will be relaxed and personal. Complimentary coffee, tea & biscuits
US$66.21
2.45pm Cruise
Join our uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. We limit passenger numbers to 1/2 of our capacity so your experience will be relaxed and personal. Complimentary coffee, tea & biscuits
US$66.21
Overview
Cruise New Zealand’s Milford Sound in a boutique-style boat that limits passengers and enjoy the extra space as you scan for the fiord’s New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. Sip hot drinks in the lounge or head to the outside deck to see passing waterfalls and dramatic cliffs. This cruise travels the entire Milford Sound, ensuring gorgeous scenery all the way from Freshwater Basin to the Tasman Sea.
What to Expect

Make your way to the visitor terminal in Milford Sound at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in for your cruise. Board a spacious boat that only books to half capacity to allow for the best experience.

Climb to an upper cabin with water-facing sofas, and help yourself to coffee, tea, and biscuits, while listening to live commentary from the skipper. Smaller than some cruise boats, the maneuverable vessel can get you even closer to the wildlife you may spot along the way, from New Zealand fur seals to the rare Fiordland crested penguin.

Cruise all the way to the end of Milford Sound, where the fiord opens up onto the Tasman Sea, with expansive views throughout your time on the water. This cruise concludes at the original departure point.

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1 - 5 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of rain

We did the coach-cruise-coach tour. Our coach driver was fantastic. He'd been running tours of Milford since the 70s and had lots of facts and stories to share. Despite the wet weather and briefly very rocky boat, the cruise was so much fun. We got...More

2  Thank Mia S
Reviewed 5 June 2018
A feast to the eyes

An experience we'll never forget. My 92 year old mother-in-law and I simply sat and drank in the atmosphere. Yes, it was noisy with all the tourists on board yet that didn't detract from the awe-inspiring views. The douse beneath the waterfall was invigorating.The captain...More

Thank odellcecelia
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Rated 1st for a reason

Drove to Milford ourselves from Queenstown for the 10.45am. Lucky for us only 2 of us in this slot so the whole boat to ourselves! The crew were really friendly and knew their stuff for a personal experience about the sites and printed out some...More

3  Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Once is not enough. The second time is just as good.

Visiting Milford Sounds was such a mind-blowing experience that we had to go back for seconds and did not hesitate at all to choose Cruise Milford twice. The crew were extremely friendly and the skipper was entertaining. You are not restricted to one area as...More

Thank Therisa N
Reviewed 1 June 2018
The best cruise in Milford sound - ROB and KEN

Cruise Milford is by far the best cruise to tour around Milford Sound. The vessel is small and offers a unique personal experience without the busy crowds of the many tourists that use the bigger vessels. The skipper Craig is very informative of the Fiord...More

Thank evangelistakenne2018
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ysh
29 May 2018|
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Response from ollie049 | Reviewed this property |
We did a 19 day Coach, Rail & Cruise of both Islands. Alos an overnight cruise on Milford Sound onboard "Milford Mariner". Cabins were downstairs however easy to manage. We had three people with varying disabilities who... More
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Peter4006
13 April 2018|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
We saw over 100 waterfalls from very small to large, beautiful scenery, Hector dolphins and seals.
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