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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 $65.49
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12.45pm CruiseMost Popular
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
From $65.49
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
From $65.49
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
From $65.49
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.

Reviews (523)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic cruise

My wife, toddler and I had a fantastic afternoon cruise. We couldn't go with Cruise Milford due to some technical issues so they put us on Mitre Peak Cruises, which is a very similar boat. Small boat was great and while we could roam around...More

Thank Crevalcore
G0ld00, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review and sorry for the inconvenience however we are very pleased that you enjoyed your cruise and understanding.

Reviewed 1 week ago
FANTASTIC!!! This is the cruise you want to book!!!

I can not say enough for how wonderful our time with the captain and crew! This is a smaller boat and that is 100% the way you want to go!!! Due to its small size we were able to get right up into covers and...More

Thank DJmeetsWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Cruise & Great Crew

We took the cruise in mid-October and had a great time. The scenery was stupendous, but would have been impossible without the fabulous captain and crew. The whole team worked together and informed us about all kinds of facts about the Sound and provided a...More

Thank Telkontar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent and Beautiful

This is definitely one thing I would reccomend you do if or when you’re in the Queenstown area. We got a winged-plane over and back and saw the most amazing views, which we also saw on the boat with scenically seeing animals on the brilliant...More

Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent informative day cruise

This was a most pleasant day tour hosted by Jonathan who is exceptionally well informed about geological, botanical and local fauna. He presented information in a very friendly, relaxed manner. The whole day was a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience for everyone. I would recommend...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Fernanda C
November 7, 2018|
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Response from ysh |
I book much jucy coach cruise coach for 99 Nz. They have their own boat some it does not matter if you are late . they leave from te anau or Queensland. I don't know where you are coming from to take the cruise.
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Clemo242
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Kazza58 | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 1 1/2 hours. The smaller boat cruise that we did would definitely be okay for kids. Much more personable than the larger boats. Hope this helped
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yoramb240
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Dennis S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We were on the Golden Princess which cruised up Milford Sound. Once at the end of the Sound the ship turned around and we went straight back out to sea again without stopping So sorry I cannot answer your question Cheers
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