What a great experience. We had the perfect day for the short 35 minute flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, with some clouds around to make it pretty. Rupert, our pilot for the day, pointed out all the sights and we had a great view from a modern high-wing Cessna caravan.
This is how trips should be run... straight in, on the plane, off at the other end and on the boat which departs moments after we step on. No queuing, no messing around. Slick stuff.
The cruise continued the eye popping scenery we'd had on the flight on the way over, but be warned: when they tell you you're liable to get drenched by the waterfall if you stand at the front of the boat, they really mean it!
Rupert was waiting when we got off the boat, and the flight back along a different route, this time with an excellent view of the Sutherland falls.
I'd seen marginally cheaper options advertised and dithered about whether these guys were worth it, but the friendly, slick and professional service meant that I'm glad we stuck with them.