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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$66.68
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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 US$66.68
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 US$66.68
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 US$66.68
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 (531)
1 - 5 of 486 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Atmospheric!

Milford Sound was top of our list of visits while we were in New Zealand and we weren't disappointed. the drive through the pass and under the tunnel was exciting and of course that was before we even arrived. To add to the drama the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed your time at Milford sound.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day out

I had a wonderful cruise today with Cruise Milford. The crew were very knowledgeable and in addition gave us plenty of opportunities to take close up photos of the cliffs and waterfalls. The boat was big enough to be comfortable and small enough to be...More

Thank cailinruadh
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and for choosing to cruise with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Milford and we hope to see you again some day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Wonderful Experience

As a Seafarer I wont waffle about experience of being on the water but more about the trip. We saw plenty of wildlife. waterfalls, the vessel was put literally a meter away from the edge of a fall at one point to allow us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 191JamesG191
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for Cruising with us at Milford Sound and for you review Im very pleased you enjoyed your time with the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thank you Real Journeys

Had an awesome cruise with Skipper Chris Cody and his crew. Great commentary throughout and fantastic scenery. Getting close to the waterfalls was a highlight. Would recommend as a must do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandy I
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sandy I think you have got a bit confused here Chris is definitely our skipper but we are Cruise Milford not Real Journeys. Anyway Im pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing views, comfortable trip

We enjoy a lot the cruise. We had plenty of room to stay outside and admire the beauty of Milford Sounds, the mountains, the waterfalls, and some animals … we were lucky enough to have three dolphins jumping next to us, we saw seals and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adry12341
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you comments and for choosing to see Milford Sound with us, we know you had many many options.

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Lynda A
25 November 2018|
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Response from Telkontar | Reviewed this property |
Almost two hours is the time of the cruise. The time went by quickly.
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mha1207
21 November 2018|
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Response from Telkontar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it should be fine. The cruise is not especially fast or rough. If it rains you can sit in the cabin.
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mha1207
21 November 2018|
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Response from Brent W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. That should be no problem. The boat has plenty of space inside to stay dry as safe for a 5-month old.
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