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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$63.67
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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
US$63.67
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$63.67
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$63.67
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 (519)
1 - 5 of 473 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Loved it!

The smaller boat will give you the opportunity for great views. It felt like there was only a handful of people on our boat so there was plenty of room to move around and everyone had the opportunity to stand at the front and get...More

Thank ImAnAussie
Reviewed 3 days ago
Beautiful

Beautiful place. Nice crew. Not very crowded even though there are lots of people. Free coffee. Bring your own raincoat/ponchos.

Thank zmz99
Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing

Spent the afternoon on this boat on an amazing day in Milford. It was nice to be on a smaller boat where it wasn't crowded by bus loads

Thank MandyT1023
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Gorgeous

Milford Sounds is such a special place (minus the sandflies). A boat cruise is certainly worthwhile and we went with a recommendation to try this company (through the holiday park and they got us a cheaper deal). It’s clearly a company with a smaller boat...More

Thank lu_rvs
CruiseM5, Front Office Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thankyou for your review, we are glad you chose to come with us and enjoyed it so much. Milford is a special place and you are right, well worth doing the stops on the way in!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Spectacular

We did this cruise on a beautiful spring day and it was spectacular - definitely the highlight of our NZ trip. The boat was small but roomy - this made it easy to move around the boat to take advantage of the best views. The...More

Thank carolj393
CruiseM5, Front Office Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You can't beat a spring day, Thank you for your time to write a review Carol! I'm sure the crew will be pleased to hear your praises, Enjoy NZ!

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Clemo242
10 October 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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yoram b
28 July 2018|
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Response from pornrapee | Reviewed this property |
Its already included if you take a boat trip with one of the operators with license there. The u/w observatory is an joint effort by the tour operators there. Please check with them. They usually do it on the way back from... More
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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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