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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience provided by Cruise Milford

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience
New Zealand's government has introduced and Alert Level system with 4 stages. We are currently at Level 1 meaning no social distancing, face mask or any other precautions are required.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Listen to live narration from the skipper
Multiple departures daily for flexible scheduling
What to expect
Make your way to the visitor terminal in Milford Sound 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21377P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits on-board all sailings
Exclusions
No food sold on-board the cruise • Parking fee ($20 for 5 hours)
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
Cruise Milford, 1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand Cruise Departure Point: Cruise Milford NZ counter (second counter on the left) Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, Fiordland There is a 5-10min walk from the public car park to the Milford Sound Visitor terminal Dates: Every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day: 25 December)
Inclusions
Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits on-board all sailings
Exclusions
No food sold on-board the cruise • Parking fee ($20 for 5 hours)
Departure details
Cruise Milford, 1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand Cruise Departure Point: Cruise Milford NZ counter (second counter on the left) Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, Fiordland There is a 5-10min walk from the public car park to the Milford Sound Visitor terminal Dates: Every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day: 25 December)
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please feel free to bring your own food and drinks on-board the cruise.
Please note proof of age for children is required upon check-in at Milford Sound
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
For any extra information regarding the drive, transport or the cruise please contact us via phone or email
The main car park at Milford Sound costs $20 (for 5hrs)
Free car park on the corner of Milford Road and Deepwater basin, the walk from here to the terminal building will take approx. 40min
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cruise Milford
    1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
    Cruise Departure Point: Cruise Milford NZ counter (second counter on the left) Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, Fiordland There is a 5-10min walk from the public car park to the Milford Sound Visitor terminal Dates: Every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day: 25 December)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Milford Sound
    Cruise Milford
    Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • You'll end at
    Cruise Milford
    1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
    Cruise Departure Point: Cruise Milford NZ counter (second counter on the left) Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, Fiordland There is a 5-10min walk from the public car park to the Milford Sound Visitor terminal Dates: Every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day: 25 December)
    See address & details
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James B
2 contributions
Awesome Milford cruise option
Jul 2021 • Family
My family took a cruise with Cruise Milford.last week and they were outstanding. A.great and comfortable boat, super.friendy and informative crew and an overall great experience that I would highly recommend to others.
Written 24 July 2021
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Lauren O
1 contribution
Perfect locally owned and run Milford sound cruise!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great cruise along Milford sound! Smaller boat and group size made for a more personal feel. All the crew were very knowledgeable and friendly! Boat was comfy with lots of good inside and outside viewing points.
Written 14 July 2021
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S.H.E
Queenstown, New Zealand36 contributions
Cruise Milford
Jun 2021 • Family
Wow factors! The crew Hamish was super informative with every single thing in Milford Sound. Talking to him is just like talking to a mate that lives in Milford sound. The waterfall and the seals...what a wonderful 2 hrs cruise experience in the Fiordland!
Written 8 July 2021
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NZontour
1 contribution
Exceptional!
Jul 2021
We had an exceptional experience on Milford Sound with Cruise Milford. We took two trips over two days and each presented a unique experience. Rod and Hamish were outstanding, they shared their knowledge and appreciation for this spectacular place and they really did elevate for us what was already a spectacular experience. Thanks for a great couple of days out on the water!
Written 6 July 2021
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Sean Dolan
1 contribution
Excellent Tour. You wont be disappointed!
Jun 2021
Myself and my partner undertook the small boutique Milford Sound cruise with Cruise Milford. We got lifted by our driver Jamie at 08.30am from Te Anau. Jamie was excellent and gave an abundance of local knowledge combined with a lot of humour. We had multiple stops on our way to Milford Sound including a morning tea stop with scones, biscuits and chocolate. The bus was very well maintained and was comfortable. The cruise Milford boat was excellent. The information given was fantastic. The weather wasn’t the best but we could still appreciate the sheer size and scale of Milford. The boat had tea and coffee with biscuits, was very clean and had excellent indoor and outdoor seating options. Our packed lunch consisted of a tasty chicken sandwich, Whittakers chocolate bar, an apple, bottle of orange juice and slice of cake. Overall, an excellent tour to visit Milford sound with. The weather wasn’t the best but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Written 25 June 2021
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Mariapia
1 contribution
Milford Sound Boutique Small Boat Cruise
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time, Rod our tour guide and the skipper were fantastic, they made our journey special. They explained everything and showed us everything there was to be seen, they were knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend. Thank you guys!
Written 11 June 2021
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Jane1402
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions
AMAZING
What a fantastic day. The experience started when we got in the van and were greeted by Kreig. He really made our trip. Stopped at places with spectacular photo opportunities. Such a wealth of local and NZ knowledge. You can’t go wrong with this company. I chose them as it was a small group tour. I got that and so much more.
Written 7 June 2021
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LisaEgerton
Thank you for your kind review. It's great to hear you've enjoyed your small group tour from Queenstown with Kreig. We can't thank you enough for supporting our small family business.
Written 7 June 2021
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Elle Dee
8 contributions
Amazing cruise!!!
Jun 2021 • Solo
An amazing experience with a fantastic company. Highly recommended that you take this boat as it is smaller than the big commercial ones, and therefore can get much closer to the stunning waterfalls and then playing dolphins. Which we were so lucky to see!!! Such friendly service, comfortable boat and generous tea, coffee and biscuits. Loved it!
Written 3 June 2021
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LisaEgerton
Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We are so pleased you've enjoyed your time with us at Milford Sound. And we absolutely agree, small boats offer a much more personal way of experiencing this beautiful part of the world.
Written 7 June 2021
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sandee
15 contributions
Thanks Cruise Milford
May 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our Cruise Milford cruise on the fjord. Had great weather and got out to the Tasman sea. Very friendly team and well organised. We were picked up at our motel in Te Anau by Fiordland Tours and driven to Milford by Jaimie. He had great knowledge of the area and we had a few stops on the way including morning tea. Lunch was provided and included a huge sandwich. It was a great day. A pity for all the companies that there are not more people travelling and doing the cruises.
Written 3 June 2021
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LisaEgerton
Thank you for your kind review. It's great to hear you've enjoyed our small group tour from Te Anau. This tour really is a great way to explore the Fiordland National Park as our local guides love to share their knowledge and stories of this very special area.
Written 7 June 2021
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Fran M
2 contributions
An amazing day in Milford
May 2021 • Friends
We cruised on Friday. It was so spectacular and was so impressed with the staff and the experience they gave us. With getting us close to some waterfalls and wildlife. It was great listening to them talk about the area they were so knowledgeable. Will hopefully be back one day!!
Written 29 May 2021
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LisaEgerton
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you've enjoyed your small boutique boat cruise with us at Milford Sound. We hope to welcome you back on-board one day in the near future.
Written 7 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Wonderful crew and beautiful journey. Intelligent, informal and informative commentary, which wasn’t in any way ove
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Milford Sound with tour guide Callum
My partner and I did the Queenstown to Milford sounds small group tour. We had the best time thanks to our tour gui
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If you are going to book a trip to Milford please use these guys! Such a good experience, Jonno was astounding with
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Great cruise
We had an amazing trip with the crew on the Milford Sounds. The staff were very friendly. Hot tea and coffee and yu
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Really good experience with small group in a small bus and friendly guide. Jonh, the guide, was very attentive!!
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Excellent Tour
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Epic - just as everyone says!
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Spectacular 2 hours
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Te Anau/Milford Sound
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What a day
The trip there was as good as the cruise on the sound. Local Guide Jamie had heaps of knowledge of the area. Plenty
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Memorable
Bus and cruise trip to Milford Sounds We did the trip from Te Anau and were picked up from our motel Very friendly
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A Great Day Out
A great day out from Te Anau in a comfortable van. Lots of stops on the way to Milford Sound. Jono was a great host
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Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau
Jono collected us in the comfortable mini bus from our accommodation in Te Anau and gave us an fantastic tour to Mi
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Small Group: Excellent Day
We did the small group Cruise Milford trip from Te Anau. It was exceptionally good and highly recommended. We lef
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Mind blowing
Roger and Rod gave us an amazing experience allowing us to sit in the wheelhouse and gave insightful commentary on
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