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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$64.09
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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$64.09
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$64.09
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$64.09
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)
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Reviewed today
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 yesterday
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
Reviewed 5 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

1  Thank ImAnAussie
Reviewed 6 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 6 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
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Clemo242
11 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 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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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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