We were self-drive travellers and arrived at 2pm on Friday in Milford Sound. Got a car park easily in the first parking lot as most tourists had already been and gone for the day.
We chose Real Journeys because of the great reviews and a modern looking boat with a top viewing deck.
Though the 1:30pm cruise was packed with passengers travelling by tour bus, the 3pm cruise was virtually empty with less than 15 guests on a boat designed to hold hundreds. We had a fantastic uncrowded cruise with free run of the boat for taking photos. It was a cloudy day so we didn’t need to pick a tour time for optimum lighting so we were thrilled to have such a quiet, peaceful experience.
The staff were all knowledgeable and lovely - definitely recommend this tour operator and especially out of peak hours.