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Milford Sound Cruise

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Embark on a guided cruise of Milford Sound. Sail past Mitre Peak, Lady Bowen Falls, and more while spotting regional flora and fauna from penguins to seals.

Highlights

  • Embark on a Milford Sound cruise, offering stellar views of steep cliffs rising from the dark waters of the fjord.

  • Enjoy the skipper's live narration detailing its unique geology, the source of its inky black water, and more as you sail past Mitre Peak and Lady Bowen Falls.

  • Witness the majestic Stirling Falls, plunging from 508 feet, and feel the spray of fresh glacial melt on your skin.

  • Savor a hot cup of tea or coffee in the cozy lounge or on the viewing deck while spotting seals, dolphins, and Fiordland crested penguins.

  • Choose between the 2-hr cruise or the 1-hr and 45-min cruise, as per your departure time, and tailor your journey according to your preferences.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour 45-min/ 2-hour Milford Sound cruise (as per option selected)

  • Stops at points of interest

  • Informative commentary from the skipper

  • Complimentary tea & coffee on-board

Exclusions

  • Transfers

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Australia
  • United States
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Switzerland
  • India
  • Netherlands
Guests from Australia, United States, Germany and over 31 countries have loved this experience
Lachlan Beckingsale

Lachlan

5/5

Apr, 2024

Nice boat, friendly staff. Took us out even though weather was wild and they easily could have cancelled. Glad we got to experience it in the rain
Bambang Arianto

Bambang

5/5

Apr, 2024

Thanks for the service from all nice crews from the boat.. The boat condition and all facility is perfect.. Great experience..
JUDY BRITTLE

Judy

4/5

Apr, 2024

So easy to book and the cruise was very picturesque. Would highly recommend this to cruise!!! Excellent boating skills, allowing a very close look at the natural surroundings. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Felicity Hance

Felicity

5/5

Apr, 2024

Milford Sound itself the Service on the charter and the ease with how everything flowed so well from online booking payments to checking in to onboard service. Wonderful experience.
Clarissa Juckem

Clarissa

4/5

Apr, 2024

Humor of the driver, liked the pace and detail. Once in a lifetime experience, worth it even for the drive through the forest, countryside and tunnel.

Witness Mother Nature's masterpieces at Milford Sound

Set sail on a choice of 2 serene Milford Sound cruises - a 1-hour 45-min cruise or an extended 2-hour cruise aboard one of the 2 modern and spacious catamarans, Maiden of Milford or Gem of the Sound. This journey takes you through one of the most picturesque and wettest landscapes in the world. Here, you'll be mesmerized by cascading waterfalls, majestic cliffs, and lush rainforests. The water here is an exotic shade of inky black which is a combination of river and seawater. Amazingly it is formed such that there are 6 meters of fresh water over ocean water. The convenient habitat built as a result allows deep-sea life to thrive.

What to expect on your cruise

Your journey spans the vast fiord, passing by landmarks such as Mitre Peak, Lady Bowen, and Stirling Falls. Witness the beauty of Fairy Falls and spot wildlife like seals, dolphins, and Fiordland Crested Penguins, all while enjoying a cozy beverage. Whether you're out on the deck or peering through our expansive windows, every view is a spectacle. Our guides will enrich your experience with engaging tales and insights, deepening your connection with these natural marvels.

What to bring

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, hat, insect repellant, and power bank.

  • It is recommended to wear warm layered clothing and comfortable footwear.

  • It is recommended to bring cash or an EFTPOS/credit card onboard for Cafe Bar purchases.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs and prams can be brought on board as long as they fold to fit through the entrance of the boat.

Additional note

  • Your experience may be subject to change due to extreme weather conditions.

  • 2-hour cruises depart at 11am and 1:30pm, all others are 1-hr 45-min long.

  • Starting October 1, all cruises will be 1 hour 45-min long.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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