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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.

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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.
  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Unexpected private tour!!

We had a fantastic morning(10.45am) cruise with Craig(skipper) and Nick(guide). Would highly recommend this family run company (especially the morning time slot)!

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 1 week ago
As if you were inside the movie "Lord of the Ring"

We had planned to visit Milford Sound, New Zealand when we watched the movie "Lord of the Ring". The place itself was amazing, our cruise slowly move toward the sea with the view slowly review in front of our eyes. I think my only complain...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Do yourself a favour and take an overnight cruise

Absoltue bucket list scenery, seals on the back board at night and in the morning awaken to uncrowd scenery and massive waterfalls. On your way back pass many day tripping boat. The food on the cruise was some of the best we had in NZ

1  Thank Casinoshoppe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Outstanding Service

We booked a flight to Milford Sound in July. The flight company called us the morning of the flight to let us know weather in Milford Sound had the flights all grounded for the day. Since it was our last day in Queenstown we decided...More

6  Thank Brent W
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Lots of rain

We did the coach-cruise-coach tour. Our coach driver was fantastic. He'd been running tours of Milford since the 70s and had lots of facts and stories to share. Despite the wet weather and briefly very rocky boat, the cruise was so much fun. We got...More

3  Thank Mia S
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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
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
13 April 2018|
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Response from Tom L | Reviewed this property |
We saw over 100 waterfalls from very small to large, beautiful scenery, Hector dolphins and seals.
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