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Milford Sound Personal Private Tour and Boat Cruise provided by Alpine Luxury Tours

Milford Sound Personal Private Tour and Boat Cruise

Milford Sound Personal Private Tour and Boat Cruise
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If a Milford Sound Personal Private Tour isn't on your bucket list yet, it should be! Milford Sound is one of the most well-known New Zealand attractions for good reason. Of all the Milford Sound day tours available, hands down the best way to see Milford Sound is with your own personal guide. I'll whisk you away from the long queues and buses into my comfortable Land Rover Discovery where we can stop wherever and whenever you like on our way to this incredible World Heritage area. You'll have plenty of time to appreciate the views on a walk along the way and then board the Milford Sound Nature Boat Cruise to get close to waterfalls and the sheer cliff walls carved by ancient glaciers. .
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • 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
English
What to expect
  • I'll meet you in the lobby of your Hotel at 7:30 am for an amazingly beautiful 4 hour scenic drive down to Milford Sound. We can stop for plenty of great photo opportunities and short walks along the way in Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes and the Chasm.  We will arrive in plenty of time for you to board the Milford Sound Boat Cruise departing at 12:45pm. Relax and enjoy your picnic lunch on board with stunning views from the boat while you make your way around Milford Sound. Keep an eye out for NZ fur seals as well as dolphins swimming in the wake as you get close to waterfalls and the sheer cliff walls carved by ancient glaciers. We will then leave Milford Sound arriving back at Queenstown around 6:30pm. Each Tour is tailored to suit you and the day, so let's have a chat and I'll create the perfect 1-day itinerary in Milford specifically for you, your family, or your group. Milford Sound sits deeply within Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site on the remote southwest coast of New Zealand's South Island. Technically a fiord that stretches approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea, it's the only fiord in the country that can be accessed by road. When most people think of Milford Sound, they picture Mitre Peak, a picture-perfect icon that rises sharply and towers 1,692 metres above sea level.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • I'll meet you in the lobby of your Hotel at 7:30 am for an amazingly beautiful 4 hour scenic drive down to Milford Sound. We can stop for plenty of great photo opportunities and short walks along the way in Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes and the Chasm.  We will arrive in plenty of time for you to board the Milford Sound Boat Cruise departing at 12:45pm. Relax and enjoy your picnic lunch on board with stunning views from the boat while you make your way around Milford Sound. Keep an eye out for NZ fur seals as well as dolphins swimming in the wake as you get close to waterfalls and the sheer cliff walls carved by ancient glaciers. We will then leave Milford Sound arriving back at Queenstown around 6:30pm. Each Tour is tailored to suit you and the day, so let's have a chat and I'll create the perfect 1-day itinerary in Milford specifically for you, your family, or your group. Milford Sound sits deeply within Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site on the remote southwest coast of New Zealand's South Island. Technically a fiord that stretches approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea, it's the only fiord in the country that can be accessed by road. When most people think of Milford Sound, they picture Mitre Peak, a picture-perfect icon that rises sharply and towers 1,692 metres above sea level.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29045P6
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Transport in a comfortable Luxury vehicle Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes Sprinter van
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your Hotel or Lodge in Queenstown Return point: Your Hotel or Lodge in Queenstown
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please bring a rain jacket
  • Infant seats are available on request, if advised at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Transport in a comfortable Luxury vehicle Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes Sprinter van
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your Hotel or Lodge in Queenstown Return point: Your Hotel or Lodge in Queenstown
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please bring a rain jacket
  • Infant seats are available on request, if advised at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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M Sheppard
3 contributions
Awesome experience!
Apr 2021
Lee was knowledgeable, super friendly and well organised. Nothing was a bother! An excellent way to travel to get a real feel for Fiordland. I highly recommend Lee and his company.
Written 14 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Traveladar60, It was a pleasure to take you to Milford Sound one of my favorite trips to do, hope to see you back sometime soon
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lewis
2 contributions
Lewis Gordon
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing service from start to finish, we got everything and more out of the day, Rob was a top class guide, kept everyone entertained and informed on the journey, brilliant not to be on one of the big coaches as we could stop anywhere we wanted on the way, the lunch was delicious, the boat trip was epic, the boat was not crowded either and the young girl on the boat called hope was very helpful and showed us all the sights of Milford Sound. We really can’t recommend this tour and Alpine adventures enough. Many thanks Rob and Alpine Adventures
Written 14 October 2019
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Hi Lewis It was great to have you with us on our private Milford Sound tour with Rob it’s a great way to see Milford Sound on a private tour. I will pass on your review to Rob and we look forward to seeing you down our way again soon.
Written 15 October 2019
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Matthew G
Gardena, CA4 contributions
Milford sound tour
Had killer time with Lee! He is extremely knowledgeable and super personable! Great conversation the whole time. Even learned something new about native New Zealand! (Silver fern)! Boat tour was great as a rainy day is the best way to really see Milford Sound. Thanks for stopping by Pedro’s on the way home!
Written 27 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Matthew, Thanks for the great review Was a pleasure taking you to Milford Sound. The lamb I should of taken you up on that dinner :-)
Written 27 April 2019
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Kris M
Minneapolis, MN2 contributions
Stress free and fun way to tour Milford Sound.
Dec 2018 • Family
We chose Alpine Adventures for the Milford Sound trip and boat ride from Queenstown. This is the way to go! We really did not want the stress of driving there. Also, we weren't too excited about doing a large bus tour. Our family of five had a beautiful and comfortable ride with Lee. Lee was kind, informative and fun. He showed us places and explained things we never would have seen or known about. I highly recommend Alpine Adventures! You will be in very capable hands.
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Kris Great review thanks. We love taking care of guests to Milford Sound and showing off the special places along the way
Written 18 February 2019
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Leanne E
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
A great day!
Jan 2019 • Family
It's fair to say I was dreading the long drive to and from Milford Sound but after 10 years in NZ - and two failed attempts to fly over due to weather conditions - we decided to go on a private tour and boat cruise with Alpine Adventures. Jamie was our guide and he was awesome. It genuinely didn't feel like we'd spent 9 hours in a vehicle! The drive itself is stunning - which I hadn't anticipated - and then the Milford Sound cruise is lovely. If you're going to do Queentown - Milford on wheels, this is the way. We saw lots of coaches... but imagine how long a loo stop takes when there are 50 people on board vs. 6! Worth the money!! :)
Written 10 January 2019
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alpineadventuresnz
Hi Leanne, Thanks for the great review it was a pleasure taking you and your family to Milford sound it's a great relaxing day I will pass on the review to Jamie. See you next time when your in Queenstown
Written 2 February 2019
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swatkins86
Denver, CO1 contribution
Top notch service for our family!!
Aug 2018 • Family
We did a lot of research to find a personal tour that would take our family, including two very small children, to Milford Sound. Lee was so helpful was always quick to respond. Jamie was our tour guide for the day and was absolutely wonderful! The whole day was magical. They were sweet with my kids and were very knowledgable about the region. This was easily our favorite day of our whole trip. If you are looking for a wonderful trip, look no further. We tried to do the scenic flight back, but the weather wasn't cooperating, however our guide was in communication with the pilots up until the last minute to check. Highly, highly, highly recommend this company!
Written 17 September 2018
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Hi Sarah, We had a great time taking you to Milford Sound it’s one of our favourite places to go.Jamie is one of our great local guides and loves showing clients around our backyard.
Written 4 October 2018
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Erwin F
6 contributions
No better way to experience the magic that is Milford Sound!
Jul 2018 • Couples
If you're looking for an experience like no other, then choosing Alpine Adventures NZ is the perfect way to ensure that you not only do it in style, comfort, convenience, informative and quite frankly the best way possible. Thank you Lee and Jamie for making our first trip to Milford Sound, one that we will always remember!
Written 30 July 2018
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Hi Erwin & Jessy, Thankyou for the great review we are glad you had a great Milford Sound trip with Alpine Adventures and Jamie. I have passed on your review to him.Hope to see you again soon.
Written 3 August 2018
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Jessica S
2 contributions
Incredible adventures from AM till PM
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were so happy with the choice we made by taking the private tour. On the way we over took a lot of touring busses which were all stopping at the same locations. Our tour guide Jamie knew exactly the right places for us to avoid the crowd and we were able to experience this beautiful country like we were the only two people in the world.

The lunch was amazing, just what we needed after a long trip in the car. Fully packed with fresh fruits, nutritious nutbars, delicious brownie and of course the well layered sandwich.

The boat from Cruise Milford Sound was really spacious and the crew was amazing. They really know how to entertain their passengers.

The Land Rover car was super comfortable. I was really not looking forward to the long ride and many hours sitting in the car, but Jamie brought us super quick, with enough stops in between just to take a couple photo’s, stretching the legs, do some souvenir shopping and of course the very important ‘pit stops’. At the end of the day I could hardly believe that we spent almost 8 hours in the car since the ride was so super comfortable and convenient.

Jamie was always willing to stop at the side of the road, so we didn’t miss any good opportunity to take that best shot with our camera’s. On our way back to Queenstown he even went wild to grab that sunset moment that only lasted a couple of minutes and went completely nuts by taking the car off road for us. Thank you so much Jamie, that was amazing! we really loved it!

About Milford Sound itself, I’m not going to tell you anything, this is just something you have to experience yourself and see all nature’s beauty with your own eyes. There are just no words in my vocabulary that can paint the right picture, but if you decide to go and do the tour, I definitely recommend Alpine Adventure NZ to be your tour guide. Stay away from the crowd and let Alpine Adventure NZ take care of you. It is the best way to get the most out of your day tour.
Written 29 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Jess, Thanks for the great review we are glad you enjoyed the trip down to Milford Sound. It’s a great place with magical and amazing stops along the way a lot better than a long bus ride with a lot more stops.
Written 22 August 2018
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brigitteseal60
Kapolei, HI5 contributions
"Majestic, Pristine, Untouched Beauty"
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lee, the owner and tour guide, was very professional & made my husband and me feel very comfortable at all times. We appreciated his knowledge and information about the local area since we knew very little of New Zealand; without a doubt, we felt we were in good hands during the entire trip. In addition to our lovely tour, Lee also connected us with shops in Queenstown (and the surrounding area) thereby allowing us to obtain wonderful gifts and souvenirs. In summation, let me just say that I highly recommend Lee's tour - it took the worry out of driving and all we had to do was sit back, enjoy the beautiful scenery and relax. Thanks, Lee.
Written 22 July 2018
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Brigitte & Jason, Thankyou for the lovely words, I loved guiding and showing you the secrets of the area from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
Written 29 July 2018
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Mardi S
Northbrook, IL29 contributions
Gorgeous Scenic Sites
We spent two days with Lee this week visiting beautiful scenic sites
in New Zealand. He was more than responsive and very accommodating. He was very knowledgeable and polite and made our trips comfortable while providing the expertise of a local. Although we opted for a round-trip drive, Lee did offer the opportunity fly and if your group can afford this option, I would suggest it as the days were quite long. The sites were beautiful, and it was fun to hear the background history and explanations that Lee provided.
Written 23 June 2018
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Hi Marty and Family, It was a great couple of days with your family and was pleasure to meet you.I very much enjoyed showing and guiding and showing you the secret sights we have to offer. Look us us if you would like the over night camping experience when you come back to New Zealand
Written 25 June 2018
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