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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. The only cruise company at Milford Sound to limit passenger numbers on-board, they offer comfortable luxury lounge style seating and superb customer service, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. The smaller boats will get you up close and personal with the local wildlife like seals, dolphins and penguins in their marine habitat.
  • 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
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.
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Departure Point
Cruise Milford, 1 Milford Sound Hwy, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits on-board all sailings
  • No food sold on-board the cruise
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please feel free to bring your own food on-board the cruise.
  • Please note proof of age for children is required upon check-in at Milford Sound
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From November to March we recommend to plan an extra 40min to find a car park
  • For any extra information regarding the drive, transport or the cruise please contact us via phone or email
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

You are most likely planning to see Milford Sound while in NZ, so I don't need to convince you of that. I chose this tour over larger group tours because I prefer the smaller group and I find the experience to be much more personalized....More

Thank mlaz13
Reviewed August 21, 2019

I honestly can't fault this cruise in any way. I went with three friends and we managed to be one of three groups on the boat (including crew there were 10 in total). Our captain Chris managed to spot some seals and penguins and because...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mahkrammas
Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

Chris, our Captain, and Hope, our crew member were superb. They offered lots of insight on what we were seeing and provided our family with an excellent experience.

Thank bri12580
Reviewed August 8, 2019

Thank you to Chris the captain, Julia and Nick for the unique and incredible experience we had ! They were so friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed every minute of our journey ! Great commentary, breathtaking views and we even got lucky to spot some seals...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank David S
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely unreal tour. An experience we won’t forget. We booked last minute and our boat had one other passenger with her two young children. The two crew members made it very personal and were both so lovely and chatty. Waterfalls, dolphins at the front of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sophie C
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September 24, 2019|
Response from Denise M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I would contact them directly.
September 18, 2019|
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Response from Bec81josh82 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We went for the snow so travelled end of June into July. It was fabulous. Not sure when the best time is to go. Would depend on what you were going for. If snow I think when we went was perfect as wasn’t too busy.
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August 28, 2019|
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Response from Bec81josh82 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not 100% sure BUT there’s quite a few companies operating there who are willing to negotiate prices. We went with the smaller family owned cruise. It was excellent!!
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