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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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Important Information
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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 5, 2019 via mobile

Booked the cruise and added on the coach last minute to avoid the drive on the Milford Road in the snow. Staff were really quickly to respond and able to book us in on very short notice. The coach tour was fantastic and we were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Really it was amazing trip nice and beautiful place and cruise was great and crew friendly and helpful highly recommended 👍

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mohammad694
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to cruise with us, Im very happy you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

What a beautiful place to work and live! The awe inspiring fiord on a day like ours was just magical. The crew on the boat, Roger and Julia were excellent, knew what they were talking about, made us feel very welcome, were easy to approach...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Traci08
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thank you for your very nice review and for choosing to cruise with the team at Milford, I am very pleased that they took good care of you and that you had such a good time.

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Absolutely loved every minute of this cruise! Great crew! Great views! Great cookies! We would highly recommend 😊

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Duckfeet28
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Thanks for your review and I'm pleased you enjoyed the cookies ........oh and the cruise and crew.

Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Milford sound cruise with the company JUICY was incredibly exciting and peaceful, the captain took us right up to the waterfall that was thundering down to fill a cup of water to drink and make a wish..... my favourite part was the coach drive to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank samoned305
CruiseM5, Manager at Cruise Milford, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Hi sorry you were not on our cruise and have posted this in the wrong place however Im pleased you enjoyed Milford Sound

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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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